[500] Days Of Summer - Music From The Motion Picture

July 14, 2009 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 10, 2009
  • Release Date: July 10, 2009
  • Label: Sire/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2009 Motion Picture Artwork, Photos and Fox Trademarks and Logos TM and C2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. C2009 Sire Records.
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  • Total Length: 52:09
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  • ASIN: B002FVO6Y8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,299 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I don't usually buy CDs but this was a good buy.
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Even if you are not familiar with these musicians, the talent is so evident through the music and lyrics of each track.
Matthew Ortiz
Once I saw the movie, 500 Days of Summer, I knew I had to get the soundtrack!
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Dima Spivak on July 22, 2009
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This is only the second soundtrack I've ever bought, and the first album I've ever had the desire to write a review for on Amazon. If you've seen (500) Days of Summer, you will likely have loved it and the dimension that music adds to the events that transpire on screen. In a nutshell, this soundtrack lets you relive the film on every listen while giving you the full treatment of what the movie could only briefly sample (like The Temper Trap's brilliant "Sweet Disposition"). Like the film, this album effectively takes its audience on a rollercoaster ride from the highs of happiness (Hall & Oates) to the lows of blindsiding sadness (Regina Spektor on "Hero"). And yes, both songs by The Smiths from the movie are on this soundtrack, too (along with a cover of "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" by Zooey Deschanel's She & Him). Like the film, this is an album that is a pleasure to take in more than once, and will only further enhance your appreciation of the former.
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The romantic comedy "(500) Days of Summer" starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph-Gordon Levitt is a film that has garnered quite a bit of attention due to its music featuring many classic hits from The Smiths, Hall & Oates, Simon & Garfunkel but also contemporary hits from artists such as Regina Spektor, Meaghan Smith and even a track by Deschanel's band She & Him.

The music encompasses the rollercoaster emotions of Tom (Gordon-Levitt) as the hopeless romantic who falls in love with Summer (Deschanel) who doesn't believe in true love. Through the music of the film, you are taken through a journey through happiness and sadness courtesy of its diverse musical soundtrack.

The "(500) Days of Summer" soundtrack kicks off with a short instrumental track by Mychael Danna and Rob Simons titled "A Story of Boy Meets Girl" and transitions to Regina Spektor's whimsical piano/violin driven-track "Us". The soundtrack also features Spektor's all-piano based track "Hero".

The soundtrack features a good diversity of musical tracks which include the mesmerizing, depressing but yet one of my favorite songs from The Smiths - "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" by the Smiths and "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I want" (which was featured on the 80's soundtrack "Pretty in Pink").

The fourth track "Bad Kids" is courtesy of flower-punk band Black Lips which has a musical flair and humor in its lyrics which for me, the track was reminiscent of The Ramones. While the sixth track "There Goes the Fear" features an alternative mid-tempo rock track which features dreamy guitars.

The seventh" track is the classic Hall & Oates hit "You Make My Dreams", an awesome song but an 80's track that offsets the musical consistency of the soundtrack.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Misty D. Reed on August 10, 2009
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Quite possibly the best movie soundtrack since Garden State. The film is gorgeous but would not be the same without this amazing soundtrack. It will break your heart in the most beautiful way without the triteness of "emo."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Ortiz on January 19, 2010
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This soundtrack is great for two reasons:
#1: It's filled with great music! I would not only recommend this soundtrack to those who are fans of the film. So much talent ranging from the 80's English Indie rock group The Smiths, to more modern groups like Wolfmother, Carla Bruni, and Regina Spektor. Even if you are not familiar with these musicians, the talent is so evident through the music and lyrics of each track. This soundtrack is very well balanced with heartbreaking (seriously) tunes to more upbeat rock (not too heavy though).

#2: If you are a fan of the film, this compilation is for you. It's so hard to find good soundtracks these days, especially those that are consistent and keep you hooked. Although most of the music present on the soundtrack have been previously released on other albums, the theme of this film is still beautifully told through each track (whoever put this soundtrack together did a great job). The Smiths tell their side as "See the luck I've had, can turn a good man bad" to Wolfmother's intro as "This is a song of innocence lost".

Aside from the scenes running through your mind as you browse through the music, it's difficult to put aside one's own experiences and we ourselves are immersed. This could be the soundtrack to your own life.

Great music...great storyline...bottom line. Hope everyone enjoys!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brianna Soloski on September 29, 2010
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(500) Days of Summer was the feel good movie of 2009. Bringing together Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the requisite couple, this film tackles the ever-present issue of boy meets girl, with a twist in which the boy falls in love but the girl doesn't.

The soundtrack was just like the movie - light and airy. It is perfect for driving around with the top down on a warm summer night. The soundtrack provided a good mix of oldies (from the always popular Hall and Oates) and new music (from the ever talented Regina Spektor). The mix also includes a track from She & Him, the She being Ms. Deschanel, star of the film.

Opening with "A Story of Boy Meets Girl", we meet Tom and Summer. We find out when they meet and goes on to explain that it is a story of a boy meeting a girl, but it is not a love story. We move into Regina Spektor's "Us", about making a statue of lovers and how the tourists come to gawk at it. It also tells how they will name a city after the lovers. From there, the soundtrack flows right along with the rest of movie, taking us through the meeting and eventual romance of Tom and Summer.

Overall, the album provides a good backing track to the film, keeping it simple. There is nothing overdone here - no rising crescendos, nothing that sticks out from the premise of the film. Everything flows nicely and keeps things moving, but not so quickly that you can't enjoy the music for what it is. There is even a foreign language track from Carla Bruni to give the music a little international flair.

This is one album that will be on repeat all summer long - the songs are catchy and easy to sing along to.

Full Track Listing:

1. A Story of Boy Meets Girl - Mychael Danna and Rob Simenson
2. Us - Regina Spektor
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