June 8, 2015

Blog Tour: GET DIRTY (Don’t Get Mad #2) by Gretchen McNeil – Playlist and Giveaway

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Get Dirty (Don’t Get Mad #2) by Gretchen McNeil!

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Here are a selection of songs that author, Gretchen McNeil, has chosen for her playlist!

You can check out the entire playlist on YouTube HERE!


The original 80’s version by When In Rome is one of Bree Deringer’s favorite songs. So when her best friend John, newest member of the local punk band Bangers and Mosh, serenades her with it at one of the band’s concerts, Bree is more than a little confused about her feelings. This cover by New Found Glory is the closest I could find to how Bangers and Mosh sounds…in my mind.


As much as I love the original Go-Go’s version, I wanted something punkier (more Bangers and Mosh-ish) for this playlist. I feel like Kitty, Margot, Olivia, and Bree could do a smashing cover of this song as well.


My husband introduced me to this gem which is essentially a spoken word poem about dead bodies. I think these lyrics say it all: “Imagine dressing dead people, straightening their ties and fluffing up their hair so you can afford to take a girl out to the movies on Saturday night.” You’re welcome.


I hear the secrets that you keep/When you’re talking in your sleep. Creepy McStalkerson? Maybe, but DGM is all about secrets.


You might recognize this from the closing credits of Some Kind of Wonderful. I tear up every time Eric Stoltz says, “You look good wearing my future.”  Also, I walked down the aisle to this cover version at my wedding.


Like any good playlist, this one ends with a ballad, Morrissey’s torch song from Kill Uncle. This song highlights the underlying pathos of DGM. Bullying, revenge, payback—there’s a price you pay for it, deep inside. And the girls all know it. And looking back we do forgive (we had no choice, we always did).



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  1. It’s a toss up between Uncle Buck and Home Alone!

  2. My favorite is Pretty in Pink.

  3. Amy Pollard Woolard

    Pretty In Pink & Sixteen Candles are my favorites!!

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