The Real 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' Playlist (And More)

The Real 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' Playlist (And More)

"I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it's enough. I really do because they've made me happy. And I'm only one person.”
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my absolute favorite books for several reasons: it's representative of introverts and the pains of growing up, it's uniquely written, and it includes a multitude of great songs to listen to, whether or not you're a wallflower. Music plays an essential role in Charlie's life and letters, and the songs he mentions within the book complement his various thoughts and feelings. Whether he's feeling "infinite" with his friends, going through a particularly difficult time in his life, or just enjoying the songs of the current and past decades, the songs he lists are timeless. Here is Charlie's mixtape, as mentioned by Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

1. "Heroes" - David Bowie

"Though nothing will keep us together, we could steal time, just for one day. We can be heroes, forever and ever. What d' you say?"

2. "Where Eagles Dare" - The Misfits

"They pick up every loser with jaded eyes and features. You think they really care?"

3. "Asleep" - The Smiths

"Sing to me, I don't want to wake up on my own anymore."

4. "Vapour Trail" - Ride

"And all my time is yours as much as mine. We never have enough time to show our love."

5. "Scarborough Fair" - Simon & Garfunkel

"War bellows blazing in scarlet battalions. Generals order their soldiers to kill, and to fight for a cause they have long ago forgotten."

6. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" - Procol Harum

"But she smiled at me so sadly that my anger straightaway died."

7. "Time of No Reply" - Nick Drake

"Summer was gone and the heat died down, and Autumn reached for her golden crown. I looked behind as I heard a sigh, but this was the time of no reply."

8. "Dear Prudence" - The Beatles

"The wind is low, the birds will sing, that you are a part of everything. Dear Prudence, won't you open up your eyes?"

9. "Gypsy" - Suzanne Vega

"You come from far away with pictures in your eyes, of coffee shops and morning streets in the blue and silent sunrise. But night is the cathedral where we recognized the sign. We strangers know each other now as part of the whole design."

10. "Nights in White Satin" - The Moody Blues

11. "Daydream" - The Smashing Pumpkins

"My daydream screams bitter 'til the end. The love I share -true- selfish to the heart. My heart, my sacred heart."

12. "Dusk" - Genesis

"If a leaf has fallen, does the tree lie broken? And if we draw some water, does the well run dry?"

13. "MLK" - U2

"Sleep, sleep tonight. And may your dreams be realized."

14. "Blackbird" - The Beatles

"Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly. All your life you were only waiting for this moment to arise."

15. "Landslide" - Fleetwood Mac

"Well, I've been afraid of changing 'cause I've built my life around you."

16. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana

"I'm worse at what I do best, and for this gift I feel blessed. Our little group has always been and always will until the end."

17. "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" - Pink Floyd

"We don't need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom. Teacher leave those kids alone. All in all you're just another brick in the wall."

18. "Something" - The Beatles

"You're asking me will my love grow. I don't know, I don't know. You stick around, now it may show. I don't know, I don't know."

19. "School's Out" - Alice Cooper

"Well, we got no class, and we got no principles, and we got no innocence."

20. "Autumn Leaves" - Nat King Cole

"Since you went away the days grow long. And soon I'll hear old winter's song. But I miss you most of all my darling, when Autumn leaves start to fall."

21. "Broken Wings" - Mr. Mister

"Take these broken wings. You've got to learn to fly again, learn to live so free."

22. "I'm Going Home" - Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)

"'Cause I've seen blue skies through the tears in my eyes, and I realize I'm going home."

And, here's a few extra songs that I think are relevant to the book/film:

1. "Kids" - Mikky Ekko

"Oh, I'm going to let the future in, the future in - take it on; make it my own. Oh, into the fire we go again, we go again - shake it off before we get too old."

2. "Summertime" - My Chemical Romance

"And if you stay I would even wait all night, or until my heart explodes. How long? 'Til we find our way in the dark and out of harm. You can run away with me anytime you want."

3. "Goner" - Twenty One Pilots

"I'm a goner, somebody catch my breath. I want to be known by you."

4. "Times Like These" - Foo Fighters

"It's times like these you learn to live again. It's times like these you give and give again. It's times like these you learn to love again."

5. "Misguided Ghosts" - Paramore

"Would someone care to classify? Our broken hearts and twisted minds. So I can find someone to rely on and run to them, to them. Full speed ahead. You are not useless, we are just misguided ghosts."

6. "Friends" - Ed Sheehan

"We're not, no we're not friends, nor have we ever been. We just try to keep those secrets in a lie, and if they find out, will it all go wrong? And Heaven knows, no one wants it to."

7. "Hometown" - Twenty One Pilots

"Where we're from, there's no sun, our hometown's in the dark. Where we're from, we're no one, our hometown's in the dark."

8. "Dream" - Imagine Dragons

"We all are living in a dream, but life ain't what it seems. Everything's a mess. And all these sorrows I have seen, they lead me to believe that everything's a mess. But I wanna dream, leave me to dream."

9. "Take on Me" - a-ha

"But i'm stumbling away, slowly learning that life is okay. Say after me, 'it's no better to be safe than sorry.'"

10. "Coming of Age" - Foster The People

"When my fear pulls me out to sea, and the stars are hidden by my pride and my enemies, I seem to hurt the ones who care the most. Just like an animal, I protect my pride, when I'm too bruised to fight. And even when I'm wrong, I tend to think I'm right."

11. "In The Mourning" - Paramore

"And it takes all my strength not to dig you up from the ground in which you lay. The biggest part of me. You were the greatest thing, and now you're just a memory to let go of."

12. "Songbird" - Fleetwood Mac

"To you, I'll give the world. To you, I'll never be cold. 'Cause I feel that when I'm with you, it's alright, I know it's right."

13. "Trouble" - Coldplay

"Oh no, what's this? A spider web and I'm caught in the middle. So I turn to run, and and thought of all the stupid things I'd done."

14. "Wake Up" - Arcade Fire

"Something filled up my heart with nothing. Someone told me not to cry. But now that I'm older, my heart's colder, and I can see that it's a lie."

15. "Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon

"Off in the night, while you live it up, I'm off to sleep. Waging wars to shape the poet and the beat. I hope it's gonna make you notice someone like me."

16. "All I Want" - Kodaline

"When you said your last goodbye, I died a little bit inside. I lay in tears in bed all night, alone without you by my side."

Enjoy these tunes, and sit back and read the book (and watch the movie while you're at it)! Here's to all the wallflowers and music lovers. I hope you feel infinite!

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

Cover Image Credit: Hollywood Reporter

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