'Hot Tub Time Machine' soundtrack details: Bowie, New Order, and... Darryl from 'The Office'?

I recently spoke to director Steve Pink about his forthcoming comedy Hot Tub Time Machine. In the film, John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke, travel back to 1986 via the titular device. A dumb idea for a movie? Well, that’s kind of the point, judging by the trailer, which you can see below. In fact, Pink himself described the film as “like Back to the Future if everyone was drunk.” He also promised the soundtrack would feature “plenty of fantastic ’80s music.”

The truth of the latter statement is evident in the track listing of the movie’s soundtrack which has just been announced and includes Salt ‘N Pepa’s “Push It,” New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” David Bowie’s “Modern Love,” Scritti Politti’s “Perfect Way,” Men Without Hats’ “The Safety Dance,” and “Save It For Later” by the English Beat. (Pink and Cusack clearly have a bit of a thing for the latter act. The band’s terrific “Mirror in the Bathroom” graced the soundtrack to the 1997’s equally great Grosse Point Blank, which was partly written by the pair.) The soundtrack also features Robinson (AKA Darryl from The Office) performing cover versions of Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and The Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started,” for reasons that will presumably be clear when we see the film. That hits cinema screens on March 26, three days after the release of the CD.

Are you ready for some ’80s musical nostalgia? Or for a film about a bubbly water-containing time travel machine? Let us know!

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  • Bill

    Just saw the movie last night! Absolutely hilarious!

    I’ve been looking around for the song at the end of the movie, the whole sequence is great. So far, no luck, even with this article. :(

    • Brandon

      are you talking about “Home Sweet Home” by Motley Crue?

      • Bart

        you mean Motley Lu!

  • Kate Schmate

    Is Modern Love having some sort of comeback? It was in Adventureland and Couples Retreat as well.

  • janeygotagun

    This film is gonna be awesome

  • j

    David Bowie makes anything better!

  • Theresa

    Agreed, this soundtrack will be awesome and hopefully the movie as well. And Craig Robinson is hilariously awesome.

  • Alex LOGIC

    Paramount Executives tried to get Steven Spielberg to use a refrigerator for time travel, but Spielberg talked them out of it.

  • Climaxx

    I’m looking fot a song since a veeeeery long time and that would be great if someone could tell me the name of the sound played at the threesome scene

  • Jordi

    Yeah . you hit the proverbial nail on the head ..down and down but not out and not by a long shot . not out ..the bdatsras wont grind us down!!!!We have lived through the seventies eighties .. nineties and by God the 0000 s as well and we will survive and prosper. So come September we will see all the children going back to school and we will rejoice that, in them, lies all our futures so we think Chuck Berry’s It was a teenage Wedding and the old folks wished them well

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