‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ Soundtrack Channels ’70s, ’80s & ’90s Angst

Robbie Daw | August 20, 2012 1:37 pm

We’d say the makers of upcoming film The Perks Of Being A Wallflower have the soundtrack almost right. (It’s out on the super-crowded release day of September 18.) The 1999 cult hit novel by Stephen Chbosky takes place over the 1991-1992 school year, so college radio classics like The Smiths‘ “Asleep”, XTC‘s “Dear God”, New Order‘s “Temptation” and Sonic Youth‘s “Teenage Riot” seem right at home on the tracklist for the film (also directed by Chbosky). But we said “almost” because we’re not quite sure how Cracker‘s 1993 tune “Low” made its way in there — especially given that it wasn’t even released as a single until 1994.

At any rate,  jump below to see the tunes that made the cut for the Pittsburgh-set coming-of-age tale starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Paul Rudd.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Soundtrack

1. The Samples – Could It Be Another Change 2. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen 3. Galaxie 500 – Tugboat 4. New Order – Temptation 5. The Innocence Mission – Evensong 6. The Smiths – Asleep 7. Cracker – Low 8. Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot 9. XTC – Dear God 10. Cocteau Twins – Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops 11. Michael Brook – Charlie’s Last Letter 12, David Bowie – Heroes