Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (Original Motion Picture Score)
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||Ted, Audrey and the Trees||John Powell||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Granny to the Edge||John Powell||2:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wasteland||John Powell||2:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Truffula Valley Fantasy (feat. The Lorax Humming Fish)||John Powell||5:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Once-ler & Lorax Meet||John Powell||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||O'Hare Warns Ted||John Powell||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The River Bed||John Powell||4:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Houseguests||John Powell||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Valley Exodus||John Powell||4:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Last Seed||John Powell||4:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thneedville Chase||John Powell||5:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||At the Park||John Powell||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Funeral for a Tree||John Powell||2:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
With its banging electro beats and knob-twiddling, Auto-Tuned wizardry, it might take a few spins to realize that the soundtrack to 2012's animated adaptation of The Lorax is tailored for kids. Composer John Powell (who received an Academy Award nomination for his score to How to Train Your Dragon) penned a clutch of riotous, sophisticated pop songs that are conveyed by an exuberant troupe of top-notch comic actors—a blessing for parents who are weary of cutesy, simplistic songs for their little ones.
How To Train Your Dragon. Rio. PS I Love You. I could name so many more amazing soundtracks that he has made. They're all amazing. I love this guy.
how good can "how bad. . ." be?
I tend to have a soft spot for the "villain solos" in children movies, but "How Bad Can I Be?" takes the cake. Not only do I love Ed Helm and what he does with the Once-ler, but you can hear his transformation within the song. He goes from denial to justification to just plain not caring within the course of the lyrics, and I just love how they take this character you really like and transform him into a villain in front of your eyes so effectively.
Born: September 18, 1964 in London, England
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s