These aren’t just playlists. They’re more like soundtracks, with each song mapping in chronological order to key scenes.
Shuffle if you like, but only if you must.
When I created the playlists above, I was a purist about two things:
(1) Keeping Anna’s limited to songs that were relevant and popular in 1995
(2) Mapping the songs to the events in the books, so they play like a soundtrack.
Throughout the process of writing these two books, I’ve also collected songs that don’t conform to either of those rules. Songs that have perfect lyrics or set the right mood for a particular scene. Songs tell a story about first love, or missing someone far away, or having to make big choices. Those songs are here on “Anna Timeless” and “Bennett’s Garage Mix.”
These aren’t in any particular order — shuffle away. And if you’re on Spotify, these are collaborative playlists, so you can add your own favorite Anna & Bennett songs!
Beautiful, fun, and occasionally angst-y songs that aren’t limited to the early and mid-90s. As long as the lyrics are relevant, anything goes.
Current stuff mixed with some mid-90’s sounds. If you’ve read Time After Time, you know about Bennett’s garage. Even time travelers need a place to hide away from the world and listen to music for a while.
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