(500) Days Of Summer - OST

What makes a superb movie soundtrack? Could be anything...depending on personal music tastes. Music can make a film, but not break a film. There's been:

1. Bad movies with great (and best-selling) soundtracks (The Bodygaurd),

2. Epic films with epic soundtracks (Forrest Gump, Grease, Titanic),

3. Then there's the best: great movies with great soundtracks. In this category is where I place the films and soundtracks of 10 Things I Hate About You, Garden State, and (500 Days Of Summer).

Zooey Deschanel stars in the new romantic comedy that is receiving great reviews, and the soundtrck, which also features Zooey as part of indie music duo She & Him, won't be getting anything less. The quality of this OST can be related to the Garden State soundtrack, given the nature and time periods of the films and the collection of new and classic artists
on the soundtracks. The 500 Days OST even includes a Simon & Garfunkel tune, just like the Garden State OST.

It's packed with 2 classics from
The Smiths, including "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want", which She & Him cover on the soundtrack as well, and a cover of the legendary Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man" by Meaghan Smith. Also modern tracks from Regina Spektor, Wolfmother, Black Lips, and The Temper Trap make for a nice contrast when listening. A surprise came when I saw they included French singer/songwriter Carla Bruni's "Quelqu’un M’a Dit", a fairly unknown, great song that I first heard a year ago.

Preview all the tracks in the video below or at Amazon.com.

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" -
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

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