Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is an Infinitely Good Mix


I finally got the chance to see Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Although the reviews were mixed, I really enjoyed it. The music delivered as promised, with a playlist, that although not infinite, was brilliant in all its 37 songs. Only 15 on the soundtrack album but you can find the videos and downloads for almost all of them at Reelsoundtrack.com.

I compiled a list of the music in some of the most pivotal scenes in the movie. Spoiler alert on some of the tags: they might give away a bit of the movie.

First song – Speed of Sound by Chris Bell
Opening credits – Lover by Devendra Banhart
Club – Screw the Man by Jerk Offs
Blue light/dream/flashback – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield
First kiss (in the club) – Xavia by Submarines
Taking drunk girl out of the club – Middle Management by Bishop Allen
Mix in the car – Fever by Takka Takka
Cab makeout – Our Swords by Band of Horses
Escape van – Go Deep by Silas Hite and Mark Mothersbaugh
Ring tone – Boys Don’t Cry by John Enroth (originally by The Cure)
Lost Caroline – All The Wine by National
Train station sandwich – Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
Train station bathroom – Wannabe by Spice Girls
Heading to Brooklyn – After Hours by We Are Scientists
Dance at BK pool – Lover by Devendra Banhart (second time in the movie)
Christmas review – 12 Gays of Christmas by Lorene Scafaria
Return to the Yugo – Baby You’re My Light by Richard Hawley
Girlfriend dances – You Sexy Thing by Hot chocolate
Radio announces Fluffy – Riot Radio by Dead 60s
Studio kiss – How to Say Goodbye by Paul Tiernan
End – Last Words by Real Tuesday Weld
Closing credits – Ottoman by Vampire Weekend

Here are a couple of more for good measure. Islands, Shout Out Louds, Raveonettes, Pinker Tones, Playboys, Army Navy, Modest Mouse.

Update:Jen Johans at BlogCritics has a great write-up about the music in Nick & Norah’s.

Update 2:If you want to find the music of Kennedy, including the song Karate that was featured in Nick & Norah, you can find him on MySpace here.

And a preview of the tunes: “Our Swords” by Band of Horses:

Damn this is a good song.

And another: “After Hours” by We Are Scientists:

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~ by montelutz on October 3, 2008.

9 Responses to “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is an Infinitely Good Mix”

  1. thank you so muccchh!! i’ve been looking for this list for hours!!! 😀

  2. niiiiiiceeeeeeee… hey you think you could upload the whole soundtrack in mp3 format to some page… or send it please???

  3. whats the instrumental track that plays between the opening credits and the first club scene with the jerk offs?

  4. what is the song that was playin when norah was in the bowery ballroom toilet?

  5. What was the song in the deli when Devendra shows up?

  6. Wow u’re really amazing.

  7. Wow ur really amazing.

  8. I loved the movie because of the soundtrack.

  9. I loved the movie because of the soundtrack. Maybe you should first listen to the songs and then watch movie, its real fun like that!

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