Nov 02 2007

Juno Soundtrack

Published by at 1:20 pm under MP3's

UPDATE: The soundtrack has been released on Rhino Records, and can be purchased digitally. Click HERE for iTunes link. If you prefer a physical copy of the album, it releases January 8th, and you may pre-order it for $9.99 (or DRM free mp3’s for $8.99) at Amazon.com by clicking HERE.

Thank you to those who have commented. I appreciate the positive feedback, and am glad those of you who have seen Juno have enjoyed it!

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Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to attend a free screening of the movie Juno in Washington DC. It is a quirky movie directed by Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking) about a 16 year-old girl who becomes pregnant [preview below]. Although, at times the humor felt a little forced, this was a very enjoyable movie to watch, that I highly recommend you go see when it releases in December. If you are in a big city, it is possible that Fox Searchlight is offering several free screenings before then, so you may want to check that out HERE.

The soundtrack for Juno was carefully selected, and played a big part in the movie. Given that you most likely haven’t seen the film yet, it’s not all that important to go into how the music was woven into the film, but I am going to share the soundtrack list plus samples with you, because the music was fantastic.

In the official trailer, one of the songs you hear is Anyone Else But You by The Moldy Peaches, and you will hear it several times within the film[listen below]. It almost feels like this movie was written as a picture book for this song, as both are obscure and spark a very similar feeling. If you love this song, you will probably love this movie. If you like this song, you will probably like this movie. If you hate this song, get off this site right now.

Ellen Page, the pregnant girl Juno in the film, is credited for giving the film the sound that is has. Peter Sciretta, over at /Film spoke with the director Jason Reitman, who states:

“At one point, I asked Ellen Page before we started shooting, ‘what do you think Juno listens to?’ And she said ‘The Moldy Peaches’. She went on my computer, played the songs, and I fell in love with it. Diablo and I discussed putting a Moldy Peaches song in it where the characters would sing to each other. I got in touch with Kimya Dawson of The Moldy Peaches and she started sending me her work, which was beautiful, and that became a lot of the soundtrack.”

Again, thanks to /Film, here is the soundtrack (with some mp3 samples) to the movie:

“Anyone Else But You”
Performed by The Moldy Peaches
ALSO performed by Ellen Page and Michael Cera

“Tire Swing”
“My Rollercoaster”
“So Nice So Smart”
“I Like Giants”
“Reminders of Then”
“12/26″
“Loose Lips”
Written and Performed by Kimya Dawson

“Tree Hugger”
“Sleep”
Performed by Kimya Dawson and Antsy Pants

“Once I Loved”
Performed by Astrud Gilberto

“All I Want Is You”
Written and Performed by: Barry Louis Polisar

“Besame Mucho”
Performed by: Trio Los Panchos

“A Well Respected Man”
Performed by The Kinks

“Doll Parts”
Written by Courtney Love
Preformed by ??????

“I’m Sticking With You”
Preformed by The Velvet Underground

“Dearest”
Performed by Buddy Holly

“Why Bother”
Performed by tHe drop

“Superstar”
Performed by Sonic Youth

“Piazza, New York Catcher”
“Expectations”
Performed by Belle & Sebastian

“All the Young Dudes”
Performed by Mott The Hoople

“Sea of Love”
Performed by Cat Power

“Vampire”
Performed by Antsy Pants

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140 responses so far

140 Responses to “Juno Soundtrack”

  1. hi.on 21 Jan 2008 at 9:58 pm

    okay this is to the bone who obviously does not like the music on this page:

    try proofreading your comment before you insult everyone who has posted their opinion. you spelled blasphemy wrong. and it makes no sense in that context. also when you put a parenthesis clause in, you are supposed to continue the sentence as if it were not there. which you clearly did not do because “….blasphemy that is this band….and likes it….”does not make the slightest sense either. so take that into consideration the next time you criticize something almost everyone who posted before you liked.

    and ps. the next time you insult something try to refrain from using blasphemy and sucking donkey balls in the same paragraph.

