Giveaway | Build the Girls Gone Sci-Fi Playlist

Giveaway | Build the Girls Gone Sci-Fi Playlist


In just 16 days, Jessica B., Jessica K., Lauren and I will be hitting the road for the Girls Gone Sci-fi Tour!

We’re looking forward to spending a week together visiting schools, libraries, and bookstores. But there’s something in between all those wonderful stops that we’re equally excited about…


The four of us agree that, aside from a reliable GPS, there’s one thing that truly makes a great road trip:



This is where YOU come in.

We’ve started the official “Girls Gone Sci-Fi Playlist” with a few current favorites and some road trip essentials, but this just isn’t enough music. We have a lot of car time (see exhibit A).


It’s easy:

  • If you’re on Spotify, CLICK HERE to add your songs.
  • If you’re not on Spotify, tell us your favorite songs in the comments below and we’ll add them for you.


A chance to win every day!

Each day we’re on the road, we’ll do a random shuffle of this playlist. The contributor of the first song that plays will win a signed copy of one of our books.

We might do a “winning song shuffle” more than once a day. We might do it… say, three times in one day. Who knows? We’re “on the road.” We’re unpredictable.

So go! Add your songs. Make us sing. Make us chair dance. Make us say things like, “Whoa, I forgot all about this song!” or “I’ve never heard this before, but it’s certainly catchy!” or “Awww… swoony lyrics…”.

We can’t wait to hear the songs that will be traveling along with us from Point A to Point F!



Girls Gone Sci-Fi Road Trip



By |2017-05-04T15:27:10+00:00March 7th, 2014|Categories: Music, Giveaways|Tags: , , , , , |48 Comments


  1. Xander March 26, 2014 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Some of my faves:
    Yellow by Coldplay
    Gangnam Style by PSY 🙂
    Beating Heart by Ellie Goulding
    ANY Adele song
    Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter
    Any Lady Gaga song
    and a completely wacky and random song:
    #Selfie by The Chainsmokers
    Enjoy the music!

  2. Tamara Ireland Stone March 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Since the tour is now starting, we’re going to limit it to 5 songs/person since we have to add these manually. You can still add as many as you like directly via Spotify.

    Thanks again for all this great music!

    — Tamara, Jessica, Lauren, and Jessica

  3. Azelyn Ortiz March 23, 2014 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Waiting Game-BANKS
    Manners- Icona Pop
    Glory and Gore- Lorde
    Fall in Love- Phantogram
    Kill Your Heroes- AWOLNATION
    Bleeding Out- Imagine Dragons
    Bravado- Lorde
    Electric Feel- MGMT
    Figure 8- Ellie Goulding
    I Need You- m83
    Afraid- The Neighbourhood

  4. Kristen March 21, 2014 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Hi, my favourite road trip songs are:

    Anywhere Under the Moon – By Dala
    Levi Blues – By Dala
    Best Day – By Dala
    Voodoo – By Alexz Johnson
    Life is A Highway – By Tom Cochrane
    Breathing Underwater – By Metric
    Gold, Guns, Girls – By Metric
    Save your Scissors – City in Colour
    Sleeping Sickness – City in Colour
    Yo Hello Hooray – By Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS)
    Hell – By Tegan and Sara
    Back In Your Head – By Tegan and Sara

  5. Bridget Howard March 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Here are a few great road songs :)!!!
    Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World
    Skyscraper by Demi Lovato
    Diary of Jane by Breaking Benjamin
    Brick by Bens Fold Five
    Either Way by Guster
    It’s the Way You Make Me Feel by Steps
    Enjoy your road trip

  6. Tamara Ireland Stone March 19, 2014 at 5:13 am - Reply

    I returned from vacation to some fantastic new additions to our playlist. Thanks everyone, and thanks for your patience as we add songs to Spotify!

