Fangirl Thursday: Playlists Full of Feelings

I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of playlists on my iPod: “Workout Mix,” “Road Trip 2013,” “Yoga Time,” “Alias Songs,” “Extraordinary,” “Perhaps I Would,” “I Will Always Find You”…

Why yes, I do have multiple playlists devoted to songs that remind of my favorite fictional characters and couples. Doesn’t everyone?

Music makes us feel, so it’s always made sense to me that the right song would make me think about the characters and relationships that make me feel, too. It’s what we do as fans; we take the things we’re passionate about and make deeper connections with them than the ones we’re given during the small amount of time we spend in the movie theater, reading, or watching TV.

It all began—as so many things in my life as a fangirl did—with Alias. Season Three of Alias was a time of immense angst, so naturally, ever sad song reminded me of the time Vaughn spent thinking Sydney was dead or the time Sydney spent watching Vaughn be married to someone else. From the entire More Than You Think You Are Matchbox 20 album to Coldplay’s “The Scientist” and Garth Brooks’s “The Dance,” I spent my entire sophomore year of high school listening to angst-ridden songs—not because I was an angry teenager but because I was a fangirl.

More than 10 years later, I’m still the kind of fangirl who hears a song and immediately finds a character it relates to. And when I do, I add it to the playlist. Some of my playlists (like “Extraordinary,” aka my Castle/Beckett mix) also have songs used on the TV shows or in the movies themselves, but I love discovering new songs that unexpectedly give me all the feelings.

Today I want to share my top five songs from my three most-played fangirl playlists, ones devoted to Castle and Beckett (from Castle), as well as Snow and Charming and Emma and Hook (both from Once Upon a Time).

Extraordinary: My Castle/Beckett Playlist
1. “Shake It Out” (Florence and the Machine)
And I am done with my graceless heart, so tonight I’m gonna cut it out and then restart…
This song will always be Kate Beckett’s anthem to me. I discovered it right around the time “Kill Shot” aired back in Season Four, and its empowering theme of moving beyond the demons we carry with us seemed to be a perfect emotional companion for everything Beckett was going through in that episode.

2. “Been a Long Day” (Rosi Golan)
It’s been a long year, and I’m finally ready to be here…
If “Shake It Out” is the perfect companion to “Kill Shot,” then this song serves the same purpose for “Always.” The story it weaves of a woman’s struggles over a day, week, and year to reach a place where she can finally let love in exactly mirrors the journey Beckett took to Castle’s door at the end of that Season Four finale.

3. “All the Way” (Frank Sinatra)
If you’ll let me love you, it’s for sure I’m gonna love you all the way…
Kate Beckett is a woman who deserves to be loved no less than completely, and that’s what Richard Castle can give her. When I think of Castle’s love for Beckett, I always think of this classic song.

4. “I Won’t Give Up” (Jason Mraz)
I don’t want to be someone who walks away so easily; I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make…
This song reminds me so much of the speech Castle gave Beckett in this season’s finale about working for the happy ending. These two characters have been through so much together, and a defining part of their love story is that they’re always there for each other; they never give up.

5. “Arms” (Christina Perri)
I hope that you see right through my walls. I hope that you catch me, ’cause I’m already falling…
If you ask me what song perfectly captures Beckett’s feelings for Castle, I would say “Arms.” Every word of it reminds me of how far this character has come towards finding home and happiness with the man she loves.

I Will Always Find You: My Snow/Charming Playlist
1. “The Rose” (Bette Midler)
Just remember, in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows, lies the seed that, with the sun’s love, in the spring becomes the rose…
This is Snow’s song. It’s about seeing love in all of its beauty and pain, but still choosing to hope and to encourage others to hope.

2. “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (Oliver James)
And if destiny decided I should look the other way, then the world would never know the greatest story ever told…
If we learned anything in this season’s Once Upon a Time finale, it’s that one moment can change everything, and one missed moment might have kept Snow and Charming from living their beautiful love story. Thankfully, in every version of their story, they found each other, and their legendary story continued as it was meant to.

3. “Come Home” (OneRepublic featuring Sara Bareilles)
The fight for you is all I’ve ever known…
Snow and Charming have spent so much of their lives trying to find each other, to bring each other back home. This is my favorite song for those angst-ridden times of separation.

