Also it's okay to list one or two extra songs if they're for different moods or scenes with your given characters.
A few songs for my story are:
Jericho King: Unstable by Chaotica, the song fits him pretty well given his general mental issues and how he still tries to do his best as a Mask.
Graves & Molly: Friend like me from Aladdin (1992), whenever Graves is trying to cheer Molly up, it just fits given his status as a powerful magical entity and his love of music.
Aiden Caine: Sinner by Barns Courtney, just in general for where he starts in the story and the person he's trying to be.
Song: Burning My Soul from Kamen Rider Build, because like the theme song of the character in the show, Song is a fighter that's all brawn and no brains, but somehow he always feels so reliable when he gets to work.
Shu: Revolution from Kamen Rider Ryuki, because of its tragic yet heroic vibe. He'd risk everything to fight and protect Song. The both of them share a tragic story as well which makes it even more fitting.
Aqua - Aquarius. While this song is purportedly about a drug addiction, which she doesn’t have, the lyrics fit her mixed emotions about her transformation and MC Tentachill.
Samurai Jack OST - Jack in the Rave. He’s loud, he’s obnoxious, and he uses music to control people (sort of).
just about sums up my progress really.
greatest thing this idea gives is a way to define the MC while free to type n read.
David-O Wrote: Wasn't this (theme song thing) a whole episode of Ally McBeal back in the day?No idea, but I've seen similar things pop up where people give new theme songs to their favorite characters from a show, game, or movie, and figured it'd be a cool idea to see what other people thought of their own characters.
Especially since I usually use said songs to help my stay in character when writing, from the many perspectives in my story.
"I Cain't Say No" - R&H's Oklahoma!
audiafauna - Grow Down
Tetsuya's song at the beginning of the story is Follow You by Bring Me The Horizon. I think it best captures his somber feelings of being directionless. He feels lost in a strange new world and he has no real goals of his own to push him forward. It also shows the romantic undertones in his relationship with Chelsea.
Chelsea's song is either Centuries by Fall Out Boy or RISE by I, Prevail. Both songs have similar themes of being ambitious and chasing after greatness, so they're kinda interchangeable. Chelsea is very goal-oriented and the entire story is basically about her chasing after her dreams.
Before the start of the story it would be more like a mix of John Cages 4'33'' and Isao Tomita's version of the star wars theme.
Evelith is 'New soul' from Yael Naim or 'open your eyes, you can fly' by Liz Wright
(their relationship is very clearly not the 'allright' by jamiroquai they allude to in one of the episodes)
Leste is probably 'song 2' by blur
San Yaoyao is the 16 horsepower version of 'sinnerman'
Little Vi is some acoustic post-neo-drum'n'bass-folk tune written in 2152 covered by a chamber ensemble centuries later on instruments that aren't invented yet
Adageyudi's Theme: Quiet Resource
Elruin's Theme: Ghost Song
Calenda's Theme: The White Stag
Kalla's Theme: Across Acheron
I have been listening to a lot of Alt J recently.
For my second introduced protagonist, Kagin (full name waiting to be revealed), is a half-elf druid who has a unique power within my fantasy novel. One song explains his personality as well as his power (to an extent). Lions Inside by Valley of Wolves.
For my last true protagonist, Genesis Eral, her song is a little harder because of her personality and history, but I believe hers would be more classical but epic and loud at the same time, so I went looking and found a song that suits her personality and thought process really well. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) by Hidden Citizens and Chloe Agnew
Fiction in Question:
Extreme Heights: Face Your Fear
It's a Beautiful Day song White Bird, and a Revenant Knight character from it is inspired by Gordon Lightfoot's song If You Could Read My Mind.
For my latest work, Tasìa, I really didn't have a musical fix when she formed into existence. One scene's dialog strand was inspired by Primal Scream's Kill All Hippies intro.
I generally listen to Tool's Fear Innoculum LP when writing for it, and the Deus Ex soundtrack. I really should be breaking out the old Sepultura CDs for my next set of drafts as being most thematically apt to where the story is headed.
There are already a few allusive references to them in the story.