Here are some of the songs my readers and I associate with the stories and characters from my Carmichaels and Extra Credit series….

Enjoy! (Here's a downloadable PDF version and here's your link to the songs on Spotify!)

The Carmichaels

Corinne (#1):

Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me," Frank Ocean’s LA song “Sweet Life” and Stevie Wonder’s “Please Don’t Go”

Daisy (#2):

Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Crazy in Love,” Madonna’s “Express Yourself”

Valerie (#3):

Joni Mitchell’s “All I Want,” The Police’s “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”

Marie (#4):

Amy Winehouse “Our Day Will Come,” Robert Palmer’s “Simply Irresistible”

Samantha (#5):

Tom Petty’s “American Girl,” Nirvana’s “In Bloom,” Magnetic Fields’ “You’re My Only Home”

Extra Credit

Partnership (#1):

Bruce Springsteen’s “Tunnel of Love,” Bee Gee’s “More Than a Woman”


Macy Gray’s “I Try,” Stevie Wonder’s “That Girl,” One Direction’s “Half a Heart”

Lesson Plan (#3):

Holly’s playlist for Noah’s marathon includes Velvet Underground’s “Who Loves the Sun?” The Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night,” the Beatles’ “She Loves You,” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

The Experiment (#4 forthcoming!):

Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel," The Cure's "Lovesong"