•February 5, 2011 • 6 Comments
The did not release a soundtrack for The Roommate, but you can find all 22 songs from the movie here. The movie itself looks like Single White Female for the Gossip Girl set. The soundtrack could easily be featured in an episode of the show too. “The Focus” by X5 actually was featured in Gossip Girl. Perhaps the audience will remember and extend fandom to each.
The Roommate features a good mix of songs, including Temper Trap, Drew Smith, X5, Empire of the Sun and Blind Pilot. Blind Pilot is one of my favorite discoveries from the past year. I have a feeling that if more than six people see this movie, they are going to be a favorite for many more people as well. “The Story I Heard” is one of their best songs.
Folks are more likely to be familiar with Temper Trap. The song “Fader” is featured in The Roommate, while “Love Lost” was recently featured in No Strings Attached. Empire of the Sun has also been cropping up in a couple movies lately, having been featured in Cyrus last year. “We the People” is used in The Roommate. It is my favorite song from the album Walking on a Dream.
Here’s the complete list of all 22 songs from The Roommate. I was able to find links for most of them, but there are a number of songs and artists that I could not track down. Any help on this front would be appreciated. I’m also curious to hear about reviews of the movie. Was it a good scare or cheesy faire?
•January 29, 2011 • 3 Comments
The soundtrack for The Rite features the score from Alex Heffes. There are five other songs in the movie that are missing from the soundtrack album. It’s a bit of an interesting mix. In fact, I don’t quite know what to make of it. Not that it’s particularly strange, but it is pretty unique. The Rite soundtrack features music from The Derek Trucks Band, Maya Magub and Ensemble Elan.
In addition to the score from Alex Heffes, there is a separate song from him as well – All Clubbed Out. When I think of a thriller featuring Anthony Hopkins, the phrase “All Clubbed Out” isn’t the first to come to mind. That being said, Heffes scored the music for Inside Job and State of Play as well, so I am sure that there is plenty of tension built into his treatment.
Here’s the complete list of songs from The Rite. The downloads are a bit hit or miss, but I’m hoping the list will help you find what you are looking for:
•January 23, 2011 • 10 Comments
There are 24 songs on the No Strings Attached soundtrack. The soundtrack album only has about half of them. Not just that – the soundtrack album for No Strings Attached is all or nothing – you cannot download the songs individually. But thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we’ve pulled together all 24 songs from No Strings Attached here, and you can snag them as single downloads too.
The movie kicks off with Color Me Badd’s I Wanna Sex You Up, which sums up the kitsch that is to follow. A little Nelly, some Outkast and D’Angelo, as well as Elvis, Al Green, Phoenix and even Plain White T’s. A little bit of funny balanced with a little bit of tenderness. Pretty much what you would expect.
I’m digging on the song Click, Click, Click by Bishop Allen. It is one of the few songs on the soundtrack to No Strings Attached that I have not heard before. I was also pleasantly surprised by Hugo’s cover of 99 Problems. I never really liked the original, but this one I can stomach. I’m guessing that folks will also be looking for I Will Let You Go by Daniel Ahearn. Mellow and understated but it sounds like something that would grow on you.
And while I think the perfect use of Temper Trap was in 500 Days of Summer, you can never fault a movie for including them in the mix. For No Strings Attached, the song “Love Lost” is relegated to the end, but still, it’s good to have them on board.
Extra song on the soundtrack album but not in the movie:
•January 15, 2011 • 7 Comments
There are 15 songs on The Dilemma soundtrack, 12 of which are on the soundtrack album. It’s a good mix, including two songs from The Black Keys, as well as tunes from Wolfmother, KISS, The Fratellis, Neon Plastix and The Hold Steady.
I am kind of mixed on this movie to be honest. In theory it should be funny. I like Kevin James and Vince Vaughn. The two of them look like they could be funny together. But something is telling me that it might be a bit forced. I’m hoping that’s not the case. I was pleasantly surprised by the soundtrack and hope the same will happen for the movie itself.
Here’s the complete list of songs from The Dilemma, with links to the downloads for 14 of the 15 songs. I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I haven’t had a chance to identify the individual scenes that they are in. If you see the movie and have ideas on the scenes, share them in the comments and I will add the info to the post.
