I recently shared with you my 2007 mix of general songs that I loved, a kind of soundtrack to my year. Now I've rounded up some actual soundtrack songs from TV shows and movies that stood out enough for me to track them down after turning off the TV or leaving the movie theater. Thus, if my entertainment-related experiences had a soundtrack this year, this mix is basically what it would look like.
Some are oldies I already knew but loved in a whole new way, like "Knock On Wood" from Talk to Me. Others I hadn't heard and they compelled me to seek out more music by the artist, as happened with The Pierces' song "Three Wishes," used in Gossip Girl.
To check out my favorite soundtrack tunes and tell me about your favorite soundtrack songs of the year,
"80s Celebration," The Reduction Agents, Eagle vs Shark
"I Love the Unknown," Eef Barzelay, Rocket Science
"Anyone Else But You," performed by Michael Cera and Ellen Page, Juno
"Business Time," Flight of the Conchords
"Devil Town," Bright Eyes, Friday Night Lights
"Keep Breathing," Ingrid Michaelson, Grey's Anatomy
"No One's Gonna Love You," Band of Horses, Chuck
"Three Wishes," The Pierces, Gossip Girl
"Falling Slowly," Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard, Once
"Knock On Wood," Eddie Floyd, Talk to Me
"Daughter," Loudon Wainwright, Knocked Up
"Werewolf Bar Mitzvah," Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock