(500) Days of Summer Soundtrack
Monday, 01 March 2010 03:45 | Written by Kristen Fogle
(500) Days of Summer Soundtrack Hits All The Right Notes!
If you haven’t yet made it to this summer’s smash hit (500) Days of Summer, you’re missing out…but the real jewel just may be in their soundtrack.
A deluxe edition of the soundtrack to Fox Searchlight Pictures’ hit anti-romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer will be made available exclusively on iTunes beginning July 28th. This digital-only version features three new tracks that were sung by the actors in the film: the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood classic “Sugar Town,” sung by Zooey Deschanel, and The Pixies’ “Here Comes Your Man,” which is sung by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
(500) Days of Summer (Music from the Motion Picture) climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and No. 6 on the iTunes album overall chart thanks to its quirky mix of “just-under-the-radar” bands like the Temper Trap and the Doves, alongside nostalgic powerhouses like the Smiths and Simon & Garfunkel,” as Billboard magazine described it. Other critics have weighed in with the New York Observer calling it “an infectious nostalgia-baiting soundtrack with the Smiths, Belle and Sebastian, and Regina Spektor,” Elle calling it “irresistible,” and People dubbing it their soundtrack of the week.
(500) Days of Summer is the feature film directorial debut from Marc Webb, a noted music video director who has lensed clips for such artists as Regina Spektor, My Chemical Romance, Weezer, and Green Day. The film had its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and is now playing in select theaters.
The track-listing for the Original Soundtrack to (500) Days of Summer is as follows:
1. A Story of Boy Meets Girl - Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen
2. Us - Regina Spektor
3. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
4. Bad Kids - Black Lips
5. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
6. There Goes The Fear - Doves
7. You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates
8. Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
9. Quelqu'un M'a Dit - Carla Bruni
10. Mushaboom - Feist
11. Hero - Regina Spektor
12. Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel
13. Vagabond - Wolfmother
14. She's Got You High - Mumm-Ra
15. Here Comes Your Man - Meaghan Smith
16. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - She & Him
ITUNES EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL VERSION:
17. “Here Comes Your Man” - Joseph Gordon-Levitt (karaoke w/ dialog from the film intro)
18. “Sugartown” - Zooey Deschanel (karaoke version)
19. “At Last” - Kevin Michael