The Classics Set to Music

Sometimes when you’re searching for something online you come across something completely different. I can’t even remember what I was looking for when I came across a list of songs that retell a work of literature.

Before I knew it, I’d spend way too much time going through the list. There were a few that I knew. The most famous, I think, was “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush which was a re-telling of Emily Brontë’s novel.

But I also knew “The Highwayman” by Loreena McKennitt, which recounted a poem by Alfred Noyes. The poem was sung in its entirety, and it is therefore ten minutes long.

Then there were those in which I simply don’t see the connection. On the list it states that “China in Your Hand” by T’Pau is based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Do you see that connection?



2 thoughts on “The Classics Set to Music

  1. The internet is both a gift and a curse. I don’t see the connection in the latter, but maybe I haven’t had enough coffee yet. Now I’ve got to off to do some research and disappear down my own web rabbit hole. :o)

    Thanks for sharing this interesting post. I would never have thought to Google something like this on my own.

    1. Hello Julianne, I don’t think I was Googling this, I was looking for something completely different and stumbled upon this. Isn’t that how we find the most interesting things?

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