Friday Playlist: High School Sweethearts


FEBRUARY, amirite? LOVE N STUFF, you know? This is a playlist of songs about being young and in love/in crush. I mean, you are a strong, powerful woman and you do not need another person to complete you. But if you want to zone out and daydream about your significant other or desired significant other, HERE, AND HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU ALL.

Illustration by Minna


  • Ginny February 10th, 2012 11:04 PM

    I haven’t even listened to this yet but I can already tell it is awesome because LADY L

  • Leira Zetroc February 10th, 2012 11:10 PM

    Don’t forget about “A Teenager in Love” by Dion & The Belmonts!

    Great list! I’ll have to go through them all

  • Kaetlebugg February 10th, 2012 11:11 PM

    I think what a lot of people think independent feminist women can’t desire a boyfriend. It is perfectly normal to want a significant other and love and sex or any combination – society’s unfair sexist standards come out when girls think they need boyfriends in order to be considered & consider themselves “legitimate” women.

  • diny February 10th, 2012 11:16 PM

    and SPARK #2 theme is ‘OH, BOYS’. so, good people, please read it

  • hellosailor February 10th, 2012 11:27 PM

    oh this is gorgeous <3 <3

  • cherrycola27 February 10th, 2012 11:51 PM

    Yes, this looks like it will be a great playlist but OH MY GOSH THAT’S THE FRIGGIN CUTEST PICTURE EVER!!
    Oh wait, Lady L. It is a great playlist.

  • isadora February 11th, 2012 12:13 AM

    I KNEW. When I read the title of the playlist earlier today, I just knew IN MY HEART that it was going to have Playground Love.

  • Moonshoes February 11th, 2012 12:20 AM

    Nick Andopolis OMFG <3 I have the hugest fangirl crush on him haha

  • rachel February 11th, 2012 12:28 AM

    I’d definitely add Mariah Carey “Always Be My Baby”, but that’s just me.

  • smfitz12 February 11th, 2012 1:08 AM

    A lot of the time i find myself listening to these playlists instead of my own. Rookie is the bee’s knees. Tavi is my Huuuro. keep it up Rookie-ers.

  • emilyelizabeth February 11th, 2012 1:17 AM

    after seeing Young Adult, i’m obsessed with the song The Concept!!!
    and Red! oh, Jordan Catalano

  • pink.tess February 11th, 2012 1:18 AM

    Darlin, darling. While I make my valentines, i will definitely listen to this.

  • Susann February 11th, 2012 2:43 AM

    I’m so not in the mood for this ;) but I love that you have “Wouldn’t it be nice” on there!

  • Sonja February 11th, 2012 5:07 AM

    oh ya some fave songs ever. again: LADY L.

  • MissKnowItAll February 11th, 2012 7:45 AM

    That’s the cutest picture ever. Love the songs but where’s Teenage Dream by Katy Perry?

  • eggzonable February 11th, 2012 10:27 AM

    oh, I absolutely adore all rookie mixes, but this one is superb! And today’s layout make me wanna puke rainbows. Thank you!

  • maddy417 February 11th, 2012 10:59 AM

    love this! the fact that it includes playground love…. and JORDAN CATALANO i can’t deal. too good.

    faux style.

  • alanna February 11th, 2012 11:25 AM

    I forgot how good Bikini Kill and The Beach Boys go together. That stupid Big Star song always makes me a little bit teary. EPIC MIX, YO!

  • Kathryn February 11th, 2012 12:08 PM

    this is so perfect!!

  • fer February 11th, 2012 12:24 PM

    Great playlist!

    However, I think Prince’s I Wanna Be Your Lover should be on there, as well as 1-2 Crush on You by the Clash!

  • Steph February 11th, 2012 1:08 PM

    oh my gosh so funny that you included Dirty Boots on this because my last “sweetheart” included that on the first mixtape he gave me…

  • KinuKinu February 11th, 2012 2:05 PM


  • unefillecommetoi February 11th, 2012 2:23 PM

    ..i’m a highschool lover.. and you’re my favorite flavor…
    adfknvcd i want a boyfriend.

  • queserasera February 11th, 2012 2:28 PM

    i love those cheesy colorful heart stickers! great mix. jordan catalano’s song is a nice touch

  • emcarls February 11th, 2012 3:44 PM

    totally <3

  • little_bird February 11th, 2012 5:14 PM

    I LOVE THIS MIX! But why is the Jordan Catalono song sound like it’s in slo-mo??

