Probably an Ed sheeran album
If I had written the novel, it’d probably be something inescapable from whenever the novel was set. Not necessarily something bad but just something that felt like it couldn’t be avoided.
Smooth by Santana or Someone Like You by Adele on repeat?
Ed Sheeran is a good shout too @wasted.
Metal Machine Music or some sort of fictionalised Throbbing Gristle band
In the aeroplane over the sea
Early Bieber, late Sonic Youth
‘Look At Us’ by Sonny & Cher
Feel like there used to be a bit of a trope of serial killers listening to classical music. Maybe this is a Columbo thing - a sort of signifier of someone who feels they are intellectually superior and are conducting the investigations?
I’d go with some sort of comedy/novelty hit. Like that old film which uses The Laughing Policeman. Probably Crazy Frog or something.
The modern day equivalent of Huey Lewis and the News is probably someone like The 1975.
Hard to say
Detox by Dr Dre
He doesn’t have one, he finds out what his future victim likes and reflects that
Lady In Red
We’ll Meet Again by Dame Vera Lynn
Given any opportunity, my villain would endlessly extoll the virtues of Toto’s Africa.