Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Gayle Forman's If I Stay Playlist

If you haven't read If I Stay (or even if you have) you should swing by Gayle Forman's great website.

There you can find -
The blog - in all its Joss Whedon worshipping, FNL loving greatness.
Reviews - of all of Gayle's work (Sisters in Sanity, If I Stay).
Articles - links to articles that Gayle wrote on her many jaunts.
Events - where you can beat me to the punch in seeing Gayle in the flesh. Grrr, I hate the Pacific.

It was while I was exploring this site that I came across the Gayle Forman approved If I Stay playlist. Music is a HUGE part of this novel, covering many genres.

As Gayle says - "Music. It’s such a huge part of If I Stay. It’s what brings Mia and Adam together. ...It’s provides notes that propel Mia through her life. There are a ton of songs in the book, some indie rock, some classical, and some that qualifies as none of the above... ".

If I Stay Playlist (as devised by Gayle Forman:
School’s Out / Alice Cooper
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend / The Ramones
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning / Frank Sinatra
SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy / The Flaming Lips
Roadrunner / Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Cello Sonata No. 3, A major, Op. 69: Allegro vivace / Beethoven - Maria Kliegel
Ride of the Valkyries / Wagner
Le Grand Tango / Yo-Yo Ma
Pezzo capriccioso in B minor, Op. 62 / Tchaikovsky - Maria Kliegel
Gabriel’s Oboe from the Mission [Excerpt] / Yo-Yo Ma
Something In The Way / Nirvana
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb:2 (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro) - Cadenza / Haydn - Jacqueline Du Pré - London Symphony Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli
Girlfriend in a Coma / The Smiths
Vile / Melvins
Wind Beneath My Wings / Bette Midler
Three Little Birds / Bob Marley & the Wailers
Amazing Grace / Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Love American Style / The Mr. T Experience
P.S. You Rock My World / Eels
Fire and Rain / James Taylor
Requiem / Mozart
Waiting For Vengance / Oswald Five-0
It’s OK / Dead Moon
Stay Free / The Clash
Tragedy / Wipers
II. Andante con Moto e Poco Rubato From Three Preludes / Yo-Yo Ma

Gayle obviously has some music cred, do yourself a favour a check them out. Gayle has all the titles and links to amazon/itunes/myspace on her site. I wonder if one will make it into the movie soundtrack?


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, that would be amazing if one of these made it onto the music soundtrack. I think it should, if Gayle herself believes all these songs fit the novel you know? I'm sure they could make it happen.

By the way, I have to say that I LOVE when authors have playlists for their novels. Music is amazing.


Alea said...

Awesome! I'm definitely going to have to listen to these! I hope some make it into the movie!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I love when authors have playlists too. I hope these make it to the movie.

Anonymous said...

I love The Smiths. There is some pretty decent Indie Rock in this mix actuallly.