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Fifty Shades of Grey Music

Updated on February 21, 2014

The Songs in the Book

There are numerous songs and music mentioned in the Fifty Shades of Grey book. Some are quite familiar while others leave us flabbergasted. I guess most readers turned to their reliable search engines and websites to listen to the particular songs to get in the vibe. I don't blame you.

I have read books which cite songs within the story. So it is not surprising to read several in this series. However, specifically mentioning all the songs is something new. Correct me if I'm wrong but when Toxic by Britney Spears was mentioned, a lot of us must have been astonished. The previous songs we probably neglected. But after that, we cannot help but look forward to the next one.

Here, I have listed the songs and music mentioned in the book and compared it to the list available on the official E.L. James website. Enjoy!

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The Book Series

Fifty Shades of Grey series is a trilogy focusing on the love story of Christian and Ana. Christian is a mysterious billionaire who practices a certain lifestyle that is taboo to most people. Ana is a naïve woman willing to explore her sensuality only in the arms of the man she loves. At first, it would seem that they are treading different paths but together they fit perfectly.

The first book is the introductory phase of the characters and the relationship. We get a glimpse of the lives of the characters before they meet. We see the attraction building and the hesitation that comes with it. And the internal struggles that the characters have to faced in order to adjust to the needs of the other.

The second book is testing the waters. Christian and Ana willingly adjust and accept each other completely. But total submission of oneself is a work in process. As they both learn to trust each other, the barrier protecting them is breached little by little until the wall is crumbled.

The third book is the surrender. The characters both embraced their feelings for each other through a lifetime of commitment. They face obstacles along the way that helped strengthen their bond and break their final hesitation.

The Movie Adaptation

A movie soundtrack will definitely be released after the movie. The production cannot just leave the fans out. With the book alone, the fans have compiled playlists to enjoy and relieve the story. Much is expected from the movie. I don't know if all the songs mentioned in the book will be included or there will be new additions. So until then, we will just have to wait and see. In the meantime, let's enjoy the songs below.

The Classical Album

Fifty Shades Of Grey: The Classical Album
Fifty Shades Of Grey: The Classical Album

This is a 15-track classical music album featuring songs mentioned in the Fifty Shades of Grey series.

I'm not a fan of classical music since I have this impression that it is old-fashioned and boring. However, I went out of my way and listened to this album. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the tracks on this album. The songs are soothing and help free my mind after a long day's work.


Fifty Shades of Grey Music - First Half

I was a bit intrigued when the first song was mentioned. It was very specific, which calls for readers to listen to it. I just shrugged it off at that time. Yet, as the story progressed, more songs have been cited. My curiosity heightened then on and I started to listen to the music.

I have noticed that the songs in this book describe the attraction between Christian and Ana. As observed, Christian is fascinated with her but he is holding back. Ana on the other hand is naïve and accepting. She may not understand the appeal but she freely embraces her emotions.

Second Half

Fifty Shades Darker Music - Part 1 of 3

I was looking forward to the songs that will be cited in this book. I expected songs with too much emotion and I was not disappointed. Each of the songs describe the frustration, anxiety, defiance, and adoration that the characters are struggling with.

The songs in this book are more intense. In every song you will feel the love and passion of the characters. Christian begins to acknowledge his feelings towards her. Ana is learning how to nurture her emotions.

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

Fifty Shades Freed Music - First Half

At this point, I'm anticipating lighter songs since the relationship between the main characters are solid. Much emotion have been released in the second book, thus, the third will be more on straightening out the bond.

The songs on this book are focusing on establishing oneself and relationships. The song choices are quite fitting since the story is on its final course. At this point, Christian reveals more of himself. He learns to accept his past. And he is ready to embrace his future. Ana is more mature and understanding on this book. She helps heal all the wounds. And she strengthens the foundation of their relationship.

Second Half

Which Songs and Music did you Like?

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      5 years ago

      @anonymous: I have been wondering the same thing! Still looking for a list with Dido on it I have yet to find it! Which makes me wonder if there are other ones left out! Thought about keeping a list of the songs I didn't realize until the second book that I should have acted on that thought! Oh well maybe if I can get some time I will flip through the trilogy and may a legit list!

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      5 years ago

      Sex on Fire from the Kings of Leon is the best Fifty shades song!

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      5 years ago

      Nice selection of music! Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      Didos "White Flag" is missing. I wonder if the author didn't give the permission?


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