  2. andy.sunon 21 Jan 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I love this music.

  3. Anonymouson 21 Jan 2008 at 11:21 pm

    i myself am in absoulte love with the juno soundtrack. it is simply amazing! there are no other words to describe it-

  4. Maggieon 24 Jan 2008 at 12:17 am

    Does anyone know the song where Juno is riding her bike and it says something like, “I like to be outside and he likes to be inside…” That’s all I remember! Thanks.

  5. Sandraon 24 Jan 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I loved this movie, Juno’s situation was very similar to mine, I got pregnant at 16 and the part were she’s braking the news to her parents made me cry because it was the same way I broke it to my parents minus the best friend and the cool reaction form the parents. And then when she mentions her due date as May 4th that is the day my son born. that part made me cry too.

  6. Anonymouson 25 Jan 2008 at 9:30 pm

    what is the name on the song she plays when she dances with the older dude?

  7. Mikaelaon 26 Jan 2008 at 3:46 am

    i love this movie its so cool

  8. Minnieon 26 Jan 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I LOVE the movie Juno
    has became one of my
    favorate movies!!
    its SO cute and has
    an off humor and you
    can just laugh to!!!

  9. Madion 28 Jan 2008 at 7:55 pm

    That was a very very very very very very very very good movie and has a very good soundtract.

  10. are you all just stupidon 29 Jan 2008 at 8:29 pm

    listen, “hi” that guy using incorrect grammar dosnt change the fact that this music sucks. “the monkey on your back is the latest trend..” what the hell! this music is terrible, all the songs in this movie made me sick, i could hardly stand it. As i said before, people actually left the theater (during the opening) because it was just that bad. and im not even talking about the movie right now… the movie itself was an opinionated self contradicting pile of shit. heres an example…

    Anti abortion girl: small, lovable, intelligent, asian girl.
    Clinic receptionist: death obsessed, somewhat scary, goth chick

    i wonder what the directors stance on abortion is????

    people claim the movie was..”REAL”

    this basicly happened

    “mom dad…im pregant”
    “oh thats okay honey, we will need to prepare though”

    yeah…thats REAL!

    “honest to the blog”
    “im talking on a hamburger phone”

    you think thats funny!?!?

    LOLZ A HAMBURGER!!!!

    the director is an idiot..

    “i asked ellen paige”

    “what kind of music do you think juno listens to??”

    BUT SHE TALKS ABOUT THE MUSIC SHE LIKES IN THE MOVIE, WE ALREADY KNOW! SHE LIKES THESE SLIGHTLY HEAVY BANDS. NOT “my sweet honey bee” BULLSHIT!

    “Juno is a quick witted intelligent…….”

    yeah..shes intelligent getting pregnant at 16…thats really smart.

    this was a chick flick version of napolean dynamite, that used forced humor.

    ID ALSO LIKE TO ADD

    INDIE MUSIC??!?!?!

    independent music.

    Hollywood sponsorship is not independent. you are contradicting yourselfs.

    Juno was the worst movie i have watched, I have always given actors credit for their work, even if the part was bad they still manage to bring a bit of personality to the screen. I cannot say this about juno.

    the very fact that people disagree with me..makes me sick.

    this is not music, this is not real, this is not funny, this is not witty, this is not inspiring.

    this is filth.

  11. REEEEE.on 01 Feb 2008 at 5:43 am

    great movie. loved the soundtrackkkk.

    “Anyone Else But You”
    awesomeeeeee song!

    highly recommend the movie and soundtrackk:]

  12. Allion 03 Feb 2008 at 7:40 pm

    hey i was wondering if any of you knew the name of the song that is the very first song played. if you do that woudl be great.

  13. bedfordon 04 Feb 2008 at 3:35 pm

    got to love this soundtrack for ever. its so good, great for a date.

    and the movies is kicks

  14. mdeeon 09 Feb 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Does anyone know which song was playing when Juno was slowdancing in the attic? (There was a joke made about how the husband danced at his prom to it.)

