Whether you realise it or not, a great soundtrack can be the difference between a good movie and a great one.
When done right, hearing particular songs will make you immediately think about a particular movie, just like we do with childhood memories or certain scents and tastes.
A new weekly feature I will be running here at So Is It Any Good? is a Movie Mixtape playlist on Spotify. Whether it be classic film scores or the best music from a particular director’s filmography, each week will cover a different topic or theme.
This week, we begin with some of my personal favourites from teen comedies over the years. When thinking of teen comedies, obvious movies like American Pie and Can’t Hardly Wait came to mind, but i tried to dig a little deeper and cover a wide range of what makes us feel young again and takes us back to our younger selves.
So head on over to our Spotify and have a listen! Check back next week for the next installment.
Please note: Many of these movies have so many great songs, I have just handpicked a few that I thought were important and made me think of these movies.
Everything to Everyone – Everclear
Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind
Mutt – Blink 182
One Week – Barenaked Ladies
Sway – Bic Runga
Fast Times at Ridgemont High:
Somebody’s Baby – Jackson Browne
The Breakfast Club:
Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
10 Things I Hate About You:
I Want You to Want Me – Letters to Cleo
Cruel to Be Kind – Letters To Cleo
Can’t Hardly Wait:
Graduate – Third Eye Blind
Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby – Smash Mouth
Dammit – Blink 182
Can’t Hardly Wait – The Replacements
Scotty Doesn’t Know – Lustra
99 Red Balloons – Goldfinger
Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues – Eels
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
Bleed American – Jimmy Eat World
Bouncing Off The Walls – Sugarcult
Hello – Sugarbomb
You Get Me – Michelle Branch
The New Guy:
I’m Just A Kid – Simple Plan
Girl All The Bad Guys Want – Bowling For Soup
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Cailin – Unwritten Law
Dude Where’s My Car?:
Little Things – Good Charlotte
American Pie 2:
Every Time I Look For You – Blink 182
Fat Lip – Sum 41
Everywhere – Michelle Branch
Flavor Of The Weak – American Hi-Fi
Want You Bad – The Offspring
In Too Deep – Sum 41
Mrs. Robinson – The Lemonhead
American Pie 3:
Laid – James
My Own Worst Enemy – Lit
Dazed and Confused:
Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Low Rider – War
School’s Out – Alice Cooper
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:
Oh Yeah – Yello
So that’s it for this week. Did we miss a track that you love? Hit us up in the comments below and let us know.