The Soundtrack

If you’ve read Wanted By You, you know Ellyson and Carter listen to a lot of older music, so most of the songs on the soundtrack are songs from before the 90s. Enjoy!

1. I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick 

This is the song Elly’s listening to when Carter first lays eyes on her on their first day of college.

2. I’m Free – Kenny Loggins

Carter’s getting away from Texas and feeling free.

“You’re the reason that I’m hanging on
My heart’s staying where my heart belongs.
But nothing ties our hands
You’re what I want”

3. What About Love – Heart

The conversation between Elly and her dad.

“What about love?
Don’t you want someone to care about you”

4. In My Life – The Beatles

When Carter’s picturing Elly in his classroom.

“But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you”

5. Feels Like the First Time – Foreigner

When Carter and Elly see each other again.

6. Caught Up In You – 38 Special

“Don’t let this good love slip away
Now that we know that it’s true”

7. Love Machine – The Miracles

The song Elly’s listening to when she gets back to her office.

8. Your Song – Elton John

The song Elly sings along to in her office.

9. Some Kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk

The song Elly and her girlfriends dance to in her office.

10. No One Like You – Scorpions

When Harper’s visiting Carter and he’s recalling their reunion.

“There’s no one like you
I can’t wait for the nights with you
I imagine the things we’ll do
just wanna be loved by you”

11. Stumblin’ In – Suzi Quatro

When Elly “stumbles into” her bedroom to answer Carter’s call.

“Our love is alive, and so we begin”

12. Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon

When Carter and Elly are alone in her office.

“What started out as friendship, has grown stronger”

13. Mickey – Toni Basil

When Carter and Elly are hanging out at his place.

“You take me by the heart
When you take me by the hand”

14. Have a Drink On Me – AC/DC

The perfect song for Judge’s Bar.

15. Poison – Alice Cooper

Fletcher’s club, Poison, is named after this song.

16. Because the Night – Patti Smith

The night Elly and Carter have sex for the first…and second time.

“Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to us”

17. Best of My Love – The Emotions

The song Elly is singing when she’s making breakfast.

18. Love Is Strange – Mickey & Sylvia

The Dirty Dancing song Carter and Elly dance to.

19. Beast of Burden – The Rolling Stones

“All your sickness, I can suck it up
Throw it all at me, I can shrug it off”

20. With or Without You – U2

“Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I’m waiting for you”

21. Never – Moving Pictures

“You can never, never, never, ever, never, never, never, ever
Hide your heart
Don’t ever, ever, ever, ever try

If you don’t give your heart wings
You’ll never, never, never ever never, never, never ever
Fly”

22. Let’s Live For Today – The Grass Roots

“We’ll take the most from living, have pleasure while we can”

23. Feel Like Makin’ Love – Bad Company

“Baby, when I think about you, I think about love”

24. Time In a Bottle – Jim Croce

Elly’s parents’ wedding song.

25. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

Dessert…

26. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Toasting to love.

27. I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

The first night at Carter’s parents’ place.

“I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you”

28. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

Mr. & Mrs. Jennings’ wedding song.

29. Ballroom Blitz – Sweet

One of the songs Carter and Elly fancy dance to at the party.

30. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

The song Carter sings along to while he’s dancing with Elly.

31. Invincible – Pat Benatar

“This sudden darkness fills the air.”

32. Better Things – The Kinks

“Accept your life and what it brings
I hope tomorrow you’ll find better things
I know tomorrow you’ll find better things.”

33. With a Little Help from My Friends – Joe Cocker

Bucket list countdown.

34. Paradise By The Dashboard Light – Meatloaf

The song Cash and Elly karaoke.

35. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

“Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?”

36. Happy Together – The Turtles

“No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me”

37. Lullabye – Billy Joel

The song Elly’s mom mentions in her letter.

“Someday we’ll all be gone
But lullabies go on and on…
They never die
That’s how you
And I
Will be”

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