Although the month of April is nearly half over, not all FYA Book Clubs have met to discuss Marjane Satrapi’s moving (and educational) graphic novel memoir Persepolis. In celebration of Marjane’s coming of age story, we decided to put together a mixtape of songs mentioned in the book and a few others from the late 1970s/80s that Marjane might have listened to growing up.

Punk Is Not Ded: A Persepolis Mixtape

  1. “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
  2. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” – Michael Jackson
  3. “It’s Different for Girls” – Joe Jackson
  4. “Breaking the Law” – Judas Priest
  5. “Run to the Hills” – Iron Maiden
  6. “Kids in America” – Kim Wilde
  7. “Never Let Go” – Camel
  8. “God Save the Queen” – Sex Pistols
  9. “London Calling” – The Clash
  10. “One Way or Another” – Blondie
  11. “Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio” – Ramones
  12. “Once in a Lifetime” – Talking Heads
  13. “Because the Night” – Patti Smith Group
  14. “Beat It” – Michael Jackson
  15. “Whip It” – Devo
  16. “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” – Pink Floyd
  17. “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” – Pat Benetar
  18. “Love Stinks” – The J. Gells Band
  19. “Another One Bites the Dust” – Queen
  20. “Young Lust” – Pink Floyd

And I’d be seriously remiss to not include this gem from the Persepolis film adaptation*:

*I’m not suggesting watching the movie instead of reading the book, however!

Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dogs. She loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.