"Time After Time," author Tamara Ireland Stone's companion to "Time Between Us"—about 1995 time-traveler Bennett and future girl Anna, whom he falls in love with—hits bookstore shelves and e-readers today. In celebration, Stone's compiled a thoroughly '90s mix for your aural enjoyment.
The music of the early-to-mid '90s plays a huge role in "Time Between Us" and "Time After Time," companion novels about an intense romance between Bennett, a teen time traveler from present day, and Anna, the girl he meets back in 1995.
Anna listens to Green Day on her Discman during her early morning runs. Her friend Justin works at his dad’s record store and burns mixes for her. She and her best friend Emma sing along to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy on the way to school each morning.
And like every teen back in 1995, Anna’s shelves are bursting with CDs, from classic must-haves like Nirvana’s Nevermind to mainstream favorites like the Goo Goo Dolls’ A Boy Named Goo and obscure demos (at the time) like the Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut.
I've made playlists for each book (check them out here), and today, I bring you back to 1995 with my favorite songs from Anna’s shelf:
Sixteen-year-old New Zealander Lorde is taking the world by storm with her No. 1 hit single "Royals," and it looks like her tune has even made it to the Rosewood radio waves.
Lorde has a fan in "Pretty Little Liars" actress Ashley Benson, who took to Twitter today to sing the praises of the artist's new album Pure Heroine. We're humming along too, Ashley.
The companion soundtrack to "The Hunger Games" set a high bar back in 2012—as evidenced by the fact that we've had "Safe & Sound" stuck in our collective heads going on 18 months, now —and let's be honest, it seemed impossible that "Catching Fire" could meet such an outrageous standard for musical excellent. But with the track listing for the sequel's soundtrack just released...well, preliminary assessment? This collection has the potential to rival, if not exceed, the awesomeness of its predecessor.
As with the first film's soundtrack, the studio has tapped a vast array of established stars and indie darlings to make music for the movie, featuring songs by bands ranging from Imagine Dragons to the Lumineers to Antony and the Johnsons, plus solo artists including Christina Aguilera, Lorde and Patti Smith. Check out the tracklisting, and start placing your bets on which of these songs will be featured during the Katniss/Peeta Victory Tour, which one will play as they battle it out in the Quarter Quell arena and which one Enobaria likes to listen to while she files her teeth into spiky little points of death.
The twerking and tonguing were just the beginning, y'all: Miley Cyrus is actually on fire, and she's not slowing down until she's become the artist she's always dreamed of. That's the takeaway from this trailer for upcoming documentary, "Miley: The Movement," which follows Miley backstage, on tour, into the recording studio—and onto a couch for a little bit of snuggle-up time with Mama Cyrus, of course, because the girl is still a human being who needs love, too.
This documentary is a behind-the-scenes look at Miley's quest to redefine her image, starting off with a bang (also known as "the twerk heard 'round the world") at this year's Video Music Awards. And if that moment shocked you to the point where you're still talking about it, well, that's exactly what the woman intended:
"You're always going to make people talk," she explains. "You might as well make them talk for two weeks, rather than two seconds."
We've been following the progress of "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale's country album for more than a year now—though the actress has had musical aspirations since she was a teen. (Remember her appearance on "American Juniors"?) And as she puts the finishing touches on her debut, Lucy recently opened up in the October issue of Self about her apprehension regarding the release and the one thing she'd like to change about herself.
"I'm scared as hell," Lucy admitted to the magazine. "Some days I go to sleep and I'm like, What am I doing? People aren't going to take me seriously. Music is my favorite thing, and I'm going to fight to make it happen."
FROM MTV NEWS: It's Miley! The documentary, that is. The Bangerz singer will take fans behind the scenes on October 2, when MTV premieres "Miley: The Movement."
"I want all my fans to come with me; to the studio, on the road, at performances," Miley told MTV. "There's going to be a lot of ups and downs, and it's going to be completely insane. You've gotta be a part of the movement with me."
Get all the details about "Miley: The Movement" at MTV News!
With just 12 weeks until "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" blazes into theaters, Lionsgate has kicked off its "TickTock" countdown, promising new goodies each week until the film's November 22 release date. Today's morsel: the release of Coldplay's soundtrack single, "Atlas."
The track marks the first time the Grammy-winning band has recorded an original song for film. And in signature style, they've delivered a single that is soaring yet melancholy, which pretty perfectly captures heroine Katniss Everdeen's standing by the end of this second installment. (Click to download the track from iTunes.)
New Directions are poised to prove that all you need is love when they returns for the fifth-season premiere of "Glee" on September 26, busting out the Beatles' songbook for the first two episodes. And if you don't somehow get your fill of the Fab Four on Fox's song-and-dance series, you can always download the accompanying album, Glee Sings The Beatles, when it drops September 24.
Today, Columbia Records announced the tracklisting for the release, in addition to some details about its accompanying episodes.
The premiere, "Love, Love, Love," finds the glee club tasked with paying homage to the Brit band, while Klaine makes a decision about their future, and Rachel's New York ambitions "take an unexpected turn." The second episode, "Tina in the Sky With Diamonds," centers around Tina's quest for the prom queen title, and finds Rachel and Santana working in a Broadway diner for extra dough. (Literally singing for their supper?!)
Click past the jump for the full Glee Sings The Beatles tracklisting!
You guys! The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are just days away (Sunday, August 25, to be exact), and we're getting this party started with four days of live streaming we've dubbed the VMA All Access Experience. You'll want to keep an eye out for Robin Thicke, Big Sean, Ariana Grande, Grimes and many more!
It all kicks off today at 4 p.m. ET, so be sure to click play on the clip above to get in on the VMA All Access Experience!
The MTV Video Music Awards are just 11 days away, and there's at least one starlet still stumping for your vote.
Selena Gomez took to Twitter today to encourage fans to vote for her "Come & Get It" in the Best Song of the Summer category.
Selena has some stiff competition in the category: There's One Direction with "Best Song Ever," Miley Cyrus with "We Can't Stop," Daft Punk with "Get Lucky," Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding with "I Need Your Love," and Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell with "Blurred Lines."