We’re not ready for the end of summer yet, so we’re taking a look back at the soundtrack to GBF (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featurimg a lot of sunshine and dance in your pajamas tunes. Add the GBF soundtrack to your party music playlist.
How are you celebrating the Fourth of July? Check out our July 4th soundtrack playlist on Spotify, featuring some of the best tracks from Lakeshore Records releases for this occasion. See track list below for album references!
- This Is It, Rio! – Ian Arber – I Am Bolt (Original Motion Picture Score)
- Drift And Fall Again (Kill the Noise Remix) – Madsonik, Lola Marsh – Criminal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Closer – Tegan and Sara – GBF (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Too Hot – Hey Willpower – GBF (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- All The Colours of the Dark – Federale – The Bad Batch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Firefly – Black Light Smoke -The Bad Batch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Canned Heat – Jamiroquai – Napoleon Dynamite
- Nap Store Video – John Swihart – Napoleon Dynamite
- Dere Boyu Kavklar – Ulas Pakkan – Baskin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Mountain City Anchor – Connor Scott – GirlHouse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Red – Tom Schutzinger – RED (Original Short Film Soundtrack)
- Capsize – Big Black Delta – Cavemen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Sound of Your Scream – Brain & Melissa – from Underworld: Blood Wars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Long Love – Lyle Workman – Love (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
- Chickenscratch – Mike Patton – Crank: High Voltage (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Here I Come – The Roots, Dice Raw, Malik B. – Superbad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Theme From “The Nice Guys” – John Ottman & David Buckley – The Nice Guys (Original Motion Picture Score)
- The Phone Rings – Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury – Free Fire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Tuyo – Rodrigo Amarante – Narcos (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
- That’s When I Reach for My Revolver – Geno Lenardo & Nina Bergman – Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Jaws Theme – Justin Lassen Remix – Justin Lassen – Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Adventures in Success – Will Powers – Master of None (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
- Try Not To Remember – Sheryl Crow – Home of The Brave (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- La dolce vita – Extended Version – Ryan Paris – Master of None (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
- Where The Wild Roses Grow – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Kylie Minogue – The Lobster (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- The Colossal Finale Part 1 – Bear McCreary – Colossal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- California Dreamin’ (Rock Version) – Gilberto Cerezo, Tyler Bates, Dave Lombardo, Rani Sharone – The Belko Experiment (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Ah America – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – War Machine (Original Score From The Netflix Original Film)
Lakeshore Records recently spoke with Darren Stein, director of the teen comedy, G.B.F. (watch it on Netflix), and film classic, Jawbreaker. We caught up with the Los Angeles-based director and writer who is currently writing the libretto for the musical stage production of Jawbreaker: The Musical, expected to premiere in 2015, and Lifetime’s adaptation to the cult teen novel anthology, Flowers In The Attic: Seeds of Yesterday.
What is this seeming fascination you have with proms?
With Jawbreaker, it was really an homage to Carrie and the idea of a public meltdown in a big event; that, being a prom. For G.B.F. — I didn’t write it — it just happened to be the third act of G.B.F. High School is sort of like a heightened event in life, like prom. For me, there was a homecoming dance; I remember I went to a summer program in junior year in high school. I met a girl there from Florida, and I asked her to my Homecoming. She was my friend. My mom did her makeup.
What was high school like for you?
I went to an all-boys private school. It was very academic and I was in my bedroom studying all the time. It was really through movies where I saw where all the fun was happening. It was in my neighborhood, where I was making movies with all the neighborhood kids, when I really came alive.
How much of an influence did you have on the music?
Every musical selection on the soundtrack I either chose or approved. Growing up in the ’80s, the soundtrack was part of the teen movie experience. You’re exposed to fashion, jargon and slang, and music — a big part of the world. I wanted the soundtrack to feel immersive of the era of each film. The music should be thematically relevant as well. It’s a really fun soundtrack. I stumbled across the “Gay Best Friend” song: it’s kind of infectious. As I worked on the film, I gradually became aware that the song needed to be included.
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Did you put your high school self into any of these movies?
Tanner and Brent (in G.B.F.) were into comic books and under the radar. I’m sort of more like Brent. I wouldn’t say I’m like Woody Allen who is the director and the main character.
Who are you listening to now?
I’m really into Kate Bush, Deap Vally — two girls from L.A. — they’re sort of like White Stripes’ hard sound, Haim, Peaches, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and the new Kylie Minogue album, Band of Skulls, Arcade Fire, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas soundtrack… just lots of stuff.
Do you have a writing or directing ritual?
Music is always playing in my car. I usually work out in the morning and then btween 1 to 7 p.m., I write. I try to get in a good four to five hours of writing. I like to leave the house. There are so many amazing coffeehouses in L.A.
Was it always filmmaking for you, or did you want to do something else?
My family was in the post-production business. I’ve always been around film. I bonded with my dad over watching films. Having a father in post-production made it an accessible career; it seemed attainable as a goal. Of course, my mom suggested I be an attorney or doctor. Being a filmmaker, it is a struggle. But when you have the calling… you really have one life. You should just go for it.
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