Now Available: The Diary of a Teenage Girl – Soundtrack

Friday, August 7, 2015
Now Available: The Diary of a Teenage Girl – Soundtrack

With a movie title like The Diary of a Teenage Girl, you’d be well within your rights to presume that it might not result in the sort of motion picture soundtrack that would appeal to all listeners, but we’re here to tell you that such a presumption would be very, very wrong. Indeed, this soundtrack is filled with some classic tracks that transcend age and gender in their awesomeness, and if that sounds like hyperbole – and we admit that you could perceive it that way – allow us to show you that A) it actually isn’t, and B) its contents are absolutely perfect for a limited-edition vinyl release.

The collection opens and closes with contributions by Nate Heller, starting with “Dreamsong,” which features Amber Coffman, and wrapping up with “Run to the Mountain,” but the meat of this musical sandwich is what will cause you to raise your eyebrows. Feast on this track listing, if you will:

• Dwight Twilley Band, “Looking for the Magic”
• Heart, “Dreamboat Annie”
• Nico, “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams”
• Rose Garden, “Next Plane to London”
• T. Rex, “Precious Star”
• Labi Siffre, “Crying Laughing Loving Lying”
• Barbara & The Browns, “If It’s Good to You (It’s Good for You)”
• Mott the Hoople, “Roll Away the Stone”
• The Stooges, “Down on the Street”
• Frankie Miller, “A Fool in Love”
• Television, “See No Evil”

See what we mean?

Now, we’ll admit, you wouldn’t necessarily think that the average teenage girl would be listening to music selections with this kind of diversity, and that’s probably an accurate assessment, but just imagine how much more wonderful the world might be if this really was the norm.No, it’ll probably never happen…but a record label can dream, can’t we? Besides, at the very least, the thought that even a handful of teenage girls could end up buying this on vinyl and spinning these songs on their record player has us just bursting with pride.