Yellow is set in the 90s – I wanted a time which was just before the internet or mobiles were really a thing – but also – NOSTALGIA.
While writing I was transported back to the era of overalls, bindis, tencel jeans, doc martens, purple nail-polish, Winona Ryder, The Craft, chokers, VHS, bright pink fudge hair-dye, sun-in, Dolly mag, lipsmackers, sunflower prints, disposable cameras, toe-rings, over-plucked eyebrows and of course, these tunes.
Some are specifically mentioned in the book, so that includes a few songs from earlier decades, and the others are just ones I imagined the characters listening to.
So here it is.
The YELLOW mixtape!
No Doubt – Don’t Speak
Silverchair – Freak
Alanis Morissette – Hand in My Pocket
Cat Stevens – Moonshadow
The Cardigans – Lovefool
Elvis Presley – In the Ghetto
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Eva Cassidy – Fields of Gold
Metallica – One
Jewel – Who Will Save Your Soul?
And this one’s not of the right era at all, but let’s include it anyway.
Coldplay – Yellow
Now let’s pretend I’d made this for you on a cassette tape by pressing record when the songs came on the radio.