The sweet, quirky Juno soundtrack was — much like the movie that spawned it — one of those little indies that could. Filled with songs by the relatively little-known Moldy Peaches and their spinoff projects, the soundtrack shot to the top of the Billboard charts in January. And now, it's getting a sequel!
Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs will be available April 8 via iTunes (it's already available for pre-order) and will include 15 more songs that just barely didn't make the cut for the film. As director Jason Reitman wrote in the liner notes: "None of these songs made the movie, but they are all essential members of the Junoverse."
The roster of artists looks a lot like the first soundtrack, with songs from Belle and Sebastian, Kimya Dawson, and Buddy Holly. There are two new songs by Mateo Messina, who composed music for the film, called "Meet the MacGuffs" and "Meet the Lorings." And there's also another track from Ellen Page, whose song — "Zub Zub" — was written by screenwriter Diablo Cody herself. Apparently, the song comes from a scene where Juno was just fooling around on the guitar, singing lyrics like "he filled me with baby batter, then we ate some orange Tic Tacs after." Heh. The scene got cut for time, but luckily, now the song's preserved for posterity.
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- "Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare" — Kimya Dawson
- "Me and You" — Barry Louis Polisar
- "My Wandering Days are Over" — Belle and Sebastian
- "Kite" — Mateo Messina
- "Viva La Persistance" — Kimya Dawson
- "Little Baby" — The Bristols
- "I'm Into Something Good" — Jr. James and the Late Guitar
- "Meet the McGuffs" — Mateo Messina
- "Once I Loved" — Astrud Gilberto
- "All I Want is You" — Kimya Dawson
- "Learning the Game" — Buddy Holly
- "Meet the Lorings" — Mateo Messina
- "Besame Mucho" — Trio Los Panchos
- "You Can Have It All" — Yo La Tengo
- "Zub Zub" — Ellen Page