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Mix: Soundtracks, Vol. II

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It’s been nearly two years since we shared some of our favorite songs featured on film soundtracks. With the news that a Wes Anderson tribute album is in the works and in celebration of the fall season, which often includes days dedicated to movie-watching marathons, we’re sharing more soundtrack songs we love in this week’s mix.

Listen to our soundtrack selections below and share your favorites in the comments section…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoDPPgWbfXY?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Chuck Berry | Song:  You Can Never Tell
I recently watched Pulp Fiction for the first time and this song plays during the fantastic Uma Thurman and John Travolta dance scene.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQBYXY7Eqxo?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Bon Iver | Song:  The Wolves
A fitting song for the end of The Place Beyond the Pines.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRAI87PbX8c?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: DeVotchKa | Song:  How It Ends
Prominent in the movie Little Miss Sunshine.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N3BjVMWziE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Moldy Peaches | Song:  Anyone Else But You
This song played such a great role in the movie Juno.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBd9330h9kI?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear | Song:  Cut Me Some Slack
Sound City exceeded my expectations and the heavy weights who came together to form the soundtrack only added to the documentary.


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emy5mA8Ixtc?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist:  The Nerves | Song: Hanging on the Telephone
The film Electrick Children is largely based around this song, which has been covered by numerous artists and was made popular by Blondie. Be careful, this is a catchy one.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mmZFox4Rkg?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Skip James | Song: Devil Got My Woman
This song is featured on the Ghost World soundtrack — good song and movie.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8mOH5xchIU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Django Reinhardt | Song:  Manoir de Mes Reves
While not on the official Rushmore soundtrack, this track is played during the movie. A beautiful little piece of music, nonetheless.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWir6wUkPtw?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Jack White | Song:  Love is Blindness
I was kind of disappointed by The Great Gatsby film, but there were a few strong points. Jack White rarely does wrong by me and his cover of U2‘s “Love is Blindness” just works. He sings with so much conviction. 

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR-OU8uD1Qk?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Jessica Mauboy | Song:  Who’s Lovin’ You
I was kind of surprised by how much I enjoyed The Sapphires. Most of the songs on the soundtrack are cover performances by Jessica Mauboy, an Australian R & B and pop singer. I particularly loved this cover of a popular Motown track that has been performed by so many greats. 

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