The Maze Runner

Inspired by the novel by James Dashner

Overview of the playlist

The following playlist is for The Maze Runner by James Dashner. This book is the first in the series that depicts the worlds ending and how one organization tries to find a cure for the disease that is trying to eliminate the human population.


I've chosen these songs because they fit the mood of the moments and events in the book. They really kinda help you understand what is going on and how they are feeling.

Song 1: "Survival" by Eminem

Lyrics: http://www.directlyrics.com/eminem-survival-lyrics.html


After Thomas arrives in the maze he really wants to be a runner. One day the runners go out to run the maze and didn't come back. This worries the other gladers and Thomas waits at the door to the maze. They show up and the doors start to close. Thomas goes inside to help. The Grievers come out and I believe this song would be perfect for when Thomas is battling the Grievers.

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Song 2: "Love and Happiness" by Al Green

Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/algreen/loveandhappiness.html


Thomas feels a significant connection between himself and Teresa. They can speak to each other telepathically and get along well. Thomas has the feeling that they knew each other very well before the maze. I believe this song would go well when all Thomas can think about is her.
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Song 3: In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/philcollins/intheairtonight.html


Every night the doors of the maze close. One night the doors happen to stay open. This frightens everyone with the knowledge that the Grievers come out at night. Right when everyone starts preparing for their dreadful night the song would start playing. I believe this song would suit this scene mostly because of its name and they can feel it coming in the air tonight.

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Song 4: "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC

Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/acdc/thunderstruck.html


This song would go perfect in the scene when they are trying to escape. They all go through the maze to get to the "griever hole". When they get there, there are grievers there waiting for them. I believe this song would undoubtedly be the right choice for this moment. They are all mustering up there courage and bravery and before they go around the corner to attack the song would start.

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