4. “A Thousand Years” (Christina Perri)
All along I believed I would find you…
I know, I know…Everyone thinks this song relates best to their favorite couple. But this is such a beautiful testament to the kind of love that lasts through years spent apart and the kind of hope that defines Snow and Charming’s relationship.

5. “Blindfolded” (Kris Allen)
If I was blindfolded, if my memory was erased, if every sign pointed to another place—I’d still find you…
The first time I heard this song, I knew I’d found my personal theme song for Snow and Charming. It’s especially relevant to the entirety of Season One and every interaction between cursed Mary Margaret and David.

Perhaps I Would: My Emma/Hook Playlist
1. “Safer” (First Date Original Broadway Cast)
When you once unafraid wore your heart on your sleeve, and the ones that you loved chose to just turn and leave, every day it gets harder to somehow believe you will survive, so you strive just to keep on your guard…
If you’re an Emma Swan fan, do yourself a favor and listen to this song. I’ve never experienced a song that reflects a character so beautifully; it breaks my heart and makes me cry every time I listen to it.

2. “New York” (Snow Patrol)
The lone neon nights and the ache of the ocean and the fire that was starting to spark…
This song begins, “If you were here besides me instead of in New York…” That should tell you right away that this was the song for Emma and Hook between the first and second halves of Season Three.

3. “Cannonball” (Damien Rice)
’Cause it’s not hard to fall, and I don’t want to scare her…
This delicate, tentative song is the perfect anthem for Hook’s feelings for Emma throughout the second half of Season Three. It’s a song about falling in love without the certainty of the other person’s feelings but having at least one kiss to hold onto when it’s “still a little hard to say what’s going on.”

4. “Make You Feel My Love” (Adele—or anyone else who’s covered Bob Dylan’s classic over the years)
I could make you happy, make your dreams come true. Nothing that I wouldn’t do. Go to the ends of the earth for you…
This song defines the way Hook loves in general and specifically how he loves Emma, with a devotion that would take him to the end of the world for her (or time). It speaks of a person who might not know if their love is returned, but they would still do anything to make the one they love happy.

5. “Feels Like Home” (Chantal Kreviazuk)
If you knew how lonely my life has been, and how long I’ve been so alone; and if you knew how I wanted someone to come along and change my life the way you’ve done…
This is one of my favorite songs ever written, and I always thought it would be such a perfect song for Emma whenever she found the kind of love she deserved. After this season’s finale, I think Emma’s starting to open her heart to the kind of love this song is about, the kind of love that helps you feel like you’re finally home.

What are your favorite songs to relate to your favorite fictional characters? Share your ultimate fanmixes in the comments, and who knows, maybe you’ll find a new favorite song in the process!

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26 thoughts on “Fangirl Thursday: Playlists Full of Feelings

  1. I personally LOVE “First Time” by Lifehouse for Emma/Hook. “We’re both searching for something/we’ve been afraid to find/it’s easier to be broken/it’s easier to hide/Looking at you, holding my breath/For once in my life, I’m scared to death/I’m taking a chance letting you inside” It just speaks perfectly to the walls both of them have and the fears of intimacy that need to be broken down.

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and share an amazing song choice! I love that song, and until now I didn’t realize how absolutely perfect it is for Emma and Hook! 🙂

  2. I have to admit, historically I am not a fandom playlist kind of person. There are a few songs that I always associate to a show I love because they played during a favorite scene of mine, like how ‘Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas’ is forever linked to Milder and Scully opening Christmas gifts together, or ‘wild horses’ will always bring me back to Buffy and Angel dancing at the prom, and then ‘Fly’ which plays during one of my all time favorite Lois and Clark scenes from ‘Smallville’ that never fails to put me in a great mood.

    This is how my music associations went, that is until captain swan came along. There are ships that make you smile as you enjoy the ride and you don’t think about them too much beyond the credits. And then there are the ships that are all consuming. You think about them constantly, you write at length about them on a strangers blog until you convince them to be friends with you so you can both freak out on twitter, and before you know it you have multiple playlists organized by season and their different relationships stages. Yep, this is how deep I am (thanks for a few of those additions btw 🙂 ). Currently there is the season 2/ we are both emotionally scarred by love playlist (modern love/matt nathanson, over you/miranda lambert ). Then there is the season 3/ I can’t deny my attraction but I am scared and in denial give me a chance you make me want to be a better person playlist (new york/snow patrol, cannonball/damien rice). Season 3 was a roller coaster of emotion. Then there is the season 4/ early relationship stage this is new and exciting but we still have issues and I am alarmed by how much I like you stage but this is good for both of us (collide/howie day, vindicated/dashboard confessional). Yep, I have a playlist for a season that hasn’t even started yet. I have a lot of feelings. But I have to say that with all these intense emotions, music has been a great outlet for me. I heard a saying once about how you think all songs are about you when you are in love. Well, right now all songs are pretty much about Hook and Emma. Oh how I do love those two. Now if you’ll excuse me I will probably spend most of the rest of the day distracted by my playlists, again. ❤

