'Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Pt. 1' soundtrack revealed; will feature Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, Iron & Wine and more -- Hear the first single here

Bruno-Mars

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The swoony-vampire juggernaut that helped mainstream the likes of Paramore, Muse, and Bon Iver is back for fourth installment — and this time the mainstream has come to them.

Pop crooner Bruno Mars headlines the Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 soundtrack with his moody first single “It Will Rain,” out today. Stream the just-released song after the jump, and find the full track listing for the upcoming film.

Track listing:

01 End Tapes – By The Joy Formidable
02 Love Will Take You – By Angus & Julia Stone
03 It Will Rain – By Bruno Mars
04 Turning Page – By Sleeping At Last
05 From Now On – By The Features
06 A Thousand Years – By Christina Perri
07 Neighbors – By Theophilus London
08 I Didn’t Mean It – By The Belle Brigade
09 Sister Rosetta (2011 Version) – By Noisettes
10 Northern Lights – By Cider Sky
11 Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version) – By Iron & Wine
12 Requiem On Water – By Imperial Mammoth
13 Cold – By Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz
14 Llovera – By Mia Maestro
15 Love Death Birth – By Carter Burwell

What do you think, readers — is this the usual mix of alt-leaning unknowns and indie stars you’ve come to expect? And does Mars find a way to make the franchise his own? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Sydney

    Heard this at midnight and immediately downloaded it! It isn’t something I would have thought would go on a “Twilight Saga” soundtrack mainly because Bruno is so mainstream and their albums usually feature indie bands and artists, but I still loved it!

    • Nancy

      This is the most boring Twilight soundtrack I have ever heard. What happened? You guys use to have the best music.. What a let down.

      • Kim E

        My favorite song of all time I got from a Twilight soundtrack.
        “Roslyn” by Bon Iver & St Vincent
        The most beautiful song I’ve ever heard.

      • michael

        I went to check out these songs up there, and most of them sound like easy listening tracks I could hear on xm radio or something.. Disappointing.

      • Julie

        Bruno Mars looks like Ricky Ricardo. Vampire Movie with Ricky Ricardo lookalike singing cheese.

  • Johanna

    You know men when it comes to Twilight, they become such little babies!
    Woooo! Breaking Dawn is going to be huge! I’ll be going on opening night with all the girls! Let’s go girls!
    Treated myself to a Thai massage today that felt sooo good and afterwards, people kept stopping me on the street to say, ‘Oh my God, you’re glowing.’

    • italics

      What the heck is this comment?

      • joanne

        This new Bruno Mars song sounds like a ripoff of Everybody’s Working for the Weekend by Lover Boy.

      • Leila

        Awesome! Rhapsody already has the album. Favorite songs: The Sims 3 Pets Theme, Cul-de-sac of Memories, A Ball of Yarn, Leashes and Skirts, and Chasing Clouds.

  • João Paulo – Brasil

    I like this song.

    • Nancy

      It is BORING

      • lori

        everyone’s working for the WEEKEND!!

  • Amanda

    This is a really good song and I love Bruno Mars…I think it fits the movie well…..so excited for Breaking Dawn

    • joanne

      I am a really big Twilight fan but this music is Mediocre in comparison to their other soundtracks. No Muse?

      • sly

        the only really good soundtrack so far was the first one … glad Iron & Wine and Carter Burwell are back … I like this track but I’ll wait until I hear the whole soundtrack to decide if I like it better than the one for Twilight

      • jen

        this is awful

  • Sarah

    Normally I’m not a fan of his music, but I actually really like this song.

  • Doris

    I love this song!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!

    • joanne

      It is like listening to the Easy Listening station on XM radio. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Fatima

    Oh wow, this soundtrack really lost the cool kid vibe of the others.

    • BMW328i

      agreed! Bruno Mars?! BOO! where are my indie gods like Bon Iver and St. Vincent?! I mean Angus & Julia Stone are awesome along with Noisetttes, but Bruno Mars? REALLY?

      • Phil

        The Noisettes are awesome, but I wouldn’t really consider them indie. They’re rather popular in their native UK. I still have no idea how “Never Forget You” wasn’t a hit here…they use it in the current movie Straw Dogs too.

      • lori

        Bruno Mars is not Indie music. Thanks for playing.

    • Job

      As far as Twilight soundtracks go, this one is very weak sauce.

  • l

    Sounds a little like wild horse rolling stones how his singing it

    • Job

      very unoriginal and lame

    • alex

      so mean and wrong

  • Jennie Herrera

    So excited!! I actually got teary when I read Iron & Wine will be singing FBAM (Wedding Version)!!! I cannot wait for November to come!!!

  • Roisin

    The twilight soundtracks are always amazing and this one looks like no exception. Cannot wait to pick it up!!!

    • lori

      Everybodies Working For the Weekend by Lover Boy!!

  • StewyFan

    I like it. Bruno can sing, no doubt about it, but I do miss Muse.

  • Evan

    Where is Muse!?!?!?!?

    • Susan

      MUSE????

      • lori

        You want a piece of my heart?

    • Susan

      I cannot believe Muse is not on here. Especially since Stephanie always makes such a big deal on how important it is for her to have them on the soundtrack and how much they inspire her…blah blah blah…

      • Sarah

        Muse? Hello? They’re on every Twilight soundtrack! They inspired the series!

      • Lori

        This soundtrack is seriously lacking in any really great songs. I’m not going to buy it this time. Sorry

  • Karate Pants

    I wonder how much input Stephenie Meyer had with this one. And though I’m not really a fan, I thought Evanesence was contributing to this?

    • Karate Pants

      Just for fun, I skipped on over to Meyer’s site and ran across her Breaking Dawn playlist.
      Like the books, it was FAR worse than its predecessors. I keep checking it to make sure I really saw I’m Too Sexy/Right Said Fred. Yup. Still there. Like a bad car accident of a mix tape…I can’t look away.

      • Lori

        This is terrible. I don’t understand what happened here.

  • Ruby

    No Muse song? Finally the band has figured out how embarrassing being associated with these movies is!

  • Phil

    My only regret about Bruno having the lead single off this soundtrack is that they stop working singles from his debut ! The “Lazy Song” became a hit, but there are so many better songs on his debut to still have a chance at charting like “Talking To the Moon” , and to everyone wondering where Muse is, I’d imagine they got what they needed out of their first few soundtrack appearances…mainstream success and performing on a slew of award shows & festivals in the U.S.

    • Lori

      My guess is that they got cheap and stopped paying for real artists to contribute to their soundtrack.

      • Phil

        Actually sweetie, you’re way off the mark, since the soundtracks have all been on Atlantic/ChopShop which is a subsidiary of Warner Bros, which is whom Muse is signed to. And Bruno Mars , Christina Perri, The Joy Formidable & Theophilus London are all also on WB labels, so they actually didnt pay very much for them to contribute to this album, and they are the most well known names on here.

      • Lori

        So that’s why they suck? That makes sense.

      • District 12

        Lori is sounding a little like a bitter Betty with all her comments on this post, get a life honey, we don’t care if you won’t be buying this soundtrack

      • bitten not born

        *you better start from the start* lol better late than never

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