16. School’s Out! High School Movie Soundtracks

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Welcome back to the latest episode of BETWEEN THE NOTES…

Your hosts, Tony Black & Sean Wilson, are this week celebrating the end of the strangest school year in living memory and discussing the soundtracks of high school movies as the kids break up for a long, unusual, Covid-centric summer.

Along the way, they choose 10 songs from an array of different films, composers and in this case recording artists as they unpick what makes a great high school movie score.

Don’t forget to enjoy our playlists compiled for your enjoyment alongside our film music discussion.

0:00-09:48 – Intro
09:49-18:17 – Theme from Lady Bird (Jon Brion)
18:18-26:16 – Rock Around the Clock from Blackboard Jungle (Bill Haley & His Comets)
26:17-33:35 – Don’t You (Forget About Me) from The Breakfast Club (Simple Minds)
33:36-39:34 – Webbed Surveillance from Spider-Man: Homecoming (Michael Giacchino)
39:35-47:05 – Danke Schoen from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Wayne Newton)
47:06-56:37 – You’re the One That I Want from Grease (cast
56:38-1:03:55 – In Your Eyes from Say Anything (Peter Gabriel)
1:03:56-1:09:58 – Main Theme from Carrie (Pino Donaggio)
1:09:59-1:19:09 – Are You Man Enough? from Superbad (The Four Tops)
1:19:10-1:27:17 – Oh Baby from Booksmart (LCD Soundsystem)
1:27:18 – Outro

Host / Editor

Tony Black


Sean Wilson

School’s Out! on Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3SVNIktZ3r9AbgMpsQobf4?si=ZmHru6RMTb-i4a7DTaQ1Lw

Sean talks to Michael Giacchino for Den of Geek: https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/michael-giacchino-interview-the-art-of-scoring-movies/

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