China Dolls Playlist

This has the songs and some of the artists mentioned chapter by chapter in the novel.

Chapter 1: A Measly Girl

“All of Me”

Chapter 2: Calling to the Heavens

Chapter 3: A Real Chinese Girl

“Let Me Play With It”

“My Darling Clementine”

“Let Me Call You Sweetheart”

Chapter 4: A Few Glorious Minutes

“Someone to Watch Over Me”

*“Let Me Play With It”

Chapter 5: White Snow Blossoms

“Begin the Beguine”

“Heart and Soul”

“Cheek to Cheek”

*“Let Me Call You Sweetheart”


“Loch Lommond”

Si, Mi Chiamano Mimi

“Minnie the Moocher”

“Pick Yourself Up”

Chapter 6: A Lone Wolf

Chapter 7: Pistols and a Cowboy Hat

“All or Nothing at All”

“Back in the Saddle Again”

Chapter 8: Let the Boy Talk

[Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Kay Kyser, The Dorseys]

“Love Walked In”

Chapter 9: Carried by the Wind

“Night and Day”

*“Let Me Play With It”

“You’d Be So Easy To Love”

Chapter 10: A Tide of Emotions

Chapter 11: Wisps of Clouds

Chapter 12: Just a Kid

“I’ll Never Smile Again”

Chapter 13: The Jimjams

Chapter 14: Extreme Joy Begets…

Chapter 15: Dancing on the Edge

“The Japs Won’t Have a Ghost of a Chance”

“On a Little Street in Singapore”

Chapter 16: A Succulent Dish

“Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”

Chapter 17: Whirlpool Valley

Chapter 18: Good Luck, Bad Luck

“You’re a Sap, Mr. Jap”

“We’re Going to Find a Fellow Who Is Yellow and Beat Him Red, White, and Blue”

“I Cain’t Say No”

“Strip Polka”

“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”

“Here Comes the Navy”

Chapter 19: Sequins, Top Hats, Chiffon

“I’ll Be Seeing You”

Chapter 20: Every Particle of Happiness

[Carmen Cavallaro]

Chapter 21: Letters

“Don’t Fence Me In”

“God Bless America”

“Shuffle Off to Buffalo”

Chapter 22: A Wind-Chime Voice

“The G.I. Jive”

Chapter 23: Dying Ashes Will Burn Again

“In the Mood”

“Moonlight Serenade”

“Pennsylvania 6-5000”

“Chattanooga Choo Choo”

Chapter 24: V for Victory

Chapter 25: Sunny-Side Up


“You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To”

“That Old Black Magic”


“It’s Been a Long, Long Time”

Chapter 26: Woo Woo of the Week

*“It’s Been a Long, Long Time”

“Let’s Do It”

Chapter 27: A Camellia Drops

Chapter 28: Movie Talk

*“Let Me Play With It”

“On a Slow Boat to China”

Chapter 29: The Dark Shadow Side

“Indian Love Call”

Chapter 30: Once a Chorus Girl

*“Let Me Play With It”

*Repeated Song

[] Artist mentioned

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