Playlist of the Month

Like many writers, I often enjoy composing my work with a kickin’ playlist in the background. For a given book, chapter, or scene within this series I have some specific playlists I veer toward; however, every month I try to change it up with some new music that particularly speaks to me as well. Also, in between writing, sometimes a girl just wants a new workout mix to get the juices flowing! For all you fellow writers and non-writers out there looking for some sweet new jams, try these suggestions and freshen up your playlist today!

 

In Celebration of The Crisanta Knight Series Finale:

If you enjoy experiencing a series from the beginning when a finale is about to come out, throughout the year reread the Crisanta Knight books along with recommended playlists of top songs I listened to while writing each book. Every month this year will be dedicated to different playlists inspired by the series.

October & November 2022

IT’S FINALE TIME!

Check out this awesome playlist inspired by BOOK NINE in The Crisanta Knight Series

It’s a BIG playlist, but when you get the book you’ll understand 🙂

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Diamonds – Sam Smith
Giving Up the Gun – Vampire Weekend
Tides – Ellie Goulding
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
Before You Go – Lewis Capaldi
Sixteen – Ellie Goulding
Running on My Mind – Ali Gatie
Stranger in a Room – Sara Hartman
Broken Glass – Kygo & Kim Petras
Eyes Wide Open – Scavenger Hunt
Face to Face – Mat Kearney
Satellite – Sara Hartman (Hugel & Heyhey Remix)
Rock & Roll – Eric Hutchinson
History – One Direction
Out of the Woods – Taylor Swift
Being Alive – “Company” – Glee Cast
Flicker – Lxandra (Perttu Remix)
Some Say – Nea  (Felix Jaehn Remix)
Blink Twice – Joy Oladokun
Over It – India Lake
Brace – Twin Shadow (feat. Rainsford)
Hold Your Head High – AlunaGeorge
Sunday – Joy Oladokun
Breaking Me – Topic ft. A7S (RetroVision Remix)
Look What You’ve Done – Zara Larsson
Growing Up – Bronze Whale
Almost Over – Aquilo
Live Long Enough to Become the Hero – NateWantsToBattle
Let Me Try – NateWantsToBattle
Haruka Mirai – NateWantsToBattle
Closer – The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey (Boyce Avenue feat. Sarah Hyland Cover)
Someday – Rob Thomas
It’s Not Just Make Believe – Kari Kimmel

September 2022

Crisa & Daniel’s ARC in The Crisanta Knight Series PART 1

Blank Space – Taylor Swift (Vitamin String Quartet)
Style – Taylor Swift
Just Dance – Lady Gaga (Vitamin String Quartet)
You & I – Colony House
Holding on for Life – Ellie Goulding
Glowing in the Dark – the girl and the dreamcatcher
Clarity – Zedd (Glee Cast)
Still – Seinabo Sey
Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend
Sidekick – WALK THE MOON
First Time – Kygo & Ellie Goulding
Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
Turnin’ – Young Rising Sons

August 2022

Inspired by BOOK EIGHT in The Crisanta Knight Series

The Truth – Kygo & Valerie Broussard
Above the Clouds of Pompeii – Bear’s Den
Jackie and Wilson – Hozier
Water Under the Bridge – Adele
Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
Changes – Mat Kearney & Filous
Crazy – Lost Frequencies & Zonderling
Kings & Queens – Ava Max
Don’t Leave – Seven Lions with Ellie Goulding
Lose Somebody – Kygo & OneRepublic
Dancing with a Stranger – Sam Smith & Normani
Wicked Games – Parra for Cuva ft. Anna Naklab
Still Learning – Halsey
Happy Now – Kygo ft. Sandro Cavazza
Diamonds – JOHNNYSWIM

