Music Monday – Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Welcome to Music Monday! As many of you know, music contributes a great deal to my writing process. Whether it’s a song’s lyrics, beat, rhythm, or tone, I find myself constantly inspired by it.

writing-to-musicI know it’s Tuesday, but I was sick yesterday, so I’m going to pretend today is Monday for the sake of this post 😉

The past couple of days, I’ve been hooked on the classic “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence+Clearwater+Revival+CCRWhen I create my playlist(s) for my stories, I tend to add songs that my characters would listen to. Why? Because it helps me develop them better. When I listen to their music, it helps me understand who they are and what their tone, attitude, and characteristics are. And “Bad Moon Rising” happens to be one of my protagonists’ favorite songs.

ee06b9e2c1109158f92fdec1901b277cI also enjoy this song because it’s a fun one to listen to when writing suspense or horror. “Bad Moon Rising” is all about disaster and mayhem, and I’ll admit, those elements often appear in my stories.

I hear hurricanes a blowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

So, check out “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival to see if it inspires you!

What song(s) are you in love with right now? Which one(s) offer you inspiration? Let me know! I’m always searching for songs that motivate my writing.

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11 thoughts on “Music Monday – Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival

  1. I would say one song that comes to mind I would use on a characters play list would be Devil Went Down to Georgia by Charlie Daniels. There is an attitude, some ominous sounding music at times and just a real feel you can get at times and submerse yourself in to get the creep factor going.


  2. I have to write to instrumental music, otherwise my brain starts to concentrate on the lyrics instead of what I’m writing.

    I listened to Harold Budd non-stop during the last writing challenge. If you are ever in the mood for ambient music that’s ranges between melancholy and eerie, he’s your guy.


    1. I actually can’t listen to anything while I’m writing. I need complete silence. But the second I’m not typing, my music is on to refuel my creative think tank 🙂

      Thanks for the advice with Harold Budd! I’ll definitely check his music out on YouTube.


      1. I actually stumbled on to him via Youtube. His piece Gypsy Violin made it into someone’s “Prettiest Classical Music” videos. I ended up downloading quite a few of his works, and then when Amazon Prime added music, I was thrilled to see a bunch of his music was included,

        One album I have to listen to on Youtube is the Mysterious Skin soundtrack (I haven’t seen the movie). There’s no digital download, and used copies are really pricey,

        Classical, New Age, and movie scores are the other things I like to listen to when writing.

        Thanks for following my poor, neglected blog. If I don’t move on in the contest, my goal is to post something there this weekend.


      2. I’ll definitely check out his work! I enjoy that kind of music (I enjoy most, lol).

        For some reason, I thought I was following your blog already, haha. When I realized I wasn’t, I was like, “Whoops!” Sorry about that!

        When do you find out about the contest? I intended to go on the forum to check out some of the stories from the past round, but I never got to it 😦 Too many things to do, so little time!


      3. No problem. I started the blog last year and was really good about posting, Then, life changes galore! I’d like to keep it a health and fitness blog, so at some point, I may start another one that’s more general or fiction-writing related. I guess online presence is huge when you are trying to publish a book. Not that I have even started on a book at this point 🙂

        I think we find out tomorrow at midnight EST (10 PM for me).

        Yes, never enough time!

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