Juno Soundtrack

It’s a whirl of emotions. Making you think of a past relationships. The song “Tire Swing” is sure to get you up out of your seat and dancing. The song while “All I Want is You” will have you reminiscing on past relationships. The songs are unlike any other you most likely heard. The soundtrack to Juno is a quirky addition to the movie and enhanced the emotions of the films.

The soundtrack enhances the overall mood in the movie. In the beginning when it shows the credits they play the song, “All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar. This gives the impression that nothing can go wrong and it’s a worry-free teenage girl’s life. Then when Juno and Mark start dancing three-quarters of the way through the film “All the Young Dudes” by Mott the Hoopie plays. The song enhances the love connection between the characters. It was then we officially knew Juno developed feelings for Mark. At the end of the movie, Juno and Paul sit in front of his house and play their guitars and sing “Anyone Else but You”. I feel this is a magnificent song to end the movie because it gives you a feeling of satisfaction that everything worked out for the best in the end.

Juno has a soundtrack full of quirky songs. The album is a mixture of an oldies vibe (“Tire Swing”) and classic rock (“Piazza, New York Catcher” by Belle & Sebastian). My favorite part: they don’t use any popular songs. When I first listened to the soundtrack, I had never heard of any of the songs nor the artists. I like that because the creators of Juno didn’t want to be like all the other movies. Also they have a mixture of upbeat and slower songs. So this soundtrack could be the perfect list of songs for dances.

Finally, the soundtrack fits the movie’s quirkiness. The soundtrack is full of quirky songs that just makes you love them. Similar to the movie, Juno’s soundtrack doesn’t fall into any stereotypes. It’s independent of media cliches, such as all pregnant teens being easy, or setting the movie in the overused big city. I highly recommend listening to the soundtrack.

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Alyssa Love

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