Tune in Tuesday – Soundtrack Edition: Garden State


Tune in Tuesday – Soundtrack Edition: Garden State

A weekly feature hosted by GReads! where we showcase some good tunes! :)

I love movie Soundtracks…like, really LOVE! So I was really excited that Ginger wanted to do this special edition of Tune in Tuesday.

The first one that instantly came to mind? The soundtrack for the movie Garden State. Did you know it was nominated for an Oscar? It totally was. I seriously love every song on that album! It was hard to choose favorites from it, so I decided to showcase three:

Such Great Heights – This song will be in my wedding one day. I promise you! :)

The Only Living Boy in New York – This song is just lovely, with all its “aaaahs”.

Blue Eyes – I wish this song had been written about me. Plain and simple. Except that my eyes are brown.


Here are the other amazing songs on this album:

Track Listing
1. Don’t PanicColdplay
2. Caring Is CreepyThe Shins
3. In the Waiting Line – Zero 7
4. New SlangThe Shins
5. I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You – Colin Hay
6. Blue Eyes – Cary Brothers
7. Fair – Remy Zero
8. One of These Things First – Nick Drake
9. Lebanese BlondeThievery Corporation
10. The Only Living Boy in New YorkSimon & Garfunkel
11. Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover) – Iron & Wine
12. Let Go – Frou Frou
13. Winding Road – Bonnie Somerville

Jess @ Gone with the Words

16 Responses to “Tune in Tuesday – Soundtrack Edition: Garden State”

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    I watched Garden State a week or so ago, and I can’t say that I liked it, but it did have one epic soundtrack. Great picks!

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    Too funny that you and Ginger both chose Garden State. I mentioned on her blog that I hadn’t seen it…wanted to when it was in the theatre, but never ended up getting to, and for some reason, still haven’t seen it. These are great songs…I was only familiar with the Postal Service version of Such Great Heights. This one’s really different, much slower and softer. I like the others too, especially Blue Eyes. And I’m a brown-eyed girl, too. :-)

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    Garden State is one of my favourite soundtracks! I love Iron & Wine, their music is so relaxing. And it makes me proud to have blue eyes whenever I hear ‘Blue Eyes’ ;-) lol

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    Ahhh, second post I click on, same movie. I will check to see if it’s streaming on my blockbuster/Dish thinger. :)  These songs are great. 

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    I love Garden State,  Such Great Heights is my favorite song on the soundtrack- great picks!

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    Jen D.

    I love that I’ve found other die hard fans of this movie (I’m lookin’ at you too Ginger).  I also featured Garden State this week.  And it’s crazy how we managed to pick 3 completely different songs!

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    Just an epic soundtrack!!! Totally got me to appreciate future soundtracks after this :D Can’t listen to The Shins without thinking of my fave actress Natalie Portman <3

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    My husband didn’t tell me till after our wedding that he wanted Your Song by Elton John for our wedding. Ah sigh. Nice mellow music. Needed it after a crazy day.

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    Katelyn's Blog

    Between you and Ginger I am just dying to watch this movie! You both say it is amazing and I can definitely seeing myself enjoying something you both love. The three songs you picked were great. Especially the Blue Eyes song written for you of course ;)

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