Songs that remind you of SK stories?

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  1. jfra3101
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    I'm not sure if this has already been posted or not - if it has I apologise.

    I was wondering if any of you listen to any songs that make you think of/remind you of a Stephen King story?

    I have one:
    Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen reminds me of The Stand (lyrics to this are also quoted before the start of the first part in The Stand (epic song!))
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    Bad to the Bone.
  3. booklover72
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    booklover72 very strange person

    hell's bell's by Ac/dc from maximum overdrive.
    Jungleland by brucie is from the Born to Run album his breakthrough album. there is a 30th anniversary cd out. I read somewhere Steve blast a certain New Jersey Rocker on his stereo, when he is writing Steve is a springsteen fan and has been know to attend bruce's 3 hr concerts. I think springsteen songs are quoted quite a bit in steve's books.
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    Yeah I've noticed plenty of Bruce quotes in his books. I'm a huge fan of both so I love it! I read somewhere Springsteen watched King play once when he was in the Rock Bottom Remainders, which is great to see.
  5. Walter Oobleck
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    That song from Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy album. Someone Saved My Life Tonight.
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    There is a phrase in this song that refers to taking a stand... Take It Easy..by The Eagles (one of my all time favorite bands)
    Take it easy-Eagles with lyrics:
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    mstay Older than most, not as old as some.

    I had that album and loved it! And that is a great song. :cool2:

    "Don't Fear the Reaper" always makes me want to watch The Stand because it plays at the beginning.
    Also "Stairway to Heaven" - the part that talks about "a bustle in your hedge row, don't go along there" has always reminded me of The Shining.:icon_eek:
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    Hey Jude and Stand By Me.
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

  11. no bounce no play
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    no bounce no play I am Borg

    Songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival make me think of SK, especially Run Through The Jungle and Bad Moon Rising.
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    KC & The Sunshine Band~ That's The Way (I Like it)...in Lisey's Story, Scott either voices or thinks about a line or two from this song...and I think in Doctor Sleep the same line is noted by someone...Danny maybe. Uh huh, uh huh...it's also an ear-worm.

    Sly & The Family Stone~ Everyday People...I forget where exactly a line or two from this one is used in a King story...and so on and so on and scooby dooby dooby...another ear-worm.
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    Apart from music from the movie adaptations like don't fear the reaper, cheek to cheek, stand by me etc, the only non related song is sympathy for the devil by the rolling stones, which reminds me of 11/22/63. I think it's purely because he mentions Jake singing a different stones song before it's released, and sympathy for the devil is my favourite stones song.
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    I've heard a lot of songs that remind me of a SK story. A Finnish band named boys (pojat on Finnish) made a song Pet Semetary but Finnish of course.
    The text in the song is actually from the story. Another Finnish band named Kwan did a song called Shine. And every time I hear it, it makes me think of The Shining. Also Europe did a song called Carrie, even if the song has nothing to do with the story, I always starts to think of it. Europe also did a song few
    years ago called Bag of Bones. You can't believe when they introduced Europe's new song Bag of Bones in the radio. I had to listen more closely, did they really said Bag of Bones. Of course Don't fear the reaper make me think of The Stand and Crowed House song Don't dream it's over. Every time I hear
    The Chordettes song Lollipop, Stand By Me jump into my mind. And there is a lot more.
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    Jambalaya by Hank Williams or Poor Ole Kawliga, that poor old wooden-head. I Ain't Livin' Long Like This...Waylon Jennings.
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    If the Dark Tower movie ever gets made this has to be the song for the opening credits.

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    That just reminded me, most 50s harmony music reminds me of 11/22/63, but in particular Mr sandman by the Chordettes. It is the strongest mental image I have of how an 11/22/63 movie would look - Jake going down a rabbit hole in a dark dusty pantry and he emerges into bright vivid sunshine, and when he crosses the road we see a classic beautiful 50s car drive past with the roof down playing Mr sandman - just to emphasize the fact that it's now the 50s. Damn it, I want to read it again now.
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    Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" has a cool joi de vivre et je ne sai quoi that fits a lot of King's coming-of-age stories.

    The reverie of that song never fails to haunt me.

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    I've always found the song Outlaw Pete by Bruce Springsteen a good representation of Roland. Although there aren't really any direct references (and in fact, the character in the song is quiet the opposite to Roland), there is just something about it which makes me think of him. Listen to it if you a spare few minutes - it's an epic song and shows the lyrical brilliance that is off Bruce!
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    Also, I needn't say what Stephen King story Pet Sematary by The Ramones reminds me off...
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