My Unfair Godmother ARC giveaway/ weigh in on the song


I’m having a book trailer done for My Unfair Godmother, and I have to say it’s going to be awesome. I’m having special effects. Things sparkle. I can hardly wait to show it to you. But first I need to choose background music. I’m torn between two different songs, both by the very talented Tim McMorris. One has lyrics, one doesn’t. I like the song with lyrics better, (It’s a love song about taking an adventure) but I worry that if people are listening to the words they won’t be reading those few sentences on the trailer. (Obviously I didn’t worry about this before. All of my other trailers have lyrics.)

And the instramental is also a great song.

So here’s the ARC giveaway deal. Listen to the links for both songs and tell me which you like better. Random.org will choose one of the commenters to give the ARC to.

Oh, and by the way, that female voice that pops in every few seconds and says, “Audio Jungle,” that’s just Audiojungle’s way of keeping you from stealing the song. That won’t be on the trailer.

http://audiojungle.net/item/successful-business-venture/154097

Or

http://audiojungle.net/item/youve-got-my-heart/157876


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My Unfair Godmother ARC giveaway/ weigh in on the song — 78 Comments

  1. Wow, that’s really hard…I like the instrumental a lot, but I think that the lyrical song is really catchy. But if I have to choose, I’m going to say to go with “You’ve Got My Heart”. It’s a fun song. I an see it getting stuck in my head, which would make me think about your book.

  2. I think it’s a hard choice too! I really like the instrumental…it got a little long and repetative, but for a shorter trailer it would be really good.

    I also like the sound and lyrics of the second song. Hmmm.

    Um, I’m going to go with instrumental though, because I always find it distracting to try and read what a trailer is saying and listen to song words at the same time.

    Either way, it will be great!

  3. I like the instrumental version but I really like the one with lyrics. I would recommend it as long as the music isn’t too loud. Then the words would be distracting.

  4. I like the one without the lyrics. For one, it is less distracting. Secondly, I think instrumental opens it up to a broader audience base. Lastly, As a person that is halfway through reading the book, I felt that just listening the the lyrics was a “spoiler” for me…I don’t want to know what is going to happen before I finish reading the book, so don’t even tease me with any possibilities!!

  5. Hmm, that’s a toughie.

    I really like the instrumental version.

    I get distracted with music (especially if it’s a good song) πŸ™‚

    So… my choice is instrumental. πŸ™‚

  6. I liked the one with the words. It seemed like it would appeal to a younger audience more than the insrumental one.

    Plus, I think that the one with the words is more memorable. I forgot the tune of the instrumental song about two seconds after I stopped listening, but I still have the tune of the other one in my head.

  7. I like them both!!! So here are my thoughts: They are both awesome. The one with lyrics is definitely more catchy because it isn’t so repetitive. But I think that you’re right that the lyrics might be a little distracting to the people watching the trailer. Then I kept listening when the one with lyrics ended, and there is an instrumental version of that one!! You should use that one! It’s not as repetitive and it also won’t be distracting! Best of both worlds!

    Also, I’m a follower; can I get an extra entry? πŸ˜€

  8. Oh wow. Ok, I heard the first one and thought I liked it. Then I heard the second one. Yeah, I LOVED that one.

    And if I missed reading what was written in the video, I’d watch it again. Especially if I get to listen to the music again. It might be *slightly* annoying (for lack of a better word this *early* morning) to listen to that instrumental music again while watching the trailer. Just sayin’.

    But I liked both, but I’d very much like to listen to the one with words. Even though I love instrumental music, but that particular one I’d have to say no to after hearing the 2nd choice.

  9. I vote for “You’ve got my heart” as the other one is a little repetitive, though I do like it as well. And if people get distracted by the lyrics, they’ll just have to watch your trailer multiple times. πŸ™‚

  10. Both are catchy but:
    the lyrics as cute as they are may not fit your story line depending – I would go with the instrumental if it were my trailer.
    Best Wishes.
    I’ve anxious to read this sequel.
    Margaret Turley

  11. I had a really hard time deciding but I think you should go with ‘You’ve Got My Heart’. But either way I think it will be great πŸ™‚

  12. I like You’ve got my Heart Better.

    If you still stay worried about the lyrics, you might see if there is a karaoke version that includes an instrumental of the melody instead of the singing.

  13. Oh! I want to be in the drawing too! And I did leave my opinion on Facebook for you….but am I disqualified because I made you think about the lyrics taking away from the slides? Probably, huh? Sigh…..

  14. Definitely the instrumental. I love the lyrics song, but I am a person who definitely listens to lyrics if they are on a video. The instrumental has a fun feel to it, but it will also help those viewers focus πŸ™‚

    Super excited for this, I must say.

  15. I think I’m swimming against the current here. I think you ought to go with the instrumental song. The lyrics song is catchy and peppy and makes me want to dance. The instrumental song is ethereal and moving, yet still uplifting. So I guess it just depends on what you’re going for.

  16. Oooh . . . I really want the ARC. Pick me, random.org! I will give you my next born child (although we’re not having any more.)

    Yeah, super hard choice. It’s hard to say for sure without seeing it with the trailer, but I don’t think the one with lyrics would distract.

