Adam Parrish | A Raven Cycle Playlist

Surprise – here’s another Raven Boys playlist! Okay, it’s not really a surprise because everyone knows I’m obsessed. Per the title, I’m featuring music that reminds me of everyone’s favorite emotionally unstable magician! Adam was actually kind of hard to put together. I SCOURED the books for any clue as to what kind of music he likes…but for some reason I came up with ZERO INTEL. Please share with me if you have the valuable knowledge I seek.

Anywho, I decided Adam would listen to good ol’ fashion Southern/Classic Rock. He likes songs that speak to his troubled soul. He wants to leave his old life behind, but for some reason can’t find the strength to stray too far from his Henrietta, Virginia roots.

The Breakdown

Once I figured out what music spoke to Adam’s soul, it was easy to find my top picks. Check ’em out!

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones

For most of the series Adam has trouble being happy with literally everything. School, work, Blue, Ronan, life in general. He can’t get a break!


Notable Lyrics: “I can’t get no satisfaction, I can’t get no satisfaction. ‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try. I can’t get no, I can’t get no…”

Should I Stay or Should I Go, The Clash

This is so Adam on multiple levels. Book One: Does he stay at home with his abusive father or put his pride aside and leave with Gansey? Book Two: Does he stay normal or become a magician for Cabeswater? Book Three/Four: Does he stay with Ronan or leave him behind. IT’S THEE PERFECT SONG.


Notable Lyrics: “Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble. And if I stay it will be double.”

Under Pressure, Queen & David Bowie

Okay, if the last song wasn’t the perfect song, this one definitely is. He’s always under pressure – keeping up with school, making enough money (for school), trying to keep everyone happy (so he can get through school). Adam’s Pressure = the limit does not exist.


Notable Lyrics: “Pressure pushing down on me. Pressing down on you, no man ask for.”

Talk To Me

What did you think of my picks? What songs would you add? Do you have any playlists you’d want me to create?

4 thoughts on “Adam Parrish | A Raven Cycle Playlist”

  1. I’ve never thought about what kind of music Adam would listen to. I can get why he’d be hard to pin down because he’s southern but also kind of a nature hippie???? These are excellent though! I def picture Adam as more of a classics guy. I can’t get no satisfaction if the most perfect Adam song ever, oh my god. Lol.

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  2. AM I CRYING ABOUT THIS PLAYLIST? Yes. In a fun, mascara may be sliding down my face but IT’S FINE I just love Adam Parrish a lot, kind of way. Hope my neighbors have Taste when it comes to music cos I am most certainly going to be blasting this all weekend. (I LOVE ADAM PARRISH. I said that already but like, it has to be said again. Also your taste in music? Yes.)

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    1. Did we just become best friends? YES. You have no idea how happy this comment makes me. I’m so glad you’re enjoying this playlist (and my taste in music.) We can go ugly cry together over all the Raven Boys. ❤


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