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I know most all of you know that I was reading the Fifty Shades series. Well, I finished it on Sunday, which probably did not help my Sunday blues at all. (By the way, you all are super awesome. Thank you for all the comments you left me!) I am super sad that it’s all done; I really enjoyed the series. Reading through the books became a part of my everyday life for the last 3 weeks or so. More often than not, I would go to work, come home and eat dinner, watch a TV show with David, and then I’d spend the rest of the evening reading. As you can see, I was am a little obsessed and addicted. I have so many thoughts about the series that I’m planning on writing two posts: one about just the content of the books and this one here — a playlist I created for the books. I know it may seem like a wacky idea, but it’s my blog and I do what I want. :)

I wanted to write down all the songs I associate with the books. This is, of course, entirely my opinion and riddled with songs that are catered to my taste in music. I thought I was quite clever with this whole idea, but no. If you search “Fifty Shades of Grey” in Spotify, there are others that jumped on this sooner. This is what I get for coming late to the Fifty Shades party. Anyways, these songs aren’t entirely accurate and I know that Mr. Grey himself would scoff at some of these. But whatever, I’m having fun. :)

Enough of my babbling, here’s my Fifty Shades of Grey playlist. (<— Click the link! It’ll take you to Spotify.)

  1. Me and Mrs. Jones — Michael Bublé // For Christian’s affair with Elena Lincoln “Mrs. Robinson.” I was tempted to put “Casual Affair” by Panic! at the Disco instead for a darker tone, but for those of us who have read the book, we know this affair was anything but casual.
  2. Do What U Want — Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly // I adore this song, so I had to put it in here. It does fit, though, for the strong sexual relationship that unfolded between Ana and Christian.”…Do what you want with my body…Crazy schedule, fast life/I wouldn’t trade it in ’cause it’s our life…”
  3. SexyBack — Justin Timberlake // I can’t get enough of JT, so I had to put him on here, too. Christian brought sexy to the New York Times Bestseller List. He definitely had his shortcomings, but he was still swoon-worthy in my book. (I really can’t resist a pun.) Plus, these lyrics make me think of the type of activity that was prevalent in every single book in the series. ;)”…You see these shackles baby I’m your slave
    I’ll let you whip me if I misbehave
    It’s just that no one makes me feel this way…”
  4. The Phantom of the Opera — Original London Cast // Sometimes I would get a haunting, dark, overwhelming feeling reading about Christian — and that is how I feel about the Phantom of the Opera. It also doesn’t hurt that the Phantom wears a mask, which makes me think of the masquerade charity ball Christian and Ana attended at his parents’ house.
  5. Dark Horse — Katy Perry // Again, Christian can be very dark and conflicted. If you listen to this song as if it was from Christian’s point of view (not Ana’s perspective), it makes complete sense. Christian warned Ana about himself. He wanted her to know what she was getting into. At first he just wanted to have a specific type of relationship, but he soon found out he wanted more. Together they really were the perfect storm.”…So you wanna play with magic
    Boy Girl, you should know what you’re falling for
    Baby do you dare to do this
    Cause I’m coming at you like a dark horse
    Are you ready for, ready for
    A perfect storm, perfect storm
    Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
    There’s no going back…””…It’s in the palm of your hand now baby
    It’s a yes or no, no maybe
    So just be sure before you give it up to me
    Up to me, give it up to me…”

    “…I was tryna hit it and quit it
    But lil’ mama so dope
    I messed around and got addicted…”

  6. Slow Me Down — Sara Evans // All the characters probably would have hated country, but I thought of this song when Ana left Christian at the end of book one. If he had said something to her as she was running out of the apartment (or if she had said something to him), things would have turned out so differently. But then again, perhaps they both needed that event to happen?”…The wheels are turning in my mind
    Don’t wanna leave but I might this time
    Seconds from whispering goodbye
    Yeah the wheels are turning in my mind…””…If all that’s left to do is walk away
    Then baby I’m as gone as yesterday
    But if there’s something you still need to say
    You need to say it now, hurry up and slow me down
    Slow me down…”
  7. Choose Your Battles — Katy Perry // Katy Perry makes the list again. With these lyrics, I can’t leave it off. Ana and Christian had many fights. Ana had a fairly good idea when Christian would be mad, but Christian was also known for his exaggerated, unneeded anger, so she had to be ready for all his mood swings and how to handle them.”…Keep me walking on a wire
    Don’t know when you’ll blow
    So I tip toe through your triggered mine
    You fight me but I’m on your side
    Defeated, now retreating…””…Why you trying to make me your enemy
    All I really need is a little peace
    I just wanna be your lover
    Oh, this is not a competition
    So baby why the ammunition
    I don’t wanna be the last one standing…”

    “…Choose your battles, babe
    Then you win the war
    Stop digging your own grave
    When there’s so much to live for…”

  8. Crazy in Love — Beyonce // This was an easy one — it was in the book! Ana is listening to this as she’s cooking. And well, she was is crazy in love with Christian.
  9. Lakmé (Act I): Flower Duet // This song was also in the book. You can’t have a Fifty Shades of Grey playlist without some classical music.
  10. Prelude No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 28 // Another classical music song and another one from the book. Christian would play this song on the piano in the middle of the night. It’s sad, but beautiful.

I’m sure there are many other songs that would be a great addition to this playlist. What would you add?