Music. It’s such a huge part of If I Stay. It’s what brings Mia and Adam together. It binds Mia and her parents, even though their tastes are so totally different. 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 qualify as none of the above. Some bands you might know, and other artists you might never heard of. Here’s your chance to change that. Below is a partial playlist of songs in the book, in the order they show up in the story. You can sample them and if you like, download them at Amazon or iTunes—and one of the tunes, you can even have for free! As for why Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” is included here, you’ll have to read the book to find out.

Song Artist
School’s Out Alice Cooper Amazon
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend The Ramones Amazon
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Frank Sinatra Amazon
SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall Of Energy The Flaming Lips Amazon
Roadrunner Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers Amazon
Cello Sonata No. 3, A major, Op. 69: Allegro vivace Beethoven – Maria Kliegel Amazon
Ride of the Valkyries Wagner Amazon
Le Grand Tango Yo-Yo Ma Amazon
Pezzo capriccioso in B minor, Op. 62 Tchaikovsky – Maria Kliegel iTunes
Gabriel’s Oboe from the Mission [Excerpt] Yo-Yo Ma Amazon
Something In The Way Nirvana Amazon
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 Amazon
Girlfriend in a Coma The Smiths Amazon
Vile Melvins Amazon
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler Amazon
Three Little Birds Bob Marley & the Wailers Amazon
Amazing Grace Ladysmith Black Mambazo Amazon
Love American Style The Mr. T Experience Amazon
P.S. You Rock My World Eels iTunes
Fire and Rain James Taylor Amazon
Requiem Mozart Amazon
Waiting For Vengance Oswald Five-0 Download
It’s OK Dead Moon MySpace
Stay Free The Clash Amazon
Tragedy Wipers *
II. Andante con Moto e Poco Rubato From Three Preludes Yo-Yo Ma Amazon

* Because the Wipers are super Old School, if you want to buy their albums, you have to buy a CD or a vinyl LP, but you can get a sample of their music at their official web site.

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