Category: Movie Soundtracks Worth A Listen


The soundtrack album for Michel Gondry’s fantasy drama Mood Indigo features the film’s original music composed by Étienne Charry, several tracks by Duke Ellington, and the song Spring by Mia Doi Todd.

Mood Indigo is written and directed by Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Minds) and stars Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh and Omar Sy. The film based on Boris Vian’s novel Froth on the Daydream opened in France last year and will be released in the U.S. by Drafthouse Films. To learn more about the drama, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Take The “A” Train – Duke Ellington
2. Aquatisation
3. Caravan – Elmaleh Gad
4. Nenudis
5. Jazz Party
6. Chlo-E – Duke Ellington
7. Telegram Forum
8. The Rest Of My Life
9. Tunnel Declaration
10. Chamallow Ice Skating Ring
11. Surf Ice Skating Ring
12. Preparation
13. Bells Race
14. Chloe Colin Ave
15. Lowdown – Scaggs Boz
16. Conference
17. Wounded Mouse
18. The Mood to be Wooed – Duke Ellington
19. Spring – Mia Doi Todd
20. Looking for a Job
21. Mangemanche Factory
22. Sophisticated Lady
23. Misa Flamenca – Pepe “El Culata”
24. Farewell
25. Mais Aime La – Loane

The soundtrack album for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 features the songs from the film by artists including Blue Swede, David Bowie, Norman Greenbaum, Raspberries, Jackson 5, The Runaways, Elvin Bishop, Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell & more.

Guardians of the Galaxy is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro. The sci-fi action adventure finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede
2. Go All the Way – Raspberries
3. Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
4. Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
5. Fooled Around and Fell in Love – Elvin Bishop
6. I’m Not in Love – 10Cc
7. I Want You Back – Jackson 5
8. Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
9. Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
10. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
11. O-O-H Child – The Five Stairsteps
12. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell

 

The soundtrack album for the family adventure Earth to Echo features the songs from the film by such artists as The Mowgli’s, This Will Destroy You, Big Data, Chiddy Bang, Heavy English, Holychild and Breathe Carolina.

Earth to Echo is directed by Dave Green and stars Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt. The sci-fi adventure follows a trio of inescapable friends who begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Your Friend – The Mowgli’s
2. Live Like We’ll Never Die (feat. Youngblood Hawke) – Chiddy Bang
3. Dangerous – Big Data
4. Opposite Sides – Manchester Orchestra
5. 21 Flights – Heavy English
6. Best Friends – Holychild
7. I Move Around – Gospel Claws
8. Bang It Out (feat. Karmin) – Breathe Carolina
9. Higher Road – John Ralston
10. Our Time – Avery Blake
11. The Mighty Rio Grande – This Will Destroy You
12. Earth to Echo Suite – Joseph Trapanese

 

The soundtrack album for the British musical Walking on Sunshine features the songs from the film performed by cast members Leona Lewis, Annabel Scholey, Hannah Arterton, Giulio Berruti, Katy Brand and Greg Wise.

 

The soundtrack has classic 80s hit songs: The Power of Love, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, It Must Have Been Love, Eternal Love, If I Could Turn Back Time and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.

 

Walking on Sunshine directed by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini (StreetDance 3D) is set in a coastal village in Italy and details a holiday romance love triangle, an upcoming wedding and old flames.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Holiday – Hannah Arterton
2. Venus – Katy Brand, Annabel Scholey & Hannah Arterton
3. How Will I Know? – Hannah Arterton, Danny Kirrane, Giulio Corso & Leona Lewis
4. The Power of Love – Hannah Arterton, Annabel Scholey, Katy Brand, Danny Kirrane, Giulio Corso, Giulio Berruti & Leona Lewis
5. Don’t You Want Me? – Greg Wise & Annabel Scholey
6. Walking on Sunshine – Leona Lewis, Hannah Arterton, Katy Brand, Danny Kirrane, Giulio Corso & Giulio Berruti
7. Eternal Flame – Hannah Arterton
8. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Leona Lewis, Hannah Arterton & Katy Brand
9. Wild Boys – Danny Kirrane, Giulio Corso & Giulio Berruti
10. It Must Have Been Love – Hannah Arterton & Giulio Berruti
11. Faith – Greg Wise & Annabel Scholey
12. White Wedding – Katy Brand, Danny Kirrane, Annabel Scholey, Giulio Corso, Greg Wise, Hannah Arterton & Giulio Berruti
13. If I Could Turn Back Time – Hannah Arterton & Giulio Berruti
14. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Leona Lewis, Danny Kirrane, Katy Brand, Hannah Arterton, Annabel Scholey, Giulio Corso, Greg Wise & Giulio Berruti

 

The soundtrack album for the indie sci-fi romance In Your Eyes features the original song Crumblin’ written by the film’s screenwriter Joss Whedon and performed by Noah Maffit & Jessica Freedman as well as songs by Santigold, Iron & Wine, Opus Orange and Twinbed.

In Your Eyes is directed by Brin Hill and stars Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David, Mark Feuerstein, Jennifer Grey and Nikki Reed.
Here’s the album track list:

1. Go Get Another Dream – Andrew Johnson
2. Temptation – Ray Beadle
3. Resurrection Fern – Iron & Wine
4. The Riot’s Gone – Santigold
5. Crumblin’ – Noah Maffit, Jessica Freedman, Written by Joss Whedon
6. Trouble I’m In – Twinbed
7. Glad I Found You – Eddie Ray
8. In The Dark – Opus Orange
9. Fired Up – Matt Anderson
10. Stand In The Water – Wildlife
11. The Break Up – Tony Morales

The movie premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and is now available on demand on Vimeo. For more information about the drama, visit the official movie website.

