Okay, people…I can’t do it. I can not listen to 154 songs and choose a dozen, 1. because I am doing edits on DIE FOR HER that are supposed to be done today, and 2. on Friday I’m giving a writing workshop for teenagers at the American Library and need to prepare, and 3. I tried and my eardrums exploded. Not literally, thankfully. But…I NEED YOUR HELP.

So this is the deal. Go see the songs in the links, give them a listen if you don’t know them, and then give me your TOP FIVE SUGGESTIONS in the comments below. For your time and effort, I will randomly choose someone in the comments to win a hardback copy of UNTIL I DIE. And then, as I said, whoever suggested the song that becomes the theme song will win an ARC of IF I SHOULD DIE. (I will choose that out of the final list of songs.)

Go here to see the entire suggestion list
If you do not have access to Spotify, here is the list.

This will count as next week’s CONTEST MONDAY, and I will close the voting at noon Paris time on Tuesday, January 29.

Note: I had to remove a few of the songs, including A Thousand Years, since they are already on the UNTIL I DIE playlist.

And just because I hate a blog post with no picture, here is a photo that I took in THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, Oregon (or was it Idaho?) a few weeks ago.

Me and Mater

And now, people, put your headphones on and…GO!!!

57 Comments to CONTEST WEDNESDAY – IF I SHOULD DIE playlist

  1. by Kait Bailer - On January 23, 2013

    1. Please please add this one I will probably cry if you don’t because Ed is an angel and needs to be added. Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran
    2. This = Love by The Script
    3. Thing For You by Hinder
    4. You Found Me by The Fray
    5. Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg
    (These are just a few extra because I really love music, and listened to more than I should have heh)
    6. Parachute by Ingrid Michaelson
    7. Wanted By Hunter Hayes
    And this one isn’t on the list, but I’m adding it in because I adore this song and I can’t not add it:
    8. Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran

    Good luck with the editing, and workshop! Tell us how it goes, yeah? ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  2. by Kait Bailer - On January 23, 2013

    I’ve just now realized I was looking at the wrong playlist….oops? Ridiculously sorry about that aha! Here are five more ๐Ÿ™‚
    1. Wonderwall by Oasis
    2. No Words by The Script
    3. They Don’t Know About Us by One Direction (imsorryilovethissong)
    4. Fall For You by Secondhand Serenade
    5. Turning Page by Sleeping At Last (omg this song is perfect)

    I’m keeping the Ed Sheeran, because he is perfect (;
    6. Give Me Love
    7. Kiss Me ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. by Christyna_bm - On January 23, 2013

    This is my top 5

    1. Ashes Remain โ€“ On My Own
    2. Nickelback โ€“ Far Away
    3. The Script โ€“ No Words
    4. Tonight Alive โ€“ To Die For
    5. 3 Doors Down โ€“ Here Without You

  4. by Natalie - On January 23, 2013

    1, Taylor Swift – Come Back…Be Here
    2, I’m Your’s – Jason Mraz
    3, I Run To You – Lady Antebellum
    4, Look At Me – Carrie Underwood (Kate and Vincent’s song)
    5, Still Worth Fighting For – My Darkest Days.

    (I think this is Charlotte’s song to Ambrose.(Someday When I Stop Loving You – Carrie Underwood.)

  5. by Maggie - On January 23, 2013

    1. Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band
    2. Hear You Me – Jimmy Eat World
    3. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
    4. Secrets – OneRepublic
    5. Broken – Lifehouse

  6. by Natalie - On January 23, 2013

    just read it again, so here is my picks from he playlist

    1. Jack Johnson โ€“ Angel
    2. Ashes Remain โ€“ Everything Good
    3. Even If It Breaks Your Heartโ€ by Eli Young Band
    4. My Darkest Days โ€“ Still Worth Fighting For
    5. Westlife โ€“ Iโ€™ll See You Again
    6. Jason Mraz โ€“ I Wonโ€™t Give Up

  7. by sonagupta - On January 23, 2013



  8. by Kaitlyn - On January 23, 2013

    My top 5 picks from the playlist:

    1. Kelly Clarkson – Beautiful Disaster
    2. Taylor Swift – State of Grace
    3. Adele – Set Fire to the Rain
    4. The Band Perry – Better Dig Two
    5. Regina Spektor – The Call

  9. by Krystal D - On January 23, 2013

    Oohh what a awesome contest!

    My top 5

    1 foo fighters- ever long
    2 papa roach- forever
    3 three doors down- here without you
    4 Eli young band- even if it breaks your heart
    5 the wanted- I found you

  10. by Myra White - On January 23, 2013

    1. Angel by Jack Johnson
    2. In the Mourning by Paramore
    3. The Scientist by Coldplay
    4. Turning Pages by Sleeping at Last
    5. Lost in Paradise by Evanescence

    Some great songs! It was hard to pick just five. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. by K96 - On January 23, 2013

    My top 5 pick:

    1. In The Mourning by Paramore
    2. Fix You – Coldplay
    3. Glitter In The Air – Pink
    4. Diamonds – Rihanna
    5. State of Grace – Taylor Swift

  12. by Stephanie Ehmann - On January 23, 2013

    1. One Direction- They Don’t know about Us
    2.OneRepublic- Secrets
    3. Green Day- Wake me up when Spetember Ends
    4.The Wanted- I found you
    5. Avril Lavigne- Keep Holding On

    I quite excited to see this playlist, then add it to my phone;)

  13. by Kelly - On January 23, 2013

    Hmm… So many songs but here are my top 5 picks from the list :

    > Taylor Swift – State Of Grace
    > Miley Cyrus – Stay
    > Avril Lavigne – Keep Holding On
    > Avril Lavigne – When You’re Gone
    > The Titanic Song – Celine Dion

  14. by Mo-Dou-Fab - On January 23, 2013

    So… My top 5, and I agree, it’s really hard to choose in this looooong list !
    1. THE CIVIL WARS – C’est la Mort
    2. LANA DEL REY – Dark Paradise
    3. FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – Cosmic Love
    4. COLDPLAY – Fix You
    5. FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – Never Let Me Go

    Good luck for the final choice ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. by Ashley K. - On January 23, 2013

    My top five picks:

    1. Angel – Jack Johnson
    2. C’est la mort – The Civil Wars
    3. Sway – The Perishers
    4. To Die For – Tonight Alive
    5. Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine

  16. by Doris O. - On January 23, 2013

    My top picks are….

    1. Just Perfect by Tracy Bonham
    2. In The Mourning by Paramore
    3. A la Vie a la Mort, Nolwenn Leroy
    4. Kelly Clarkson โ€“ Beautiful Disaster โ€“ Live
    5. BarlowGirl โ€“ Never Alone โ€“ Best Of

    Thank you!!!

  17. by Bianca - On January 23, 2013

    1.Ashes Remain โ€“ On My Own
    2.One Direction-Moments
    3.Adam Lambert- Better then I know myself
    4.Goo Goo Dolls- Iris
    5.Ed Sheeran-Give me love

  18. by Mujda - On January 23, 2013

    Evanscence= hello
    Avril lavign= i love you
    Avril lavign= when your gone
    Avril lavign= keep holding on
    My darkest days= save me

  19. by Jenny M - On January 23, 2013

    1. Arms by Christina Perri – my original choice ๐Ÿ™‚
    2. The Scientist by Coldplay
    3. Bring Me To Life by Evanescence
    4. You’ve Got The Love by Florence and the Machine
    5. Paradise by Coldplay

    I love songs like Turning Page by Sleeping At Last and A Thousand Years (Part Two) by Christina Perri, but they’re kind of already songs that I would associate with the Twilight series because they’re on the Breaking Dawn playlist :S Thank you xxx

  20. by Alexandria Young - On January 23, 2013

    1. BarlowGirl โ€“ Never Alone โ€“ Best Of
    2. Avril Lavigne โ€“ Keep Holding On
    3. Jimmy Eat World โ€“ Hear You Me
    4. Evanescence โ€“ Bring Me To Life
    5. Donโ€™t You Dare โ€“ Alexz Johnson

    Well that was very hard… But I think these ones are the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. by mayte - On January 23, 2013

    1.fix you by coldplay
    2.when you’re gone by avril lavigne
    3.talking to the moon by Bruno mars
    4.our july in the rain by he is we
    5.wonderwall by oasis by Rihanna
    I know it was just 5 but there are a lot of great song and yeah it is hard!:D

  22. by Fredrikke - On January 23, 2013

    1. What I Needed by Erin McCarley
    2. By Your Side by Lifehouse
    3. Echo by Jason Walker
    4. Beside You by Marianas Trench
    5. Broken by Lifehouse

    Omg, there are so many amazing songs on that list, no wonder you have trouble chosing!

  23. by C. Erani Cole - On January 24, 2013

    1. Lamb- GORECKI
    2. Rihanna- DIAMONDS
    3. Florence + Machine- SEVEN DEVILS
    4. Coldplay- THE SCIENTIST
    5. Morgan Page feat. Greg- ADDICTED


  24. by Natasha Estrada - On January 24, 2013

    1.i found you-the wanted
    2.Bring me to life-Evanescence
    3.Locked out of heaven-Burno Mars
    4. Fix you-Coldplay
    5.Carry on -Fun

  25. by Paola Delgado - On January 24, 2013

    1.- Forever and always by Parachute
    2.- Real Emotion by Sweetbox
    3.- Give Me A Sign de Breaking Benjamin
    4.- Just Perfect by Tracy Bonham
    5.- Wherever you will go by Charlene Soraia.
    6.- โ€œEven If It Breaks Your Heartโ€ by Eli Young Band
    7.- โ€˜Heart on Fireโ€™ by Jonathan Clay

  26. by Krystal M. - On January 24, 2013

    Here are my top 5 (it was really hard to narrow it down!):

    Comatose by Skillet
    The Scientist by Coldplay
    Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey
    Beautiful Disaster by Kelly Clarkson
    Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne

  27. by Tara T - On January 24, 2013

    1)My Darkest Days -Still Worth Fighting For
    2)breaking benjamin -give me a sign
    3)Avril Lavigne – keep holding on
    4)Papa Roach – No Matter What
    5)Marianas Trench – Beside You

    No real order for favourite.

  28. by gabby M - On January 24, 2013

    Oh yay! thanks for another fun contest.

    1.besides you by Marianas Trench
    2.fall for you by secondhand senerande
    3. beautiful disaster by Kelly Clarkson
    4. The A-team by Ed Sheeran
    5. moi + toi

  29. by Alia - On January 24, 2013

    Florence + The Machine-Rabbit Heart
    Florence + The Machine-Never Let Me Go
    Evanescence-Bring Me To Life
    I Won’t Give Up-Jason Mraz
    Cider Sky-Northern Lights


  30. by Alexis - On January 24, 2013

    My Top 5 Choices ๐Ÿ™‚
    1. Eyes Open- Taylor Swift
    2. Dark Side- Kelly Clarkson
    3. Make You Feel My Love- Adele
    4. Talking to the Moon- Bruno Mars
    5. Set Fire to the Rain- Adele

  31. by Maria - On January 24, 2013

    Avril Lavigne- Wish You Were Here
    Florence + The Machine- Cosmic Love
    Taylor Swift- Eyes Open
    Christina Perri โ€“ A Thousand Years โ€“ feat. Steve Kazee [Part 2]
    Kelly Clarkson- Dark Side

  32. by Cyndi C - On January 24, 2013

    Answer – Sarah McLachlan
    Adele – Make you Feel My Love
    Josh Groban – Remember Me
    Jason Mraz – I won’t give up
    Fix YOu – Coldplay

  33. by Delaney - On January 24, 2013

    1. Remember me – Josh Groban
    2. Answer Sarah Mclachlan
    3. Make you feel my love – Adele
    4. STate of Grace – Taylor Swift
    5. I won’t give up – Jason Mraz

  34. by Megan Loy - On January 24, 2013

    My Top 5 is
    1. Forever and Always- Parachute
    2. Comatose-Skillet
    3. Hello-Evanescence
    4. I found-The Wanted
    5. Never Alone-Barlow Girl!

    Thanks so much for reading this and I can not wait until the next book! Thanks!!

  35. by Sara (of the Page Sage) - On January 25, 2013

    1. State of Grace (Taylor Swift)
    2. Carry On (Fun.)
    3. Hear You Me (Jimmy Eat World)
    4. When You’re Gone (Avril Lavigne)
    5. Fall for You (Secondhand Serenade)

  36. by Alia - On January 25, 2013

    When You’re Gone- Avril Lavigne
    Eyes Open- Taylor Swift
    Beautiful Disaster- Kelly Clarkson
    Diamonds- Rihanna
    Broken- Lifehouse

    So excited!!

  37. by Plamena Nikolaeva - On January 25, 2013

    Forever and always by Parachute
    Broken Pieces โ€“ Apocalyptica ft. Lacey
    Til the Casket Drops by ZZ Ward
    In The Mourning by Paramore
    Florence + The Machine โ€“ Youโ€™ve Got The Love

  38. by Hayley.S - On January 25, 2013

    I think you should have one of my favourite tracks in there

    Wild horses by the Sundays.

    Super emotional and Sang just right will have tears flowing every where

  39. by Jasia - On January 26, 2013

    Taylor Swift- Eyes Open
    Kelly Clarkson- Dark Side
    In The Mourning- Paranore
    Till the Casket Drops- ZZ Ward
    Taylor Swift- Safe and Sound

  40. by Lauren - On January 26, 2013

    Okay, so I don’t know if all of these are on the list, but here they are:
    โ€ขOnly if for a Night- Florence + the Machine
    โ€ขNever Let Me Go- Florence + the Machine
    โ€ขGoodbye My Lover- James Blunt
    โ€ขDemons- Imagine Dragons
    โ€ขWicked Games- The Weekend
    ^ Sexy song for my hopes of some Jules/Kate action… ๐Ÿ˜€
    โ€ขBound to You- Christina Aguilera (Completely PERFECT for Die for Me. I had to put it on here)

  41. by Lindsey - On January 26, 2013

    1) Hang On – by Plumb
    2) Blush (Only You) – by Plumb
    3) Your Song – by Kate Walsh
    4) Hang on – by Plumb
    5) Blush (Only You)

    I think “Hang On” sounds like the perfect song for the final book!

  42. by Fiona - On January 26, 2013

    1. Stars-by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
    2. State of Grace-by Taylor Swift
    3.The Scientist-by Coldplay
    4. Broken Pieces โ€“ by Apocalyptica ft. Lacey
    5. Seven Devils- by Florence + The Machine

  43. by Sandra - On January 26, 2013

    1.The funeral by Band of horses
    2.No one’s gonna love you by Band of horses
    3.The silence by Mayday parade
    4.In the mourning by Paramore

  44. by Emmy - On January 26, 2013

    1. Turning page by sleeping at last
    2. In the mourning by paramore
    3. No one’s gonna love you by band of horses
    4. Everything good by ashes remain
    5. The scientist by coldplay

  45. by Lorelai - On January 26, 2013

    My top 5 is:
    1- A la Vie ร  la Mort by Nolwenn Leroy
    2- Talking to the Moon by Bruno Mars
    3- Still Worth Fighting For by My Darkest Days
    4- C’est la mort by The Civil Wars
    5- Iโ€™ll Find You by Kerli

    I hope all of this will help you make your choice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  46. by Rachel - On January 27, 2013

    1. Hang On-Plumb
    2. Blush (Only You)-Plumb
    3. Hang On-Plumb
    4. Blush (Only You)-Plumb
    5. My Heart With You-The Rescues

  47. by airhead - On January 27, 2013

    1. By Your Side – Lifehouse
    2. Dark Side – Kelly Clarkson
    3. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
    4. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
    5. Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne

  48. by Amina Black - On January 27, 2013

    Ashes Remain โ€“ On My Own
    Jason Walker โ€“ Echo
    My Darkest Days โ€“ Still Worth Fighting For
    My Darkest Days โ€“ Save Me
    Nickelback โ€“ Savinโ€™ Me

  49. by Tori - On January 28, 2013

    1. Don’t You Dare – Alexz Johnson (I stand by it! hehe)
    2. Never Let Me Go – Florence + the Machine
    3. Rescue Me (How The Story Ends) – Kerrie Roberts
    4. Dark Paradise – Lana Del Rey
    5. Your Guardian Angel – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

  50. by Kimberly - On January 28, 2013

    Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here’s mine:

    1. In The Mourning – Paramore
    2. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
    3. State of Grace – Taylor Swift
    4. When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne
    5. Glitter In The Air – P!nk

  51. by aleisha judge - On January 28, 2013

    everything good-ashes remain
    bless the broken road-rascal flats
    turning page-sleeping at last
    arms-christina perri
    i wont give up-jason mraz
    hope you like it.
    ps i know what you mean it took me 5 days to go throught every song and pick just 5

  52. by Jassie - On January 28, 2013

    1. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus โ€“ Your Guardian Angel
    2. The Civil Wars โ€“ Cโ€™est La Mort
    3. Lifehouse โ€“ By Your Side
    4. Secondhand Serenade โ€“ Fall for You [or] Alex Goot โ€“ Lightning
    5. Christina Perri โ€“ Arms

  53. by Torrie - On January 28, 2013

    1. Nickle Back – Far Away
    2. Avril Lavigne – Keep Holding On
    3. Westlife – Ill See You Again
    4. Florence and The Machine – Never Let Me Go
    5. Christian Perri – Arms

  54. by Tori - On January 28, 2013

    1. “Seven Devils” – Florence & The Machine
    2. “The Silence” – Mayday Parade
    3. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
    4. “The Scientist” – Coldplay
    5. “Keep Holding On” – Avril Lavigne

    These songs fit so well with the storyline of If I Should Die. I’m excited ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. by Dalitza - On January 28, 2013

    Love your Mater pic…
    Here are my top five:

    I’m kissing you by Des’ree
    Everlong by Foo Fighters
    The Scientist by Coldplay
    In The Mourning by Paramore
    Bring Me To Life by Evanescence

  56. by Paulina Pham - On January 30, 2013

    1) State of Grace~Taylor Swift
    2) Forever and Always~Parachute
    3) Still Worth Fighting For~My Darkest Days (my fav)
    4) I Won’t Give Up~ Jason Mraz
    5) Talking To The Moon~Bruno Mars
    So excited for all of the new books! <3
    These songs seem appropriate for If I Should Die ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. by amy - On January 30, 2013

    The Natalie who was #4 has been randomly chosen to win the hardback copy of UNTIL I DIE! Thanks everyone for participating. (And Natalie – write me with your mailing address!)