Paper Towns Playlist

by John Green on October 2, 2008

Greetings from Berlin. Sarah and I are having a wonderful time here. More on that topic will come in videoblog form tomorrow.

But for now: I recently put together a Paper Towns playlist. I have never made a playlist before, so we’ll see how I did.

1. “Game Shows Touch Our Lives,” The Mountain Goats
2. “The History of the Concept of the Soul,” The Mr. T Experience
3. “Holland, 1945,” Neutral Milk Hotel
4. “Up the Wolves,” The Mountain Goats
5. “Piazza, New York Catcher,” Belle and Sebastian
6. “Bucketseats,” Cake
7. “Walt Whitman’s Niece,” Billy Bragg and Wilco
8. “Champs Elysees,” NOFX
9. “Cotton,” The Mountain Goats
10. “New Partner,” The Palace Brothers
11. “Union Maid,” Old Crow Medicine Show
12. “Walk on Boy,” Doc Watson
13. “Superstition,” Blanche
14. “Hesitating Beauty,” Billy Bragg and Wilco
15. “Greetings in Braille,” The Elected
16. “All My Little Words,” The Magnetic Fields

There’s probably a way to make the playlist link to actual songs or something–if I figure out how, I will edit accordingly. Oh, and also: Hank’s hilarious Obama Llama Duck song was on NPR’s All Things Considered.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark Traphagen April 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I created this playlist in Spotify (save for two tunes not there).


Ellie July 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

“Up the Wolves” may just be my favorite song. Ever.


Anonymous Nerdfighter August 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Katharine October 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm

“Bucketseats” is actually titled “Stickshifts And Safetybelts”


Rachel April 6, 2014 at 10:27 am

Isn’t the song Holland,1945 by Neutral Milk Hotel also mentioned in your and David Levithan’s book Will Greyson, Will Greyson? I was just curious because I just started reading it and saw this.


Wilburn August 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Very ¤▓lear site, thanks due tto this post.


Taelor Evans December 25, 2014 at 8:35 pm

The Belle and Sebastian sing is from Juno!!!! :D John, you have great taste in music. ;D


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