With finals looming around the corner, you may be tempted to skip your assigned reading and check out a movie adaptation instead. But why waste time watching a movie when you can just listen to a song?! We’ve collected some songs inspired by classic literature to help you cram for your tests, or at least provide a soundtrack for your all-nighters!
So, plug in those head phones and get listening. Let us know if we missed any classics in the comments!
Literary Study Playlist
Cream–Tales of Brave Ulysses
Is The Odyssey bringing you down? Never fear, Cream is here!
Bruce Springsteen–The Ghost of Tom Joad
No one captures the heartbreak of The Grapes of Wrath better than the Boss.
Green Day–Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
Holden Caulfield is teenage angst personified, so it seems appropriate for Green Day to have an anthem for the lead character of The Catcher in the Rye.
Titus Andronicus–Richard II Or Extraordinary Popular Dimensions And The Madness Of Crowds (Responsible Hate Anthem)
If you bothered to read the whole title of this song, you might as well just try reading the play.