July 2022

Inspired by BOOK SEVEN in The Crisanta Knight Series

For You – Rita Ora and Liam Payne
What You Know – Two Door Cinema Club
Let You Love Me – Rita Ora
White Lies – The Him
Fire and Water – The Wandering Hearts
Someone New – Hozier
Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes
Stella – Cereus Bright
It’s Not Right But It’s Okay – Chvrches
Soul Survivor – Rita Ora
Lose You to Love Me – Selena Gomez
Younger – French Wives

June 2022

Inspired by BOOK SIX in The Crisanta Knight Series

Run for Cover – The Killers
Master of Tides – Lindsey Stirling
Wrong Love – Alex Aris
Breath of Life – Florence + the Machine
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
No Light, No Light – Florence + the Machine
Don’t Look Down – Martin Garrix (feat. Usher)
Closer – The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)
Shake it Out – Florence + the Machine
Turnin’ – Young Rising Sons

May 2022

Inspired by BOOK FIVE in The Crisanta Knight Series

Love Me Again – John Newman
Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend
Avalanche – WALK THE MOON
Firestone – Kygo feat. Conrad Sewell
Stole the Show – Kygo feat. Parson James
Delicate – Taylor Swift
Outside – Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding
Hold My Heart – Lindsey Stirling feat. ZZ Ward
Lemon to a Knife Fight – The Wombats
First Time – Kygo feat. Ellie Goulding
You and I – JOHNNYSWIM
Beauty and a Beat – Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj
Sidekick – WALK THE MOON
Hey Brother – Avicii
Blame – Calvin Harris feat. John Newman
Working It Out – James Blunt

April 2022

Inspired by BOOK FOUR in The Crisanta Knight Series

Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog) – Brett Dennen
Clarity – Zedd – Glee Cast Version
Palace – Sam Smith
Pompeii – Bastille – Jasmine Thompson Version
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane – Glee Cast Version
Fighter – Christina Aguilera – Glee Cast Version
Silent Running – Hidden Citizens
Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz (feat. Ludacris)
All The King’s Horses – Karmina
Still – Seinabo Sey
Pompeii (Kat Crazy Remix) – Bastille

March 2022

Inspired by BOOK THREE in The Crisanta Knight Series

Holding on for Life – Ellie Goulding
That’s All – Genesis
Style – Taylor Swift
Glowing in The Dark – The Girl and The Dreamcatcher
Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65
Written in the Stars – The Girl and The Dreamcatcher
Portland Maine – Donovan Woods
Call on Me (Ryan Riback Remix) – Starley
Bulletproof (By La Roux) vs. Release Me (By Agnes) – The Outfit
Counting Stars – OneRepublic

February 2022

Inspired by BOOK TWO in The Crisanta Knight Series

Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover) – Gabrielle Aplin and Bastille
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Beating Me Up – Rachel Platten
Beating Heart – Ellie Goulding
Ghost – Ella Henderson
Not Your Hero – Emanuel Vo Williams & Cut One
Drive – Oh Wonder
You & I – Colony House
Howl – Florence + the Machine
Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men

January 2022

Inspired by BOOK ONE in The Crisanta Knight Series

Lights – Ellie Goulding
Changes – Butterfly Boucher
Riptide – Vance Joy
Houdini – Foster the People
Blank Space – Vitamin String Quartet (Taylor Swift)
Silhouettes – Colony House
Just Dance – Vitamin String Quartet (Lady Gaga)
Charlie Boy – The Lumineers
Give Your Heart a Break – Demi Lovato
Mountain Sound – Of Monsters and Men

December 2021

“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas”— Johnny Mathis
“You Make it Feel Like Christmas” — Gwen Stefani ft. Blake Shelton
O Come, All Ye Faithful” — Pentatonix
“Feliz Navidad” — José Feliciano
“Wonderful Christmastime” — Paul McCartney

November 2021

“Who Said”— Hannah Montana
“Don’t Stop Me Now” — Queen
“I’m Feeling Good” — Monty Greig
“Zero to Hero” — Hercules
“Oh My Love” — The Score

October 2021

“Supermassive Black Hole”— Muse
“Running” — Elohim
“Losing My Mind” — Mystery Skulls
“Empire” — Ella Henderson
“Night Changes” — One Direction

