He's Just Not That Into You Soundtrack Review

He's Just Not That Into You is a self improvement book inspired by an episode of Sex and the City, written in 2004 by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. After becoming a New York Times Best Seller and being featured on Oprah it was made into a movie. Shot in Baltimore, Maryland (my home city woot!) and produced by Drew Barrymore's Flower Films (my favorite actress). It's currently in theaters and opening weekend, the movie made $27.5 million, ranking #1 at the box office .

I can't wait to see this movie! So when I got a chance to own the soundtrack I was really excited to hear the great mix of songs. Overall I was pleased with the soundtrack and recommend it to other music lovers looking for a new mix of some old and new great tracks.

Available at music stores everywhere, Amazon's description on the soundtrack is: "Soundtrack to the 2009 romantic comedy featuring music from Corinne Bailey Rae, R.E.M., Talking Heads, Human League, My Morning Jacket, Maroon 5 and many others. An all-star ensemble cast headlines this comedy: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johannson, Justin Long, and Drew Barrymore. The soundtrack is the sound of the watering holes, cafes, and supper clubs where people meet, flirt and mostly fool themselves. This very personal mix of tunes compels you to join these nine lives."

This soundtrack is too hard to describe using only a paragraph to sum up the album as a whole, so I have given a few lines of opinion on each song.

1. I'd Like To (Corinne Bailey Rae) -This was not one of her best songs according to the charts. It's from her debut self titled album. I thought it was groovy, popish r&b, that could be pretty catchy. I enjoyed this song the more I played it.
2. I'm Amazed (My Morning Jacket) - A Indy rock song with great guitar. despite being #8 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008. It wasn't really my tastes.
3. Don't You Want Me (Human League) - love this song! Released in 1981 its just as good as it ever was! The 25th most successful single of all time in the UK.
4. Supernatural Superserious (R.E.M.) - I liked this song more than i thought i would. The first single from the band's fourteenth album Accelerate Typical R.E.M.though is very catchy and happy. The song was used by ESPN as part of their coverage of Major League Baseball's 2008 Opening Day.
5. Madly (Tristan Prettyman) - Tristan was a former Roxy Clothing model who got heard by the right people, and they were right. She plays guitar, this song has good beats and she has smooth voice I could listen to over and over.
6. This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads) - Debuting in 1983 this new wave love song is not one of Talking Heads better songs. I wasn't that impressed and immediately skipped by it.
7. By Your Side (Black Crows) - From the first note it's obviously a Black Crows song. This blues rock song came out in 1999 and I thought it was okay but a bit repetitive.
8. I Must Be High (Wilco) - A folk rock country sound.Wasn't my favorite, but wasn't the worst either.
9. You Make It Real (James Morrison) - I liked this song from this award winning singer songwriter, although much of his music is just as good. The lyrics were sweet and the beat was very mellow rock. A great song to share a glass of wine with your special someone over.
10. If I Never See Your Face Again (Maroon 5) - Catchy, more pop than normal Maroon 5 almost disco sounding in certain parts.This song received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration since it features Rihanna going back and forth with singer Adam Levine.
11. Can't Hardly Wait (The Replacements) - I like this alternative punk-y song. The replacements were a great band and this song from their 1987 album, pleased to meet me, is just one example. The teen movie by the same name was actually named for this song.
12. Fruit Machine (Ting Tings) - Very bubble gum, teeny bopper sound to this song that uses a lot of tremolo picking. It's not really my style, but is an interesting break between songs.
13. Smile (Lilly Allen) - I enjoyed this song.It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006 so apparently I am not the only one! Her songs have a great mix of Pop, Ska, Rock, Electropop, and R&B and this song is perfect for this soundtrack because it help to tie the flow of the album together.
14. Somewhere Only We Know (Keane) - This song is probably my favorite on the album. It has just the right blend of piano, guitar, drums and great vocals. I saw a video of Keane preform this song at Live 8 in London in 2005 and you can tell hes so passionate when he sings it. Great addition to this soundtrack.
15. Love, Save The Empty (Erin McCarley) - This my second favorite song on the album. Her voice is so beautiful! Her album of the same name peaked at #5 on iTunes "Top Albums" chart on January 2, 2009 and this song definitely helped it get there I'm sure!
16. Friday I'm In Love (Cure) - Classic Cure and is one of the band's most well-known songs.The main theme song for this soundtrack, it is very fitting given the lyrics of the song and story line of the movie. Even if you were tired of hearing this 1992 hit by 1993, it still makes a great addition to this soundtrack.
17. Last Goodbye (Scarlett Johansson) -Much better than I expected honestly. She has an interesting voice. A Jeff Buckley cover, it sounded like more of lounge act song then his original rock style. It makes sense after watching the enhanced video on the CD of a deleted scene in which Scarlett Johansson is singing in a lounge type setting. Jeff Buckley's version peaked at #19 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, but I don't expect this version will be that popular.

Hope you enjoyed my input! What's your opinion of this soundtrack or any of the songs? Let me know what you think of the movie if you see it! [No Spoilers Please! hehe]<3


Tonya Staab said...

I soooo want to see that movie.

Anonymous said...

I love this movie it teaches you a lot of things about guys which I was so happy to fins out. and Erin McCarley is soo talented.

Anonymous said...

I cannot just say that its a good movie neither say that its a bad one!.The selection of actors was good.But I felt as if the storyline was a bit complicated (and boring too).I felt like I am watching an episode of FRIENDS.My average rating would be 3.5/5.Overall its an average movie which MAY BE WATCHED but its not so entertaining