Music Monday: Soundtrack Edition

I don't know about you guys, but it's a little bit of a manic Monday for me. The semester is new and already there are so many assignments to be done, yet so little time. 

In light of the mania that is most Mondays, I decided to share a couple of soundtracks that I love for a little inspiration. I am a sucker for a good soundtrack; in fact, I have an entire playlist of music from my favorite soundtracks, which you can check out on Spotify!

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First up is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty...
I haven't actually seen this movie yet, though I very much want to. But I am notorious for looking up soundtracks as soon as they are released, whether or not I've seen the film that they belong to. I listened to this soundtrack in its entirety about a week ago, and I fell madly in love. As my dear dad would say, they did the damn thing with this soundtrack. It is phenomenal.

1. Step Out- Jose Gonzalez 2. Dirty Paws- Of Monsters and Men 3. Stay Alive- Jose Gonzalez 4. Far Away- Junip 5. Don't Let It Pass- Junip 6. Lake Michigan- Rogue Wave 7. Escape (The Pina Colada Song)- Jack Johnson 8. Don't You Want Me- Bahamas, The Weather Station 9. The Wolves & The Ravens- Rogue Valley 10. Space Oddity (Mitty Mix)- David Bowie, Kristen Wiig 11. #9- Jose Gonzalez 12. Maneater- Grace Mitchell

1. Step Out- Jose Gonzalez
2. Dirty Paws- Of Monsters and Men
3. Stay Alive- Jose Gonzalez
4. Far Away- Junip
5. Don't Let It Pass- Junip
6. Lake Michigan- Rogue Wave
7. Escape (The Pina Colada Song)- Jack Johnson
8. Don't You Want Me- Bahamas, The Weather Station
9. The Wolves & The Ravens- Rogue Valley
10. Space Oddity (Mitty Mix)- David Bowie, Kristen Wiig
11. #9- Jose Gonzalez
12. Maneater- Grace Mitchell

Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave was one of my favorite songs when I was in high school and remains one of my favorites today, so when I saw that it was on the soundtrack, I was automatically sold. Grace Mitchell's rendition of Maneater (originally by Hall & Oates) is absolutely amazing! Give the entire soundtrack a listen here. I promise, you won't be sorry. 

Second, third, and fourth up are three of my favorite soundtracks of all time...

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The A Walk to Remember soundtrack was the first soundtrack I ever bought (I was in middle school), and there my love for soundtracks began.
[500] Days of Summer is simply fantastic, as is the movie, so if you haven't heard the soundtrack or seen the movie, I highly suggest you buy, borrow or steal (just kidding) a copy and enjoy the wonderful. 
August Rush is another soundtrack I listened to before ever seeing the movie. A friend of mine put the soundtrack on my Zune mp3 player my sophomore year of high school, and it was probably six months or more before I actually watched the movie. I was absolutely enthralled by the music, and loved it all the much more because there are so many classical elements involved. I am really an orchestra dork at heart. When I finally the saw the movie, I loved it because it was all about the music.

So, relax, take a deep breath, and have a listen to all of these amazing soundtracks. If you don't shed a tear, I believe you will at least feel refreshed and inspired throughout the rest of your day. And what a good day I hope you have!

Cheers!

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