What’s Your Wedding Song Jen Probst?

searching-for-beautiful-9781476780108_hrNew York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst knows her music–keep reading to hear from the author on her favorite ditties for everything from wedding song to inspirational tunes for book-writing! And be sure to pick up a  copy of Searching for Always, the fourth sparkling installment in the Searching For series, out today from Gallery Books!


What’s Your Wedding Song?

Let’s talk about music.

A popular question to ask couples getting married is, “What’s Your Song?”

The usual response is an enthusiastic, lengthy and detailed explanation of the song they chose and WHY from the female. From the male, it’s usually…”Because she liked it.”

Umm, yeah.

So, being a female, I enjoy pairing romance and couples to songs. Every time I write one of my novels, I keep a playlist and publish it on Spotify. I think reading a book to the music that was playing while the author created it gives the book another dimension. It’s also fun.

Within each playlist, there’s a particular theme song that represents the book and its specific couple. When I write my novels, I fall deeply in love with my characters. Even years later, when I hear their particular song, my heart stops, and I’m transported back in time and remember the ups and downs of that book, and their road to happy ever after.

My last book, Searching for Beautiful, featured a very tortured hero. Only two songs would do for him to represent his journey in life, along with a turning point in his story with the heroine. Both songs were played over and over without pause, until I was steeped in the emotion and allowed it to bleed onto the page. They are:

Demons by Imagine Dragons

Say Something by A Great Big World

Now, for Searching for Always, (Released TODAY!) I had a very different book. Yes, there was angst and painful pasts to reveal, but this was a true enemies to lover book, where banter and sarcasm littered the page, and the dance between Arilyn and Officer Stone Petty was poetic, seductive, and frustrating. There are many songs within the book that cry out with emotion but the theme song is from one of my all time favorite artists and reflect the mood, rhythm, and uniqueness of the book. It is:

You Make Me Sick by Pink

Sigh. I know. I couldn’t help it. Somehow, it just fits.

Have you ever read a book and imagined a particular song in the background? If so, come by and share.

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Searching for Beautiful

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4 comments so far


  1. Our wedding song was “Love is All Around” which was made popular again by the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral. It was only after my wedding that I found out that it is actually an ode to marijuana. “I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. Love is all around me, and so the feeling grows…”

  2. Zandalee

    I agree with that Pink song! Just from their interaction in SfB, I think it’s perfect for Arilyn and Stone.
    I always try to pair up books/couples with music when I’m reading, so I really like when authors have playlists. 🙂

  3. When I read the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo I also listened to the Of Monsters and Men album on repeat.

  4. nkmason

    I love Pink she has a way of putting frustration into a perfect rhythm or melody that entire album is awesome. I have songs in my head all the time but only because I have an internal playlist that goes with certain emotions and since having a kid my music taste dwindled. But my daughter is older now and we explore music together. Also when authors write about music for their characters it is helpful, I listen to the songs suggested to get in the mood. Colleen Hoover with Maybe Someday did it for me when she had an entire CD composed to the book. I would have never heard of the artist or thought the same way about the book otherwise.

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