    Still, having said that, I think I’m going with the instrumental.

  17. I’ve got to say I love You’ve got MY heart The best. But there both awesome songs. I’m sure they will both be great in the trailer. I hope this test is not for US only resident. Good day

  18. They are both adorable songs but I think I like the instrumental one the best.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait for your new book!
    lexie.bookbug(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  19. I like the song with the lyrics best:) It doesn’t detract from a trailer in any way if the song fits. Can’t WAIT for your book!!!!!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

  20. The one with lyrics is better, honestly I feel the one without lyrics is a bit boring. The one with lyrics sounds so much more upbeat too (:

  21. I really like the song with lyrics. It won’t distract and I think it gives a more upbeat vibe. (I’m all for upbeat πŸ™‚ I think I’ll go listen to it again, just because I liked it so much.

    Rachel
    inkweaver@bellsouth.net

  22. That’s a tough one. I like the one with lyrics better too but that’s because I’m just listening. If I was watching something too I’d be paying attention to the song. It’s way good. Can you mess with the volume of the singers? I know you can do that on a Mac, I’ve done it before. That would help with the compromise. Otherwise go with no words it’s just too distracting. I wanna listen to the song!

  23. My daughter and I listened and we like the one without the lyrics better – you can do more with it – it makes us think of magic. We really like the You’ve Got My Heart song but think the words would get in the way. Even if you didn’t use the words, we still like the other one better.

    We can’t wait to see the trailer!!!!

  24. I agree that the instrumental sounds like Coldplay’s Clocks, but I still think it is a great song. I personally prefer the song with lyrics, “You’ve Got My Heart.”

  25. I like the instrumental much better than the lyrical. The voice is too loud and I was completely wrapped up in the words to the point that I forgot it was for a trailer. πŸ™‚ Cute song, but the instrumental was so beautiful it will compliment a trailer perfectly.

  26. I like the song with lyrics. If you don’t want the words, you can always use the instrumental version. Isn’t it amazing how many of us will comment as long as there’s something free in it.

  27. Janette-
    I like the the audio only one best:
    -your books have a special sparkle to them this song sparkles
    -My Unfair Godmother has touches of magic, so does this song
    -there is romance in your stories but they are not the driving force your MC has other things going on in her life than just falling in love “you’ve got my heart” makes the book sound like it is a love story.

    Loved your presentation at ANWA- thanks for taking the time to do that.
    -Nicole White

  28. While I liked them both I would go with the lyrics. I think it would appeal to a young demographic and it was just happy and made you want to stay. I loved the first one too it had a magical feel but it became repetitive half way through.

  29. Janette,
    I liked the one with lyrics, “You’ve Got My Heart. It is a very catchy song and I can’t get it out of my head.

    Julia Griffin

  30. Definitely the lyrics. Don’t worry about the competition with the printed words on the screen. I’ve never had a problem with other trailers I’ve seen. Can’t wait for the new book!!!!

  31. Oooh, tough choices! I actually reallllyyyy like both those songs! Usually, for trailers, I like songs like the first one, but there was one trailer I saw that had this song with lyrics, and that song was stuckkkk in my head ALL DAY. So that’s good too!
    In the end…the second one!

    Question: I have an old ARC of My Fair Godmother! I was gonna do a giveaway on my blog, because I bought the paperback copy of it, but I felt like I should ask for some reason. Since My Unfair Godmother is coming out soon, now is probably a great time to do it, now that I think about it! πŸ˜€

    -Maddz
    http://www.maddzslightlybookish.blogspot.com

  32. Definitely the You’ve Got my Heart-the one with lyrics. It helps people that are visual to place the story and even if it the story doesn’t follow exactly, it will remind them of the great love story in the book. Go with the lyrics. Best to you!

  33. Hmmm…tough one. But I’d say the instrumental because it sort of has an “uplifting” feeling to it. Plus I think the other is so catchy people will be listening to it and singing along rather than pay attention to the vieo.

  34. THE INSTRUMENTAL ONE! not that the other isn’t nice – i do like it, but it wouldn’t really catch my attention, if it were on a trailer – it’s too poppish. the instrumental one seems to fit better – the xylos and piano etc at the beginning seem to add more suspense, and reminds me of fairies and their wands, somehow. so YEP!

  35. I like “You’ve Got My Heart”. It’s catchy and upbeat, and I think it fits the story. The first song is too repetitive. I noticed, too, that they are available without lyrics, so maybe part of the trailer could have words and part could be without.

  36. I think the song with the lyrics fits with the rest of your trailers: catchy, cute, upbeat, etc.
    The other song has a great beat! I like it too.
    So basically, I can’t help you decide because I like both.
    I know you’ll make the right choice πŸ™‚ heehee

  37. Alright lets try this again . . . my first comment had a mis-spelled word in it – I hate that!

    Ok I think that the song with lyrics is better. I don’t believe that it would be too distracting and really it’s too sweet to pass up!

  38. Love both songs. (thanks for introducing me to this artist!) I’m actually reading My Fair Godmother right now. I like the instrumental one better for a trailer. It seems to fit and would entice me.

  39. I like the one with lyrics better, the first one reminds me of a car commercial (I like it though). And I read and listen to music together all the time (blogs have music all the time)

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