Music from the Movie Step Brothers
I’ve updated the original post from July with the complete list of songs from Step Brothers in the order they appeared in the movie. Here’s the original commentary and the new, complete list of songs.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly strike again with another hilarious movie – one of those that I will have to see a couple times to remember all of the ridiculous lines that will most certainly become part of the popular lexicon.
Step Brothers is a riot and the soundtrack actually is really good too. Where else are you going to find LCD Soundsystem and Q-Tip, Billy Joel and Dilated Peoples, Set the Control and The Kinks, or Hall & Oates and Vanilla Ice (that one sounds like a Ben & Jerry’s flavor)? Not to mention a nice throwback to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Montell Jordan and Brenda Lee.
There are 28 songs featured in the movie. They did not release a soundtrack album for Step Brothers but you can find the videos and downloads for all 28 songs at ReelSoundtrack. Seems like they should have because I have received dozens of questions about the songs in particular scenes of the movie.
Here is a quick rundown of the most popular questions. Update: Here’s the complete list of songs from Step Brothers in the order they appeared in the movie, with references to individual scenes where I could track them down:
First song in the movie – A-Punk by Vampire Weekend
Opening movie title song – North American Scum by LCD Soundsystem
Song at the table – Hairy Balls by John C. Reilly
Captain Benevant & His Ragtag Crew – Adam McKay and Steve Weisberg
(Song in the Step Brothers commercial / and in the movie) Breathe and Stop by Q-Tip
Song the family sings in the car – Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N Roses (W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Michael McKagan, Jeffrey Isbell and Steven Adler)
Brother – Lee Ferrell and Hal Radcliff
You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates
This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce and Ricky Walters
Job interview song – by Dilated Peoples
Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner
Something to Talk About – Will Ferrell
You’re on My Mind by KO & the Knockouts
Under Pressure – Oz Ravbon and Amir Efrat
Song in the video at the birthday dinner – Boats ‘N Hoes by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly
A Marshmallow World by Brenda Lee
Family Bible by Rick Logan
Back and Forth by Jon Brion
Slow Burn – Set the Control
First song by the band at the Catalina wine mixer – Keeping the Faith by Billy Joel
Second song by the band when they are kicked off stage – The Longest Time by Billy Joel
Will Ferrell song at Catalina Wine Mixer – Por Ti Volare by Will Ferrell (originally sung by Andrea Bocelli as “Con Te Partiro”)
Father Christmas by The Kinks
Last song of the movie – The Impression That I Get by Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Rock song during the closing credits song – Derby Day by Cheeseburger
Original music for Step Brothers by Jon Brion
Here’s the video for Boats N Hoes:
And here’s the video for Andrea Bocelli’s version of Con Te Partiro. Will Ferrell actually does pretty good justice to the original.