All 40 Songs from the Bandslam Soundtrack


Here are all 40 songs in from movie Bandslam. The Bandslam soundtrack album only has 15 songs on it, but the videos and downloads for all 40 songs are here.

I have to say, the music in the movie Bandslam was a ridiculous surprise – in a very good way. When it started off with Rebel Rebel by David Bowie, I sat forward in  my seat and thought – wait a minute – this is not your average movie about high school kids forming a band. As the movie progressed, it just kept getting better.

Mick Jagger, The Velvet Underground, Nick Drake. Throw in some good ole ska like the Aggrolites, then some more Bowie and even Violent Femmes, Wilco and Peter Bjorn (the Sa5m video that he makes for class). I kept on thinking, how is this music in a movie made for teens. Am I underestimating the musical taste of a generation of kids or is the music producer more cracked than Whitney?

But I stopped worrying and kept on listening.

Sure there were the occasional songs thrown in for the masses. I could have done without any of the songs from Glory Dogs. But the tunes from the other Bandslam bands were brilliant. I would buy albums for The Burning Hotels and Zeale & Phranchyze immediately. I would even shell out for Amphetemine by I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On.

I think I was only one of three people in the theater who recognized David Bowie at the end of the movie, but it didn’t matter. I listened past the overwrought songs in the closing credits and forced songs near the end. Instead, I focused on what is truly a brilliant set of tunes. If 1 in 20 moviegoers returns home, jumps on Wikipedia and learns about the glory of CBGB or discovers what ska is, then the movie has done its job. If in the process of listening to Vanessa Hudgens, they are exposed to Nick Drake or The Velvet Underground, then their musical lives will be changed forever. If they ask themselves, why did so many scenes start with “Dear David Bowie” and then they stumble across Ziggy Stardust, then Pandora will swell with a whole new set of stations.

In other words, I really liked this movie – particularly the first half of it. And I was ridiculously, and pleasantly, surprised by the soundtrack.

The album has about a third of the songs from the movie, but you can find the rest of them, with notes on the scenes they were in, and in the order they appeared in the movie, below. Let your musical adventure begin.

  • First song – Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
  • Moving, in the car – (You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back by Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger
  • Ring tone – Changes by David Bowie
  • Mall music – Theme from A Summer Place by Max Steiner and Mack Discant
  • At school band on stage – Sunny Side Up by Scott Porter and Glory Dogs
  • Song on his iPod - Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell
  • (unknown scene) – Make You Wanna Scream by Anthony Taccetta
  • At car, I’ll teach you the basics – Femme Fatale by Nico and The Velvet Underground
  • With Charlotte in the car – Road by Nick Drake
  • Garage, first time sees band – I Want You To Want Me by I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
  • Driving to the diner – What Heart by Oliver Future
  • Playing in background at diner – Feels So Good by Chuck Mangione
  • Sa5m and Charlotte meet – Free Time by The Aggrolites
  • Playing with kids – Star by David Bowie
  • Mom asks what’s a sideman – Twice is Too Much by Exist
  • Class report – Classroom Rap by Matt Hensarling and Derek Cox-Berg
  • Piano audition song – Impromptu Op. 90 #2 in E-Flat Major by Lisa Chung
  • Second piano audition song – Blister in the Sun by Gordon Gano (Originally by the Violent Femmes)
  • (unknown scene) – Leave it To the Wind by Scott Porter and Glory Dogs
  • Building the band – Jammin’ on F by I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
  • Diner – Lovesick by 78 Violet, featuring Ali & AJ
  • Band rehearsal – Amphetemine by I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
  • (unknown scene) – My Country Tis of Thee by The Antislavery Ensemble
  • Take the subway, tour the city – 24 Hours by Shack
  • CBGB - See No Evil by Television
  • Kisses Charlotte – Lunar One by Seventeen Evergreen
  • Sa5m guitar video – Everything I Own by Vanessa Hudgens
  • Concert – Stuck in the Middle by The Burning Hotels
  • Video for class project – Young Folks by Peter Bjorn
  • Sings song for Charlotte – Pretend by Scott Porter and Glory Dogs
  • Charlotte plays piano song – Someone to Fall Back On by Aly Michalka
  • Practice song for show – Someone to Fall Back On by I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
  • Bandslam song 1 – Blizzard Woman Blues by The Daze
  • Bandslam song 2 – My New Romance by The Burning Hotels
  • Bandslam song 3 – Shape by Zeale, Phranchyze and Candice Jackson
  • Bandslam song 4 – Someone to Fall Back On by Scott Porter and Glory Dogs
  • Bandslam song 5, their song – Everything I Own by I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
  • MySpace page, Bowie writes email – What Light by Wilco
  • First credits song – Corvette by Golden Smog
  • Second credits song – Where Are You Now by Honor Society
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~ by montelutz on August 14, 2009.

