Normal People, Exceptional Soundtrack

Photo Credit to RTÉ Article by Kayla Bride

Like many people, I’ve used the extra time spent at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to catch up on movies and TV shows, and one of my favorites so far has been the Hulu original Normal People. The Irish series is based on the novel of the same name by Sally Rooney and centers on the on-again, off-again romance between Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal), two young adults from vastly different backgrounds who are struggling to figure out who they want to be.

The equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking series has received four Emmy nominations for acting, directing, writing, and casting, but for me, the music that played throughout the show perfectly complemented the story and took Normal People to another level. From Irish singer-songwriter tracks to pop hits from Selena Gomez and Carly Rae Jepsen, the show’s soundtrack has a little bit of everything.

Check out these Apple Music and Spotify playlists to hear the songs featured in Normal People.

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