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Empire's Music Playlist Of 2012
This year’s blockbusting beats

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This was the year in soundtracks when Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘The Power Of Love’ provided the soundtrack to two snowmen falling in love in an ad as well as a couple mowing people down with a caravan in Sightseers, when Teenage Fanclub wore denim wherever she went in Young Adult, Katy Perry’s fireworks created health and safety issues in two more movie, and we asked, ‘Who got da keys to Hans Zimmer?” Christopher Nolan, as it turned out. Read on for our picks of the aural pleasures of 2012...

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Young Adult



Track
: ‘The Concept’
Artist: Teenage Fanclub

The Fannies’ single played not once, not twice, but three times over the opening credits of Jason Reitman’s black comedy. Why so few? We think it’s because the movie had to start. Happily ‘The Concept’, Diablo Cody’s contribution to a soundtrack that’s chock-full of hip ‘90s indie (The Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr.), resurfaces at a key moment in the story, albeit with Nipple Confusion doing a, shall we say, “fuzzy” cover version. Still, that nice namecheck for Status Quo survives in the song. More on them later.

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1 Bosso!
A bit of Springsteen will enhance any film! Shame the Dredd soundtrack by Paul Leonard-Morgan gets no mention here. Fantastic pulsing electronic score, with echoes of funky 70s cop themes in the track 'Bad Judges'. More

Posted by MattJW on Sunday January 6, 2013, 17:52

2 Bosso!
A bit of Springsteen will enhance any film! Shame the Dredd soundtrack by Paul Leonard-Morgan gets no mention here. Fantastic pulsing electronic score, with echoes of funky 70s cop themes in the track 'Bad Judges'. More

Posted by MattJW on Sunday January 6, 2013, 17:51

3 Where's The Muppets?!
I'm sorry this list is missing the best song in a film this year... Man Or Muppet! Hell it even won an Oscar! :) More

Posted by Kev2012 on Sunday December 30, 2012, 16:25


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