59 Responses to “All 40 Songs from the Bandslam Soundtrack”

  1. OMG !!!

    This film is effin amazing !!

  2. what was the song that he shows sa5m the one tht has a kinda reggae feel 2 it??

  3. Any idea who wrote Amphetamine, the song the new, full band does in the garage with Charlote (Aly) singng?

    • Hi, You may have already discovered this, I’m here googling for the music scores for my daughter. Ampthetmine was written by Steve Wynn (formerly of cult legends The Dream Syndicate, he performed this song with his most recent band incarnation – The Miracle 3). You can find the song on his Static Transmission CD. As a 43-y-o music nut, I was not looking forward to seeing this film when my daughter pestered me to take her along. How wrong was I (how misleading was the advertising!)? Great film – nothing like the High School Musical/ Vanessa Hudgens vehicle it was portrayed as. For my 10-y-o it was a great introduction (so much better than Dad trying to foist them on her!) to David Bowie, Wilco, Shack et al. I kept whispering ‘I’ve got this’ to her during the film :-) She’s now a big Bowie fan and she was delighted to discover I had the original Amphetamine on CD. I nearly jumped out of my seat when I realised what they were playing in the film. Now if only she could figure out the chords on her guitar…

      Pity this song was missed off the original list: I’m guessing (i.e. reluctantly acknowledging) that Steve was one of the lesser known artists featured in the soundtrack.

      Couple of links to Steve Wynn:
      http://www.stevewynn.net/
      http://www.myspace.com/stevewynnthemiracle3

  4. LOVING this movie!! LOVING the bands, the music! What a great surprise this movie was.. MUSIC = LIFE <3

  5. this blog is interesting i watched it and when i got home googles ska, downloaded a load of songs by mustard plug, then carried on researching today, now ive just googled CBGB. im so gonna favourite this blog.
    would you be able to send me a list of like 90′s punk, rock, music and some ska and then i can download them

    my ipod needs a serious update.
    thanks :)

    • hrm… let’s see on the ska front to start. the specials are essential. i would start with “a message to you rudy” or “ghost town.” i would put the toasters and operation ivy in that category as well. or you could go back further to the roots of ska and listen to toots and the maytals, who actually coined the phrase do the reggae. i have also been a fan of 90s ska like skankin’ pickle, let’s go bowling and reel big fish. i am far more influenced by west coast ska rather than east coasters like the pietasters, but others disagree.

      i would throw the specials into a new pandora channel and see what pops out. If you don’t like it, switch it to skankin’ pickle. you will not be disappointed.

  6. wat da raggae song dat will n’ sa5m listen

  7. love the reviews, i hope i can always follow your blog

    • hope you do to. let me know if there are any movies that are missing. we try to catch as many as possible but miss some. glad i didn’t miss bandslam, because it could have easily slipped by. i don’t think many people saw it.

  8. hey guys i just watched this movie. it has changed my life forever! i never knew id enjoy this kind of music can someone please send me an email with bands, songs anything as good or better then what i just listened to in this movie. please!! =] pkmplayer@aim.com

  9. hey there
    i cant find the song ‘Shape’ by Zeale, Phranchyze and Candice Jackson anywhere.
    A youtube link or something would be amazing cause I’d like to download it, have you found it by any chance?
    anywhere or any site to download would be awesome. thanks so much, your blog’s so sick :) feel free to email me turtlesarefast10@hotmail.com

    • Hey guys it would really help if someone gives a link to download the song “SHAPE”….. Plz someone…..

