I was excited to see Yes Man even before I knew that the Eels were contributing lucky number 13 songs to the movie.
But if that weren’t enough, the movie also features Bloc Party, Dinosaur Jr., Journey, The Raconteurs, The Bravery, Superchunk, They Might Be Giants and the Go Go’s.
Update 2: Right off the bat…the song that everyone is asking about is Separate Ways by Journey. It plays as his ringtone at the beginning and the song playing while he is on the motorcycle at the end.
There are 48 songs in all but the soundtrack album only has 13 of them. That means there are 35 songs missing.
Update 1: I saw the movie tonight and compiled as many of the songs from individual scenes as possible. I had some difficulty with the order of some of the songs and placing the others, so your help is greatly appreciated.
If you want to go straight to the videos and downloads for each of the songs, you can find them at Reelsoundtrack.
Here’s the list of songs from Yes Man with notes on scenes where I could discern the songs and links to the downloads where I could find them. Hope this helps.
Update: Mr.JROC83 and Wulf Slayer (see comments) both think that Hot N Cold by Katy Perry is in the movie. What do you think? Do you remember hearing it? If so, which scene? Weigh in on the comments.
Update 3: I am getting the DVD tonight and will desperately try to figure out the name of the song during the seminar. It has been killing me for months too.
Ringtone / opening song – Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) by Journey
Bigfoot Lodge – Old Enough by The Raconteurs
To Lick Your Boots by Eels
Bus Stop Boxer by Eels
Scene from the movie Saw – Fuck This Shit by Charlie Clouser
Eyes Down by Eels
The Sound Of Fear by Eels
Your Lucky Day In Hell by Eels
The Spaces Between by Expatriate
Persian wife web site – El B’Nia by Maghrebika
Bar song – Swollen Summer by The Bravery
Dancing game – Flowers by Terra
Staring At The Rude Bois by Gallows
Emperor Waltz by Lawrence Welk
First song by Zoeey Deschanel – Journey To The Center Of The Earth by Von Iva and Zooey Deschanel
Bar song – Hyper Enough by Superchunk
Playing keyboard – Star Spangled Banner by Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel sings – Uh by Huh by Munchausen by Proxy (f/ Zooey Deschanel & Von Iva)
In A Jar by Dinosaur Jr
Last Zoeey Deschanel song – Sweet Ballad by Munchausen by Proxy (f/ Zooey Deschanel & Von Iva)
6 am running – Helicopter by Bloc Party
Talking at Griffith Observatory – Blinking Lights (For You) by Eels
Theme From Blinking Lights by Eels
First Harry Potter song – A Reunion Of Friends by John Williams
Second Harry Potter song – Leaving Hogwarts by John Williams
Wooden Nickels by Eels
Ana Ng by They Might Be Giants
Animal by Eels
Water Music by Aradia Ensemble
Hollywood Bowl – Can’t Buy Me Love by Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel (originally performed by The Beatles)
Talks the man off the ledge – Jumper by Jim Carrey (originally performed by Third Eye Blind)
Nebraska football game – Mr. Touchdown, U.S.A. by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhusker Marching Band
Yes To You by Alice Faye
Umbrellas To Mend by Frisco Jass Band
Lazer Gun by Dr. Dud
Song at the bar during wedding shower – Stomp! by The Brothers Johnson
The breakup – The Good Old Days by Eels
Let’s Get Small by Trouble Funk
Cool Jerk by The Go by Go’s
Bridal shower – Carry On by Jean Knight
Second bridal shower song – Olde Mill Inn by Blackmore’s Night
A Little Bit Of Basie by Red Garland
Flyswatter by Eels
Keystar by Munchausen by Proxy (f/ Zooey Deschanel & Von Iva)
Prologue by John Williams
Somebody Loves You by Eels
Riding on the Ducati – Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) by Journey
Yes Man by Munchausen by Proxy (f/ Zooey Deschanel & Von Iva)
Man Up by Eels
Original music for Yes Man by Lyle Workman and Mark Oliver Everett
Here are a couple of the videos from the movie:
Separate Ways by Journey:
Your Lucky Day in Hell by Eels
Helicopter by Bloc Party
Old Enough by The Raconteurs
Swollen Summer by The Bravery