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.

Unknown said...

Hi, do you know what was the name of the music where they played the cello music in the If i stay trailer at 0.31 sec onwards

Unknown said...

Hi, im wondering if you know the name of the music in 'If i Stay' that played in the trailer from 0.31 onwards

Kremi said...

What's the cello music from the trailer guys? I have been searching the whole net for it.