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Screen Play: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Tunes

Sounds like teen spirit

the perks of being a wallflower!

We know your high school dances consisted of double dipping crudite in ranch dressing and giving the old nose a pick. Stop digging for gold and preview the richest part of coming-of-age tale The Perks of Being a Wallflower, writer/director Stephen Chbosky’s curated sound track.

“Could It Be Another Change,” by The Samples

“Come On Eileen,” by Dexys Midnight Runners

“Tugboat,” by Galaxie 500

“Temptation,” by New Order

“Evensong,” by The Innocence Mission

“Asleep,” by The Smiths

“Low,” by Cracker

“Teen Age Riot,” by Sonic Youth

“Dear God,” by XTC

“Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops,” by Cocteau Twins

“Charlie’s Last Letter,” by Michael Brook

“Heroes,” by David Bowie

Find showtimes at fandango.com. To see what else is playing, flip through our must-see movies. Staying in? Check out our GoWatchIt movie channels. Download the motion picture sound track on iTunes or stream it here.

Photo: John Bramley / Courtesy of Summit Entertainment