Welcome to 2013, Jukeboxers! As shows premiere and kick back up, we’ve got a new set of tunes for a new year, including brash entries, sob-inducing exits, and two actual jukeboxes. So, if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY »
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Both Jay Gatsby and Jay-Z know that you can’t knock the hustle, so it makes sense that the two will be scheming together this spring.
In a somewhat (though not totally) unexpected bit of news, producer the Bullitts (né Jeymes Samuel, brother of Seal) tweeted that he and Jay-Z are hard at work on scoring Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of the The Great Gastby.
“Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby! It is too DOPE for words!” read the tweet, which added yet another dash of intrigue to the elusive Gatsby remake. The film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby himself, is set for a May release after more than a year of assorted trailers and promotion.
At the end of the day, Les Mis is a hit.
The buzzy Oscar hopeful already rules at the box office, having earned the second-highest Christmas opening of all time. Now Billboard reports that the musical’s soundtrack has debuted at the number one spot on its Soundtracks chart, selling 43,000 units according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even more impressive: The album was released Friday, Dec. 21, while SoundScan’s tracking week ended on Sunday, Dec. 23, meaning Les Mis topped the chart after just three full days on sale. The soundtrack also appears at number 33 on the Billboard 200 chart, above releases by fun. and Kelly Clarkson.
One of the best parts about Spaghetti Western movies are the Spaghetti Western soundtracks that come with them, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is no exception.
Although, it kind of is. Regular standby scorers like Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, and Jerry Goldsmith show up for memorable little compositions, with snippets of dialogue from the Jamie Foxx-starring movie spliced in. But also on this soundtrack are very modern, very cool numbers from the likes of Rick Ross (“100 Black Coffins”), John Legend (“Who Did That to You?”), and James Brown and 2Pac (mashed up from the dead on “Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)”).
Check out the soundtrack to the new Quentin Tarantino flick in the player below:
Happy finale week, Jukeboxers. With the holiday season in full swing, it wasn’t surprising that the Christmas-y start to last week’s column carried through to this edition. Unlike the average week at Jukebox, you probably recognized most of these songs in your favorite shows. But did you know which au courant artists were covering them? We’re here to tell you! Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!)
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So, how long did you wait in line for coffee at Starbucks this morning? Probably just long enough for Adele to record a Golden Globe-winning song or two.
In an interview with Hollywood.com, trusty Adele producer and collaborator Paul Epworth spilled the beans on the creative process behind the singer’s James Bond theme “Skyfall,” which not only snagged a Golden Globe nod yesterday, but also made the Oscar “short list” for Original Song contenders. And, as Epworth tells it, the process was a very quick one. READ FULL STORY »
You may have to wait until Jan. 13 for a new season of Lena Dunham’s Girls, but the soundtrack to the HBO’s show’s first season will be at your service before then.
Thanks to indie label Fueled by Ramen, the official season-one soundtrack to the groundbreaking comedy will be available for purchase beginning Jan. 8. Dunham herself took to Twitter yesterday to debut the album’s cover art, which looks more or less how you expect it would.
As for the actual soundtrack, there aren’t many surprises on that front either. The Robyn song “Dancing on My Own,” responsible for one of the more significant and memorable role in the series, kicks things off, followed by the band fun., whose guitarist Dunham has been linked to romantically.
Beyond that, fans of the HBO comedy can expect contributions from the likes of Icona Pop, Santigold, Fleet Foxes, and Belle & Sebastian. Take a look at the full Girls soundtrack below:
EW staffers have been listening to Christmas music since early November, so it was music to our ears when shows started cranking up our holiday favorites this week. Or were we? Some of this week’s “show tunes” turned out to be downright ho-ho-horrifying.
So, if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you. Check out our picks and the full Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY »
It was a great year for music on the silver screen in some ways — mainstream flicks featuring hot new artists; and weaker in others — favorite singers being massacred in cover-land. Here are our picks for the best soundtracks of 2012, complete with a Spotify playlist to rock you through it — and a few of the worst (we spared you the playlist for that one).
Best of 2012
Pitch Perfect – Fresh and inspired, with mash-ups that Glee would kill for, this ode to collegiate a cappella gave us – and anyone who enjoys harmonies – something to sing about.
Katy Perry: Part of Me – The pop album that just wouldn’t quit got a nice compliment with the 3-D concert film. The Part of Me soundtrack gave a new listening experience to everything from “Firework” to newer stuff like “Wide Awake.” Not to mention, it’s just plain fun.
Skyfall – Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard Adele’s slow-burner of a Bond theme. But the soundtrack is more than just that hit single – thank goodness.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – The Twilight soundtracks are always an eclectic mix of musicians and genres, and the fifth and final is no exception. Standouts include Green Day’s “The Forgotten” and “Bittersweet,” by Ellie Goulding.
Ryan Adams reboots 'Shining Through the Dark' for 'This Is 40' soundtrack: Hear it here -- EXCLUSIVE
Over a year ago, alt country’s favorite heartbreaker, Ryan Adams, unleashed the swoon-worthy “Shine Through the Dark” for a charity compilation. Among the swooned? Judd Apatow.
The Knocked Up director’s upcoming dramedy This Is 40 doesn’t hit theaters until Dec. 21, but the movie’s soundtrack is out Dec. 11 (you can pre-order it here). New material from the likes of cultishly beloved ’70s rocker Graham Parker (who has a pivotal cameo in the movie) and Lindsay Buckingham tends to do that, but one of the album’s highlights is Adams’ live recording of the song (now titled “Shining Thorough the Dark”), which you can hear exclusively here. (And if you do go see the movie, you might see Adams again, is all we’ll say. Spoiler alert!)
The forlornly folky track finds the singer doing what he does best: turning sad, blue stories into amazing, gold songs. Give the This Is 40 soundtrack song a listen below and let us know what you think of it in the comments: