Writing WDKY isn’t something that one does in silence. Rather, several songs inspired scenes or entire chapters of the story, and additional songs have inspired me to continue WDKY after the initial storyline has run its course.
For your listening pleasure, here are some songs that have inspired scenes or that I envision as part of a “soundtrack” to the What Doesn’t Kill You saga. You can purchase them from the iTunes US store. Some songs may not be available as a single track, or may not be available without purchase of a streaming subscription (Apple Music).
The songs are presented in alphabetical order by artist.
Artist – Song Title – Relation to the WDKY saga
- American Hi-Fi – The Art of Losing
- Christina Vidal – Take Me Away – WDKY, Chapters 7A/7B, Festival Dance Club theme
- DJ Sammy – The Boys of Summer – WDKY, Chapter 3: Call it a Personal Favor (The Beach)
- Donots – Saccharine Smile – WDKY, Joey’s band theme – Not available on iTunes!
- Goo Goo Dolls – Iris – WDKY, Seto Kaiba’s theme
- Jo Dee Messina – I Wish – WDKY, Chapter 9: Boy Season, Yugi’s theme
- Lillix – What I Like About You – WDKY, Chapters 7A/7B, Festival Dance Club song
- Lindsay Lohan – Ultimate – WDKY, Téa’s Dance Club theme
- Liz Phair – Why Can’t I? – WDKY, Chapters 7A/7B, Seto & Téa’s theme [EXPLICIT]
- Patricia Tollett – Rainy Day Man – WDKY, Chapter 10, Seto & Téa’s theme – Not available on iTunes!
- t.A.T.u – All The Things She Said (Radio Edit), WDKY, Chapter 5, Téa’s theme
- Yolanda Adams – I Believe – Chapter 35, DPAC theme
- Yuki Kajiura – Aime Moi (Love Me) – Chapter 4, Seto & Téa’s theme (The Dance) – Not available on iTunes!