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?