  7. Raquel March 15, 2014 at 3:30 am - Reply

    Drive My Car – The Beatles 🙂
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
    Mercy – Duffy
    I Love You More (Than You Like Me) – The Streets
    Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas) – Regina Spektor
    Million Dollar Bills – Lorde
    The Mission “M is for Milla Mix” – Puscifer
    Beauty Killer – Jeffree Star
    Too Many Dicks (On The Dance Floor) – Flight of The Conchords
    Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
    Only Prettier – Miranda Lambert
    Love Love Love – Avalanche City
    Dusk Till Dawn – Ladyhawke
    Just a Friend – Biz Markie
    Reader Meet Author – Morrissey 😀
    Looking for a Stranger – Pat Benatar
    Oh My – Gin Wigmore
    Gutter Black – Hello Sailor
    Milkshake – Kelis
    Nasty Girl – Betty Davis
    Jungle Love – Steve Miller Band
    Think – Aretha Franklin
    Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
    Broken Machine – Bionic Pixie aka Zowie
    Hey Eugene – Pink Martini
    Where Did All My People Go? – Fly My Pretties
    Cracklin’ Rose – Neil Diamond
    Punching in a Dream – The Naked and Famous
    From the Ritz to the Rubble – Arctic Monkeys
    The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
    Hit ‘Em Up Style – The Carolina Chocolate Drops
    If He Tries Anything – Ani DiFranco
    One Way or Another – Blondie
    Take a Chance on Me – Abba
    I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
    Everything Is Awesome!!! – Tegan and Sara 😛

    Obviously chosen for a car full of girls. I’ve got a 13 hour playlist from my last drive to Miami if you’re interested. 🙂

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 19, 2014 at 6:51 am - Reply

      What a great road trip mix! Thank you for so many amazing songs (though, I have to admit, I’m rooting for the shuffle to hit “From the Ritz to the Rubble” — it’s one of my very favorites).

      Good luck, and thanks for keeping us dancing!

  8. Angel March 15, 2014 at 3:10 am - Reply

    My funny valentine – frank Sinatra
    The zephyr song – red hot chili peppers
    Good things – a day to remember
    Heavy in your arms – Florence + the machine
    Lyin’ eyes -the eagles
    I sat by the ocean – queens of the Stone Age
    Misguided ghost -paramore
    Crystallized – Lindsey sterling
    The weight of love blinds eyes – emarosa

  9. Angel March 15, 2014 at 3:08 am - Reply

    My funny valentine – frank Sinatra
    The zephyr song – red hot chili peppers
    Good things – a day to remember
    Heavy in your arms – Florence + the machine
    Lyin’ eyes -the eagles
    I sat by the ocean – queens of the Stone Age
    Misguided ghost -paramore
    Crystallized – Lindsey sterling

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 19, 2014 at 6:28 am - Reply

      I love these songs! I Sat By the Ocean is one of my current favorites, along with Heavy in Your Arms. And my husband and I sing Lyin’ Eyes on every road trip. 🙂 Great additions. Thanks!

  10. Petra March 14, 2014 at 4:21 am - Reply

    I checked out the playlist and looked for songs that weren’t already on there and others you might not know. Have fun on your trip! 🙂

    My Girls by Christina Aguilera & Peaches
    Do It Like A Dude by Jessie J
    I Love It by Icona Pop & Charle XCX
    Closer by Tegan & Sara
    Sexy! No No No… by Girls Aloud
    Playback by Collie Buddz
    Live Life by Collie Buddz
    Fast In My Car by Paramore
    Proof by Paramore
    Still Into You by Paramore
    Ain’t It Fun by Paramore
    Born for This by Paramore
    Crushcrushcrush by Paramore
    Misery Business by Paramore
    That’s What You Get by Paramore
    Let the Flames Begin by Paramore
    Who We Are by Imagine Dragons
    Elastic Heart by Sia & The Weekend
    Safe and Sound Capital Cities
    Burn by Ellie Goulding
    Never Be Another by Delilah
    So Irate by Delilah
    Untouched by The Veronicas
    Fight for This Love by Cheryl Cole
    Who’s That Chick? by David Guetta & Rihanna
    Grounds for Divorce by Elbow
    4th of July (Fireworks) by Kelis
    Tell Me by Melanie B
    Flatline by Mutya Keisha Siobhan
    Heartbeat by Nneka
    Frozen by Tami Chynn
    Hyperventilating by Tami Chynn
    Feel It In My Bones by Tiesto & Tegan and Sara
    What You Know by Two Door Cinema Club
    Blue Eyes Blind by ZZ Ward
    Put the Gun Down by ZZ Ward
    Team by Lorde
    Love Lost by The Temper Trap

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 19, 2014 at 6:24 am - Reply

      What a wonderful list! You had me with all the Paramore. 🙂

      Thanks, and good luck in the shuffle giveaways.

  11. Viennie V March 13, 2014 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Road trip? How fun!! I like Isabel’s list, but maybe I’m biased cuz it has one of my songs! Haha – my kind of road trip 😀

    • Isabel March 14, 2014 at 2:14 am - Reply

      Holy, you music, what AH! Is that seriously you, because I am in love with your music!

