Jenny Han And Lola Tung Discuss The Summer I Turned Pretty Series

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Jenny: “I’m a longtime fan of Taylor’s. When I was writing the books, I was listening to Fearless. So, ‘The Way I Loved You’ — that was the most important song. I didn’t know if we were gonna be able to get it or not, because you just never know! I think many artists are selective about what they allow to be licensed. So I had my fingers crossed. When I found out that we were granted permission, I was so excited — not just for myself as a fan, but also for the book fans! They’d been asking for so long, ‘Can we get Taylor’s music on the show?’ And I was always like, it’s not up to me. We got five [Taylor] songs total, which is wild. Such a bounty of riches. I think she’s an amazing storyteller with her music. So it really lined up.

We also have other great artists as well. I can’t believe that we were able to get their songs for the show! But I want fans to be surprised, which is why I’ve been trying to keep everything under wraps, because I want them to have that experience watching it. You always have those songs of summer that really take you back to a moment, and the show has a lot of songs that will hopefully feel nostalgic.”