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Paul Thomas Anderson Shares His 23-Song ‘Phantom Thread’ Mixtape, From Beyoncé to Rihanna

The director personally selected 23 songs that set the mood for his six-time Oscar nominee.

PHANTOM THREAD, director Paul Thomas Anderson, on set, 2017. ph: Laurie Sparham /© Focus Features /Courtesy Everett Collection

Paul Thomas Anderson

©Focus Features/courtesy Everett Collect / Everett Collection

Paul Thomas Anderson is here to help you set the mood before your “Phantom Thread” viewing. While Jonny Greenwood’s Oscar-nominated score is well worth numerous streams, the director has curated his own mixtape of 23 songs he suggests you listen to before watching his romance drama. Anderson shared the playlist with TIFF., All 70mm screenings of “Phantom Thread” at the TIFF Bell Lightbox theater will play the songs before showtime.

The mixtape is pretty incredible on its own, featuring hits from Beyoncé, Rihanna, Carly Simon, Neil Young, and more, but it’s even better for those who have seen “Phantom Thread” and understand the relationship between Daniel Day-Lewis’ Reynolds Woodcock and Vicky Krieps’ Alma. Rihanna’s “Stay” is especially appropriate for the two lovers.

The full “Phantom Thread” playlist is below, courtesy of TIFF. The film is up for six Oscars at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

1. “Blue Sands” – The Chico Hamilton Quintet
2. “Portrait of My Love” – Cyril Ornadel & Starlight Symphony
3. “You’re So Vain” – Carly Simon
4. “Dolly Suite, Op. 56: I. Berceuse” – Gabriel Fauré, Katia Labèque
5. “I’ll Always Be in Love with You” – Helen Forrest
6. “I’m Making Believe” – Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots
7. “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” – Roberta Flack
8. “Nobody Does It Better” – Carly Simon
9. “Impression of a Princess” – Danish State Radio Orchestra & Robert Farnon
10. “My Ship” – Oscar Peterson and Nelson Riddle
11. “Razor Love” – Neil Young
12. “Suspicions” – Bernard Herrmann
13. “Thirteen (Alternate Mix)” – Big Star
14. “Coming Around Again” – Carly Simon
15. “Portrait of Jenny” – Oscar Peterson and Nelson Riddle
16. “Two Blind Loves” – Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra, Kitty Kallen
17. “I’m On Fire” – Bruce Springsteen
18. “Three Little Words” – Jack Teagarden and his Orchestra
19. “Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)” – Rihanna
20. “Lord of the Manor” – The Everly Brothers
21. “Come Sunday” – Oscar Peterson and Nelson Riddle
22. “XO” – Beyoncé
23. “Farewell (from the film The Constant Nymph)” – Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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