  15. Pon 09 Feb 2008 at 1:02 pm

    >>>ID ALSO LIKE TO ADD
    >>>INDIE MUSIC??!?!?!
    >>>independent music.
    >>>Hollywood sponsorship is not independent. you are contradicting yourselfs.

    Think about it – half of these songs – such as Belle and Sebastian’s Expections, have been around for years. If it was indie music when it was released, being in a film at a later date doesn’t change that.

    It’s not like they wrote all the songs especially so they could be in Juno.
    Some of the music was a bit.. insipid at times, however.

  16. trueon 12 Feb 2008 at 3:35 pm

    but the music still sucked. hard.

  17. Donbullon 12 Feb 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Incredible movie. I would buy it just for the soundtrack.

  18. crotch_mongeron 22 Feb 2008 at 4:40 pm

    I agree with most on this site that the movie was great. Even though you can find your fix for quirky movies far more easily and consistently in the foreign films section of your local rental store, this was a much needed departure from the typical shit one can expect from hollywood, that is marketed to young adults. However, having gotten that out of the way, I was really only motivated to post after having heard the soundtrack the entire way through. (It took me three tries to get through the whole thing.)

    This soundtrack is a collection of some of the most contrived, sub-standard hooliganism (yes, it’s a word and aptly fit here) that I have witnessed in my young life and I go to a state university with a THRIVING hipster scene. I believe I can narrow it down for you all, as I am not trying to say that every song on this movie is shit. Far from it. It’s a specific breed and it goes by the name of The Moldy Peaches, among others.

    The reason that I am so offended by this music and why I call it contrived is because it seeks pass itself as quirky and backward, when its really not. These are just rehashed folk songs, only this time, they have been recorded poorly (on purpose, mind you) and sung slightly of key and with a non-chalant, perfectly struck “aww, shucks” grin. This is WORSE than Lenny Kravitz calling for a “love revolution.” Why? Because I know people are actually buying this shit, on purpose.

  19. crotch_mongeron 22 Feb 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Please excuse my type errors in the above post when posting any rebuttals. I realize the irony of bashing someone, when you yourself are not in perfect form, but it’s early guys.

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  21. AJon 08 Mar 2008 at 10:58 pm

    THIS MOVIE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. jadeon 14 Mar 2008 at 5:46 am

    i really love dis movie . its a bit relevent to my story when i was teen ager

  23. Anonymouson 23 Mar 2008 at 4:08 pm

    indie is getting in

  24. Hozefaon 29 Mar 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I am in love with Juno since i saw this movie. The soundtrack is so simple, sweet and charming. An amazing movie overall.

  25. indiecoffeon 07 Apr 2008 at 11:54 am

    :)! This was better then Garden State! (my opinion).

  26. chelson 09 Apr 2008 at 1:44 am

    Omg i love this movie. I must confess that it made me cry :p

  27. newbieon 09 Apr 2008 at 8:50 am

    oh my god… whats the point of coming onto a forum just to piss people off. If you did’nt like the movie dont think about it… dont be psycotic assholes who obsess over hate.
    Im not into indie music but as a first time listener i think its not so bad. I liked it as it made the movie… it wasn’t repeatedly heard music like every other movies’ soundtrack and the one liners made the movie what it is… not a long rehearsed paragraph.
    Its different and that’s what i like about it… I would definately recommend (cant remember how to spell this, maybe its right) this movie to people who want something different from the usual crap that hollywood produces…

  28. I hate moldy fruiton 22 Apr 2008 at 6:33 pm

    The movie was pretentious indy crap.

    I’m all for independent movies, but that movie was so full of itself, I almost walked out. All of the hype was dumb, the script wasn’t unbe-fuckin-lievable, and It would have been decent if the self loving actors/director-writer chick didn’t decide to shove it in your face as if it were Oscar-winning, flawless cinematic gold that could cure cancer and AIDS. It was so pretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentiouspretentious
    pretentious. So was the shit-soundtrack. Independent films are jokes now.

