What does a movie that makes you laugh, cry, smile, and then cry again require? A soundtrack that does the same. Love, Simon, the Rom-Com and coming of age film that I wished I could’ve seen when I was in high school, has a soundtrack of 13 songs that I have been listening to on repeat after seeing the premiere of the movie this past Friday, March 16. The soundtrack does a magnificent job of mimicking what Simon Spier, the main character of this film, would put on the soundtrack of his life.
Simon was mesmerized by rockstars like Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco (who isn’t?!), so it’s no wonder that the soundtrack is full of modern Pop/Rock hits like “Wild Heart” by Bleachers and “Love Me” by The 1975. But don’t be surprised when you hear some oldies on the soundtrack like “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston and “Someday at Christmas” by The Jackson 5. Simon has a wide array of music that he jams out to throughout the movie whether it’s in his car or in front of his mirror.
The soundtrack also includes original songs like “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” from Bleachers, “Strawberries and Cigarettes” by Troye Sivan, and “Love Lies” by Khalid and Normani. Who was the musical genius behind these original, gorgeous, 1980s film sounding tracks? None other than Jack Antonoff of Bleachers. These tracks tell stories of love through the voices of young artists, who like Simon and his friends, are still trying to navigate love and heartbreak.
This soundtrack has a nostalgic feel with an exuberant sound that’ll get you through a monotonous day, your high energy workout, or your commute to work (among many other things considering I listen to it 24/7). Listen to it, jam out, and repeat. Oh, and SEE THE FILM ASAP.
Until next time,
Madeline Sacks xx