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In honor of Mother’s release, we’ve put together a list of the songs referenced throughout the novel. We found that music helps define our characters and we hear lots of it as our characters stroll Morning Glory Circle. Some are surprising – who knew the Portendorfers were metalheads? Some music plays, some is hummed, some are chapter titles, one is a doorbell … and some tunes are associated with nightmares and other horrors, but all are pertinent to the story.


Mother is available now on Amazon.

American Pie – Don McLean
American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
Ave Maria – Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles Gounod

Barracuda – Heart
Big Shot – Billy Joel
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

Candle in the Wind – Elton John
Chariots of Fire – Vangelis
Children of the Grave – Black Sabbath
Close to You – The Carpenters
Colorado Rocky Mountain High – John Denver

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree – Andrews Sisters

Fever – Peggy Lee
The Fishin’ Hole (Andy Griffith Show Theme) – Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer
Fun, Fun, Fun – Beach Boys

Hello – Adele
How Great Thou Art – Carl Gustav Boberg

I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Put a Spell On You – Bette Midler
In-N-Out Burger Theme
Invisible – Clay Aiken

Jupiter Symphony – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Little Boxes (Made of Ticky-Tacky) – Pete Seeger

Magic Flute – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Magic Man – Heart
Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
Misty – Johnny Mathis

One Way or Another – Blondie

Pleasant Valley Sunday – Monkees
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

Rocky Raccoon – Beatles
Row, Row, Row Your Boat – Traditional
Run for Your Life – Beatles

Silver Springs – Fleetwood Mac
Stand by Me – Ben E. King
The Star-Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key
Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon
Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
Strawberry Fields Forever – Beatles
Surfin’ Bird – The Trashmen

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Henry Hall and His Orchestra, 1932
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
Tiny Dancer – Elton John

We are Marching to Pretoria – The Weavers
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
White Wedding – Billy Idol
Witchy Woman – Eagles