    • I’m finally getting around to responding to all of these awesome comments, and I love this so much, Shauna. I love that Emma and Hook inspire you the way all of my favorite couples have inspired me. A popular quote from Castle reminds me so much of what you’re saying about thinking songs are about you when you’re in love: “All the songs make sense.” And it’s that way for the fictional characters and relationships we love too.

      I LOVE that you have “Vindicated” on your S4 playlist because I have adored that song for years. And “Collide” has a prominent place on both my Castle/Beckett and Emma/Hook playlists. 🙂

  3. It happens a lot to me too, to listen to a song and to think about certain characters. For some songs the association with a couple and a character comes with fan videos, and i’m like:”why did I not think about this song before?”, and with some songs, it just click as you listen to them.
    Here’s my playlist:
    Come Home – One Republic/Sarah Bareilles, It’s my Sawyer and Juliet song.
    Echo – Jason Walker. Ted Mosby. Even if i hated the HIMYM finale, Ted one of the character that I loved the most over the years.
    You and me – Lifehouse. Bellamy and Clarke from The 100. Thet aren’t even a couple yet but when they look at each other, the world disappears.
    Just give me a reason – Pink. It’s my Nick and Jess song and I know that it’s quite a sad song but for my brain, it’s their song. 🙂
    Shattered, Trading Yesterday. It’s Jack and Kate
    London Rain, Heather Nova. It’s a “old” song and I remembered it mostly because of Dawson’s Creek but I was listening to it some days ago and suddenly Oliver and Felicity from Arrow came into my mind.
    That Home – Cinematic Orchestra. It’s Harvey and Donna
    Till Kingdom Come – Coldplay. It’s Amy and Rory from Doctor Who.

    • Thank you so much for sharing such great songs! I especially love “Come Home” for Sawyer and Juliet. ❤

      And you're right about fan videos. I have them to thank for so many songs that I associate with my favorite fictional couples.

  4. I love this post so much, it’s gonna be my happy place today as I go through my playlists and pick out my favorites. “Blindfolded” really is the perfect song for Snow and Charming.

    I’m gonna start with Emma/Hook because I currently only have two songs for them and you already listed one (Safer). My current favorite song for them is Cross That Line by Joshua Radin. The chorus is “For you I’d break these walls, I’d choose to fall, I’m gonna cross that line for you” and I can’t think of a better way to describe Emma choosing to fall for Hook. It makes her the agent, which I’m always gonna love and just feels so right to me.

    Moving on to my Jaime/Brienne playlist (named Bittersweet and Strange)..
    Beauty and the Beast – either the movie version or the Celine Dion version
    “Barely even friends, then somebody bends, unexpectedly. Just a little change, small to say the least. Both a little scared, neither one prepared”
    “Bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong”
    One of the things that I love most about these two is the idea that meeting each other changed the way both of them see the world. Brienne realized that not everything was simple and black and white like the stories and Jaime learned that there could still be goodness and honor in the world and in a knight. This song just sums up their journey from basically enemies to friends and beyond.

    Everything – Lifehouse
    “You are the light that’s leading me, to the place where I find peace again.”
    “You are the hope that keeps me trusting”
    “How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?”
    This song is basically Brienne through Jaime’s eyes. Or at least what he would say if he could manage to articulate or accept the way he feels about her. She’s the ideal of what a knight should be and he admires that and makes him want to move back toward that idea.

