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

Various Artist Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. A Story Of Boy Meets Girl[500] Days Of Summer - Music From The Motion Picture 1:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. UsRegina Spektor 4:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. There Is A Light That Never Goes OutThe Smiths 4:02Album Only
listen  4. Bad KidsBlack Lips 2:08Album Only
listen  5. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (2007 Remastered Version)The Smiths 1:51Album Only
listen  6. There Goes The FearDoves 6:55Album Only
listen  7. You Make My DreamsHall and Oates 3:04Album Only
listen  8. Sweet DispositionThe Temper Trap 3:52Album Only
listen  9. Quelqu'un M'a DitCarla Bruni 2:43Album Only
listen10. MushaboomFeist 3:44Album Only
listen11. HeroRegina Spektor 3:29Album Only
listen12. BookendsSimon & Garfunkel 1:20Album Only
listen13. VagabondWolfmother 3:47Album Only
listen14. She's Got You HighMumm-Ra 3:25Album Only
listen15. Here Comes Your ManMeaghan Smith 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I WantShe & Him 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 14, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sire / Wea
  • ASIN: B002BAODSC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,013 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl Doesn't. The film tells the story of the relationship between a woman, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), who doesn't believe in true love and a man, Tom (Gordon-Levitt), described as a hopeless romantic, who falls in love with her. Over a span of 500 days, the story moves in a non-linear fashion from the perspective of Tom, who goes from ecstatic giddiness one moment, indulging in a fantasy song and dance sequence at one point, to crippling depression the next. The soundtrack features two songs ('Us' and 'Hero') by Regina Spektor, and 'Sweet Disposition' by Melbourne-based band The Temper Trap. Artists include Black Lips, classic tracks from The Smiths, Doves, Feist, Meaghan Smith and many more.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic; adds dimension to the film 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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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreak that feels so good... August 10, 2009
Format:Audio CD
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
5.0 out of 5 stars A great compilation for fans and others alike January 19, 2010
Format:Audio CD
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
4.0 out of 5 stars (500) Days of Summer soundtrack September 29, 2010
Format:Audio CD
(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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
The main movie song is not on this CD.
Published 2 months ago by Bruno
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack for a great movie
I love great soundtracks! When you see a memorable movie like this one, you're hoping the soundtrack is just as good and it is.
Published 5 months ago by Vaughn Bremer
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as my expectation
I love the movie, and the songs inside.
I am glad that I can also get mp3 and cd at the same time.
Published 6 months ago by Guybrush
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this one!
Such a wonderful mix of music that I loved from high school and college and amazing new favorites. This is one of my favorite movies, so I knew that I needed the soundtrack.
Published 8 months ago by Kelly Yale
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack
My son loved the movie and was very excited to get the soundtrack for Christmas. There are some really good songs!
Published 8 months ago by Watcher0fW0rlds
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
It was Good very very good I think I liked it. I would buy it again. You should check it out.
Published 11 months ago by Daron Cottingham
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
If you love the movie, you'll love the soundtrack. It's a great mix of wonderful songs that can lift up any day.
Published 16 months ago by Korey A. Stevenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I'm a big fan of the movie and the soundtrack is just awesome. I don't usually buy CDs but this was a good buy.
Published 16 months ago by Lorilei Espinola
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack!
I knew I loved the songs on the soundtrack, but now I know how much and the best part is I can enjoy them at any time.
Published 17 months ago by Natasha Rubalcaba
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Wow. The movie was superb and the soundtrack even more so.
I loved how they added the karaoke versions of the songs.
This is by far my favorite soundtrack
Published 21 months ago by Seakole
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