A Soundtrack for Science Fiction Writers

I’ve been meaning to put this together for a while, and this evening, I took a break from my database development work and finally did it. I put together a “soundtrack” for science fiction writers. This is a CD-length playlist of 21 songs that have something to do with writing or science fiction. I tried not to pick obvious or overused songs, but in some cases, I couldn’t resist. Those interested in the contents of the soundtrack, please proceed through the link.

  1. Paperback Writer — The Beatles (2:18)
  2. Don’t Stop — Fleetwood Mac (3:12)
  3. Dream On — Aerosmith (4:25)
  4. Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen from Mars — Bon Jovi (4:31)
  5. Everyday I Write the Book — Elvis Costello (3:52)
  6. Lonely People — America (2:28)
  7. Weird Science — Oingo Boingo (3:49)
  8. Man on the Moon — R.E.M. (5:14)
  9. Lost for Words — Pink Floyd (5:15)
  10. Turn the Page — Bob Seger (5:03)
  11. I Won’t Back Down — Tom Petty (2:58)
  12. Your Possible Pasts — Pink Floyd (4:26)
  13. The Scientist — Coldplay (5:09)
  14. Einstein on the Beach (for an Eggman) — Counting Crows (3:52)
  15. Twilight Zone — Golden Earring (4:51)
  16. St. Judy’s Comet — Paul Simon (3:16)
  17. New World Man — Rush (3:42)
  18. I’m on My Way — The Shimshaws (2:52)
  19. I Can’t Hide From My Mind — They Might Be Giants (2:43)
  20. Back In Time — Huey Lewis & the News (4:18)
  21. Around the Sun — R.E.M. (4:28)

The total playtime is 1:18. Yes, there are a lot of songs that I could have included and chose not to. I was going for songs that are a little more obscure and depending on who you are, I may or may not have been successful. Regardless, there you have it. My Soundtrack for Science Fiction Writers!