Samantha Chase | Songlist for Band on the Run!
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February 10, 2018
Writing a series about a fictitious rock band has been so much fun and so
different from the stories I usually write. I was looking for something new and
fresh to create for my readers and I think I was able to totally pull that off
with the Band on the
Dylan Anders is making amends
...to his family
...to the public
...to the woman who just walked into his life
Paige Walters must learn to forgive
...her busy father
...her bossy sister
...and the wonderful man she horribly misjudged
Ambitious Paige Walters is ecstatic when she's hired to recruit musicians for a
literacy campaign—it's her chance to prove she's got the chops to make it in the
family business. When Dylan steps in, she immediately dislikes him and vows not
to let the fallen idol screw it up. But as the work brings Paige and Dylan
closer together, their attraction grows...and so do their challenges...
ONE MORE PROMISE is book
two in the series (ONE MORE
KISS came out last February) and I had the best time writing Dylan and
Paige's story. One of the reasons it was so much fun was because I totally had a
playlist going to help keep me motivated and in Dylan's head. So what were my
top ten songs to help me create this story? Well…I'm glad you asked!! Just
remember, I'm older so my taste in music still tends to show that!
- I'D DIE FOR YOU by Bon Jovi. This is literally Dylan's theme song. If
you know me, you know I'm a huge Bon Jovi fan and this will not be the only song
by them when referring to this series. The lyrics to this song show a man who is
admitting all of his faults and the things that most people would hold against
him but then goes on to show how none of that matters because of how much he
loves his girl. TOTALLY Dylan!
- BENT by Matchbox Twenty. I have always loved this song. There's an
edginess to it that I felt totally fit Dylan and again it's a song about a guy
who is admitting his faults and all that's wrong with him and how his girl is
the one who can help him.
- LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL by Sixx: A.M. This is a much harder sound than I
envision the band Shaughnessy playing, but the words really fit this particular
hero. It talks about a man who has to die in order to learn to live. In this
case it's loosely based on Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue but I felt it also
majorly applied to Dylan because of his hitting rock bottom and going through
rehab and now realizing how great his life can be.
- SWEET CHILD O'MINE by Guns and Roses. Another song that I have loved
for way too long and I envision if Dylan were to write a love song for Paige, it
would be like this – no soft ballads for our hero, he'd write something a little
harder for her.
- GIVE ME ALL YOUR LOVE TONIGHT by Whitesnake. I'm really dating myself
here, right? But let me tell you why this one really helped me. The opening line
says "When I first saw you, you took my breath away. I knew your name was
trouble but my heart got in the way" – that kind of almost perfectly fit Dylan
and Paige's first meeting. The rest of the song is just fun and sexy and
- STAND BY ME by John Lennon. I know he wasn't the original singer for
this song, but I really love his version. Dylan has so many people around him to
support him – his bandmates, his family and now Paige. I love the emotion to
this song and it's another I could envision him jamming to.
- YOU MAY BE RIGHT by Billy Joel. So many times in the story Paige
doesn't understand Dylan and really kind of thinks he's a little crazy. At the
same time, Dylan feels the same about her. This song states "But it just might
be a lunatic you're looking for" and out of the two scenarios, I think Paige
really does need Dylan and his brand of crazy.
- HELP by The Beatles. I think this one's kind of obvious. LOL! For a
guy who thought he was doing okay, Dylan is forced to face the fact that he
wasn't. And now he needs the help of everyone around him.
- IT'S MY LIFE by Bon Jovi. I told you they'd be back on the list! And
wait till you get the playlist for Julian's story! Anyway, this song sort of fit
Dylan's life before and after rehab, but I'd like to think he's embracing his
life now after it with an anthem like this. He's gained control of his life and
he's going to live it his way now – clean and sober and with his nerdy girl,
- LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE by The Eagles. "I was standing all alone
against the world outside. You were searching for a place to hide" – I still get
chills with those two lines because it's a perfect description of Dylan and
Paige. He was the one who was standing alone as he had to deal with his
addiction and Paige was searching more for a place to belong. Another song of
how two people can complete one another.
So yes, I'm a little dorky and outdated in my music choices, but music helps me
write in a way that nothing else can. I can listen to a single song on repeat
about a dozen times to help me finish a scene or get through some writer's block
and I am so thankful for it. What a fun way to write a story!!
Band on the Run
Ambitious Paige Walters is ecstatic when she's hired to recruit musicians for
a literacy campaign—it's her chance to prove she's got the chops to make it in
the family business. She rolls up her sleeves and gets ready to make this the
best campaign ever.
Fallen idol Dylan Anders catches wind of the project and thinks it'd be the
perfect way to redeem himself. Paige is less than thrilled that Dylan is using
the cause for his personal gain—and she makes it clear. But as the campaign has
them working side by side, their attraction grows. And so do their challenges...
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Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel,
Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's
to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her
motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to
elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those
students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take
that step as well.
When she's not working on a new story, she spends her
time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or
Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their
two sons in North Carolina.
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17 comments posted.
Re: Samantha Chase | Songlist for Band on the Run!
I love the music play list! Thanks for sharing it with us.
(Jennifer Schaber 2:53am February 10, 2018)
my favorite on your list would be SWEET CHILD O'MINE by Guns and Roses
(Vicki Wurgler 11:38am February 10, 2018)
Love will keep us alive. Since I am older and enjoy the old
(Sharon Berger 12:34pm February 10, 2018)
Man this was my era I can't choose just one
(Lisa Markson 5:41pm February 10, 2018)
IT'S MY LIFE by Bon Jovi
(Colleen Conklin 6:01pm February 10, 2018)
i want to dance with someone by Whity Houston
(Emily Stemp 7:26pm February 10, 2018)
You May Be Right by Billy Joel.
(G. Bisbjerg 9:27pm February 10, 2018)
My favorite is It's My Life
(Racquelle Robinson 3:06pm February 11, 2018)
Great list. BonJovi! Yum! It's My Life!
(Kathleen Bylsma 3:44pm February 11, 2018)
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in his Kiss!) by Betty Everett
(Karen Siddall 6:31pm February 11, 2018)
GIVE ME ALL YOUR LOVE TONIGHT by Whitesnake
(Shirley Younger 8:08pm February 11, 2018)
They are all great, but I would say Love Will Keep Us Alive
by The Eagles
(Julie McDonough 8:14pm February 11, 2018)
Bon Jovi...one of my all time favs 😍
(Jan Capstick 8:44pm February 11, 2018)
It's My Life by Bon Jovi
(Cheryl Castings 12:49pm February 12, 2018)
Bon Jovi's I'd Die For You!
(Maria Proctor 4:30pm February 12, 2018)
You May Be Right is one of my favorites!
(Samantha Tennant 11:03pm February 12, 2018)
Love Will Keep Us Alive by the Eagles
(Jackie Wisherd 11:18pm February 13, 2018)
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