Bring the Boy Who Lived back into your life with this playlist

Photo courtesy of Beacon, Flickr

Photo courtesy of Beacon, Flickr

There were a lot of ways to go with this Harry Potter playlist. While my roommate suggested such classics as “Can’t Touch This” and “Who Let The Dogs Out” to typify Sorcerer’s Stone and Prisoner of Askaban, respectively, there is a certain merit to subtlety — which is why I included Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.” How better can you represent the basilisk? The songs are arranged by and loosely related to the Harry Potter books.

If you’re hyped for JK Rowling’s newest project, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, get in a magical mood with this playlist.

Book 1

“Do You Believe in Magic” – The Lovin’ Spoonful

“The Less I Know The Better” – Tame Impala

“First Day Of My Life” – Bright Eyes

Book 2

“Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj

“Heaven Sent” – Best Coast

“Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber

Book 3

“All The Time” – Bahamas

“The Killing Moon” – Echo & The Bunnymen

“Le Loup (Fear Not)” – Le Loup

Book 4

“Stolen Dance” – Milky Chance

“1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)” – Jimi Hendrix

Book 5

“Wasted Days” – Cloud Nothings

“I Put A Spell On You” – Nina Simone

“Fireworks” – Nicholas Hooper

Book 6

“Love Potion No. 9” – The Clovers

“Shit Luck” – Modest Mouse

“Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” – Cage the Elephant

Book 7

“The Hills” – The Weeknd

“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” – Lorde

“5 Years Time” – Noah and the Whale

“Hedwig’s Theme” – John Williams