*The following book playlist was created by Stacey Lannigan and can also be found on The Nerd Daily website*
The following is a fan-made playlist for Stephen King’s novel IT. Due to the complexity of the novels layout and to save confusion a brief description of the scenes has been used to help identify when the song is applicable to the plot. Whether you’ve read the book and looking to reminisce, or just want to find some new songs to add to your playlist, enjoy this little trip down “memory book lane”!
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1957-1958 (Young Losers Club)
Scene: Georgie’s Death
Song: Lost Without You by Freya Ridings
Standin’ on the platform/Watching you go/It’s like no other pain I’ve ever known/To love someone so much/To have no control/You said, “I wanna see the world”/And I said, “Go”/But I think I’m lost without you/I just feel crushed without you/I’ve been strong for so long/That I never thought how much I needed you/I think I’m lost without you. . .
Scene: Hair Is Winter Fire
Song: Fire On Fire by Sam Smith
Fire on fire would normally kill us/With this much desire, together, we’re winners / They say that we’re out of control and some say we’re sinners/But don’t let them ruin our beautiful rhythms/’Cause when you unfold me and tell me you love me/And look in my eyes/You are perfection, my only direction/It’s fire on fire, oh, oh/It’s fire on fire!
Scene: Ben ‘H’ VS Henry Bowers & Gang
Song: Run Boy Run by Woodkid
Run boy run! The sun will be guiding you/Run boy run! They’re dying to stop you/Run boy run! This race is a prophecy/Run boy run! Break out from society/Tomorrow is another day/And you won’t have to hide away/You’ll be a man, boy!/But for now it’s time to run, it’s time to run!
Scene: Building The Dam
Song: On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons
I’ve had the highest mountains/I’ve had the deepest rivers/You can have it all but not til you move it/Now take it in but don’t look down/’Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ey/I’m on top of the world, ‘ey/Waiting on this for a while now/Paying my dues to the dirt/I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ey/Been holding it in for a while, ‘ey/Take it with me if I can/Been dreaming of this since a child/I’m on top of the world!
Scene: Losers See IT
Song: Crazy by Robert Counts (Cover Of Gnarls Barkley)
And I hope that you are having the time of your life/But think twice/That’s my only advice/Come on now, who do you/Who do you, who do you/Who do you think you are?/Ha ha ha, bless your soul/You really think you’re in control?/Well/I think you’re crazy/I think you’re crazy/I think you’re crazy/Just like me.
Scene: Rock War
Song: I Predict A Riot by Kaiser Chiefs
Watching the people get lairy/It’s not very pretty I tell thee/Walking through town is quite scary/It’s not very sensible either/A friend of a friend he got beaten/He looked the wrong way at a policeman/Would never of happened to Smeaton/An old leodensian/I predict a riot/I predict a riot/I predict a riot/I predict a riot!
Scene: Smoke Hole (Richie & Mike Visions)
Song: Take It All by Ruelle
Through hell’s gates/The ground shakes/And valor wakes /And so it begins/Vengeance waits/Fury reigns/With all at stake/So it begins/So it begins/Where worlds collide/Blood divides/When darkness falls/Fate calls/This winter breath/Taste of death/Where iron meets flesh. . .
Scene: Silver Slugs
Song: Fight ‘Til The End by Jack Savoretti
We don’t know how to pray/We don’t know what to say/We don’t know how to make it through another day/Never run, never hide/Always up for the fight/We keep getting it wrong until we get it right/I won’t let you let me go/Scars of our mind games never show/We’re never going to be alone again/We’re never gonna let it know/We’re enemies, lovers, not friends/And we fight ’til the end.
Scene: IT POV
Song: One Way Or Another by Until The Ribbon Breaks
One way or another I’m gonna find you/I’m gonna get you/One way or another I’m gonna win you/I’m gonna get you get you/One way or another I’m gonna see you/I’m gonna meet you/One day, maybe next week/I’m gonna meet ya, I’m gonna meet you.
Scene: The House On Neibolt Street
Song: Come As You Are by Civil Twilight
Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be/As a friend, as a friend, as an old enemy/Take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours, don’t be late/Take a rest, as a friend, as an old memoria, memoria, memoria/Come dowsed in mud, soaked in bleach, as I want you to be/As a trend, as a friend, as an old memoria, memoria, memoria/And I swear that I don’t have a gun/No, I don’t have a gun, no, I don’t have a gun/Memoria, memoria.
