Franzen Comes Alive: A Playlist for GONE GIRL

Franzen Comes Alive is a series of book-related playlists.

Here’s a playlist of songs I immediately think of when I think about Gone Girl. SPOILER ALERT: The song selections definitely give plot points of the book away – if you haven’t read it yet 1) OMG what are you waiting for? and 2) You may want to steer clear until then.

I’d love to hear what songs you’d put in the playlist. Also, as usual, it’s not all that safe for work.

“Amy” by Green Day


“Anniversary” by Tony! Toni! Toné!

“Where’d You Go?” by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones


“Used To Love Her” by Guns N’ Roses The video version is G N’ R; the Spotify link is a cover by Slightly Stoopid.


“An Innocent Man” by Billy Joel 

“Better Than Revenge” by Taylor Swift 


“Baby You Crazy” by Nick Curran and The Lowlifes R.I.P., Nick – we miss you.

“Poison” by Bell Biv DeVoe It’s like my grandma always said: “Never trust a big butt and a smile.”


“Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” by Mötley Crüe

“Getting Away With Murder” by Papa Roach

“Tear You Apart” by She Wants Revenge

“Back In Baby’s Arms” by Patsy Cline 

“Bitch” by Meredith Brooks 

You can hear the whole Gone Girl playlist on Spotify.