Title - 'Everybody Wants Some' (OST)
Artist - Various
Music From The Motion Picture Everybody Wants Some is the official soundtrack curated by the film's director Richard Linklater. Featuring classic songs from Van Halen, The Cars, The Knack, and many more, it tries to capture the amazing diversity of what was on the table musically at that time; and does so majestically.
'Everybody Wants Some' is set in 1980 Texas, where a college freshman (Blake Jenner) meets his new baseball teammates (Will Brittain, Ryan Guzman), an unruly group of disco-dancing, skirt-chasing partyers. The music to this incredible film, trust me, I've seen it, showcases so many artists that were at the top of their game in that era, and where it seemed like a lot of popular genres were viable.
1. 'My Sharona' (The Knack)
2. 'Heart Of Glass' (Blondie)
3. 'Take Your Time (Do It Right)' (S.O.S. Band)
4. 'Heartbreaker' (Pat Benatar)
5. 'Alternative Ulster' (Stiff Little Fingers)
6. 'Every 1's A Winner' (Hot Chocolate)
7. 'Everybody Wants Some!!' (Van Halen)
8. 'Let's Get Serious' (Jermaine Jackson)
9. 'Pop Muzik' (M)
10. 'Because the Night' (Patti Smith Group)
11. 'I Want You To Want Me (Live) (Cheap Trick)
12. 'Hand In Hand (Dire Straits)
13. 'Whip It' (Devo)
14. 'Romeo's Tune (Steve Forbert)
15. 'Good Times Roll' (The Cars)
16. 'Rapper's Delight' (The Sugarhill Gang)
Metal and R&B were as big as ever, disco was still hanging in there (although it would be ‘dead' within a year or so), and, thanks to the movie 'Urban Cowboy', country was suddenly cool in places it hadn't been before! Even more exciting was the immediacy of punk and new wave, and the first examples of this thing you'd eventually know as hip-hop.
Over the years some of this has been parodied and made to look ridiculous, but this movie is asking you to experience it as if for the first time - from those opening drum beats of 'My Sharona' to the frenetic 'Alternative Ulster' (Stiff Little Fingers), to the lush 'Let's Get Serious' (Jermaine Jackson) to the electro pop of 'Pop Muzik' from M, this delightful OST to 'Everybody Wants Some' is a double act that has to be both seen and listened to, to be admired fully.