      • Viennie V March 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm - Reply

        Yep, it’s me!! Drop me a line on Twitter or Facebook and you will know for sure cuz I like to chat 😀 Hope to hear from you!

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 19, 2014 at 5:43 am - Reply

      I like it! Great addition to the playlist!

  12. Isabel March 10, 2014 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    I recommend:
    What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) by Kelly Clarkson
    Salute by Little Mix
    Little Me by Little Mix
    Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore
    See You Again by Carrie Underwood
    Simple Little Screwed Up Life by Carters Chord
    Stupid by Kacey Musgraves
    Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves
    Popular Song by Arianna Grande
    Raise Your Glass by P!nk
    We Remain by Christina Aguilara
    Liar Liar by Christina Grimmie
    End of the Dream by Evanescence
    Hello by Evanescence
    Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood
    Let Me Go by Avril Lavigne
    Apologize by One Republic
    Madhouse by Little Mix
    Legendary Lovers by Katy Perry
    Firework by Katy Perry
    Picture to Burn by Taylor Swift
    Everybody Sings by Cassadee Pope
    Rock N Roll by Avril Lavigne
    Heart by Heart by Demi Lovato
    Light Up the Sky by Christina Aguilara
    Kerosene by Miranda Lambert
    Long Gone by Lady Antebellum
    Warrior by Demi Lovato
    Roar by Katy Perry
    The World is In My Hands by Cascada
    Everytime We Touch by Cascada
    Love Will Remember by Selena Gomez
    Defying Gravity by Idina Menzel
    Gold by Britt Nicole
    Die Younh by Ke$ha
    Disaster by JoJo
    Golden by Lady Antebellum
    Come & Get It by Selena Gomez
    Makin’ Me Fall in Love Again by Kellie Pickler
    Wanter by Hunter Hayes
    Stuttering by Fefe Dobson
    Sing You Home by Xenia
    Hush Hush by Pistol Annies
    Pioneer by The Band Perry
    Dare by Megan & Liz
    Tangled Up in Me by Skye Sweetnam
    Dear Heart by Tenille
    Till the Truth Walks In by Sarah Darling
    Born for This by Paramore
    Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne
    The Lonely by Christina Perry
    Set the Night on Fire by Camryn
    A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carleton
    Titanium by David Guetta
    Get Over Yourself by SHeDAISY
    Hell On Heels by Pistol Annies
    She’s a Wildflower by Lauren Alaina
    Tough by Kellie Pickler
    99 Times by Kate Voegele
    Whisper by Evanescence
    Faded by Cascada
    Why Not by Hilary Duff
    Heroes and Thieves by Vanessa Carleton
    Toxic by Britney Spears
    King of Anything by Sara Barielles
    American Honey by Lady Antebellum
    Only Prettier by Miranda Lambert
    Are You Happy Now? by Michelle Branch
    Light the Fire Within by LeAnn Rimes
    Stand by Rascal Flatts
    Fearless by Taylor Swift
    Bad Day by Daniel Powter
    Hurricane by Bridget Mendler
    Remember Me by Viennie V
    22 by Taylor Swift
    Castle on a Cloud by Isabelle Allen
    Secrets by One Republic

    Sorry, that’s a lot. But, that’s only a part of what you’d find on my travel playlist! (I happen to have a total of over 700 songs, but can’t fit them all onto my computer)

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 19, 2014 at 5:48 am - Reply

      Phew! Okay, that took ages because I had to listen to almost every song.

      You picked some of my personal favorites (Born for This, Defying Gravity, Titanium, Keep Holding On… to name a few) and I found a bunch of new music I didn’t know but can already tell I’m going to love.

      Thanks for all the great additions and good luck in the shuffle!

  13. Tabitha Paschalis March 10, 2014 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Bohemian Like You by Dandy Warhols is a MUST have for a road trip, if you don’t know what this song is, trust me, you’ll be thanking me later when you’re on the road and feeling the most free you’ve ever felt.

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 19, 2014 at 5:49 am - Reply

      LOVE The Dandy Warhols and adore this song! Perfect for a road trip. Thanks for the addition.

  14. Sara at WhatANerdGirlSays March 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    “Partners in Crime” by Set It Off ALWAYS reminds me of couples like Sera and Zen.

