Don’t call it a podcast, podcast

Stephenie’s playlists are almost as equally anticipated as her books themselves. And there are always a lot of questions about the magic behind them. Stephenie usually has a chance to answer those questions during her book tours but Covid has taken that opportunity from all of us. So, we had to get creative. 

For ONE TIME ONLY, we’d like to introduce a podcast of sorts. Wherein Stephenie sits down with her quarantine buddy, Meghan, and discusses each song, why it made the playlist, how it influenced her and how it fits into the story. 

Some of your burning questions will be answered! 

Is The Night We Met THE prom song?


When did Stephenie first hear Claire de Lune?

(Long before she wrote Twilight)

Why does Meghan say ‘legit’ so many times?

(This is never answered)

Also, there are some important moments from the book that are missing songs. So, if you have suggestions, we are all ears.  The playlist is a living thing that can grow and change! 

Part One

The one in which Stephenie talks about missing songs from the playlist and Meghan mispronounces a made-up word. They also discuss…

Crooked Ways by Motion City Soundtrack

One of a Kind by Placebo

Sick, Sick, Sick by Queens of the Stone Age

Down In It by Nine Inch Nails

Map of the Problematique by Muse

Na Na Na Na Naa by Kaiser Chiefs

Not The One by Collective Soul

Part Two

The one in which Stephenie apologizes to Edward for his intrusive thoughts and Meghan admits her love for Milli Vanilli. They also discuss…

Notice by Gomez

Clair de Lune, L. 32 by Claude Debussy

With You by Linkin Park

Demons by Dry the River

Ocean of Noise by Arcade Fire

Ice Dance by Danny Elfman

Part Three

The one in which Stephenie gives some good writing advice and we finally get a title:  Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun Playlist: Why?  They also discuss…

First Day Of My Life by Bright Eyes

Pledging My Love by Johnny Ace

Turning Page by Sleeping at Last

Saw Lightning by Beck

Digeridoo by Aphex Twin

Machine Gun by Portishead

Part Four

The one in which Stephenie reveals what she did after breakups and Meghan talks about her embroidery plans. They also discuss…

Incarnation by Le Castle Vania

Blood Hands by Royal Blood

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Dark is Rising by Mercury Rev

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized

The Night We Met by Lord Huron

How to Disappear Completely by Radiohead