APPROPRIATE SONGS FOR MY CHARACTERS
I‘ve been thinking of songs that “belong” to my characters. it is a good way of making them seem real.
Eileen - It’s My Life by Billy Joel. This is her anthem, mainly for its chorus. ‘I didn’t ask you to give me a a second chance.’ I can picture Eileen singing this loudly in the Queen’s face.
Jenny - It’s My Life by Bon Jovi. Similar defiant stance to her mother towards the Queen but her song has a harder edge. She would want something different from Billy Joel (even if she secretly liked him). Could It Be Magic by Take That would also be a good choice.
Fairy Queen, Roxannadrell - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by the Police, I will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Queen of Hearts by the wonderful Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe’s Cruel to be Kind. My Prerogative by Bobby Brown would also suit her.
Brankaresh - Behind the Mask by Eric Clapton. The title just sums the treacherous wizard up.
Brenebourne’s wildlife - a difficult choice? No! I can think of two! Is there a Monster coming over the hill? by Automatic and the Kaiser Chief’s I Predict a Riot are ideas for them.
The Witch - I Want It All by Queen. Says it all really.
Whespy (Wes) - What A Fool Believes by the Doobey Brothers - apt for his relationship with Isabel.
Stanrock (Stan) - The Joker by the Steve Miller Band.
Isabel - I Want That Man by Debbie Harry (though it ought to be I want that sprite). It’s a pity there isn’t a song called something like I’m Posh and know I am but I still Like a Bit of Rough. It doesn’t trip off the tongue but it sums her up well.
Hanastrew - Abracadbra by the Steve Miller Band. She does do a lot of practical magic. Sisters are Doing it for Themselves given she leads the fairy squad and admires the forthright attitude of Eileen.
Melanbury - Love Is All Around - the Wet Wet Wet version, particularly true for Melanbury after discovering the joys of elf sex with L’Evallier. Also J’Te Aime, heavy breathing and all.
L’Evallier - I’m A Believer by the Monkees - true after discovering the joys of elf sex with Melanbury.
Roherum - Love Me For A Reason by the Osmonds. Roherum would like a love life instead of being “loved” in a general sense as the Kingdom’s national berk.
Derek Paige - Who’s That Girl by the Eurythmics for when he first meets Eileen. Also Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners.