JUST LIKE MUSIC: The soundtracks of my life

When I first started to explore music (at that time there was no internet!) I used to do it through my friends recommendations or by going to the store to pick up a record that looked cool, that I would listen to in a “listening corner” and buy if I liked it. That’s the obvious way I guess. I also used to buy movie soundtracks.

I bought soundtracks from movies like Reality bites, The Crow, Empire records and Pretty in Pink. I think all of them are very good movies and the soundtracks are great. I found one of my favorite movies because they namedropped my favorite band on the movie cover. It was Foxfire starring Angelina Jolie, one of her early films. The soundtrack included bands like L7 and The Cramps.

The first soundtrack I ever owned was this Batman Soundtrack made by Prince. (Ok, to be honest, it wasn’t mine; I stole it from my brother. Sorry!)

Here’s a playlist with some tracks that I picked for you (and links to some good movies).  Some are old, some are new. Hope you like it!



The Temptations – My Girl – My Girl
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart – 24 Hour Party People
Dusty Springfield – You Don’t Own Me – The First Wives Club
Roxy Music – More Than This – Lost In Translation
Desire – Under Your Spell – Drive
Lykke Li – Possibility – Twilight Saga New Moon
Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better – The Spy Who Loved Me
Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me – Ten Things I Hate About You
The Knack – My Sharona – Reality Bites
Coyote Shivers – Sugarhigh – Empire Records
Belle And Sebastian – Storytelling – Storytelling
The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink – Pretty In Pink
Jesus And Mary Chain – Snakedriver – The Crow
The Cramps – Let´s Get Fucked Up – Foxfire
Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – Rock’n roll High School
The Runaways – School days – Detroit Rock City
The Raveonettes – Dead Sound – Whip It
Shirley Walker – Ice Dance
Danny Elfman – This Is Halloween – Nightmare Before Christmas
Honey Is Cool – On The Beach – Välkommen till festen (A Swedish movie)
The 13th Floor Elevators – You’re gonna miss me  – High Fidelity

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September 26, 2012 at 22:01

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September 27, 2012 at 00:12

This is my favourite soundtrack also! I bought it by mail when I was 12, as there was no record store in my little village. And I don’t know where is it at the moment. My little sister stole it I think! ;)

September 27, 2012 at 09:38

Älsk på Drive-soundtracket! Gjorde mycket av filmen för min del.
Och älsk på “Min tjej” som man sa när man var liten och såg 100 gånger ungefär.

Isabelle McAllister
September 27, 2012 at 10:53

great track great memories. I remember I wanted a Prince record for Christmas and my parents bought the batman soundtrack. It was ok but it wasn’t the Prince I knew….