We’ve obsessed over Peter Kavinsky, watched the hot tub scene on repeat for days, and perhaps took hours searching online for Lara Jean’s pink winter coat. Nikki introduced you to the boys, and Team Normal celebrated the Labor Day with our Best of Noah Centineo. What more can we talk about?
Dear child, please. The soundtrack.
For me, a soundtrack is just as important as the film itself. It’s been 10 years since Twilight hit theaters, and I still have that album – and the subsequent soundtracks – on repeat. That’s right: I have Robert Pattinson and “Never Think” in my iTunes. No shame.
TATBILB’s soundtrack is an eclectic mix of pop, alternative, and even some throwbacks. The problem? There actually isn’t an official soundtrack.
Have no fear – if you own any streaming music service, chances are someone stopped looking for Lara Jean’s pink jacket and researched the songs for an incredible playlist. Here’s just some of the highlights:
“Boyfriend (Repeat)” by Confidence Man
Why do we love Noah Centineo? Where shall I begin? My first wide eyed realization that I lust after this man-child (Once again, he’s 22, so we’re all good) took fruition after this iconic moment improvised by Noah, himself:
So what’s the best way to encapsulate some hot man putting his hand in your jean’s ass pocket and spinning you around? Confidence Man’s “Boyfriend (Repeat),” which makes you want to find Noah, slo-mo walk beside him, and have all those bitches you hated in high school gawk at his glory and your fabulousness.
“Lovers” by Anna of the North
Let us take just a moment to bask in the perfection that is the hot tub scene: Shirtless Peter, an emboldened Lara Jean, that little splash, and of course, “There’s no one like you, Covey.” Goose. Bumps.
Possibly the make out song for 2018, “Lovers” by Anna of the North helps make an already steamy scene (yes, that’s a hot tub pun) that much hotter, all the while making you completely forget that these are two teenage characters about to go to possible second base.
“Video Child” by Many Voices Speak
To be honest, reading the lyrics of Many Voices Speak’s “Video Child” remind me of that one hipster poetry slam I went to and immediately regretted:
Under guard and
There’s Summer’s goal
I was saw shooting a gun and
With you, plane’s gone
However, there is something entirely endearing about about lead singer Matilda Mård’s voice. Paired with the tranquil melody, “Video Child” is the perfect background for a teenage girl’s real heartbreak over her fake boyfriend.
Be forewarned: the song does not inspire you to emotionally clean your house.
The Rest of the Soundtrack
Go forth, download, and dream about
Peter Kavinsky Noah Centineo.
“I Like Me Better” Lauv
“You & I” Twinsmith
“Daydreams” The Velveteins
“Chinatown” Wild Nothing
“You’re Not Good Enough” Blood Orange
“Human Right” The Strike
“G O O D” Erin McCarley
“Groove to the Beat” keith and Ken
“Little Miss Sunshine” Caleb Hawley
“Gum (Everybody’s My Friend)” OYSTER KIDS
“Bad Ones” Matthew Dear
“Hypnotic Regression” Girls Names
“You’re My Desire” The Four Mints
“This/That” Sarah Jaffe
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” Tears for Fears
“Cool Out” Matthew E. White
“When I Dance with You” The Pains of Being Pure At Heart