#TBT Mixtape: Bleachers' Jack Antonoff Shares the Music That Shaped His Songwriting

Daniel Silbert


Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard's new series that showcases artists' very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. The curated set features the artists' favorite tracks from their youth and childhood.

Today, ahead of the release of his forthcoming sophomore LP Gone Now, out June 2 via RCA Records, Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff reveals the music that inspired his solo project and songwriting and production career for this week's #TBT Mixtape, exclusively via Billboard.

Give the mixtape a spin below and also scroll through some throwback snaps of Jack as a kid below.

"These are the songs that have most shaped Bleachers and me as a writer. Some for production reasons, some from a writing standpoint," Antonoff tells Billboard of the set. "All of these songs I would sit and listen to at all stages of growing up. I studied them. They did and do mean the world to me and each one brings me to specific moments. If you see me at a show or on the street ask me about one and I'll tell you a story."

01. bleachers – don’t take the money

02. tom waits - ol 55

03. yaz - only you 

04. the mountain goat - this year 

05. bruce springsteen - candy's room 

06. tegan and sara - call it off 

07. nofx - lenolium

08. red house painters - have you forgotten 

09. kate bush - running up that hill 

10. robyn - hang with me 

11. the spinto band - oh mandy 

12. fleetwood mac - what makes you think you're the one 

13. nick cave - 15 feet of pure white snow 

14. john lennon - oh yoko

15. tlc - unpretty 

16. hedwig and the angry inch - wicked little town 

17. crosby stills and nash - our house 

18. the strokes - someday 

19. nico - the fairest of the seasons 

20. jesus and mary chain - just like honey 

Courtesy of Jack Antonoff