Songs in The Hoosier Girl


As one reads “The Hoosier Girl” it was my purpose to take them back into time. I wanted them to get lost, not only in the story, but the era in which it takes place-the 1980’s. One way I set out to achieve this, was to intertwine songs, musical artists and bands throughout the story. I may be a little bias here, but I believe the music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s is far superior than any that has come after it. And I’m glad that I grew up listening to the original sound tracks of such great artists. Can I hear an Amen for Casey Kasem’s American Top 40!!! (I still listen to it via IHeart radio.)

I like to call music the Tupperware of our memory. We can go about doing our daily tasks and then a song will come on the radio or over the speakers at the gym or grocery store, and it’s like someone opens up a little compartment in our brain and lets out the past memories that we attached to that song. POOF! Just like that, we’re transported back to another place in time. Most often, it’s a better place. A happier, younger place. But sometimes we have sad memories, heartaches and even grief attached to certain songs.

Whatever the memory, it’s just so amazing how music moves us. One minute we’ll be washing the dishes and that one song will come on. Next thing we know, we’re 12 years old cutting grass, wearing headphones and sweating our asses off. Or we’re hanging out after a softball game at the concession area laughing with our friends.

It’s my opinion, that we haven’t fully tapped into the incredible healing powers that are hidden deep within the rhythm of music. I believe one day in the future doctors will be prescribing not medicines, but music, to heal everything trith physically, emotionally and mentally, that ails us. I wonder if it’s a coincidence that many rock stars and musicians who have lived a hard life of abusing themselves with drugs, alcohol and God knows what else and yet they are still alive and kicking. They’re doing live performances in their 60’s and 70’s when the average 60 and 70 year old is overweight, out of shape and gets winded walking out to get the mail.

Here are all the song’s that I intertwined into the story of “The Hoosier Girl” in chronological order. Hope they take you back to a better place or perhaps introduces you to something new. Enjoy! And if you wouldn’t mind, go into the comments below each video on YouTube and post a comment that says, “The book, “The Hoosier Girl” brought you there!” Hopefully that will get me a little more PR for my book and pump up the sales. THANK YOU!!!! You’ll also find the entire playlist on my Youtube channel coming soon!

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5. Lucy in the Skies with Diamonds by The Beatles. You can purchase the CD Beatles 1+ below at:
6. I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family. You can purchase the CD “Come On Get Happy” below at:
7. I Can’t Go For That by Hall and Oates. You can purchase the DVD The Essential Daryl Hall and John Oates below at:
8. Que Sera Sera by Doris Day. You can purchase the DVD “The Man Who Knew Too Much” below at:
9. September by Earth, Wind and Fire. You can purchase the CD “The Best of Earth, Wind and Fire below at:
10. Reminiscing by Little River Band. You can purchase the CD “Little River Band All Time Greastes Hits” below at:
11. Heart of Gold by Neil Young. You can purchase the CD “Neil Young Greastest Hits” below at:
12. How Great Thou Art by Elvis Presley. You can purchase the CD “How Great Thou Art” below at:
13. The Best of Times by Styx. You can purchase the CD “Paradise Theater” below at:
14. Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee by . You can purchase the DVD or CD soundtrack of “Grease” below at:
15. Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley. You can purchase the CD “Elvis 1” below at:
16. We Are Family by Sister Sledge. You can purchase the CD “The Very Best of Sister Sledge” below at:
17. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson. You can purchase the CD “Michael Jackson Number 1 Hits” below at:
18. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac. You can purchase the CD “Rumors” below at:


Heart Breaker by Pat Benatar. You can purchase the CD “Greatest Hits by Pat Benatar” below at:
Tom Sawyer by Rush. You can purchase the CD “Spirit of Radio Greatest Hits (1974-1987)” below at:
I Was Made For Dancing by Leif Garrett. You can purchase his autobiography, “Idol Truth: A Memoir” below at: