Category: Soundtracks

Before ’22 Jump Street’: Channing Tatum Was A High School Teen In ‘She’s The Man’

Before 22 Jump Street star Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street) played an undercover cop at a local college, he was a high school teen in She’s The Man (rent it on iTunes).   The film co-stars Amanda Bynes (Hairspray, The WB’s What I Like About You) and Laura Ramsey (The CovenantAMC’s MadMen).  She’s The Man (Music From The Motion Picture) is released by Lakeshore Records, and includes a fun compilation of music by OK Go, The Veronicas, David Lichens, Slightly Stoopid, The F-Ups, Junior Senior, Flipsyde, Dressy Bessy, Matt White, Spiderbait, Ken Oak, The Tea Queens and a score by Composer Nathan Wang (Rumble in the Bronx, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical).  Watch the music video for “Let Go” by David Lichens at the jump.

Lakeshore Records: She's The Man Soundtrack. Pictured: Laura Ramsey and Channing Tatum.

Fans of Channing Tatum will be happy to know he will continue along the path of tackling roles in action films as it was announced he will star as Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse, expected to be out in theaters in 2016.

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She’s The Man (Music From The Motion Picture): iTunes | Buy CD

Track Listing

01. Invincible – OK Go
02. The School Cut Our Team – Nathan Wang
03. Somebody – Slightly Stoopid
04. 4Ever – The Veronicas
05. Talking to Your Brother – The Veronicas
06. Let Go – Dave Lichens
07. Wrong the Right – The F-Ups
08. Good Girl, Bad Boy – Junior Senior
09. She IS the Man – Nathan Wang
10. Spun – Flipsyde
11. Side 2 – Dressy Bessy
12. Treat You As an Equal? – Nathan Wang
13. Wasteland – Matt White
14. Kissing Booth Makeout – Nathan Wang
15. Put It Down – Spiderbait
16. Inda – Ken Oak
17. Runway Kiss – Nathan Wang
18. Love Is All Around – The Tea Queens

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Now On Netflix: Three Father’s Day Movies We Love | Download The Soundtracks

Looking for something to watch on Father’s Day?  We mix things up a bit with three great movies with soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records: Get The Gringo (watch it on Netflix), Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (watch it on Netflix) and World’s Greatest Dad (watch it on Netflix).  Get The Gringo is scored by Antonio Pinto (Lord of War, Perfect Stranger, Snitch, The Odyssey), Spy Kids is scored by Carl Thiel (Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and Grindhouse: Planet Terror) and Director Robert Rodriguez (Machete Kills, Sin City), and World’s Greatest Dad features music by Bruce Hornsby, Peggy Lee, The Deadly Syndrome, Akron/Family, Inara George and Brenden Benson.

Lakeshore Records: Get The Gringo Soundtrack, Score by Antonio Pinto

In Get The Gringo, A young boy (Kevin Hernandez) teaches a career criminal (Mel Gibson) how to survive inside a notorious Mexican prison.  Jessica Alba (The Love Guru, Sin City), Jeremy Piven and Joel McHale (NBC’s Community, Spider-Man 2) head up Spy Kids, an adventure the whole family can enjoy.  World’s Greatest Dad is a dark comedy which stars Robin Williams (Night At The Museum, August Rush) as a father who covers up his surly son’s embarrassing death, played by Daryl Sabara (John Carter, Machete).

Download The Albums!

Get The Gringo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D: iTunes | Buy CD
World’s Greatest Dad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

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Watch The ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Soundtrack Preview, 10th Anniversary Edition | Includes A Karaoke Sing-Along & Movie References

Napoleon Dynamite Week continues!  We created a 10th Anniversary edition album preview video, which includes a fun karaoke sing-along plus movie references.  Lakeshore Records received a Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack and we think you love this album, too.  The soundtrack features classic hits like “Canned Heat” by Jamiroquai; “Forever Young” by Alphaville; “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow; “Only You” by Yaz; “The Promise” by When In Rome; Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” performed by Sparklemotion; and a score by John Swihart.  Watch this fun flashback:

It’s been 10 years since Napoleon Dynamite first debuted in theaters, when movie goers were introduced to the laugh-out-loud moments of this coming of age movie centered around the life of Napoleon Dynamite, played by Jon Heder, a high school student determined to make a difference.

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Napoleon Dynamite (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

Keep the fun going:  join in Lakeshore Records’ celebration of Napoleon Dynamite Week: make a six-second Napoleon Dynamite vine or #DanceForPedro dance loop, and we will revine our favorites!

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Now On Demand: Watch ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Actress Shailene Woodley In ‘The Spectacular Now’

Shailene Woodley fans will get to see her in the comforts of their own homes: The Spectactular Now is now available via Amazon On Demand.  So, if you’re hankering for another romantic film after watching her in The Fault In Our Stars, all you have to do is subscribe and hit that play button.  The score album for The Spectacular Now, released by Lakeshore Records features a score by Rob Simonsen (Seeking A Friend For The End of The World), who embues the film with incredibly memorable and romantic music, and bonus tracks by Ariel Pink and Dam-Funk, and Kurt Vile.

Shailene Woodley in The Spectacular Now (Soundtrack by Lakeshore Records)

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The Spectacular Now: iTunes | Buy CD

Read about the The Spectacular Now More Music EP


Director Darren Stein On G.B.F. & The Importance Of Music In Movies

Lakeshore Records recently spoke with Darren Stein, director of the teen comedy, G.B.F. (watch it on Netflix), and film classic, Jawbreaker.  We caught up with the Los Angeles-based director and writer who is currently writing the libretto for the musical stage production of Jawbreaker: The Musical, expected to premiere in 2015, and Lifetime’s adaptation to the cult teen novel anthology, Flowers In The Attic: Seeds of Yesterday.

Lakeshore Records: Director Darren Stein on the set of his film, G.B.F.

What is this seeming fascination you have with proms?

With Jawbreaker, it was really an homage to Carrie and the idea of a public meltdown in a big event; that, being a prom.  For G.B.F. — I didn’t write it — it just happened to be the third act of G.B.F. High School is sort of like a heightened event in life, like prom.  For me, there was a homecoming dance; I remember I went to a summer program in junior year in high school.  I met a girl there from Florida, and I asked her to my Homecoming.  She was my friend.  My mom did her makeup.

What was high school like for you?

I went to an all-boys private school.  It was very academic and I was in my bedroom studying all the time.  It was really through movies where I saw where all the fun was happening.  It was in my neighborhood, where I was making movies with all the neighborhood kids, when I really came alive.

How much of an influence did you have on the music?

Every musical selection on the soundtrack I either chose or approved.  Growing up in the ’80s, the soundtrack was part of the teen movie experience.  You’re exposed to fashion, jargon and slang, and music — a big part of the world.  I wanted the soundtrack to feel immersive of the era of each film.  The music should be thematically relevant as well.  It’s a really fun soundtrack.  I stumbled across the “Gay Best Friend” song: it’s kind of infectious.  As I worked on the film, I gradually became aware that the song needed to be included.

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G.B.F. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

Did you put your high school self into any of these movies?

Tanner and Brent (in G.B.F.) were into comic books and under the radar.  I’m sort of more like Brent.  I wouldn’t say I’m like Woody Allen who is the director and the main character.

Who are you listening to now?

I’m really into Kate Bush, Deap Vally — two girls from L.A. — they’re sort of like White Stripes’ hard sound, Haim, Peaches, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and the new Kylie Minogue album, Band of Skulls, Arcade Fire, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas soundtrack… just lots of stuff.

Do you have a writing or directing ritual?

Music is always playing in my car.  I usually work out in the morning and then btween 1 to 7 p.m., I write.  I try to get in a good four to five hours of writing.  I like to leave the house.  There are so many amazing coffeehouses in L.A.

Was it always filmmaking for you, or did you want to do something else?

My family was in the post-production business.  I’ve always been around film.  I bonded with my dad over watching films.  Having a father in post-production made it an accessible career; it seemed attainable as a goal.  Of course, my mom suggested I be an attorney or doctor.  Being a filmmaker, it is a struggle.  But when you have the calling… you really have one life.  You should just go for it.

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Napoleon Dynamite! Lakeshore Records Celebrates The Soundtrack This Week

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Napoleon Dynamite (rent it on iTunes), the indie film which became a huge hit after its theatrical debut on June 11, 2004.  Released by Lakeshore Records, this Grammy-nominated soundtrack is getting a dedicated Napoleon Dynamite Week, kicking off on Vine.  Our host, popular music Viner MarksBasementRecords, has posted a Vine to encourage everyone to make six-second Vine videos using the music from the soundtrack. Click through to watch the video online:

Lakeshore Records: It's Napoleon Dynamite Week! Happy 10th Anniversary

Go ahead and have fun!  Tag Lakeshore Records on your Vines and we’ll Revine our favorites!  Stay tuned for more on Wednesday, when MarksBasementRecords announces our Napoleon Dynamite Vine challenge!

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Napoleon Dynamite: iTunes | Buy CD

Lakeshore Records: Napoleon Dynamite SoundtrackVarious Artists

1. What Ever I Feel Like – Dialog

2. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow

3. Bus Rider – John Swihart

4. Locker Room 1 – Dialog

5. Every Moment – Rogue Wave

6. Pull In Town – Dialog

7. Nap Pulls Kip Return – John Swihart

8. Nap Pulls Kip – John Swihart

9. You Do Speak English? – Dialog

10. New Mate – Figurine

11. Granny ATV – John Swihart

12. Cagefighter – Dialog

13. A-Team Theme – John Swihart

14. Here’s Rico – John Swihart

15. Summer’s Cake – John Swihart

16. Vote For Me – Dialog

17. Design Fiction – Company

18. Locker Room 2 – Dialog

19. Sometimes You Gotta Make It Alone – Money Mark

20. Worst Video – Dialog

21. Thrifty – John Swihart

22. Suit – Dialog

23. Suitwalk – John Swihart

24. Talons – Dialog

25. Kip Waits – John Swihart

26. Chapstick – Dialog

27. Solamente Una Vez – Trio Los Panchos

28. Loch Ness – Dialog

29. Nap Store Video – John Swihart

30. Ask It By Pedro – Dialog

31. Canned Heat – Jamiroquai

32. D-Qwan Boogie – John Swihart

33. Nap Dance Bedroom – John Swihart

34. Whole Milk – Dialog

35. Only You – Yaz

36. Nap Rico Van – John Swihart

37. Nap Hangs Up The Phone – John Swihart

38. Forever Young – Alphaville

39. Time After Time – Sparklemotion

40. Ninja Moves – Dialog

41. Alternate Ending Montage – John Swihart

42. The Promise – When In Rome

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Live, Die, Repeat: Watch ‘Source Code’ – A Time Travelling Sci-Fi Thriller | Film Score By Chris Bacon

If you were to live, die, repeat like Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow character, what would you do over and over again?  BAFTA-winning Director Duncan Jones (Moon) takes us on a time-travelling ride in Source Code (watch it on VUDU), starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Zodiac, Donnie Darko).  Lakeshore Records released the soundtrack to this critically-acclaimed movie, scored by Composer Chris Bacon (The Dark Knight, Blood Diamond).  Expect to find a soundtrack filled with big orchestrals which underline every thrilling moment of this movie.

Photo: Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Source Code.' Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records.

Gyllenhaal’s character, Colter Stevens, is a soldier who finds himself a part of a covert government computer program called “Source Code,” in which he gets to re-live the last 8 minutes of a man’s life over and over again in order to locate a Chicago commuter train bomber.  He soon finds himself on a separate mission to save Christina Warren, played by Michelle Monaghan (Better Living Through Chemistry, Expecting).  Source Code also stars Vera Farmiga (A&E’s Bates Motel) as Colleen Goodwin, an official from the Source Code operation who interfaces with Colter Stevens.  It’s a small world: Composer Chris Bacon now scores the Bates Motel TV series.

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Source Code (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | Buy CD

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Three Soundtracks We Love Featuring ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Composer Christophe Beck

Lakeshore Records takes a look at Emmy Award-winning Composer Christophe Beck (Disney’s Frozen), who recently added this weekend’s scifi epic, Edge of Tomorrow, to his film scoring resume.  The new Tom Cruise movie, directed by Doug Limon (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Jason Bourne Trilogy) also stars Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Sunshine Cleaning), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), and Bill Paxton (Million Dollar Arm, HBO’s Big Love).  The following films were also scored by Christophe Beck: Runner Runner, Waiting for Superman and Charlie Barlett — with soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records.

Lakeshore Records: Christophe Beck Soundtracks

In Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise (Tropic Thunder, Oblivion) plays “Cage,” a soldier who finds himself trapped in a time loop during an alien invasion.  Trivia: Cruise also faced aliens in War of the Worlds (2005).  In case you haven’t seen Edge of Tomorrow, check out the trailer:

Composer Christophe Beck’s film scores range from classical, organic music (Charlie Bartlett) to experimental and processed electronic sounds (Runner Runner).  Watch the Runner Runner album preview below for more and click through the video for track listing information.

Download these albums featuring the music of Christophe Beck:

Charlie Bartlett: iTunes | Buy CD
Runner Runner: iTunes | Buy CD
Waiting For Superman: iTunes | Buy CD

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Happy Anniversary, WarGames! Pop Culture Movie Favorite Turns 31

“Shall we play a game?”  This weekend marks the 31st anniversary of WarGames (rent it on iTunes), one of pop culture’s favorite movies.  Debuted in theaters on June 3, 1983, WarGames stars Matthew Broderick (The ProducersDeck The HallsWonderful World), Dabney Coleman (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Ally Sheedy (Welcome To The RileysThe Breakfast Club).  Released by Lakeshore Records, Wonderful World (rent it on iTunes) is scored by Craig Richey and Welcome to the Rileys is scored by Marc Streitenfeld.

Lakeshore Records: Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick in a scene from Wonderful World.

Directed by John Badham (The CW’s Supernatural), WarGames hypothesized what would happen if a teen wiz kid could accidentally hack into the ultimate video game.  He soon realize that his online war game might actually be real.  The film was made during the Cold War, when the thought of a Soviet threat was a looming dread for many.

Download these soundtracks by Composer Craig Richey:

Answers to Nothing: iTunes | Buy CD

Girl On A Bicycle: iTunes | Buy CD

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters: iTunes | Buy CD


Download these soundtracks by Marc Streitenfeld:

The Grey: iTunes | Buy CD

Welcome to the Rileys: iTunes | Buy CD


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Throwback Thursday: Vanessa Hudgens Is The Beauty In ‘Beastly’ | Watch The Music Video

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, Lakeshore Records selects Beastly (rent it on Netflix), a film starring Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) as the vain “Kyle Kingson,” Vanessa Hudgens (High School MusicalSucker Punch) as the quiet and kind “Lindy,” Mary-Kate Olsen (New York MinuteFull House) as “Kendra” the witch who casts the spell on Kyle, and Neil Patrick Harris (Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as “Will” the blind tutor.  The Beastly score album, with music by Marcelo Zarvos, and the Beastly (Songs From The Motion Picture), are released by Lakeshore Records.  Featured on the album include music by Raney Shockne, The Vines, and Kristina & The Dolls.  Watch the music video featuring Kristina & The Dolls at the jump.

Lakeshore Records: Beastly Soundtrack (Starring Alex Pettyfer & Vanessa Hudgens)

This 2011 modern adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is told from the perspective of the Beast (played by Pettyfer).  Peter Krause (NBC’s Parenthood, HBO’s Six Feet Under) and LisaGay Hamilton (Jackie Brown, ABC’s The Practice) round out the cast.

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Beastly Score Album: iTunes | Buy CD Beastly (Songs From The Motion Picture): iTunes | Buy CD

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