  10. Hey,

    I saw the movie at least three times on my plane and I kept wondering what this song was called, the one in this scene where Will goes to Sa5m’s house and wants to apologise again(and fails). It’s the one Sa5m’s mother shows to Will, and when she somes home she’s just red and angry…
    Does anyone know this song? =s

    • The song Sa5m sings solo (with the guitar) is called “Everything I Own.” The original song was written & recorded by a 70′s rock band called “Bread,” who had several Top 10 hits. Several versions have since been recorded by other artists. (Boy George had a pretty good version, I think.) That song is also the same song “I can’t go on, I’ll go on” performs at the end of the movie – just a different arrangement. Enjoy……

  11. thanks for listing all the song of BANDSLAM ! thanks a lot !

  12. What is the song that the guy plays during the report on Vanessa Hudgen’s character? PLEASE ANSWER because I can’t find it on this list!

  13. NEVER MIND! I found it!

  14. wow man it’s awesome, thanks for “Video for class project – Young Folks by Peter Bjorn”, it’s great song.

  15. Thanks!!! Been searching for a while for the song on his ipod “Free Time by The Aggrolites” GREAT song!! :) cheers

  16. Thank u soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! I spend half the day trying to find one of the songs (the one when Sa5m and charlotte meet and the one Will was listening to in the hallway,“Free Time by The Aggrolites”) and I found it on youtube. Now, its going straight on my Mp3. lol

  17. Nice work, buddy. Nailed Young folks by Pete Bjorn without breaking much of a sweat thanks to you. Now I know why Armond White (critic) called Bandslam the best film of the summer in ’09. He’s a blowhard, but he was right on.

  18. Someone Should make a .rar or torrent of the COMPLETE Bandslam soundtrack that would be legendary!

  19. >”Someone Should make a .rar or torrent of the COMPLETE Bandslam >soundtrack that would be legendary!”

    Or support the artists (especially smaller independent ones like Steve Wynn) by actually *buying* their music. Has anyone posted a complete list of the tracks including those not on the soundtrack CD?

  20. bandslam is the coolest thing every!!!

  21. PLEASE! What was the song when Will delete Charlotte phone number???

  22. helo:my iran….. no english, I Love web and bandslam

  23. this is seriously the best movie. and the list, I can’t thank you enough for ittt :D

  24. this is one of my favorite movies ever…………OH MY GOD!

  25. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THIS LIST!!

  26. anyone know where i can find, Jammin’ on F by I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On

  27. There was a song in the movie I don’t see on the list. The main character was actually listening to it on his iPod while walking in the hall and then he had to stoop down to tie his shoes over and over again for some reason. Charlotte comes up behind him and comments on how he was tying his shoes……does anyone know this song?

    • The Aggrolites – “Free Time” THIS ONE I FINALLY FOUND IT! That’s the song that will listens to after kissing Sa5m

  28. screw the sats and the star cat and exit exams! this movie should be a requirement for all people attempting the ged or being passed through the halls on the way to a high school diploma!!! instead of bottling up the angst of adolescence and the emotions that stem from the crimes of their parents people should be encouraged to express themselves through music and use video (u-tube-face book) for their betterment! love love love this movie and commend you for the heavy responsibility you have taken on turning these blank canvases on to the greats!!! keep being you for them!!!

  29. are a “I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On” is a real band ?
    or fiction ?

  30. Thank you so much for the list of songs~

  31. What song was Charlotte listening to when she was updating the band’s myspace page just before Ben enters and sings Pretend

    • Band rehearsal – Amphetemine by I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On

      It is also on the soundtrack, awesome song, awesome movie.

  32. To the maker of this….. for this list, you my friend, are my hero. this is really amazing.. they should have included the other version of someone to fall back on.. a full version from scott the the glory dogs.

    ~vin5~ the 5 is silent

  33. Oh my God!
    I would say its a superb movie!!!!
    Not just a movie,it teaches us many things!!!!
    LOVE the theme,Love the songs and everything in it….
    Theres a problem…
    I was unable to find the only song by Sa5m playing everything i won on guitar herself (the Vedio that sa5m’s mom showed to the boy” Its superb performance….
    Please any one send me that song or just the address or somthing like that on my email address : adeeb.geo@gmail.com
    Its a request.Please :)

  34. Hi…this site is amazing and it’s great you were able to complile that list..the movie rocked..and I was looking for one song in particular ..and I think you have it above but you don’t have the link..I thought it said all 40 songs above were downloadable or linkable? I’d buy it off itunes if it were there! lol..It’s the one with the WHOLE band and Charlotte singing..I think their first rehearsal..possibly it’s hte amphetimine song? Not sure..it’s sorta countryish rock ish..with alot of shmaala sham ma la sham ma la la la..they sing in it at the end..it ROCKS..how can I get this song? Thanks!

  35. hi there
    can anyone tell me what the name of the song from the classroom report as i cant find it from the name given above
    many thanks

  36. your article rocks! thanks for putting it all out there. I’m expanding my music knowledge thanks to your input!

  37. Thank you so much for posting this. As an old timer growing up to this music seeing its rebirth in such a terrific movie is heart warming. You have done an excellent job and should be give the congressional medal or something. <3

  38. what an amazing movie, i must admit that burning hotels should have beaten the daze though when they sung my new romance. good luck to all the young, unknown bands given exposure in this great film :)

  39. So the song Everything I Own was done ages ago by September 67, super hard to find, I have the single. Not sure if it is a cover or someone elses song, will have to dig out the cd. But I totally agree that this tween movie has one of the best soundtracks in ages!

  40. Everything I Own, was done by Bread, as some one said earlier, but a super cool version was done by a band called September 67. Ans this tween movie is super cool, my 6 year old and I love to watch it, but she has good taste in music for the most part.

  41. Wow. Thanks so much for this! I saw Bandslam for the first time last night because I was bored and there wasn’t anything else to watch. I fell in love with the soundtrack. A lot of the songs I wanted aren’t on the album….then I found this. Thanks again.

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  43. Well it only took me 2 years to catch up with this movie via Sky TV but WOW – watched it with friends including their teen kids who were blown away with the ‘oldies’ music. After the film we fired up my iPod and started to listen to my collections of ska, punk and rock from the 70′s and 80′s. Any film that introduces the viewer to music styles they may never have experienced is great but this was was spectacular.

    Thanks for the full track listing too – only 2 i didn’t already have on my iPod but just bought them via your links.

  44. There was a song in the movie I don’t see on the list. The main character was actually listening to it on his iPod while walking in the hall and then he had to stoop down to tie his shoes over and over again for some reason. Charlotte comes up behind him and comments on how he was tying his shoes……does anyone know this song? PLEASE SOMEONE< ANYONE!!! I GOOGLE'D IT OVER AND OVER AND NOTHING. PLEASE!

  45. My favourite songs is Everything I Own and Fall Back On. Thank you so much for this!!! Bandslam is the best way to like music!!! Besides i knew more about David Bowie and others. And now i can’t live without music!!!

  46. Does anyone know the name of the song that’s playing (faintly) in the background while Will is walking on the sidewalk and Charlotte pulls up next to him in her red Cady? It starts out with lots of acoustic guitar strumming along and finally into lyrics (barely audible).

    I love that tune!

  47. The song with Will outside Charlotte’s caddy is Road by Nick Drake, and it’s on the list.

    This really is a great movie; watching it for the umpteenth time now. The music is a big part of that. The Shack song is my absolute favorite.

  48. What is the name of the song that plays after he kisses sa5m and he is walking in the halway and he has his headphones in than pretends to toe his shoe lace?

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