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Listen: The 12 Year Musical Odyssey Of ‘Boyhood’

Listen: The 12 Year Musical Odyssey Of 'Boyhood'

The 12 year filmmaking process of Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” has been thoroughly discussed over the last several weeks and part of what makes the film so incredible is the the way Linklater and editor Sandra Adair seamlessly progressed the narrative throughout those production years.

READ MORE: Sundance Review: Was Richard Linklater’s 12 Year Production ‘Boyhood’ Worth the Wait? In a Word, Yes.

Instead of taking the easy way out and using title cards, the movie deftly uses music to draw the viewer back in time to pinpoint exactly in what year Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) and his family are living. The effect works wonders in the nostalgia department, and now, thanks to online music service Rdio, each year of “Boyhood” has its own musical playlist featuring the time-marking songs of the film. “Boyhood” is in select theaters now and expands today. Give the “period” music a listen below:

2002 – Highlights: “Times Like These,” Foo Fighters & “Foolish,” Ashanti

2003 – Highlights: “In Da Club,” 50 Cent & “Seven Nation Army,” The White Stripes

READ MORE: How “Boyhood” Editor Sandra Adair Helped Shape The Film’s 12-Year Evolution

2004 – Highlights: “Toxic,” Britney Spears & “Galang,” M.I.A

2005 – Highlights: “Gold Digger,” Kanye West & “Feel Good Inc,” Gorillaz

2006 – Highlights: “Ms. New Booty,” Bubba Sparxxx & “Young Folks,” Peter Bjorn And John

2007 – Highlights: “Rehab,” Amy Winehouse & “D.A.N.C.E.,” Justice

READ MORE: “Boyhood” Brother and Sister Duo on Watching 12 Years of Their Lives On Screen

2008 – “Kids,” MGMT & “Just Dance,” Lady Gaga

2009 – Highlights: “1901,” Phoenix & “Watching The Planets,” The Flaming Lips

2010 – Highlights: “Deep Blue,” Arcade Fire & “She’s Long Gone,” The Black Keys

2011 – Highlights: “Make Some Noise,” Beastie Boys & “Pumped Up Kicks,” Foster The People

READ MORE: Patricia Arquette on Why She Needed to Make “Boyhood” and Why It Was So Weird to Finally Watch It

2012 – Highlights: “Trojans,” Atlas Genius & “Feel So Close,” Calvin Harris

2013 – Highlights: “Tap Out,” The Strokes & “Weightless,” Washed Out

BONUS: Rdio also has a playlist streaming the entirety of “The Black Album,” which Ethan Hawke’s Mason Sr. gifts his son in the film. Featuring a compilation of John, Paul, George and Ringo’s post-Beatles solo work, the album’s role in the film is inspired by a real life gift Hawke gave his daughter. Listen to the playlist below and head over to Buzzfeed for more details on Hawke’s gift and his accompanying letter to Mason Jr.

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