Sometimes a song or its lyrics will inspire a story or even a poem.
Personally, a song has not inspired a story from me as of yet.
However after WHAT A GIRL WANTS was published, I attributed a song to this book because of some of the lyrics and especially the musicality of the song: Hot N’ Cold by Katy Perry.
I was thinking (yes, this blog post was formed in my mind during Yoga class) that literature (books, poems, comic books) may inspire songwriters to write a song or even name their band after literature.
I did some quick research on this and found out a lot of musical groups and songs were formed because of a piece of literature.
Some songs & Musical Groups inspired by literature:
The Song: “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Bruce Springsteen was inspired by the novel: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
The Group: The Boo Radleys got the inspiration for their band name from Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird.
The Song: “Imagine” by John Lennon was inspired by Yoko Ono’s book, Grapefruit.
The Group: Titus Andronicus used William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus as their inspiration to come up with their band name.
The Song: “Superman” by the Crash Test Dummies, inspired by the classic comic book series
The Group: Oryx and Crake, got their inspiration from Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name.
The Song: “Altair-4” by Blind Guardian is about Stephen King’s, The Tommyknockers.
The Group: Of Mice and Men got their name from John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name.
The Song: “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush was inspired by Emily Bronte’s novel of the same name.
Have you come across a song or a group’s name that made you wonder if it were inspired by literature?