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Win the “Stranger Than Fiction” Soundtrack!!

Update: Thanks to everyone who commented and congratulations to AJR for winning the CD!


In celebration of the release of “Stranger Than Fiction” tomorrow (November 10th) and the soundtrack this past Tuesday, Show Me Music is giving away one copy of the soundtrack!

The movie looks great, but the soundtrack is the icing on the cake. The score was done by Britt Daniel, and the soundtrack features four Spoon songs – including one new track called “The Book I Write” (stream the song below) – and other great artists including Califone, M83, and Maximo Park.

Official Site:

Media Player:

“The Book I Write” Audio Streams:
Windows Media Hi
Windows Media Lo

Quick Time

To win the CD, submit a comment below and answer the following question – In your opinion, what is the single best use of a song in a movie? I’ll pick one at random and the CD will end up in your mail. The contest ends on Friday, November 17th so get those comments in today!

November 20, 2006 - Posted by | Contest, Soundtrack


  1. Royal Tenenbaums: 2 songs

    The vinyl transition from She Smiled Sweetly to Ruby Tuesday by the Rolling Stones. The record continued to spin and move to the next song without any breaks in the scene.

    Comment by Thrill | November 9, 2006 | Reply

  2. Paul Oakenfold’s Ready, Steady, Go in The Bourne Identity works on various levels. First it’s the perfect chase song coupled with arguably the best chase scene of all time. Secondly, the timing of the beats and editing of the scene cuts & camerawork were incredible especially for a live theatre experience.

    Comment by Chriz | November 9, 2006 | Reply

  3. I was gonna say a song from the Royal Tenebaums too but I think the use of Elliott Smith’s Needle in the Hay when Richie attempts suicide is one of the more heartbreaking uses of music in film.

    I read an interview with Cameron Crowe where he said the tranisition from She Smiled Sweetly to Ruby Tuesday in the Royal Tenenbaums was one of the more creative and effective uses of song in film as well. What always bothered me is that those two songs aren’t in succession on Between the Buttons(at least not the US version).

    Comment by Schram | November 9, 2006 | Reply

  4. Oingo Bongo – Dead’s Man’s Party – Back to School.

    You can ship the CD to me whenever. Holla.

    Comment by Kyle | November 10, 2006 | Reply

  5. RAD

    Send Me An Angel by Real Life.

    Cru Jones and Lori Laughlin gracefully riding their BMX bikes at the school prom.

    Comment by Thrill | November 10, 2006 | Reply

  6. Well aside from the PBR jingle in Midnight Madness, I’m a fan of The Pixies’ Where is my mind at the end of fight club…

    Comment by AJR | November 11, 2006 | Reply

  7. “Playing with the Boys” by Kenny Loggins in Top Gun. This movie could be subtitled “Top Gun: Latent Homosexuality.” It is destroying the institution of marriage. However, there is no better song for guy on guy, 2 on 2, shirtless beach volleyball with cutscenes of reverse low-5’s.

    Comment by Trev | November 16, 2006 | Reply

  8. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

    Comment by Idetrorce | December 15, 2007 | Reply

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