Music from Zack and Miri Make a Porno
The usher at the Arclight said he was not allowed to say the full name of the Zack and Miri movie when he introduced it. Management told him he had to replace the word “porno” with “adult movie.” Let’s hope Google doesn’t similarly punish me by classifying Reelsoundtrack as such.
It would be a shame, because this movie was damn funny and the music was really good. Here’s the list of songs from Zack and Miri in the order the appeared in the movie. The videos and downloads for the songs are at Reelsoundtrack.com. (links to downloads for the songs are in bold below):
Opening song – Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver by Primus
Coffee shop background – Smile, I Think She Likes You by James L. Venable
First song at reunion – Let Me Clear My Throat (Klassic Cool Original Version) by DJ Kool
Reunion, with Bobby Long – Sex And Candy by Marcy Playground
Reunion, talk to Roseanne – Steal My Sunshine by Len
Reunion, with Justin Long – Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat
Reunion, last song – Just Like Honey by Jesus & Mary Chain
Bar/dream – New Frontier by Donald Fagen
Star “wars” movie shoot – Fett’s Vette by MC Chris
Zack and Miri movie scene – Hold Me Up by Live
After Zack and Miri scene – Dreaming by Blondie
Party at their house – Party Up (Up In Here) by DMX
Second party song – Hey by Pixies
Make-up – I Love You by Climax Blues Band
Closing credits – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off by Jermaine Stewart
Here’s the video for my favorite song from the movie: Fett’s Vette by MC Chris:
Update/aside: Justin Long is hysterical in the movie as Bobby’s boyfriend. If you think he’s funny in the movie itself, you must wait for the mini-movie in the middle of the credits. He just keeps going and going and going there. Hilarious. Total commitment. Gotta love it.
Update 2: Thanks to Nik (see comment) for finding the video to Lift Me Up/Hold Me Up by Live. (Update 3) Jsax1, who posted the song on YouTube, has commented here to say that he posted an updated video/version of Hold Me Up on YouTube as well. Here is the updated video:
Update 4: Thanks to Tara for reaching out to the manager of Live to encourage them to re-release or re-post Hold Me Up. She posted her email exchange with the manager in the comments. Here is an excerpt:
Hi, After seeing zach and miri and looking for the song I found this website. I am on myspace and am “friends” with live so I left them a message that there is a movement to get the song re-released. The response from Live’s myspace manager is below….
RE: Hold Me Up – Web movement is growing….
Thank you for bringing this excitement and desire for this song to our attention. We’ve also noticed this on various sites and have already mentioned to management about this. At this point there are still no plans to release it or post it on myspace (we did suggest that as an option too). But we will definitely let everyone know if we hear any news!
Here’s to Live hearing the call from lifelong fans (me included). I first saw them at the Astrodome Arena in 1993. The Beauty of Grey is one of my favorite songs ever. Thank you Tara for starting the push.