The Playlist for Conditional Love

I had great fun coming up with a playlist to accompany my debut novel. As it’s a romantic comedy, I wanted to combine three things: romance, happiness and the events of the story. Some of the song choices are even actually mentioned in the book! For example, Take That was a boy band big in the UK in the nineties when main character Sophie grew up. They’ve had a revival recently and now their lead singer, Gary Barlow is the head judge on X Factor. I adore Gary and, surprise surprise, Sophie does too!

I don’t listen to music when I write, I have to have absolute silence, so I can’t claim that any particular music inspires me. However, I can say that the tunes I’ve included on the playlist fit perfectly with the book and that I am happily listening to them as I write this blog post!
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OK so here are the songs:

1. Noah and The Whale – Five Years Time

2. Take That – A Million Love Songs

3. Beyoncé – Single Ladies

4. Taylor Swift –I knew You were Trouble

5. Madonna – Into the Groove

6. Take That – Back for Good

7. Taylor Swift – We are never ever getting back together

8. Michael Bublé – Crazy Love

9. Bruno Mars – Count on Me

10. Madonna – Papa don’t preach

11. Emile Sandé – Read all about It

12. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

13. Michael Bublé – Everything

14. Patrick Wolf – House

So there you go not only an insight into the feel of Conditional Love, but a flavour of my musical tastes too!

By Cathy Bramley

Cathy is the author of the best-selling romantic comedies Ivy Lane, Appleby farm, The Lemon Tree Cafe and A Vintage Summer. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her family and Pearl, the Cockerpoo. Her recent career as a full-time writer of light-hearted romantic fiction has come as somewhat of a lovely surprise after spending eighteen years running her own marketing agency. However, she has always been an avid reader, hiding her book under the duvet and reading by torchlight. Now she thinks she may have found her dream job.

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