The Perfect Playlist Inspired by Girl Crushed

Katie Heaney’s upcoming YA romance is music to our ears. A pitch-perfect queer teen romance about falling in love and never quite falling out of it, including heartbreak, jealousy, and unexpected new crushes. We guarantee you will be crushing hard on this YA read. And while you’re falling for Katie’s relatable characters, you can tune in to our latest bookish playlist—because what’s a better gift for a crush than a mixtape?

1.“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers

“I’m a sucker for you
You say the word and I’ll go anywhere blindly
I’m a sucker for you, yeah
Any road you take, you know that you’ll find me.”


2.“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift

“Saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake
Love’s a game, want to play?”


3.“Helpless,” Phillipa Soo (from Hamilton)

“I’m helpless!
Look into your eyes,
And the sky’s the limit
I’m helpless!
I’m down for the count
And I’m drownin’ in ’em.”


4.“Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen

“Your stare was holding
Ripped jeans, skin was showin’
Hot night, wind was blowin’
Where you think you’re going, baby?”


5.“Someone You Loved,” Lewis Capaldi

“Now the day bleeds
Into nightfall
And you’re not here
To get me through it all
I let my guard down
And then you pulled the rug
I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.”


6.“Lose You to Love Me,” Selena Gomez

“We’d always go into it blindly
I needed to lose you to find me
This dance, it was killing me softly
I needed to hate you to love me, yeah.”


7.“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo

“You tried to break my heart?
Oh, that breaks my heart
That you thought you ever had it
No, you ain’t from the start.”


8.“Adore You,” Harry Styles

“Walk in your rainbow paradise

Strawberry lipstick state of mind
I get so lost inside your eyes
Would you believe it?”


9.“Shut Up and Dance,” Walk the Moon

“A backless dress and some beat up sneaks
My discotheque Juliet teenage dream
I felt it in my chest as she looked at me
I knew we were bound to be together
Bound to be together.”

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