September 2021

“I Have A Dream”— Amanda Seyfried from Mama Mia!
“Hot Stuff” — Donna Summer + Kygo
“We Got The Beat” — The Go-Go’s
“Take My Breath” — The Weeknd
“He Mele No Lilo” — Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu & Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus from Lilo & Stitch

August 2021

“Shotgun”— George Ezra
“Silhouettes” — Colony House
Zero to Hero” — Disney’s Hercules
“Naturally” — Selena Gomez
“Streetlights on Mars 2.0” — Jackson Penn

July 2021

“Bright”— Echosmith
“Dancing Queen” — ABBA
“Strangers Like Me” — Disney’s Tarzan
“Take On Me” — a-ha
“Streetlights on Mars” — Jackson Penn

June 2021

“Might Not Like Me”— Brynn Elliott
“Stand By You” — Rachel Platten
Life is a Highway” — Rascal Flatts, Cars
“Son of Man” — Phil Collins, Tarzan
“From Now On” — The Greatest Showman

May 2021

“Conversations in the Dark”— John Legend
“Sunglasses at Night” — Corey Hart
Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)” — Pet Shop Boys
“Be Ok” — Ingrid Michaelson
“Sunflower” — Post Malone feat. Swae Lee (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

April 2021

“Right Back Where We Started From”— Maxine Nightingale
“Midnight” — Alesso & Liam Payne
Tides” — Ellie Goulding
“Head & Heart” — Joel Corry x MNEK
“Miracles Happen” — Myra

March 2021

“Hallelujah”— Oh Wonder
“Guardian” — Lindsey Stirling
The Final Game” — The Queen’s Gambit Soundtrack – Carlos Rafael Rivera
“Africa” — Toto
“Dreams” — Life of Dillon

February 2021

“Give Your Heart a Break”— Demi Lovato
“Merry Happy” — Kate Nash
Drive” — Oh Wonder
“Something in the Way You Move” — Ellie Goulding
“Head & Heart” — Joel Corry x MNEK

January 2021

“If I Can’t Have You”— Shawn Mendes
“Hay Que Luchar” — Ruben Nez
Oh My Love” — The Score
“Come On, Come On” — Smash Mouth
“Fight Song” — Rachel Platten

December 2020

“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas”— Johnny Mathis
“You Make it Feel Like Christmas” — Gwen Stefani ft. Blake Shelton
O Come, All Ye Faithful” — Pentatonix
“Feliz Navidad” — José Feliciano
“Wonderful Christmastime” — Paul McCartney

November 2020

“For You”— Rita Ora and Liam Payne
“What You Know” — Two Door Cinema Club
Stella” — Cereus Bright
“Lose You to Love Me” — Selena Gomez
“Younger” — French Wives

October 2020

“Sweet but Psycho”— Ava Max
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
Scooby Doo Theme Song
“Wicked Game” — Chris Isaak
“Wicked Game” — Parra for Cuva ft. Anna Naklab

September 2020

“Look What God Gave Her”— Thomas Rhett
“Space Jam” — Quad City DJ’s
“Heartbeat Song” — Kelly Clarkson
“Dynamite” — China Anne McClain (from A.N.T. Farm)
“Best Song Ever” — One Direction

 

August 2020

“Strut”— Cheetah Girls 2
“California Gurls” — Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
“CAN’T STOP THE FEELING” — Justin Timberlake
“Ocean to Ocean” — Pitbull feat. Rhea
“Summer Belongs to You” — Phineas and Ferb

July 2020

“Brighter Than The Sun”— Colbie Caillat
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home’” — Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles
“America” — Neil Diamond
“Young Americans” — David Bowie
“Burning Love” — Elvis Presley

 

June 2020

“Crazy”— Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
“Happier’” — Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
“Happy Now” — Kygo feat. Sandro Cavazza
“Loser Like Me” — Glee
“Forget You” — Cee Lo Green