    Hero/Heroine – Boys Like Girls
    “I got a closet filled up to the brim, with the ghosts of my past and their skeletons. And I don’t know why, you’d even try”
    I will probably squeeze a Boys Like Girls song on everyone of my fandom playlists tbh but this one is my favorite for a lot of ships and Jaime/Brienne in particular. Jaime has been defined by one moment of his past for so long and Brienne is the only one who knows the truth about that moment. She knows what he’s done, she knows about him and Cersei (I think?) and she still sees goodness in him. She does make him feel like a hero and in this song, the opposite of hero isn’t damsel in distress. It’s a heroine (which works nicely as a play on words too) and that’s exactly what Brienne is.

    Declaration – David Cook
    “Cause you love, and you bleed, and you stole my soul to set me free”
    “When the light runs from the day, will the darkness be too much? Will I ever be enough?”
    I’m not convinced we’ll ever get to this stage of Jaime and Brienne’s relationship in canon but I can hope. It’s of a Jaime who is fully accepting of his feelings toward Brienne and her role in his live but is still uncertain that he could ever be good enough for her.

    You Can – David Archuleta
    “Baby when you look at me, tell me what do you see? Are these the eyes of someone you could love? Cause everything that brought me here, well now it all seems so clear. Baby, you’re the one that I’ve been dreaming of”
    To conclude my playlist of songs that are basically about how much Jaime loves Brienne, we have yet another song about Jaime and Brienne’s future (that will probably not happen because this ship is pretty much destined to emotionally destroy me). My headcanon for Jaime has always been that when he’s in (and he recognizes his feelings), he’s all in. He’s put up with so much from Cersei and from others as a reaction to their relationship and even in the face of betrayal, he’s had a hard time letting go entirely. So therefore, headcanon Jaime is a big sap and for that reason, this song just works perfectly for me.

    • Now on to the shows and ships we don’t share but who I have decently-sized playlists for.

      No Take Backs (Kara/Lee, Battlestar Galactica)
      Full warning, these two are not at all functional or always healthy for each other and this playlist definitely reflects that.
      Just Say Yes – Snow Patrol
      It’s All Coming Back to Me Now – Meat Loaf w/Marion Raven
      Not Strong Enough – Apocalyptica w/Doug Robb
      Love the Way You Lie – Eminem w/Rihanna
      Sort Of – Ingrid Michaelson
      Something That I Already Know – BSB
      Break Each Other’s Hearts Again – Reba McEntire w/Don Henley
      Sibera – BSB
      Almost Lover – A Fine Frenzy

      Grissom/Sara
      The first four are from the summer between seasons 7 and 8 when we weren’t sure Sara was going to live and the message board I was apart of held an ansty vid challenge that produced some incredible videos though once s8 started, they became AU since Sara didn’t die but they are still so linked with them in my mind.
      One More Day – Diamond Rio
      I Miss My Friend – Darryl Worley
      Whenever You Remember – Carrie Underwood
      Did I Tell You – Rebecca Lavelle
      How Far – Martina McBride
      If You’re Not the One – Daniel Bedingfield
      Crawling Back to You – BSB
      I’m With You
      Unbound – Robbie Robertson

      Mohinder/Sylar
      I have such a weird headcanon for these two and this was my “all the songs make sense” couple in 2008/2009 so this isn’t the most cohesive playlist lol.
      Twisted – Carrie Underwood
      Faint – Linkin Park
      Somewhere I Belong – Linkin Park
      Wish You Were – Kate Voegele
      Unsuspecting Sunday Afternoon – BSB
      Starts with Goodbye – Carrie Underwood
      Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

      • wow I am so impressed with your number of playlists!! I think its so interesting to see what characters inspire playlists for other people. I would never think to make a playlist for any of the GOT characters because I think it my head assigning modern music to them just doesn’t compute. But I love that other people do!

      • I love that some songs are so universally used by fandoms that I can tell the mood of some of these playlists just by song choices, like “Almost Lover” and “If You’re Not the One.” Bring on the angst! 😉

    • Reading this comment was the perfect way to spend part of my lunch break because it put me in such a happy place.

      I just listened to “Cross That Line,” and that is a perfect Emma/Hook song. Apparently Joshua Radin just gives me a lot of Emma/Hook feelings because his “The Fear You Won’t Fall” is on my playlist for them, too. (Sample lyric: “Part of the beauty of falling in love with you is the fear you won’t fall.”)

      And I am in love with all of you Jaime/Brienne choices. I actually don’t have a playlist for them yet, but I am not going to rectify that huge oversight with a bunch of these suggestions. “Everything” is such a wonderful song, and it’s so perfect for them. And a personal favorite “Brienne song” of mine is “Not a Pretty Girl” by Ani DiFranco. (Sample lyric: “And imagine you’re a girl just trying to come clean, knowing full well they’d prefer you were dirty and smiling.”)

