Saturday, March 26, 2016

Soundtrack Saturday (45)

I love books. I love music. I love it when the two are paired up, so I thought I'd create a feature to highlight both of my loves.

Soundtrack Saturday is a meme created and hosted by me, right here on The Hardcover Lover! So what is Soundtrack Saturday? It's a feature about bookish playlists! Each Saturday, I choose a book and post a playlist based on it! But that's not all. You can participate, too! I'm inviting all interested book bloggers to participate in this meme! Each week, I'll be posting a linky at the bottom of my post so that you can share your Soundtrack Saturday playlist for other bloggers and blog readers to find.

As with all bookish memes, there are a few easy steps to follow to help you create your own perfect Soundtrack Saturday post:
  • Choose a book that you've read or are currently reading - any book is fine as long as you can create a playlist for it
  • Create a full (10+songs) or a mini (four songs) playlist for the book of your choosing
    •  For more detailed instructions on the different types of soundtracks and how to make them, please visit the meme's homepage.
  • Please credit me somewhere in your post. It can be as simple as "Soundtrack Saturday is a weekly meme that was created by Erin at The Hardcover Lover."
  • Leave a comment on my blog post if you enjoy the feature
  • Add your name to the link-up tool at the bottom of the post

Girl in the Blue Coat

I recently read a historical fiction novel set during World War II called Girl in the Blue Coat. While I realize that this time period is one that is dark, I loved the book and the story that Monica Hesse was telling about a group of teenagers and young adults trying to find a missing Jewish girl before the Nazis. This is one book that I will push on everyone, and I highly recommend that you read it as soon as possible.

I decided to do something a little different for this week's soundtrack because of the time period. The music during World War II was usually romantic or hopeful. Many patriotic songs and songs used for war propaganda simply weren't popular. (Although there were a few popular songs about defeating the Axis). On this playlist, you'll find many songs that were popular during the length of World War II. Oh... You may see a lot of repeat artists on this soundtrack. That's because they were very popular during the war.

1. "Let's Start the New Year Right" by Bing Crosby
2. "Erika" ("Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein") *
3. "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by The Andrews Sisters
4. "Paper Doll" by The Mills Brothers
5. "Don't Fence Me In" by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
6. "I Only Have Eyes For You" by Frank Sinatra
7. "Tangerine" by Bob Eberly
8. "In the Mood" by Four King Sisters
9. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"
10. "When They Sound the Last 'All Clear'" by Vera Lynn
11. "For Me and My Gal" by Gene Kelly and Judy Garland
12. "(We'll Be Singing Hallelujah) Marching Through Berlin" by Ethel Merman
13. "Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland
14. "I'll Be Seeing You" by Bing Crosby
15. "Hot Time in the Town of Berlin" by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
* A German March - This song was mentioned in the book.

So there's this week's playlist for Soundtrack Saturday, and let me tell you... I enjoyed every minute of making this one. I love swing music, and I've always had a thing for music from the 1940s. I really hope I captured a little bit of the defiance that Hanneke feels by including all of these songs, and I think I have just the right amount of hopefulness and sadness for a book like Girl in the Blue Coat.

As always, feel free to leave a comment below to let me know what you think of the post and the soundtrack. And if you're participating in Soundtrack Saturday, you can link up below!

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