I love using music to inspire me, and although I can’t write to music playing, I do make playlists to listen to when I’m not writing. I use period music and often match up songs with specific scenes.
The playlist for Sin City is available on YouTube and Spotify.
01 The Wanderer (Dion)
Ch 2 – Tim arrives at Rett’s
02 Rescue Me (Fontella Bass)
Ch 2 – Tim sees Ray hassling Ruby. Tim and Ruby’s meet-cute … ish.
03 Stick Shift (The Duals)
Ch 5 – Tim learns to drive the truck.
04 Liar Liar (The Castaways)
Ch 6 – Jake takes Ruby to the Silver Slipper.
05 Night Life (Elvis Presley)
Ch 9 – Tim and Ruby driving the Strip in the truck.
06 Ruby Baby (Dion and the Belmonts)
Ch 14 – Tim and Ruby in Rett’s bar.
07 Hello Vietnam (Johnny Wright)
Ch 15 – Driving to the liquor store robbery.
08 Pass the Booze (Ernest Tubb)
Ch 18 – Heading to Rett’s after the rodeo.
09 Tracks of My Tears (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)
Ch 18 – Hollis drunk in Rett’s bar.
10 Little Darlin’ (The Diamonds)
Ch 21 – Ruby goes to the Round Up.
11 This Diamond Ring (Gary Lewis and the Playboys)
Ch 28 – Tim drinking on a bench outside the casinos.
12 Runaround Sue (Dion)
Ch 28 – In Rett’s bar.