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 19, 2014 at 5:58 am - Reply

      What a great Sera/Zen song! It’s on the list, Sara. Thanks for the addition, and good luck in the shuffle!

  15. Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) March 10, 2014 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    I just read ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury so how about Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N Roses for a little throwback? Or is that already up there? (:

  16. Jesselle Villegas March 10, 2014 at 6:44 am - Reply

    I want to add more songs! 🙂

    Find You – Zedd ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant
    Panic Cord – Gabrielle Aplin
    Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
    If I Lose Myself – OneRepublic
    Viva La Vida – Coldplay

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 19, 2014 at 5:57 am - Reply

      These lists… Awesome. And I sense an overwhelming Anna/Bennett theme here. 🙂 Thanks for the additions, Jesselle, and good luck in the shuffle, darling!

      • Jesselle Villegas March 19, 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

        I hope you enjoy listening to the songs. 🙂 I wish to add four more!

        What You Wanted – OneRepublic
        Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell
        Let Her Go – Passenger
        Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé

  17. Jesselle Villegas March 9, 2014 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Sharing with you some of my fave songs:

    Back To You – Twin Forks
    All Night – Icona Pop
    Burn – Ellie Goulding
    Come to Me – The Goo Goo Dolls
    Broken Over You – Vertical Horizon
    Science & Faith – The Script
    Learn To Love Again – Lawson

    Have a great road trip! 🙂

  18. Sarah O. March 9, 2014 at 3:36 am - Reply

    Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar
    Footloose – Kenny Loggins
    Cynics and Critics – Icon for Hire
    Anthem – Superchick
    Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne
    My Songs Know What you did in the Dark (Light em Up) – Fall Out Boy

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 9, 2014 at 7:00 am - Reply

      Love your songs, Sarah! (PS: my car mates are going to be so bummed that you opened the Pat Benetar door. I may have to add “Fire and Ice” and “Promises in the Dark” myself.)

      All on the latest playlist. Thanks!

  19. Nancy L. March 9, 2014 at 3:19 am - Reply

    I’ll admit, the majority of these songs aren’t very recent, but they’re some of my faves to listen to while I drive. Upbeat songs to keep me awake and from getting bored. 🙂 I tried to keep the classic rock & metal to a minimum. 🙂

    Adrian Lux- Teenage crime
    Deptford Goth- Feel Real
    FTSE – Tidal Wave (ft. Saint Saviour)
    Artic Monkeys- Do I wanna know
    Biffy Clyro- Bubbles
    Angus & Julia Stone- Big Jet Plane (Adam G Remix)
    Sarah Jafee- Defense
    Foo Fighters- Bridge Burning
    Of Monsters and Men- Six Weeks
    CHVRCHES – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
    Crystal Castles- Not In Love (ft. Robert Smith)
    Dirty South- Eyes Wide Open
    Fleetwood Mac- Dreams
    Madonna- Get Together
    The Killers- Human
    The Killers- A matter of time
    Led Zeppelin- Immigrant Song
    Led Zeppelin- Rock and Roll
    No Doubt- Just A girl
    Kelli Schaefer- Black Dog
    Kill Paris – Keep Your Secrets in Midnight City
    Lana Del Rey- Ride
    Phoenix- Lisztomania
    Phoenix- Trying To Be Cool
    LORDE- Glory & Gore
    Metric- Help I’m Alive
    MGMT- Electric Feel
    MGMT- Indie Rockers
    RHCP- Monarchy of Roses
    The Black Keys- Nova Baby
    Zoe- Via Lactea
    ZZ Top- La Grange
    Pearl Jam- Why Go
    White Zombie- Thunder Kiss ’65
    Led Zeppelin- What is and What Should Never Be
    Led Zeppelin- Black Dog
    Guns N’ Roses- Welcome to the Jungle
    Volbeat- The Hangman’s Body Count
    ANTHRAX- Caught in a Mosh
    Avenged Sevenfold- Carry On
    Avenged Sevenfold- Scream
    AC/DC- Back in Black

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 9, 2014 at 6:55 am - Reply

      You and me… separated at birth. What a list. Spotify didn’t have all (nothing but tribute bands for AC/DC Back in Black and I just… couldn’t.) But most are now on the playlist. Thank you for all the Phoenix, Foos, and Arctic Monkeys. <3

      I have a feeling we'll be discovering some new favorite songs thanks to you.

