On… The Dating Detox, The Musical

Imagine if life was like Glee – not for the daily faux-climax (the club is threatened! Oh, the club’s okay. The club is threatened AGAIN! Oh, what do you know, the club’s okay. Scooby Doo plots had more dramatic variation. If it wasn’t for those pesky kids, etc) but because of the spirit, humour and of course the songs.

These are the songs I’d put in The Dating Detox, The Musical.

Some are in this list because I listened to them a lot when I was writing it, and a few of them slipped in to the copy. Some, I just think are ace songs. And some are featured in the trailer. (Haven’t seen the trailer? Dude! You are missing out. Click here.) I’ve had all of them in a special Detox playlist for awhile, and it’s high time I shared them with you.

The Dating Detox Playlist

Lisztomania – Phoenix
Get Over It – Ok Go
Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
I Get Around – Dragonette
Dancing With Myself Nouvelle Vague (the Billy Idol version is great too)
Short Skirt/Long Jacket – Cake
That’s Not My Name – The Ting Tings
99 Problems – Jay-Z
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Bad Reputation – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Don`t Ask Me – Ok Go
Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
Our Lips Are Sealed – The Go-Go’s
My Delirium – Ladyhawke
You’re So Damn Hot – Ok Go
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Love Is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar
If You Leave – OMD
Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies
Happy Together – The Turtles*

It’s a pretty standard Gemma playlist: a bit of angry rock-pop, a bit of new wave and hair metal, a bit of OK Go. I am nothing if not predictable, as my mother always says.

By the way – whoever recommended The Like on the last iPod post, thank you very much. I The Love them. (Sigh.) So bring it on, my people. Any more Detox-y songs to recommend?

*By the way, this was one of my wedding songs in April. Everyone sang it during the ceremony. It is impossible to not feel joyful when singing this (admittedly mildly ridiculous) song at the top of your voice – try it.

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4 thoughts on “On… The Dating Detox, The Musical

  1. Kirsty

    I LOVE Phoenix! Saw them at Manchester Academy a few years ago. Also 'Love is a Battlefield' is awesome. Makes me feel all angsty.
    At the mo am liking Two Door Cinema Club (bit Phoenix/Kooks. Also loving Sia, and Sam Cooke :)

  2. Anonymous

    you lost me at "imagine if life was like Glee"….i've been in dream world for about an hour now…Kat x

  3. P

    I Get Around is one of my favourite songs ever. I ADORE Dragonette. It does fit really well into the theme of your book too.


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