Fanmixes from my Teen Wolf fanfics and the soundtrack to my moderately messed up high school years.
Songs I listened to about ten thousand times during the 80s, not always while I was wasted. Includes Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, English Beat, Squeeze.
Songs that mostly date from my most fucked up decade. Includes New Order, The Cure, Roxy Music, Siouxsie & the Banshees.
Playlists by some of my favorite Teen Wolf fanfic authors
The songs that were most important to me during high school. Not all of them are from the 80s. The Cure, The Smiths, INXS, Bowie, Simple Minds.
Music inspired by everyone's favorite villain, Peter Hale: TV and the Radio, Spoon, Pulp, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Songs featured in Bohème Rhapsody or that inspired me while writing it: Dandy Warhols, Chic, Rihanna, Transformers, and a lovely aria from La Bohème.
High School in the 1980s
You had to live through it to truly understand how difficult it was to find good music as a teenager during the 1980s: the nearest decent record store was an hour's drive away, and my local radio stations were dominated by classic rock, hair bands, and Huey Lewis. So here is a list of some favorite 80s tracks and bands that I only discovered decades later, post-internet.