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Eleanor & Park Mixtape

Posh pays homage to the August FYA Book Club selection with an '80s playlist perfect for celebrating love and nursing heartbreak.

Eleanor & Park Mixtape

Throughout August, the FYA Book Clubs swooned and cried their way through Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park. In celebration of this painfully beautiful novel, we decided to award it the highest tribute possible: a mixtape.

I'll be honest, this playlist pretty much wrote itself thanks to the musical references peppering the pages. Eleanor and Park's relationship unfolds over a soundtrack of '80s new wave and punk, and this mixtape is a catalog of every single band or song mentioned in the novel, in chronological order. It's also, hopefully, a portrait of first love... and first heartbreak.

So grab some tissue and a copy of Watchmen and let the music whisk you away to a school bus seat in 1986.

1. God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols

2. Assimilate - Skinny Puppy

3. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas

4. Something I Learned Today - Hüsker Dü

5. How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths

6. Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

7. This Charming Man - The Smiths

8. Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys

9. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Divison

10. Rise Above - Black Flag

11. 867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone

12. Forever Young - Alphaville

13. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams

14. Bad - U2

15. In Between Days - The Cure

16. Cruel Summer - Bananarama

17. Scarborough Fair/Canticle - Simon & Garfunkel

18. Helter Skelter - The Beatles

19. Rio - Duran Duran

20. Who's Johnny - El DeBarge

21. Bitchin' Camaro - The Dead Milkmen

22. Alison - Elvis Costello

23. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson

24. Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

25. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths

(Just close your eyes and pretend that Spotify is a Walkman.)

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Posh Deluxe's photo About the Author: Sarah lives in Austin, TX, where she programs films at the Alamo Drafthouse. Sarah enjoys fancy cocktails, dance parties and anything that sparkles (except vampires).