A Playlist for Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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“When the phone rang I was in the kitchen, boiling a potful of spaghetti and whistling along with an FM broadcast of the overture to Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie, which has to be the perfect music for cooking pasta.”

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The Thieving Magpie follows Toru Okada throughout The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – the perfect music for cooking pasta, stalking hotel bell boys, and traveling to the realm of your subconscious. I just finished reading Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle last night, and it was quite the journey! As to be expected, Murakami created a very lyrical and eerie world that starts with a man searching for a missing cat, which of course leads to many strange and magical things happening.

I had so much fun making a playlist for Kafka on the Shore that I thought I’d make one for The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle as well. Most of these songs were mentioned by Murakami, but I threw in a few extras of my own choice for good measure. Have you read the book before? What songs would you add to this playlist?

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Please see the tracklist and playlist below:

  1.  Eight Days a Week – The Yesterdays (because Spotify doesn’t have the Beatles)
  2. Billy Jean – The Thrillers (because Spotify doesn’t have Michael Jackson)
  3. Jump – Van Halen
  4. The Hawaiian Wedding Song – Andy Williams
  5. Hat and Beard – Eric Dolphy
  6. The Thieving Magpie – Gioachino Rossini
  7. The Big Ship – Brian Eno
  8. Tara’s Theme – Percy Faith
  9. The Musical Offering – J.S. Bach
  10. Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead

Click here to launch The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Playlist

Photo Credit: Lomokev @ Flickr

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