•January 14, 2011 • 13 Comments
There are 15 songs in the Green Hornet, but they did not release a soundtrack album. Not to worry, all 15 songs from the Green Hornet soundtrack are here. The trailers for the movie set the tone with Gangsta’s Paradise ruling the day. The clips are from the movie itself, so unlike most movies these days that throw a totally random song into the ads, you get Coolio in the ads and in the movie.
The Green Hornet soundtrack also features The Humpty Dance from Digital Underground, as well as songs from the early days of White Stripes, plus old school late 70’s Van Halen, Johnny Cash, Brian Eno and David Bowie), The Rolling Stones and even Sam Cooke. The score is also a throwback to a 60s/70s sounding theme.
Now that is one hell of a mix. It’s like someone got hit with some big green poof of smoke when they were pulling this one together. But it works. In fact, it works ridiculously well. One of my favorite musical moments was probably the most somber one. “I Hung My Head” by Johnny Cash was hauntingly perfect for when Britt finds out that his dad died.
The Green Hornet was a great movie. The action was kicking, the lines were funny, and the music was perfectly suited for the film. In fact, my only complaint with the Green Hornet was that the 3D seemed forced. The best 3D scenes were the end credits. No joke.
Here’s the complete list of all 15 songs from Green Hornet with downloads for them as well. They are in the order they appeared in the movie and have notes on the scenes they were in. I was able to figure out 14 of the 15 songs.
•January 12, 2011 • 20 Comments
There are 39 songs in Country Strong but only 13 on the soundtrack album. You can find all of the songs from Country Strong as well as information about the scenes they were in in the movie here. I’ve been able to identify almost all of the scenes.
Even though I’m from Texas, I’m far from being the world’s biggest country music fan, but there are some great country songs in Country Strong, starting with Garrett Hedlund’s version of “Silver Wings” that opens the movie.
I also really enjoyed “Chances Are” as well as the “Give In To Me” duet between Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester.
For me, their music was more of a star of the movie than Gwyneth’s songs. This surprised me a bit because I was actually, strangely excited to see hear Gwyneth’s songs. In fact, I have to admit that I was making fun of this movie until I saw Gwyneth on Glee. She was awesome on Glee, and I thought to myself, well, maybe this won’t be so awful after all.
When I saw that Country Strong has 39 songs in it, the soundtrack addict in me started to get a bit excited for the movie.
I was at CES all last week so it took me a little while to pull together all of the info on the scenes that the songs are in, but here they are. I hope you enjoy the music from Country Strong.
Original music – Original music for Country Strong – Michael Brook
11 of the 39 songs from Country Strong are on the soundtrack album. There are also two versions of songs from the movie sung by other artists that are included on the album.
•January 3, 2011 • 6 Comments
Beyond Clint Mansell’s score for Black Swan, there are 8 other songs in Black Swan. Just like the score, half of the songs include elements of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. I was most excited for three new songs from The Chemical Brothers, all of which are squished into the trippy bar and club scene from Black Swan. The soundtrack also features Pete Min, Al Tourettes, Kavsrave and Jakes.
For all those readers looking for the downloads for all the songs, unfortunately, I am going to have to disappoint you a bit. I’m having a super hard time finding the individual songs. I have links to the bands but not the songs. The soundtrack album for Black Swan includes 16 tracks from Clint Mansell’s score but none of the other songs from the movie. I’ve included those in here as well to make-up for the lack of other downloads.
I’ve pulled together the list of songs from Black Swan in the (apparent) order that they appeared in the movie. Most of these songs were included in the club scene from what I can tell. I marked 52 different musical moments in the movie, but the vast majority were scored elements derived from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The soundtrack album does a good job of pulling the most significant songs from the score together. If you liked it like I did, then it is worth downloading as a whole.
I will continue to look for the downloads to the following songs from Black Swan, but until then, I hope you find the list itself to be helpful.
Here are the songs from Clint Mansell’s score in the order they appear in the movie. [SPOILER ALERT - key elements of the plot are revealed in the scene descriptions]:
Song from the Black Swan Trailer – The Chemical Brothers – Don’t Think