Last weekend, my wife and I got hooked on the new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. If you haven’t seen it, 13 Reasons Why tells the story of a teenage girl who took who own life after recording a series of tapes explaining what led to her decision. It’s a heartbreaking show that explores the complexities of how our actions can seriously affect those around us, whether we’re aware of it or not.
Throughout the series, popular music is used perfectly to convey how the characters are feeling. Many of the songs are deep cuts from 80s era musicians. The official soundtrack relies mostly on current songs and modern covers of 80s classics, but the choices are pretty great. Some standouts are Selena Gomez’s version of Yaz’s Only You, Lord Huron’s The Night We Met, and Roman Remains’ cover of Killing Moon, originally by Echo and the Bunnymen.
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