May 2020

“Far from Over”— Frank Stallone
“Hit Me with Your Best Shot / One Way or Another’” — Glee
“Work from Home” — Fifth Harmony
“Stronger” — Kelly Clarkson
“Right Back Where We Started From” — Maxine Nightingale

April 2020

“Survivor”— 2WEI
“Turnin’” — Young Rising Sons
“I’m Still Standing” — Elton John
“You Won’t Go It Alone” — Andrew Galucki
“Pacific Rim Main Titles” — Ramin Djawadi & Tom Morello (Pacific Rim)

March 2020

“Blinding Lights” — The Weeknd
“Ocean to Ocean” — Pitbull, feat. Rhea
“Aftertaste” — Ellie Goulding
“Popular Song” — Ariana Grande
“Back to You” — Selena Gomez

February 2020

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” — Kina Grannis
“At the Beginning” — Anastasia (film)
“Wicked Game” — Chris Isaak
“Love Me Like You Do” — Ellie Goulding – Brooklyn Duo (piano/cello cover)
“Rewrite the Stars” — The Greatest Showman (film)

January 2020

“From Now On” — Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman)
“Champion” — Bishop Briggs
“Look What God Gave Her” — Thomas Rhett
“Fight Song” — Rachel Platten
“Body” — Loud Luxury (feat. Brando)

December 2019

Christmas

“That Christmas Feeling” — The Cast of Phineas & Ferb (***I don’t know why this video starts at the end sometimes, but rewind it to the beginning***)
“Like It’s Christmas” — Jonas Brothers
“The More You Give (The More You’ll Have)” — Michael Buble
“Marshmallow World” — Francesca Battistelli

Other

“I’m Still Standing” — Elton John
“When Can I See You Again” — Owl City
“Life Itself” — Glass Animals
“Lemon to a Knife Fight” — The Wombats

November 2019

“Run for Cover” — The Killers
“Love Me Like You Do” — Ellie Goulding – Cosmic Dj Noj Remix
“Don’t Look Down” — Martin Garrix, feat. Usher
“Breath of Life” — Florence + the Machine
“First Time” — Ellie Goulding & Kygo

October 2019

“Cut to the Feeling” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“I Want You to Know” — Zedd feat. Selena Gomez
“Shake It” Metro Station
“Better Than Today” — Kylie Minogue
“Ghostbusters” — Walk the Moon

September 2019

“This Feeling” — The Chainsmokers, feat. Kelsea Ballerini
“Sun Comes Up” — Rudimental, feat. James Arthur
“Might Not Like Me” Brynn Elliott
“Now That I Found You” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“Where We Come Alive” — Ruelle

August 2019

“Where We Come Alive” — Ruelle
“Giving Up the Gun” — Vampire Weekend
“What You Know” — Two Door Cinema Club
“Bulletproof” — La Roux
“I Can’t Go for That/You Make My Dreams Come True” — Glee Mashup

July 2019

“Love Me” — Felix Cartal & Lights
“Flatliner” — Cole Swindell
“ME!” — Taylor Swift (featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco)
“Still” (Charming Horses Remix) — Seinabo Sey
“Keep It Comin’ Love” — KC & The Sunshine Band

June 2019

I recently got into music by Rita Ora. She’s super talented and I love her stuff. She even had a song in the new Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie. It was on point.

“For You” — Rita Ora & Liam Payne
“Your Song” — Rita Ora
“Soul Survivor” — Rita Ora
“Let You Love Me” — Rita Ora
“Carry On” — Rita Ora & Kygo (Pokémon Detective Pikachu)

May 2019

“Love Me Again” — John Newman
“Harder Better Faster Stronger” — Daft Punk
“Bad Seed Rising” — Bad Seed Rising
“Confident” — Demi Lovato
“Out on the Streets” — The Vaccines

April 2019

“Bulletproof vs. Release Me” — Pitch Perfect Remix
“Tigerblood” — Vistas
“Wonder Woman’s Wrath” — Wonder Woman Soundtrack (Rupert Gregson-Williams)
“Work This Body” — Walk the Moon
“Wild Ones” — Flo Rida (featuring Sia)

March 2019

“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
“Way Up” — Jaden Smith (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
“High Hopes” — Panic! At The Disco
“Don’t Stop Me Now” — Queen
“Something in the Way You Move” — Ellie Goulding

February 2019

“Sidekick” — Walk the Moon
“1,000 Ships” — Rachel Platten
“Easy to Fall” — Maureen Fichten
“Kiss Somebody” — Morgan Evans
“Speechless” — Dan + Shay

January 2019

“Break Free” — Ariana Grande
“Domino” — Jessie J.
“Burn it to the Ground” — Nickelback
“Dance” — DNCE
“Heartbeat” — Mat Kearney

December 2018

Throwback to last year with my favorite Christmas songs. As a reminder, some of these songs I couldn’t fine clean YouTube links to use for all of them. Meaning I got full clips of the scenes in which they were featured in TV movies. But download them on iTunes or whatever if you like them. They’re awesome as standalone songs. Plus, I included a sixth number in this month’s playlist as a Christmas bonus!

“That Christmas Feeling” — The Cast of Phineas & Ferb
“It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas” — Johnny Mathis
“All I want for Christmas” — The Snowbelles, The Mistle-Tones
“Please Come Home” — The Mistle-Tones
“Jingle Bells” – Jen Lilley

November 2018

“Higher” — Taio Cruz
 “Sax”— Fleur East
“Instruction”— Jax Jones, featuring Demi Lovato
“Break Your Heart” — Taio Cruz
“Breath of Life” — Florence and the Machine

October 2018

HERE’S A THROWBACK – BRINGIN’ BACK MY TRADITIONAL HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST
“Ghostbusters” — Walk the Moon
“Thriller / Heads Will Roll” —  Glee Cast
“Toxic” — Britney Spears
“Calling All The Monsters” — China Anne McClain
“Ghost” — ZZ Ward

September 2018

“In My Head” — Jason Derulo
  “Sledgehammer”— Fifth Harmony
“Get up!” (A Cowboys Anthem) — Kelly Clarkson
“Waves” — Tristan Prettyman
“One of My Kind” — Hilary Duff

August 2018

“Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
  “No Excuses”— Meghan Trainor
“This Kiss”— Carly Rae Jepsen
“Around U” — Ellie Goulding
“Shut Up and Dance” — Walk the Moon

July 2018

“Working It Out” — James Blunt
“White Lies” — The Him
“Sugar”— Wild Culture vs. Karmin
“It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” — CHVRCHES
“One Foot” — Walk The Moon

June 2018

“Son of Man” — Phil Collins from the movie Tarzan
“Bang Bang” — K’naan
“Counting Stars”— OneRepublic
“Wrong Love” — Alex Aris
“Paris” — The Chainsmokers

May 2018

“No Excuses” — Meghan Trainor
“My Kind” — Hilary Duff
“Hello Hurricane”— Switchfoot
“Next Year” — Two Door Cinema Club
“Saturdays” — Twin Shadow (feat HAIM)

April 2018

“Sit Still, Look Pretty” — The New Barden Bellas (Pitch Perfect 3)
“Tell Me You Love Me” — Demi Lovato
“Catch Us If You Can”— Elle King
“Love Is A Battlefield” — Holly Knight’s Story of O (feat. Sara Skinner)
“Pacific Rim Main Titles” — Ramin Djawadi & Tom Morello (Pacific Rim)

March 2018

Some of my favorite love songs.

“America’s Sweetheart” — Elle King
“Run for Cover” — The Killers
“Survivor”— 2WEI
“Someone New” — Hozier
“Delicate” — Taylor Swift

February 2018

Some of my favorite love songs.

“Love” — Matt White
“I Will Follow You” — RIVVRS
“Turn”— The Wombats
“Gone, Gone, Gone” — Phillip Phillips
“A Love That Will Last” — Renee Olstead

January 2018

Start your new year off with this poppin’ mix. Great for working out and working IT!

“Come And Get It” — John Newman
“Found My Place” — Oh, Hush! feat. Jeff Lewis, The Lego Ninjago Movie
“Body Like A Back Road” (Haroxis Extended Remix) — Sam Hunt
“Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog)” — Brett Dennen
“Mountain Sound” — Of Monsters And Men

December 2017

So with some of these songs I couldn’t fine clean YouTube links to use for all of them. Meaning I got full clips of the scenes in which they were featured in TV movies. But download them on iTunes or whatever if you like them. They’re awesome as standalone songs. Plus, I included a sixth number in this month’s playlist as a Christmas bonus!

“That Christmas Feeling” — The Cast of Phineas & Ferb
“It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas” — Johnny Mathis
“All I want for Christmas” — The Snowbelles, The Mistle-Tones
“Please Come Home” — The Mistle-Tones
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” — Rachel Platten
“Carol of the Bells” – Lindsey Sterling

November 2017

“Came Here for Love” — Sigala & Ella Eyre
“Dreams” —  Life of Dillon
“HandClap” — Fitz & The Tantrums
“Closer” — Tegan and Sara
“Call on Me” (Ryan Riback Remix) — Starley

October 2017

“Ghostbusters” — Walk the Moon
“Thriller / Heads Will Roll” —  Glee Cast
“Toxic” — Britney Spears
“Calling All The Monsters” — China Anne McClain
“Ghost” — ZZ Ward

September 2017

“Southern Nights” – Glen Campbell
“Country Girl”- Luke Bryan
“Lookin’ Out My Back Door” – Creedance Clearwater Revival
“Life Is A Highway” – Rascal Flatts
“Old Time Rock & Roll / Danger Zone” – Glee

August 2017

“Perfect Storm” — Tristan Prettyman
“Gold” —  Britt Nicole
“We’ll Go from There” — (from Anastasia, the Broadway Musical) — Official Cast Recording
“Drive” — Oh Wonder
“Most Girls” — Hailee Steinfeld

July 2017

“Lush Life” — Zara Larsson
“Summer” — Calvin Harris
“I Don’t Like It, I Love It” — Florida (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White)
“Americano” — Lady Gaga
“Silhouettes” — Colony House

June 2017

“Put a Little Love in Your Heart” — The Flash (Music From the Special Episode: Duet)
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)
“Good Time” — Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
“Play Hard” — David Guetta (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon)
“22 Jump Street” (Theme From the Motion Picture) — Angel Haze

May 2017

“Hold My Heart” — Lindsey Sterling
“Good Kid” (from The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical) — Chris McCarrell
“Kinks Shirt” — Matt Nathanson
“I Really Like You” – Carly Rae Jepsen
“High Dive” — Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness

April 2017

“Not Your Hero” — Emanuel Vo Williams & Cut One
“Blood’s Thicker than Water” — Bobby Bazini
“Human” — Of Monsters and Men
“The Writer” — Ellie Goulding
“Love’s Just a Feeling” — Lindsey Sterling

March 2017

“You Won’t Go It Alone” — Andrew Galucki
“Who Will Carry You?” — Adam Jones & K.S. Rhoads
“I Want It That Way” — Backstreet Boys
“(What a) Wonderful World” — Sam Cooke
“Dancing in the Moonlight” — King Harvest

February 2017

“Love” — Lana Del Ray
“It Ain’t Me” — Kygo & Selena Gomez
“Cold” — Maroon 5 (feat. Future)
“Hooked Again” — Laidback Luke
“Chained to the Rhythm” — Katy Perry (feat. Skip Marley)

January 2017

“Tell It to My Heart” — Taylor Dayne
“Want to Want Me” — Jason Derulo
“Wake Me Up” — Avicii
“Oops!… I Did It Again” — Britney Spears
“You & I” — Colony House