Granted, the video is on the long-ish side, but it’s fun and offers interesting insight to some popular songs I’d not, I’ll admit, previously realized were inspired by literature.
The Cure song inspired by Camus’ The Stranger, The Smiths drawing inspiration from Tennyson and Dylan’s praise of Shelley I knew, though mainly as a result of my particular preferences as a teenager. But, admittedly, U2’s The Fly as inspired by Lord of The Rings was news to me.
I can’t help but wonder, what songs are already a great fit with existing novels, specifically, Chicago novels? If suppose, readers dear, the list of widely-recognized, classic Chicago novels suddenly required a soundtrack, what songs would you be sure to include? What is the soundtrack of literary Chicago? Results to follow in a later post.