Whenever I'm working on a new story, brainstorming the plot and the characters, I go through my favorite CDs, looking for songs that sound like they'd fit the characters, and often the plot will permute based on how much I want the songs to go along with it. For example, in my NaNoWriMo from last year, the main character was originally going to gain a boyfriend over the course of the story, but he thought she was an alien, so They Might Be Giant's "She's an Angel" was like his theme song. Sadly, he didn't make it into the story, mostly because in writing it, I ended up liking the main character's roommate more (and she already had a boyfriend), so she got more screentime, as it were. But yeah, I don't really remember which songs ended up influencing which characters after a while, but that's just how I tend to do things.
Bonus Music #54
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