  5. I adore the New York song by Snow Patrol and i always felt it suited Emma/Hook back in season 2, and more so in season 3

    Those lines you said is exactly them, but the other line that totally also suits them is “If the curve of you is curved on me” – this just reminds of how they fit together and also the shape of a Hook and a Swan – the curves 😉

    I love to write a list of my songs that i think of on Emma/Hook soon 🙂

    • Thank you so much for the comment—I love that we all love “New York” as a song for Hook and Emma! If you ever do make a list of you favorite Hook/Emma songs, feel free to share them with us because I always love getting new playlist suggestions!

      • I will do soon. I’m just being lazy 😉
        But i definitely will. And will message you on your tumblr blog when i put it up here 🙂

  6. Love your Castle/Beckett playlist! I’m going to have to listen to a few of those because I think I’ve only heard them once or twice and the lyrics sounds perfect for them. “A Thousand Years” is also on my Snow/Charming playlist so I was excited to see it on yours! And a few other of those songs are ones that I have but haven’t thought of in a Snow/Charming context before so that was fun to think about 😀

    I tend to have a lot of songs from the shows on my fandom playlists, so on my Castle/Beckett playlist I have “Rise” by The Frames and “In My Veins” by Andrew Belle. I also have “Poison & Wine” by The Civil Wars on there because I saw a fantastic Castle/Beckett fanvid set to that song and haven’t been able to stop associating it with them ever since!

    I have a huge Luke/Lorelai playlist from back in my Gilmore Girls fangirl days, and I’ll post just a few of my favorite songs from that (these are a bit older songs since GG has been off air for years :p):
    -Far Away by Nickleback
    -I Shall Believe by Sheryl Crow
    -You And Me by Lifehouse
    -One Fine Day by Even In Blackouts
    -Reflecting Light by Sam Phillips (used on the show)

    I also have a mini playlist for Lizzie/Darcy from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which includes:
    -Rewind by Paolo Nutini
    -Delicate by Damien Rice
    -I Will Possess Your Heart by Death Cab for Cutie

    Oh, and I do have a playlist for Allison Argent from Teen Wolf because I love her so much.
    -Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) by Florence + The Machine (which I see as her theme song, basically)
    -Titanium by David Guetta/Sia
    -If I Die Young by Glee/The Band Perry (I have the Glee cover on this playlist but I also think that’s the only version of the song I have in my iTunes)
    -Human by Christina Perri

    And that’s about it for now. I’m terrible at updating my fandom playlists unless it’s something really on my mind a lot, so I tend to put together short ones and then forget to add to them haha. You’ve inspired me with this post to come up with more playlists though, I’ll have to take a look at my music library!

    • First of all, I LOVE your Luke/Lorelai playlist and your Lizzie/Darcy one, too!

      I also have a bunch of songs used on Castle on my Castle/Beckett playlist. In addition to the two excellent choices you mentioned, I have “Stop and Stare,” “Into the Blue,” and “I Hope This Gets to You.”

  7. Katie this SPEAKS to me. I feel like I can no longer hear a romantic song without associating it with a minimum of one of my OTPs, especially since I find so many songs through fan vids.

    I have an Alias playlist tooooo! It’s mostly songs FROM the show (“God Put a Smile Upon Your Face,” “Delicate,” etc), but I’ve got “Fix You” on there too. “Fix You” is OTP catnip.

    Bones playlist: lots of songs from the show, and lots of B&B staples, many of which are Ingrid Michaelson, because she might BE Brennan. “Soldier” is so accurate it hurts, as is “Breakable.”