  20. Jessica R March 9, 2014 at 12:26 am - Reply

    This is so fun! I hope you ladies have a great roadtrip. Hopefully you’ll enjoy some of what I can contribute to the playlist 🙂

    Tamara, you told me no limits so I’m taking you up on that! I’m sorry about posting the songs here for you to add, but Spotify doesn’t seem to like that I’m from Canada. I tried not to duplicate anything that was already on there. Anyway, this is basically what my roadtrip playlist looks like:

    Hold On by Alabama Shakes
    Arabella by The Arctic Monkeys
    Temple by Kings of Leon
    Things We Lost in the Fire by Bastille
    It’s About Time by Young the Giant
    Stairway by Yukon Blonde
    So It Goes by Hollerado
    Unbelievers by Vampire Weekend
    Invisible by The Zolas
    The One That Got Away by The Civil Wars
    Last Night by The Strokes
    How Late, How Long by The Sheepdogs
    Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
    The Dog is Mine by K-OS
    Weight of Living, Pt.II by Bastille
    Family Tree by Kings of Leon
    1901 by Phoenix
    Chemistry by One Night Only
    Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars
    Diane Young by Vampire Weekend
    Pick Me Up by Hollerado
    Wait Up (Boots of Danger) by Tokyo Police Club
    R U Mine? by The Arctic Monkeys
    Dangerous Times by Wildlife
    The Bucket by Kings of Leon
    Cousins by Vampire Weekend
    One For the Road by The Arctic Monkeys
    Whistleblower by Arkells
    I Never Knew You by The Avett Brothers
    The Walker by Fitz and the Tantrums
    A-Punk by Vampire Weekend
    Runaways by The Killers
    Lost the War by Paper Lions
    Lisztomania by Phoenix
    Hot Tonight by Tokyo Police Club
    Walcott by Vampire Weekend
    My Girl by Yukon Blonde
    Supersoaker by Kings of Leon

    Okay, I’ll stop there. Have fun, ladies! 🙂

  21. Monica A March 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    My songs are all over the place! I went through my iPod and these are the songs I love listening to when I go on road trips, I hope y’all have a good time!

    Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
    Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
    Chances – Five for Fighting
    Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine
    Counting Stars – One Republic
    Demons – Imagine Dragons
    Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
    Explosions – Ellie Goulding
    Fireflies – Owl City
    Give Your Heart A Break – Demi Lovato
    Good Feeling – Flo Rida
    Happily – One Direction
    Hey Soul Sister – Train

    I think I’ll stop haha

  22. Ella Zegarra March 8, 2014 at 3:19 am - Reply

    Hi! I don’t know how Spotify works ._. I’m so sorry and in my country some songs doesn’t work :/

    Ocean Travel by Tearliner (k-pop)
    Leave A Light On by Marble Sounds
    La lessive by Zaz
    Love is a batterfiel by Pat Benatar
    How do I make you by Linda Ronstadt
    Good Girls gone bad by Cobra Starship
    Mi gran amor by Jose Albert “El Canario” (spanish cover for Beatles’s song)

    Hope you like them! have fun!

    cheers froms Perú 😀

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 8, 2014 at 10:23 pm - Reply

      These are wonderful! We love them.

      I added as many as I could to the playlist. A few of them aren’t on Spotify.

      Thanks again, and good luck in the shuffle!

  23. Olivia March 7, 2014 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    ‘Replay’ by Zendaya, ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton, and ‘Sugar We’re Going Down Swinging’ by Fall Out Boy.

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 8, 2014 at 12:27 am - Reply

      Three fantastic additions, Olivia! I love “Replay”. And Jolene… I haven’t thought about that one in ages — such a great song.

      Your songs are now on the playlist. Good luck in the shuffle!

  24. Stephanie March 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    “Element” by Moses Mayfield
    “Don’t Stop believing” Journey
    “I Wish it Would Rain Down” Phil Collins

    • Tamara Ireland Stone March 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Bummer. Spotify doesn’t seem to have any Moses Mayfield songs. I wasn’t familiar with this one, but I love it! It’s actually a perfect Bennett song… wish I could put it on “Bennett’s Garage Mix”.

      For now, we’ll listen to it here:

      Thanks for the other great suggestions. They’re now on the playlist.

  25. Melanie H March 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    “Let it go” from frozen

    “Follow you into the dark” by deathcab for cutie….perfect for scifi!

    “Time warp” from rocky horror

    “Survivor” destiny’s child…for unremembered

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