Sunday, April 21, 2024

Soundtrack to New Richard Linklater Film An 80s Greatest Hits of Pop Gems


Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” follow up sounds like it will be a Wonder Years for the 80s. The soundtrack is full of AM radio pop gems from groups including The Knack, Blondie, and Van Halen. “Everybody Wants Some” opens April 1st with a cast that includes mostly unknowns: Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, J. Quinton Johnson, Glen Powell and Wyatt Russell. Linklater calls it a “spiritual sequel” to his early hit “Dazed and Confused.” That movie also had a bunch of unknowns. One of them became Ben Affleck. And here’s a little trivia: Viola Davis’s real life husband, Julius Tennon, played a teacher in “Dazed and Confused.” Also, Renee Zellweger pre-Jerry Maguire had an uncredited spot.

Soundtrack list”

“My Sharona” – The Knack
“Heart Of Glass” – Blondie
“Take Your Time (Do It Right)” – SOS Band
“Heartbreaker” – Pat Benatar
“Alternative Ulster” – Stiff Little Fingers
“Every 1’s A Winner” – Hot Chocolate
“Everybody Wants Some!!” – Van Halen
“Let’s Get Serious” – Jermaine Jackson
“Pop Muzik” – M
“Because The Night” – Patti Smith Group
“I Want You To Want Me (Live)” – Cheap Trick
“Hand In Hand” – Dire Straits
“Whip It” – Devo
“Romeo’s Tune” – Steve Forbert
“Good Times Roll” – The Cars
“Rapper’s Delight” – The Sugar Hill Gang

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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