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The Official FYA Jessica Darling Mix

Forever Young Adult Presents: A mix inspired by the Jessica Darling books by Megan McCafferty

The Official FYA Jessica Darling Mix

I can't tell you guys how spazzed I felt when we decided to pick Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty as our March selection for FYA Book Clubs. I mean, you can probably guess, based on my review of the series and my Google image investigation of Marcus Flutie, that I am kind of, like, the #1 swimfan of these books. But we all know that the only way to truly express obsession love for something is through the creation of a mixtape, and so today, I present to you, the official FYA Jessica Darling Mix.

Now, if you haven't read the first book yet, please note that my liner notes contain some vague spoilers. And even though this mix is mostly focused on Sloppy Firsts, I went ahead and added songs for the rest of the series because I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF, OK? So if you'd like to end your musical journey with the first book, stop reading the track list after "Crooked Teeth." Oh, and apologies in advance for the lack of lasso-dicking and tongue-kissing cousin songs. Turns out, those just aren't popular topics for songwriters. GOD KNOWS WHY.

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1.  Spoon: The Way We Get By

Ode to Krispy Kreme.

2.  Ida Maria: Oh My God

Ode to Sara.

3.  The Backstreet Boys: I Want It That Way

Ode to Marcus Flutie's t-shirt fashion.

4.  Elvis Presley: Suspicious Minds

Ode to Pepe/Percy (The Black Elvis).

5.  The Drifters: Under the Boardwalk

Ain't nothing like the Jersey Shore.

6.  DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince: Summertime

The ultimate song for a beach party. Or for getting drunk in front of Paul Parlipiano.

7.  The Smiths: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

Jessica's favorite track on the Pretty In Pink soundtrack. Perfect for ankle fracture angst.

8.  The Killers: Losing Touch

Marcus is back in school, and "he thinks we're losing the ability to touch each other in a personal, human kind of way."

9.  Weezer: Undone (The Sweater Song)

What Marcus does to Jessica.

10.  Blondie: Call Me

Late night conversations, from the Olsen Twins to the universe's unseen dimensions.

11.  10,000 Maniacs: Eden

Without shame in paradise.

12.  Stone Temple Pilots: Sex Type Thing

Marcus Flutie, get in my pants.

13.  Barry Manilow: Weekend in New England

Jessica and Marcus drive to Helga's.

14.  Miles Davis: Stella by Starlight

The Five Wonders of Pineville Soundtrack (Kind of Blue)

15.  Deathcab for Cutie: Crooked Teeth

Marcus confesses on the playground.

16.  Yazoo: Only You


17.  The Beastie Boys: Boomin' Granny

Ode to Gladdie.

18.  Old 97's: Designs On You

The smokin' hot mind games of Marcus Flutie.

19.  Tegan and Sara: Back In Your Head

Curse you, Buddhist college.

20.  Ryan Adams: New York, New York

Hell, I still love you, Jessica Darling.

21.  Semisonic: Chemistry

Jessica learns a lot in college. Especially about things that have a bad tendency to explode.

22.  Fitz and the Tantrums: Don't Gotta Work It Out


23.  Travis: Writing To Reach You

Jessica's journal to Marcus.

24.  The Stills: Still In Love Song

Three years later.

25.  Barry Manilow: Can't Smile Without You

A definite showstopper.

26.  INXS: Don't Change

I found a love I had lost. It was gone for too long.


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