Scene: Battle Of Wills
Song: Breath Of Life by Florence and The Machine
And the fever began to spread/From my heart down to my legs/But the room was so quiet oh/And although I wasn’t losing my mind/It was a chorus so sublime/But the room is too quiet (oh, the fever)/I was looking for a breath of life,/A little touch of heavenly light/But all the choirs in my head sang no (I believe it)/To get a dream of life again/A little vision of the start and the end/But all the choirs in my head sang ‘No!’.
Scene: Promise We’ll Come Back
Song: The Call by Regina Spektor
Now we’re back to the beginning/It’s just a feeling and no one knows yet/But just because they can’t feel it too/Doesn’t mean that you have to forget/Let your memories/grow stronger and stronger/’Til they’re before your eyes/You’ll come back/When they call you/No need to say goodbye.
1984-1985 (Adult Losers Club)
Scene: Adrian Mellon’s Death
Song: Lovely by Billie Eilish & Khalid
Walkin’ out of town/Lookin’ for a better place (lookin’ for a better place)/Something’s on my mind/Always in my headspace/But I know some day I’ll make it out of here/Even if it takes all night or a hundred years/Need a place to hide, but I can’t find one near/Wanna feel alive, outside I can fight my fear/Isn’t it lovely, all alone?/Heart made of glass, my mind of stone/Tear me to pieces, skin and bone/Hello, welcome home.
Scene: 6 Phone Calls
Song: Hey Brother by Avicii
Hey brother! There’s an endless road to rediscover/Hey sister! Know the water’s sweet but blood is thicker/Oh, if the sky comes falling down, for you/There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do/Hey brother! Do you still believe in one another?/Hey sister! Do you still believe in love? I wonder/Oh, if the sky comes falling down, for you/There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do/What if I’m far from home?/Oh brother, I will hear you call!/What if I lose it all?/Oh sister, I will help you out!/Oh, if the sky comes falling down, for you/ There’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do.
Scene: Reunion of the 6
Song: Scotland by The Lumineers
They all need something to hold on to/They all mean well/Pay your respects to society giving me hellYou could never feel my story/It’s all you know/You could never feel my story/It’s all you know/May your dreams come to reality/If all else fails/Give up, we needed the company/Let’s drink to your health.
Scene: Individual Journey’s
Song: Back To The Start by magicbrother
There’s a story to tell/We have been here before/I’m not buying whats for sale/Telling secrets no more/Take me back to the start, take me back to the start./There’s a house on a hill/Where all my memories remain/I go back in my mind/Innocence and endless days/Take me back to the start, take me back to the start.
Scene: Henry Bowers
Song: Bad Guy by Billie Eilish
White shirt now red, my bloody nose/Sleeping, you’re on your tippy toes/Creeping around like no one knows/Think you’re so criminal/Bruises, on both my knees for you/Don’t say thank you or please/I do what I want when I’m wanting to/My soul? So cynical/So you’re a tough guy/Like it really rough guy/Just can’t get enough guy/Chest always so puffed guy/I’m that bad type/Make your mama sad type/Make your girlfriend mad tight/Might seduce your dad type/I’m the bad guy, duh.
Scene: Ritual Of Chud (Final Fight)
Song: Can You Hold Me by NF & Brett Nicole
Just wrap me in your arms, in your arms/I don’t wanna be nowhere else/Take me from the dark, from the dark/I ain’t gonna make it myself/Put your arms around me/Put your arms around me/Let your love surrounds me/I am lost/I am lost/If I ain’t got you here/If I ain’t got you, I ain’t got nothing at all/Can you hold me?/Can you hold me?/Can you hold me in your arms?
Scene: Derry Is Dying
Song: 7 Years by Lukas Graham
I only see my goals, I don’t believe in failure/’Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major/I got my boys with me at least those in favor/And if we don’t meet before I leave, I hope I’ll see you later/Once I was twenty years old, my story got told/I was writing about everything, I saw before me/Once I was twenty years old/Soon we’ll be thirty years old, our songs have been sold/We’ve traveled around the world and we’re still roaming/Soon we’ll be thirty years old/I’m still learning about life/My woman brought children for me/So I can sing them all my songs/And I can tell them stories/Most of my boys are with me/Some are still out seeking glory/And some I had to leave behind/My brother I’m still sorry!
Scene: Forgetting Again
Song: Long Live by Taylor Swift
I said remember this moment/In the back of my mind/The time we stood with our shaking hands/The crowds in stands went wild/We were the kings and the queens/And they read off our names/The night you danced like you knew/Our lives would never be the same/You held your head like a hero/On a history book page/It was the end of a decade/But the start of an age/Long live the walls we crashed through/How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you/I was screaming long live all the magic we made/And bring on all the pretenders/One day, we will be remembered.