Thursday Tunes 🎶: First Prince

This week: Red, White & Royal Blue

A few days ago I finished reading Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, a debut rom-com with splashes of political and social commentary and a hefty dose of welcome diversity. The love story between the First Son of the United States (Alex) and the youngest British Prince (Henry) – hence the ship name ‘First Prince’ – lodged itself in my heart (seriously, how is there still room for another OTP??) and obviously I had to vent my feelings by whipping up this playlist!

I arranged it as chronologically as I could, again with landmark songs peppered throughout to mark important events or quotes in the book, such as ‘Signature Cakes’, ‘N.Y.E’, ‘Five Minutes’ and ‘God Save The Queen’ (if you know you know 😉), ‘Paris’, ‘Saving Forever For You’, ‘lakeshore’, ‘My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)’ and ‘I Choose You’.

If McQuiston referenced certain songs I included them too – my favourites of these were from Nora’s road trip mix – ‘Loco in Acapulco’ is so good! As Alex is Hispanic and Latino, I happily included some of my Spanish favourites that related to the story – e.g. ‘Hey DJ’ for NYE and ‘Por Que Te Vas’ for the part that broke my heart (no spoilers!).

The playlist concludes with ‘Home’ – read the book and you’ll understand why!

Let me know any thoughts or suggestions you have! Do you make any bookish playlists?

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