• Yellow Fever Soundtrack ...

    A lot of you have asked me about the music that's mentioned in the book. This is probably the most fielded question in the emails, other than the obscenely obvious: "Is it true?" Some of the songs are named outright, while some songs are merely alluded to indirectly. If the book did have a theme song, it would be the U2's 'If You Wear That Velvet Dress'.

    I've also listed a complete soundtrack that includes all the songs mentioned in the book and music I listened to repetitively while writing it:

    A Thousand Years - Sting
    If You Wear That Velvet Dress - U2
    The Air That I Breathe - k.d. lang

    I'm Deranged - David Bowie
    I'm Not In Love - 10 cc
    Lost in the Supermarket - The Clash
    Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - Beatles
    Come - Namie Amuro
    Like a Friend - Pulp
    Ghost Story - Sting
    Straight to Hell - The Clash
    Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan
    If God Will Send His Angels - U2
    St. Matthew Passion: Nr. 65 - Mache dich, mein herze rein - J.S. Bach
    I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
    This is Hardcore - Pulp
    If You Leave Me Now - Chicago

    Please - U2
    What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
    I Grieve - Peter Gabriel
    Breakin' the Rules - Robbie Robertson

    Many thanks to all of you for asking, reading and taking the time.
    I posted this previously on Amazon, but I thought it fitting to finally throw this up on the blog for posterity.


    Steffan Piper is the author of several novels including Greyhound, Yellow Fever and Fugue State. He was once kicked out of Nome, Alaska due to a minor misunderstanding. He has a blog, a Facebook page, a favorite film and lives on the outskirts of Los Angeles with his family in Palm Desert, CA.


    1. Wow, thanks.Where can I download it?

    2. sorry, I think you'll have to use mp3fiesta or itunes.

      I've never compiled anything other than a list / playlist.