The Best Songs from the Love, Simon Soundtrack

Love, Simon is the 2018 film adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s YA novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, published in 2015. The film follows Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), a closeted gay high school student. He spends most of his time with his loving family and three best friends, but he fears that coming out would disrupt the peace and change the way they see him. When an anonymous student comes out online, Simon reaches out to him, keeping his own identity a secret as well. The two begin corresponding about what it’s like to be closeted in high school, but another student discovers Simon’s secret and threatens to reveal his identity to the whole school. While Simon tries to figure out who he’s talking to online, he’s forced to figure out how he’s going to come out to his friends and family before he’s outed against his will.

The film is mostly upbeat and leans into the cinematic quality of coming-of-age. Many of the songs on the soundtrack are produced and performed by Jack Antonoff of Bleachers. Like the story itself, the soundtrack is light and lends the film an optimistic quality. Here are some of the best songs featured in Love, Simon.

  • Rollercoaster by Bleachers
  • Strawberries & Cigarettes by Troye Sivan
  • Love Me by The 1975
  • The Oogum Boogum Song by Brenton Wood
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston
  • Keeping a Secret by Bleachers
  • Wild Heart by Bleachers
  • Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks
  • Nobody Speak by DJ Shadow & Run the Jewels
  • Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett
  • Heaven by Warrant