My SLOPPY FIRSTS Playlist (Inspired by Forever Young Adult)

I’m so flattered that the lovely ladies at FOREVER YOUNG ADULT chose SLOPPY FIRSTS as their book club pick for March! I mean, there are many, many books and only so many months in the year. I love that new readers are just discovering Jessica Darling and Marcus Flutie (SLOPPY FIRSTS came out more than 10 years ago, people, when I was so convinced of the superiority of the Backstreet Boys that I was totally blind to J.Tim’s many multi-talented charms) and I appreciate Forever Young Adult’s positive propagandizing.

What’s more, they put together an awesome Jessica Darling playlist.  Now I ALWAYS listen to music when I write and have been known to listen to the same playlist over and over and over again as I work. So what better time to share my personal* and incomplete** soundtrack to the Jessica Darling series?

*Offered without explanation.

**Edited to avoid repeats with the 4YA list and also because it would be way too long otherwise.


1. Here You Come Again – Dolly Parton

2. If You Were Here – Thompson Twins

3. Sick of Myself – Matthew Sweet

4. What Goes Around Comes Around – Justin Timberlake

5. Pop Song ’89 – REM

6. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da – The Police

7. Left of Center – Suzanne Vega

8. Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles

9. There is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths

10. Quit Playing Games With My Heart – Backstreet Boys

11. Here is Where the Story Ends – The Sundays

12. Only You – Yaz

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