Winona Forever (Young): A Playlist For Winona Ryder’s 41st Birthday

by (@lindseyweber)

America’s Sweetheart turned Tim Burton muse turned shoplifting pariah, Winona Ryder, will always be the coolest girl of all time. Okay, the coolest woman, as she officially turns 41 years old today. No matter her age, we’ll always remember her as *the* It Girl, not to mention star of films with the coolest soundtracks. We’d like to think she’s had a hand in the soundtracks–the girls has dated rock stars from Pete Yorn and Evan Dando to Chris Isaak and Beck.

In honor of her 41st, we’ve made the ultimate ‘Winona Forever (Young)’ playlist, chock full of the most memorable tracks from Wino’s most memorable films.

  1. Danny Elfman – Main Theme (Edward Scissorhands)
  2. Starlite Unlimited – Banana Boat Song (Beetlejuice)
  3. Sly & The Family Stone – Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (Beetlejuice)
  4. Clubfeet – Teenage Suicide (Don’t Do It) (Heathers)
  5. Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire (Great Balls of Fire!)
  6. Mars Bonfire – Born To Be Wild (Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael!)
  7. Cher – The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) (Mermaids)
  8. Jimmy Soul – If You Wanna Be Happy (Mermaids)
  9. U2 – All I Want Is You (Reality Bites)
  10. The Juliana Hatfield 3 – Spin The Bottle (Reality Bites)
  11. The Knack – My Sharona (Reality Bites)
  12. Neil Diamond – Cherry, Cherry (How To Make An American Quilt)
  13. Patsy Cline – You Belong To Me (How To Make An American Quilt)
  14. Skeeter Davis – The End Of The World (Girl, Interrupted)
  15. Madeleine Peyroux – (Getting Some) Fun Out Of Life (Autumn In New York)
  16. Eugene Kelly – You’re Having My Sex (Sex and Death 101)
  17. Thomas Newman – Orchard House (Main Title) (Little Women)

Happy 41st Birthday Winona Ryder [Spotify]

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