Jack’s Nine @ 9, National Read A Book Day

Wednesday, September 6

Today is National Read a Book Day, so we’re counting down our Top 9 songs about reading, writing, words, and we’ll even shed some light on a few literary references.  Here’s today’s #NineAt9 for #ReadABookDay!

The Police-Don’t Stand So Close To Me

Sting directly references Nobokov’s classic novel Lolita concerning a forbidden love.

Missing Persons-Words

Blind Melon-No Rain

The ultimate ode to boredom.  What better way to get through a lazy day?  “All that I can do is read a book to stay awake.”

Devo-Whip It

The nonsencial lyrics were inspired by Gravity’s Rainbow by homas Pynchon, a novel filled with satirical limericks.

Natasha Bedingfield-Unwritten

Elton John-Rocket Man

Inspired by the short story “Rocket Man” from Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man.

Book of Love-I Touch Roses

Extreme-More Than Words

Jackson 5-ABC


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