Music Monday: Dive into literary worlds with Aquila

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. 

All English classes cover a specific set of required readings, and Aquila has chosen the seniors’ “A Tale of Two Cities,” the juniors’ “The Great Gatsby” and “The Scarlet Letter,” the sophomores’ “Frankenstein” and “Hamlet” and the freshmen’s “The Odyssey” and “Of Mice and Men.” These stories of wild parties, long sea journeys and murders contain a variety of themes, moods, and characters, and some of this week’s songs might relate more to these texts than you think. Whether you loved the books or hated them, we hope you can relate to the characters by listening to this mini-playlist throughout the week.

Find the full playlist here:

Monday: “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” by Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”

Tuesday: “The Cave” by Mumford & Sons for Homer’s “The Odyssey”

Wednesday: “Black Sheep” by Sneaker Pimps for Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Thursday: “Falls To Climb” by R.E.M. for Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”

Friday: “Brother’s Keeper” by Glen Hansard for John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”

Saturday: “Dear Ophelia” by Abney Park for Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

Sunday: “The Resolution” by Jack’s Mannequin for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter”