The music Stephenie Meyer REALLY listened to when writing Twilight
You know when you’re PMSing and everything is going wrong? Your thighs feel huge (might be the Ben & Jerry’s you finished off in 2 nights), your face breaks out like you’re in 7th grade, you cry when you can’t get your spreadsheet to look right at work and you’re suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that your life hasn’t turned out the way you thought it would back when you were growing up. And all you want to do is listen to music that reminds you of a simpler time? And cry? And eat more Ben & Jerry’s? Well, this explains posting the following fan letter* PS: I had no intention of finding Twilight-related videos to go along with it, I was going to post the original videos, but turns out Twilight fans have put Bella & Edward images & video to EVERY SONG ON THE PLANET:
Hi. I wanna just talk a little bit about your playlists on your website. They are filled with this awesome, rock-out music. (well…except for that Right Said Fred you have thrown in. That was a nice addition.) But, you see, I think you’re just trying to trick us. Because I think of totally other songs when I think about Twilight. I now present you with what I think you were actually listening to when you wrote this lovely series:
1) “Oops I Did It Again” by Britney Spears.
This is obviously the song you were listening to when you wrote that drama between Jacob and Bella. Bella was playing with his heart the whole time. She got lost in the game. She made them believe they’re more than just friends. Oops, he thinks she’s in love. That she’s sent from aboooooooooove. Well, she’s not that innocent. (ok, I might have went too far there..)
2) “The Hardest Thing” by 98 Degrees.
This goes where Ed makes that bad call and leaves in New Moon. Because the WHOLE refrain of this song is about how the dude has to leave the chick and how he has to lie and tell her he doesn’t love her. Well, hello, that dude is Edward Cullen. And the chick is Bella Swan. Plus, he really is “the hardest thing” (that’s what she said…)
3) “The One” by The Backstreet Boys.
This one is for Jake. Because, while Bella may be playin with his heart and all, Jake was still willing to be the one who will make all her sorrows undone. The light when she feels like there’s nowhere to run.
4) “As Long As You Love Me” by The Backstreet Boys.
This song is for Bella’s craziness. She didn’t care who he was, what he did, where he’s from, as long as he loved her.
Last, but not least,
5) “All I Have to Give” by The Backstreet Boys.
I feel like if Twilight was a musical, this would be the song Jake sings to try to win Bella’s heart. Because he doesn’t know what Ed did to break her heart, but he’ll be there to make her smile. And he might not have a fancy car (like someone else we know…) but to get to her, he’d walk a thousand miles.
So there you go Stephenie. There’s what I really think you were jamming out to when you were writing. Don’t lie.
BSB still “rox my sox”,
After the jump, hear the song I danced to the night of my first open-mouthed, wet tongue, nasty kiss on the steps in front of my school IN PUBLIC:
Okay we talk a TON about great music cuz Moon & I are WAY into killer tunes, but everyone likes to kick back to a lil’ 98 degrees & LFO once in awhile, don’t they? So what totally not cool, but radically awesome song reminds YOU of Twilight?
The CONTEST is OVER! Winners will be announced tomorrow!
*NOOOO….I’m of course not talking about myself here.. I’m talking about… a friend
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