 

The soundtrack album for the indie drama Boyhood features the songs from the film by artists including Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, Gnarls Barkley, The Flaming Hips, Arcade Fire, Wilco, The Black Keys, Jeff Tweedy, The Hives, Cat Power, Paul McCartney & Wings and more.

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD captures snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Summer Noon – Jeff Tweedy
2. Yellow – Coldplay
3. Hate To Say I Told You So – The Hives
4. Could We – Cat Power
5. Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips
6. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
7. One (Blake’s Got A New Face) – Vampire Weekend
8. Hate It Here – Wilco
9. Good Girls Go Bad (Feat. Leighton Meester) – Cobra Starship
10. Beyond The Horizon – Bob Dylan
11. Band On The Run – Paul Mccartney & Wings
12. She’s Long Gone – The Black Keys
13. Somebody That I Used To Know (Feat. Kimbra) – Gotye
14. I’ll Be Around – Yo La Tengo
15. Hero – Family Of The Year
16. Deep Blue – Arcade Fire

 

The soundtrack album for the indie comedy drama Wish I Was Here features exclusive new songs from The Shins, Bon Iver and Cat Power + Coldplay as well as tracks by Baldy Drawn Boy, Paul Simon, Gary Jules, Allie Moss & more.

Written and directed by Zach Braff, Wish I Was Here stars Kate Hudson, Joey King, Jim Parsons, Ashley Green, Mandy Patinkin and Josh Gad. The follow-up to Braff’s indie breakout hit “Garden State” is a comedy telling the story of a thirtysomething man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family.

Here are the songs featured on the soundtrack:
1. So Now What – The Shins
2. Broke Window – Gary Jules
3. The Mute – Radical Face
4. Cherry Wine (Live) – Hozier
5. Holocene – Bon Iver
6. The Shining – Baldy Drawn Boy
7. Mexico – Jump Little Children
8. Wish I Was Here – Cat Power & Coldplay
9. Wait It Out – Allie Moss
10. The Obvious Child – Paul Simon
11. Breathe In (feat. Wafia)- Japanese Wallpaper
12. Heavenly Father – Bon Iver
13. Raven’s Song – Aaron Embry
14. Mend – The Weepies
15. The Head & The Heart – No One to Let You Down

Here is the full version of The Simple Song featured in the first trailer for Wish I Was Here:

 

 

The soundtrack album for Ping Pong Summer features the songs from the film by artists including The Fat Boys, Mary Jane Girls, New Edition, Whodini, Midnight Star and Angelo Jannotti.

Here’s the track list of the album:

1. Stick ‘Em – The Fat Boys (4:27)

2. Tough All Over – John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band (4:33)

3. In My House – Mary Jane Girls (3:59)

4. Friends – Whodini (4:37)

5. Popcorn Love – New Edition (4:54)

6. Ping Pong Summer Suite – Michael Montes (4:58)

7. Friends Forever – Angelo Jannotti (3:01)

8. Fresh Is the Word – Mantronix (5:30)

9. Broken Wings – Mr. Mister (5:40)

10. No Parking On the Dance Floor – Midnight Star (4:28)

11. Young Champion – Hammer Throw (4:53)

Ping Pong Summer is written and directed by Michael Tully and stars Susan Sarandon, Marcello Conte, Judah Friedlander, John Hannah, Lea Thompson, Amy Sedaris, Robert Longstreet. The movie is set in 1985 and follows 13-year-old Rad Miracle as he attempts to live up to his name by becoming a master breakdancer, ping pong player and ladies man all before the end of summer break.

The soundtrack album for Think Like a Man Too features the songs by Mary J. Blige, including the end credits song Vegas Night feat. The-Dream and the song See That Boy Again, on which she collaborated with Pharrell Williams.

Here’s the album track list:

1. A Night to Remember

2. Vegas Nights (feat. The-Dream)

3. Moment of Love

4. See That Boy Again (feat. Pharrell Williams)

5. Wonderful

6. Kiss and Make Up

7. Cargo

8. Suitcase

9. I Want You

10. Self Love

11. Power Back

12. All Fun and Games

13. Better

14. Propose

Think Like a Man Too is directed by Tim Story and stars Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Taraji P. Henson, La La Anthony, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Gary Owen, Adam Brody, Wendi McLendon-Covey and David Walton. The sequel follows the couples on a trip to wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

The official soundtrack album for Jersey Boys features a mix of the original recordings by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons as well as versions sung by the cast of the film.

 

Here’s the album track list:

1. Prelude

2. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

3. My Mother’s Eyes – Frankie Valli

4. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – John Lloyd Young

5. A Sunday Kind Of Love – John Lloyd Young, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

6. Moody’s Mood For Love – John Lloyd Young

7. Cry For Me – Erich Bergen

8. Sherry – John Lloyd Young

9. Big Girls Don’t Cry – John Lloyd Young

10. Walk Like A Man – John Lloyd Young

11. My Boyfriend’s Back – Kyli Rae

12. My Eyes Adored You – John Lloyd Young

13. Dawn (Go Away) – John Lloyd Young

14. Big Man In Town – John Lloyd Young

15. Beggin – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, John Lloyd Young, Ryan Malloy

16. Medley – John Lloyd Young

17. C’mon Marianne – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, John Lloyd Young

18. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – John Lloyd Young

19. Working My Way Back To You – John Lloyd Young

20. Fallen Angel – Frankie Valli

21. Who Loves You – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, John Lloyd Young

22. Closing Credits: Sherry/December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza

23. Sherry – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

24. Dawn (Go Away) – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

25. Rag Doll – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Jersey Boys based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical stars John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza and Christopher Walken. The movie follows four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

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