    Rose/ Doctor playlist: the delightful thing about these two is that any song about time/ space/ stars/ the end of the world immediately fits even better. “Room @ the End of the World” by Matt Nathanson is PERFECT for them (THERE’S EVEN A REFERENCE TO TWO HEARTS). “Love Comes Tumbling Down” is another good Matt Nathanson song for them.
    ALSO
    “The Lightning Strike” by Snow Patrol
    “Counting Stars” by One Republic
    “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
    “End of All Time” by Stars of Track and Field
    “Ships in the Night” and “Sooner or Later” by Mat Kearney
    “Tenerife Sea” and “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran
    “Searchlight” by Phillip Phillips
    “I Never Told You” (cover) by Jeff Hendrick
    “In My Veins”–I KNOW that it’s canonically a Castle/ Beckett song (and I love it so much for them too), but there’s an amazing Rose/Doctor fanvid that taps into the sadder undertones of the lyrics, and I watch it all the time

    AND FINALLY!
    NEW OTP of ALL OTPS
    Mulder/ Scully
    I’m only at the start of season five, so I haven’t put together a proper playlist, because if I do, I’ll want fan videos, and I can’t watch those until I’m done. If you give a mouse a cookie, she’s going to wind up YouTubing spoilers until 4 am.
    But spotify did play “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” for me on Monday night after I’d just watched a severely feels-y two-parter, and now I cannot stop listening to it. It’s them, through and through, but it especially works well for the season five premiere.

    Okay. This is great. Now I’m going to read through everyone’s suggestions on here!

    • Once again, you’ve proven that we really are fangirl soulmates. 😉 I love that we both hear romantic songs and associate them with fictional characters immediately—and we regret nothing about it.

      First of all, I have both of those Alias songs on my playlist (how can you not??), and I also have “Slumber My Darling,” “River,” “All My Life,” among others. That show had some phenomenal musical choices.

      I think “In My Veins” is OTP catnip in the same way as “Fix You.” I’ve yet to find a couple that doesn’t have at least one awesome fan video to that song. For as much as it’s THE Castle/Beckett song for me, I’ve also seen it used perfectly for Emma and Hook (and Emma and Neal too) on OUAT.

      Finally, “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” is such an excellent song for any feels-inducing TV pair. I spent a lot of time listening to that song and relating it to Meredith and Derek back in my Grey’s fandom days. I also loved it for basically any couple on Lost after the series finale.

      • Oh my gosh, what a perfect song for her!! Scullyyyyyyy.
        This show is the best thing I’ve done with my summer, and the fandom has been so welcoming and wonderful. I’m obsessed. I wish I’d found it sooner!

  8. I’ve been a bit behind in my blog reading, but I’ve been thinking about this idea since I read the title when you posted it. But now reading everybody’s playlist I just have to say, I don’t do that… I don’t have songs like this. And my musical tastes must be very narrow or odd because I’ve never even HEARD of most of the songs you guys have posted!
    I have one song that I associate with Nick & Jess because of a fanvideo (Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors) but that association is breaking down since I’ve listened to it a lot after New Girl finished (and all that stuff happened, you know). All my other ship songs are songs that I know because they played in the show at crucial moments, and most of those are Nick and Jess songs which no longer have the power to destroy me when they come up on shuffle!
    I am really terrible at discovering new music. A lot of my music is associated with old friends or boyfriends/hubby who introduced me to certain bands by playing them endlessly until I liked them. But if I’m feeling adventurous I will check out your Once playlist. You didn’t steer me wrong on the show, so I trust you won’t steer me wrong on the music 🙂

    • If you do ever decide to check out my Once playlists, I hope you enjoy them! I know that, for me, a lot of my favorite new music has come from fanmixes I’ve seen on Tumblr or fan videos on YouTube. Fandom is my favorite source for good music recommendations.

      Also, I totally know what Nick/Jess “Mirrors” video you’re talking about, and I loved it too. Now, though, “Mirrors” has become another great addition to my Hook/Emma playlist. 🙂

  9. I’m going to start this off by saying that I love Elsa- I feel like I can relate to her struggles a lot. I think she’s very relatable and unique compared to other Disney princesses. So, here is a compilation of my favorite Queen Elsa songs that I feel reflect her character beautifully and really show the struggles Elsa went through as a queen, as a girl with snow and ice powers. I think that, though, Elsa’s feelings of being different and isolated wasn’t explored as much in Frozen (the film focused a lot on Elsa’s fear of her powers and harming others), but I think that is something that Elsa would definitely have, hence I’ve included the song Freak. Also, I really like Human because I feel like it shows the pressure Elsa had as queen and how that affected her.

    Queen Elsa Playlist

    1. Castle Walls

    2. Echo

    3. Freak (short version)

    4. Freak (full version)/a>

    5. Human

    6. My Skin (OUAT Elsa + Frozen)

    7. My Skin (OUAT Elsa)

    8. Reflection

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