  29. daNNi aNaRchYon 05 Jun 2008 at 12:13 pm

    i <3 this movie!

  30. thE BizZaRdon 18 Jun 2008 at 8:24 am

    that was a gr8 movie

  31. Anonymouson 16 Jul 2008 at 12:43 pm

    It had a silly story line but they pulled it off. But still, I must admit, most of the music couldn’t even have been called music (Cat Power is awesome though). There are still many other great indie films out there, such as Garden State and Little Miss Sunshine.

  32. honestly thoughon 25 Jul 2008 at 11:19 am

    Three points remain valid.

    1. The movie was unrealistic:

    The reactions of the parents friends and peers was simply- not there

    Not one person owned a cell phone or electronic device.

    She went through about 2 stages of pregnancy.

    2. People DID leave the theater because of the music:

    Although I have no real proof, im sure some others witnessed that happening.

    3. “Thunder cats are go” or “honest to the blog” are thrown into the movie.
    And thats simply not funny. (forced humor aswell)

    I will admit, putting a movie together is HARD getting a good soundtrack is EXTREMELY HARD. And i respect the fact that these two things were done.

    But i know that it could’ve been done better, mainly due to the fact that.

    There were good actors.

    And the movie was directed by a man who has other succeses.

    Juno in my opinon is a lost opportunity. With Bad music.

  33. Anonymouson 30 Jul 2008 at 8:43 pm

    The guy who sings “All I want is you”(Barry Louis Polisar) sings a song with a band called le page!
    Its called “Talking to plants”
    Its on their myspace profile
    http://www.myspace.com/lepagemusic
    I thought it was cool.

  34. Emilyon 02 Nov 2008 at 4:09 am

    i saw this movie it was really good and i now have ad it on dvdfor like evr it is awsem add me on my myspace pwez!

    http://www.myspace.com/101em
    XOXO
    emily..

  35. Emilyon 02 Nov 2008 at 4:09 am

    i saw this movie it was really good and i now have ad it on dvdfor like evr it is awsem add me on my myspace pwez!

    http://www.myspace.com/101em
    XOXO
    emily..

  36. jaycobon 22 Jan 2009 at 10:09 am

    hay bought the movie in the summer of 08 and just fell in love with it thoes people who are talking shit about it can burn in hell

    love ur friend jake

    p.s. sorry about the swares

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  39. Susuon 28 Dec 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Juno MacGuff is a sarcastic, cynical, tomboyish teen played by Ellen Page in a fantastic, perfectly tuned performance. After sort-of-spontaneous (but not really) sex with her best friend, Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera of ‘Superbad’), Juno receives an unwanted package–a pregnancy. Woops.

    Juno decides to give her baby to an affluent couple, Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner). All seems well at first, but it will be a bumpy road until birth.

    I can spend hours gushing about how terrific a movie ‘Juno’ is, but I’m not really the greatest writer on the planet, so I’ll just express the fact that ‘Juno’ has a strange effect on you. After seeing it, I almost felt as if I would walk out of the theater and see Juno MacGuff just standing there, as if she were a regular living, breathing teenager. That’s how good Page is. In fact, every single performance in the film is absolutely tremendous. I liked how Allison Janney’s stepmom character isn’t turned into a whiny she-demon like most formula stepmoms, instead, she’s far more friendlier (if a little unsure of Juno’s odd ways) than we would ever expect. And J.K. Simmons finally gets a role where he isn’t a total jerk; instead, he’s a sensitive father who truly cares for his wacky daughter.

    The soundtrack is awesome, I’ll be buying it as soon as possible. The wait for the DVD will be truly agonizing, but worth it in the end. We can see the chain reactions here when a group of truly ambitious individuals (such as Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody, and Ellen Page) get together and make a movie such as this. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.

    I give ‘Juno’ my highest recommendation possible.

    Sweeeeet, man.

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