‘Readers will be scurrying to find the music on Apple’s list of favorite songs, many of them by the Beatles. Those titles are included in all the chapter titles as well, giving readers a tantalizing hint of events about to unfold.’ – Booklist

There’s a lotta music in BLACKBIRD FLY. You probably figured that out. Twelve-year-old Apple Yengko loves music. She listens to the Beatles so often that she considers them the soundtrack to her life (and let’s face it, her life isn’t going very well). Perhaps you’re a Beatles novice, or you only recognized a few songs in the book, or you didn’t recognize any. Whatever the case, below are some of the songs referenced throughout #blackbirdfly. I hope you follow the links, take a listen, and love them as much as Apple does.

1. Blackbird, The Beatles

2. Sunshine Life for Me, Ringo Starr

3. Let it Be, The Beatles

4. For No One, The Beatles

5. Across the Universe, The Beatles

6. Hello, Goodbye, The Beatles

7. Act Naturally, The Beatles

8. Money (That’s What I Want), The Beatles

9. I Will, The Beatles

10. Not Guilty, The Beatles

11. From Me to You, The Beatles

12. Elephant Shoes, Eleisha Eagle

13. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, The Beatles

14. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

15. Yesterday, The Beatles

16. While My Guitar Gently Weeps, The Beatles

17. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, The Beatles

18. Penny Lane, The Beatles

19. Don’t Let Me Down, The Beatles

20. The Long and Winding Road, The Beatles

21. I am the Walrus, The Beatles

22. The Ballad of John and Yoko, The Beatles

23. Sunshine, Matt Costa

24. Mr. Pitiful, Matt Costa

25. Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, The Beatles

26. A Hard Day’s Night, The Beatles

27. Get Back, The Beatles

28. Eight Days a Week, The Beatles

29. Dear Prudence, The Beatles

30. Getting Better, The Beatles

31. I’ll Follow the Sun, The Beatles

32. Oh! Darling, The Beatles

33. Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles