I know a fair number of people who are completely and totally stoked about Twilight. Some who are rumored to be donning full-on vampire gear for opening night. I’ll be keeping my fangs in check, but there is no doubting that Twilight has a killer soundtrack. And minus a single lamb-and-lion scene that was a bit too contrived and overwritten for my tastes, I really liked the movie.
There are 17 songs in Twilight, plus an extra song from MuteMath on the album that was not featured in the movie. You can find the videos and downloads for all the songs at Reelsoundtrack.com.
Now onto the real test – matching the songs from the movie with specific scenes. I have seen thousands of movies in which I have tried to match songs with specific scenes, but Twilight was one of the most difficult because Carter Burwell, who did the score for the movie, also chose to use the instrumental segments of a lot of the songs featured in Twilight. So it was often hard to distinguish between his score and bits of original songs.
I’ve done my best to try to match the songs with specific scenes, but could certainly use some help.
// I’ve compiled the videos and downloads for almost all the songs from the movie on Reelsoundtrack.com. //
Here are the songs from Twilight in the order they appeared in the movie:
Opening song – Full Moon by The Black Ghosts
Update 3: Cafeteria – Kit and Courtney (see comments) have identified the cafeteria song as “Who are they?” by Carter Burwell, part of the score for the movie.
Bruna (see comments) thinks Supermassive Black Hole by Muse was used in the cafeteria scene as well as its more prominent placement in the baseball scene (agree? disagree? i cannot remember)
Before school, wants to confront him but not there – Eyes on Fire by Blue Foundation
Song on the radio at boathouse – The Cat’s Meow by Adam Smalley and Scott Johnson
Saves her from car crash – Tremble for My Beloved by Collective Soul
Shopping for Prom Dresses I Caught Myself by Paramore
Dinner – Never Think by Rob Pattinson
???Update 4:Parking lot before the woods – Alexa (see comments) thinks that the opening notes of I Caught Myself by Paramore is playing just before they go to the woods. What do you think? Update 5: Alex disagrees and thinks I Caught Myself is only playing during the prom dress shopping scene. Agree? Disagree?
Update 7: Bella tells Edward she knows he’s a vampire – I Know What You Are by Carter Burwell (part of the original score)
Goes to the Cullen house – La Traviata by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Update: Edward playing the piano – Bella’s Lullaby by Carter Burwell (thanks to Janeite for the tip in the comments)
Arrive at school together & everyone stares – Spotlight by Mute Math
On Edward’s CD player and playing piano – Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy
Baseball game – Supermassive Black Hole by Muse
Ballet studio – Let Me Sign by Rob Pattinson
First song at the prom – Go All the Way by Perry Farrell
Prom dance song outside – Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine
Update 6: Hospital – Michelle Little (see comments) thinks that Bella’s Lullaby by Carter Burwell is playing during the hospital scene. Update 8: mscullen (see comments) thinks Let Me Sign by Rob Pattinson also plays during the hospital scene. Agree? Disagree?
First credit song – 15 Step by Radiohead
Second credit song – Leave Out All the Rest by Linkin Park
Third credit song Decode by Paramore
Here’s I Caught Myself by Paramore:
Supermassive Black Hole by Muse:
And Leave Out All the Rest by Linkin Park:
Update 2: I am playing with a new idea of combining the power of Pandora with some of my favorite soundtracks. Check out the Twilight Remix channel I created on Pandora. I plugged in all the songs from the movie and let Pandora do the rest. Let me know what you think.