Soundtracks are essential parts of storytelling in movies, television shows, and theater. A song can make or break a moment, adding to the emotional truth of the characters or even making fun of them, emphasizing tone. Using songs that fit in the time period the story is set, playing with what the characters would’ve listened to is something many have done before. The Summer I Turned Pretty is a modern teen coming-of-age story that does exactly that.
The Summer I Turned Pretty had a great soundtrack in both seasons. Here are the moments where the songs helped define what was happening.