14 December 2010

Novel Playlist: "Candy Girl" by Diablo Cody

A book about a year spent stripping?  Of course there are references to music throughout!  Cody even peppers in a few lists throughout her memoir, including The Ten Best Songs to Strip To, The Ten Worst Songs to Strip To and even a little activity in which the reader is asked to pair five artists with the personality of the stripper who favors their music.  In short, you should be able to keep a party hoppin' drawing exclusively from this playlist.  I have omitted more generic references such as a club patron sporting a "ZZ Top beard," because those kinds of remarks really aren't about the music.

Page numbers are cited from the trade paperback edition I own, ISBN: 978-1-592-40273-1

Songs/Music Videos
    1. "I Do" by Lisa Loeb (p. 4) ["I had erased myself, just like Lisa Loeb in that one supergay video."]
    2. "Cherry Pie" by Warrant (p. 16) [references music video]
    3. "Rag Doll" by Aerosmith (p. 25)
    4. "Ignition" (Remix) by R. Kelly ["The Greatest Stripping Song of All Time"] (p. 30)
    5. "Purple Rain" by Prince (p. 30)
    6. "Honky Tonk Woman" by The Rolling Stones (p. 30)
    7. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard (p. 30)
    8. "Amber" by 311 (p. 30)
    9. "Miserable" by Lit (p. 31) [references music video: "...Pamela Anderson is in the video, and she's like Jesus for strippers..."]
    10. "Back Door Man" by The Doors (p. 31)
    11. "Back in Black" by AC/DC (p. 31)
    12. "I Touch Myself" by The Divinyls (p. 31)
    13. "Hash Pipe" by Weezer (p. 31)
    14. "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" by Shania Twain ["a bumblefuck good-times Shania Twain anthem about beds and boots and cheating"] (p. 47)
    15. "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake ["Like Tawny Kitaen dry-humping the car in that Whitesnake video..."] (p. 49)
    16. "Raspberry Beret" by Prince ["...or that girl from Cheers (Jackie Swanson) who wore the "Raspberry Beret."] (p. 49)
    17. "Armageddon It" by Def Leppard (p. 50)
    18. "My Sharona" by The Knack (p. 62)
    19. "Toca's Miracle" by Fragma ["an urgent techno song called..."] (p. 66)
    20. "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin (p. 86)
    21. "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles [sung by Cody's boyfriend to his daughter] (p. 96)
    22. "We Want Some Pussy" by 2 Live Crew (p. 107, 139)
    23. "Scar Tissue" by Red Hot Chili Peppers (p. 119)
    24. "Pink" by Aerosmith (p. 137)
    25. "Truganini" by Midnight Oil ["that Midnight Oil song about aborigines"] (p. 144)
    26. "Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure (p. 144)
    27. "Hey Ya" by Outkast (p. 144)
    28. "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice (p. 144)
    29. "Girls" by The Beastie Boys (p. 144)
    30. "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" by Britney Spears (p. 145)
    31. "Elenore" by The Turtles (p. 145)
    32. "Hotel California" by The Eagles (p. 145)
    33. "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" by Morrisey (145)
    34. "Beast of Burden" by The Rolling Stones [part of a two-song Stones set] (p. 187)
    35. "Barbie Girl" by Aqua (p. 195)
    Albums
    • Hysteria by Def Leppard ["a valentine to strippers if there ever was one"] (p. 16)
    • Their Satanic Majesties Request by The Rolling Stones ["Peanut was possibly the only toddler in existence who knew (the album) by heart"] (p. 179)
    Other Music References
    • "I'm in Great Shape" (instrumental snippet) by The Beach Boys [bootleg only] (p. 2)
    • "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" by Diana Ross (p. 6) [after auditioning for a band on bass, "the band members just looked at me like I was farting the theme from Mahogany."]
    • "...I had been looking forward to posturing onstage like Kim Gordon or Kim Deal, or any of the assorted lank-haired bassists named Kim who had been my heroines as a teen." (p. 6)
    • "I did peel to Pixies songs on several occasions..." (p. 6)
    • "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers ["...I decided to return to the dressing room to count my money (Kenny Rogers would disapprove, as my dealin' was far from done)"] (p. 53)
    • "'That girl is dancing to Kiss!' Jonny remarked admiringly" (p. 72)
    • "...after requesting a Basement Jaxx song" (p. 81)
    • "mellow jazz piano wafted up from downstairs..." (p. 88)
    • Beatles medleys (sung by Cody's boyfriend to his daughter) (p. 96)
    • "Anything by Britney Spears" is among "the ten worst songs to strip to" because "chances are, you'll piss off a veteran stripper...who staked a permanent claim on the Britney catalog back in 1998..." (p. 144)
    • "Any Eminem song about matricide, Quaaludes or fatherhood" is among "the ten worst songs to strip to" (p. 145)
    • "O Holy Night" (p. 184)
    • "Pomp and Circumstance" (p. 188)
    • "I'd felt like such a libertine dancing onstage to AC/DC..." (p. 196)
    • Courtney Love ("a vocal alumnus of several strip clubs") (p. 209)

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