Press Play: (500) Days Of Summer – The Soundtrack

No. You are not seeing double. Today, I need to give an honorable mention to the (500) Days of Summer soundtrack.

When it comes to movies, the soundtrack is usually my favorite part. A piece of music can either make or break a scene. It can enhance the story and add additional emotions that you probably didn’t think were possible. But, you know all this already.

The songs on this particular soundtrack are mostly older ones that you can find other places. But, the selection and placement of these songs are reminiscent of one great mix tape.

Immediately, you a thrust into the story with Us by Regina Spektor. This is definitely one of my favorites on the album. The opening piano sequence and Regina’s unique style and voice make it a perfect choice for a quirky movie like this.

A cover of the Pixies Here Comes Your Man is sung by Meaghan Smith. I especially enjoyed Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s own karaoke cover of this song in the film. Who knew that boy could sing so good? That is also available on the soundtrack.

A very big reference in the film is the music of The Smiths. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want is probably the song that represents the theme of the movie the most, for me. It is an emotional song, to say the least. Make sure you have tissues when you listen to this song.

Other standout songs and artists include There Goes The Fear by Doves, Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap, Vagabond by Wolfmother, and At Last by Kevin Michael.

This is a soundtrack that reflects the movie so well and the choice of musicians/songs are perfect. Even if you have never seen the movie before, the soundtrack is a unique and amazing experience that you will not regret.

Album Rating: A

Buy the (500) Days Of Summer soundtrack HERE

See you tomorrow! – Kim

Have you seen the movie? Heard the soundtrack? Do you like any of the artists I highlighted? Tell me in the comments!

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