  • purrr February 11th, 2012 5:20 PM

    i had this playlist playing in the background and at some point i wondered how my itunes was shuffling in such a great way. I HAVE ALL OF THIS STUFF. IT’S GREAT

  • Dylan February 11th, 2012 5:36 PM

    Love this 1

  • insteadofanelephant February 11th, 2012 5:55 PM

    sonic youthhh. ugh valentines day is not gonna be a fun one

    instead of an elephant

  • Emilie February 11th, 2012 6:21 PM


  • rachelsea February 11th, 2012 6:42 PM

    My boyfriend (who was my high school sweetheart) and I’s song is “Wouldn’t it be Nice” :)
    Thanks, Rookie!

  • ivoire February 11th, 2012 7:12 PM

    that picture omg its so adorable! ***squeals!!!!!!!!!*****

  • Kathryn February 11th, 2012 9:06 PM

    PS, oh my gosh, how can I get jordan catalano on my itunes?? loveeeee

    • Tavi February 11th, 2012 10:41 PM

      enter the clip from youtube into :)

  • taste test February 11th, 2012 11:20 PM

    THAT DOG *dies*

    this is pretty much the best playlist ever. thank you!

  • buffalo records February 12th, 2012 9:26 AM

    yyay<3 like it, A LOT<3

  • bewarethejabberwock February 12th, 2012 10:14 AM

    It won’t play for me… the last one was the same, I click on the play button and nothing happens.

  • Giulia Lain February 12th, 2012 11:03 AM

    In my country, we celebrate the Valentine’s Day in June 12th. Anyway, that playlist is awesome ♥

  • preachypreach February 12th, 2012 1:43 PM

    i wish the pixies song you put on here was la la love you. greatest love song ever. it has wolf whistles and everything.

  • preachypreach February 12th, 2012 2:07 PM

    ps, jordan catalano wrote that song about his CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kate February 12th, 2012 2:27 PM

    Thirteen is the best. One time I listened to it like 5 times in a row.
    Also, Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters!? Together!?

  • dearmia February 12th, 2012 4:50 PM

    LADY L! YES!

  • Tavi February 12th, 2012 5:15 PM

    oh my god i don’t know why catalano’s song is in slow motion! i’ve re-uploaded it a bunch! it’s kind of funny though??

  • Pocket Cow February 12th, 2012 6:42 PM

    it won’t play for me… :( And this looks like the BEST.

    • Anaheed February 12th, 2012 8:29 PM

      What browser are you using, Pocket Cow?

  • norienoire February 12th, 2012 9:40 PM


  • karysrhiann February 13th, 2012 10:12 AM

    BEST playlist yet, absolutely love it.

  • yourenotfunny February 13th, 2012 6:48 PM


  • whenyougrowupyourheartdies February 13th, 2012 9:12 PM

    Aw, aww! It has Gigantic! Gonna listen to it with my best friend today while we celebrate a platonic valentine’s day. <3

  • Saraleebread February 13th, 2012 9:38 PM


  • VictoryBelle February 14th, 2012 9:47 PM

    SOOOOOO glad gigantic is on here, totally one of my favourite crushing out songs

  • beyoncechology February 15th, 2012 3:42 AM

    I was in a coffee shop on a platonic friend date today and they were playing this! At first I thought it was a coincidence but they played the whole thing in order!!!

    • Anaheed February 15th, 2012 3:53 AM

      Wow, really?!? What coffee shop?

      • beyoncechology February 15th, 2012 11:52 AM

        It’s called urban jungle I think? I’m in Winnipeg, MB. So rad!!!

  • prettyontheinside February 15th, 2012 9:01 PM

    where is the first song from? it sounds so familiar ugh i swear i’ve heard it somewhere like a tv show maybe

  • prettyontheinside February 15th, 2012 9:36 PM

    yes that’s it thank you !!

  • preachypreach February 18th, 2012 6:17 AM

    this has been bugging me for a while now, where can i download the steve martin song from?

  • georgiarene1 February 25th, 2012 2:27 PM

    Leader of The Pack by the Shangri-Las! I thought i was the only one who knew about that magical song! haha xxxxx

  • 2hot2handle May 25th, 2012 9:02 PM

    OH GAWD.. i JUST watched the virgin suicides, and playground love came on i literally had a fangirl heart attack. LOVE. so much