Monday, July 18, 2011

Top Ten Soundtracks I Want

Whip It
Movie Summary: Small town outcast joins big city roller derby team.
Music Feel: Punk girl bands and dreamy acoustic indie bands
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "Boys Wanna Be Her" Peaches
  2. "Dead Sound" The Raveonettes
  3. "Your Arms Around Me" Jens Lekman
Scott Pilgrim
Movie Summary: Toronto bassist must battle his new girlfriend's seven deadly exes.
Music Feel: Bass heavy garage bands
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "Black Sheep" Metric
  2. "Garbage Truck" Sex Bob-Omb
  3. "Threshold" Sex Bob-Omb
Love Actually
Movie Summary: British love stories intertwined at Christmastime.
Music Feel: Love and Christmas songs, duh
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "Here With Me" Dido
  2. "Turn Me On" Norah Jones
  3. "God Only Knows" The Beach Boys
Movie Summary: Teenage girl gets pregnant, says hip things, and gives the baby up for adoption
Music Feel: Probably the definition of indie.
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "Anyone Else But You" The Moldy Peaches
  2. "All I Want is You" Boris Louis Polisar
  3. "Sea of Love" Cat Power
The Wedding Singer
Movie Summary: A wedding singer is left at the alter, then falls in love with a catering waitress who is engaged.
Music Feel: Lots of 80's deliciousness
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "Grow Old With You" Adam Sandler
  2. "You Make My Dreams" Hall and Oates
  3. "China Girl" David Bowie
Reality Bites
Movie Summary: Recent college graduates are drifting along.
Music Feel: Early 90's pop
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "Stay (I Missed You)" Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
  2. "Spin the Bottle" Juliana Hatfield
  3. "My Sharona" The Knack
(500) Days of Summer
Movie Summary: Story of a relationship told through jumps back and forth in time
Music Feel: 2009 Indie
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "Quelqu'un m'a dit" Carla Bruni
  2. "Us" Regina Spektor
  3. "Here Comes Your Man" Meaghan Smith
Pirate Radio
Movie Summary: In the 1960's, rock music was banned in Britain. One radio station found away around the law
Music Feel: Rock!
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "All Day and All of the Night" The Kinks
  2. "My Generation" The Who
  3. "Elenore" The Turtles
Spider-Man 2
Movie Summary: Spider-Man battles Doc Ock
Music Feel: Super hero epic story-telling sort of feel
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "Vindicated" Dashboard Confessional
  2. "Hold On" Jet
  3. "Gifts and Curses" Yellowcard
The Last Kiss
Movie Summary: When a guy's girlfriend gets pregnant, he is forced to grow up and royally screws it up along the way.
Music Feel: I think a radio would call it "modern" music.
Three Repeat Worthy Songs:
  1. "Chocolate" Snow Patrol
  2. "Hide and Seek" Imogen Heap
  3. "Reason Why" Rachel Yamagata

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