Let Down Your Hair—And Whip It…

grounded_cover (1)I am always amazed and delighted when an author finds a way to take a familiar character and present her in a way that is both recognizable and new. It’s no easy task. But if you’ve been following the blog this week, you know that’s exactly what Megan Morrison does with her new book, Grounded. While the Rapunzel that greets us in Grounded is familiar enough that reading about her makes us feel like we’re visiting with an old friend, her courage, agency, and adventurous spirit inspire us to view our old friend in a new light.

In celebration of all those qualities that Megan surfaces in the character, the EMUs have decided to collaborate on a playlist to accompany us all on our next adventure. Take it with you on your next road trip or enjoy it as you explore a new book (like, for example, Grounded!).

You need to have a Spotify account to listen to the playlists. If you don’t have an account but would like to create your own playlist on iTunes or any other platform, here’s a list of the songs from the EMU’s Adventure Playlist:

Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas (Anchorman Medley)
Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane
Right Now by Van Halen
Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
Inner Smile by Texas
Harbor by Vienna Teng
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Roar by Katy Perry
Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
Don’t Stop Believing by the Glee Cast
Love Don’t Roam by Neil Hannon

One song remains unidentified on the list but I’ll leave that as a surprise. I’ll just say this: there’s one possible truth about Rapunzel that no writer has explored. Maybe it’s too controversial. But it has been suggested that the real reason Rapunzel grew her hair so long is because she is a HUGE Willow Smith fan. That’s all I’m saying.

[Edit: It was brought to my attention that the Spotify playlist didn’t appear for all users. I apologize for the error! It should load below. Thank you for your patience!]

Enjoy the playlist. And be sure to pick up Megan Morrison’s Grounded if you want to embark on a real adventure! You can buy it by clicking on any of these links:

Third Place Books

The Secret Garden Bookshop




Barnes & Noble

You can also enter to win a copy by commenting on this post or any post this week. Megan has even offered to throw in a sweet chainmail bookmark as part of the giveaway!


Filed under Book Giveaway, Book Launch

9 responses to “Let Down Your Hair—And Whip It…

  1. mariagianferrari

    Fun playlist and post, Adam! I just listened to a couple of the songs I was unfamiliar with. The Vienna Teng song is beautiful. Let the adventures begin!!

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  2. Looking forward to listening to the songs I don’t know… And thank you for including the Tom Cochrane version of “Life Is a Highway”. I never hear that anymore. This has been a fun week!

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  3. mariagianferrari

    Thanks for commenting, Maryanne :)!!


  4. Sweeeeeet playlist!! So excited for the world to meet your book! I’ve just ordered myself a copy!! 🙂

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  5. What a fun playlist and culminating post for this week of celebration! Readers of the world are going to love GROUNDED!

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  6. Fun music mix, and a fun week!

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  7. I want to be grounded and have a copy of this book with me!! 🙂 Can’t wait to check it out!


  8. Adam, this is awesome! Thank you for putting a playlist together! I’ve wanted a playlist post for my launch week ever since we put one together lo these many months ago for Laurie’s CHANGEMAKER launch. Great songs to end a great week!


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