19 Songs, 21 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The tunes included on the (500) Days of Summer soundtrack reflect the emotional heights and depths of this wistfully romantic film. Bittersweet pop predominates here, with a little angst added for spice. The Smiths — a key reference point in the movie — set the right tone of obsessive longing with “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” and “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.” The latter is transformed into a billowy torch song by She & Him, featuring the film’s co-star Zooey Deschanel. The many complications of true love are captured in the nervous expressions of Regina Spektor (“Us,” “Hero”), the glistening, falsetto-filled effusions of the Temper Trap (“Sweet Disposition”), the brooding blues-rock of Wolfmother (“Vagabond”) and the serene, hook-laden pop of Mumma-Ra (“She’s Got You High”). Meaghan Smith’s beguiling cover of the Pixies’ “Here Comes Your Man” is a special treat. Though many of these songs are available elsewhere, they combine here to create a very appealing Summer music mix.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The tunes included on the (500) Days of Summer soundtrack reflect the emotional heights and depths of this wistfully romantic film. Bittersweet pop predominates here, with a little angst added for spice. The Smiths — a key reference point in the movie — set the right tone of obsessive longing with “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” and “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.” The latter is transformed into a billowy torch song by She & Him, featuring the film’s co-star Zooey Deschanel. The many complications of true love are captured in the nervous expressions of Regina Spektor (“Us,” “Hero”), the glistening, falsetto-filled effusions of the Temper Trap (“Sweet Disposition”), the brooding blues-rock of Wolfmother (“Vagabond”) and the serene, hook-laden pop of Mumma-Ra (“She’s Got You High”). Meaghan Smith’s beguiling cover of the Pixies’ “Here Comes Your Man” is a special treat. Though many of these songs are available elsewhere, they combine here to create a very appealing Summer music mix.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

please, please, please, go see this movie

colbertnat

this movie is so great
the soundtrack is even better. and i love that they added the karaoke songs on there too. this just great. The ending is great. when i went to see it (the 24th) the theatre was packed and everybody was laughing. sometimes you couldnt here what the person said because of the laughs. i love this soundtrack. the songs go great with the mood and the storyline. some of my personal favorites are on here. Vagabond is a great song, mushaboom from feist's first album is great too. after watching this movie i want to dance whenever i hear the hall and oates song. So please go see this movie and please buy this soundtrack. oh and for all those guys out there, i dont think you'll regret taking your girl, because its not a chick flick, trust me.

greatness!

tv lover

this is a great film made greater with it's song choices. i love the smiths tracks. this movie should be nominated for best picture. and if they had a best soundtrack award it would warrant a nom as well.

Excellent movie, fantastic soundtrack

estrahm

You must see this movie.

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