WORLD BOOK DAY: 10 SONGS BASED ON LITERATURE


WORLD BOOK DAY

To celebrate World Book Day we look at 10 songs that have been based on literature.

Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

An obvious choice, but a great one none the less. The songs encapsulates Cathy's childish and haunting obsession, with Kate's mature lyrics and complex music it's a stunning paean to Brontë's novel.

Eurythmics – Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

The duo wrote the entire score for Michael Radfords film, but it's this song that stands out from the soundtrack. For those of you familiar with Orwell's Newspeak the song takes on whole new meaning. For those who don't, it's a stonking 80s dance track.