The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again was originally supposed to be released on October 20, but it seems a few copies are sneaking their way out into the world early. For instance, if you follow the link above, you can grab the paperback for a special discounted price. Or, if you you click here, you can get the Kindle version. While I’ll be launching the official celebration of the collection here on the blog next week, there’s no harm in getting the party started a little early. In that spirit, I asked each member of the Squadron what song they listen to in order to get pumped up for battle. After all, what’s a party without music to set the mood?
Starlight: Okay, I suppose I can get things started. I know it’s a little cheesy, but I like to listen to Dancing Queen by Abba. They used to play it all the time at the RollerRama and… I don’t know. It just feels like home.
Penny: Barbie Girl by Aqua. Not what you were expecting? It’s upbeat, it’s catchy, and nothing else is guaranteed to make me want to punch someone in the face faster.
CeCe: Jazz piano. Something like Dreamy by Erroll Garner. I keep my prep low-key.
Silk: I’ve always been fond of the classics. Lately, I’ve found myself coming back to Edith Piaf’s Non, Je Ne Regrette Rein. After…well…you know. It seems appropriate somehow.
M: [Instead of answering, M just stared until I got creeped out and backed away. I really don’t know what I was expecting. I should have known better.]
Bunny: Starships by Nicki Minaj. Ask me next week, and I might have a different answer, but right now, it’s my go-to song. I mean, who could resist that video?
Esmeralda: Promise you won’t laugh? Vangelis’ Conquest of Paradise from the 1492 soundtrack. I know, I know, the story is all kinds of problematic, but the music is still beautiful. It’s uplifting. When I was really little, I wanted to be a sailor. Listening to this song, I could imagine the wind in my hair, the deck rolling under my feet. It made me feel like I could go anywhere, do anything, take over the world.
Sapphire: To tell you the truth, honey, I don’t listen to music all that much. I suppose, if anything, I might want to listen to CeCe and Silk singing together. They do it sometimes when they think no one else is listening. It’s sweet. Mind you, I’ll call you a damn dirty liar if you ever tell them I said so. I can’t have them thinking I’ve gone all sentimental.
Ruby: It’ll probably make me sound like some kind of yokel, but Lost Highway by Hank Williams Sr. My grandparents loved his record. Those songs drove me crazy as a kid, but now that my grandparents are gone, listening to Hank Williams gives me a way to connect with them. I miss them.