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Music from the Twilight Movie
Twilight Movie Soundtrack
The soundtrack to the vampire romance movie, Twilight, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 having sold 162,000 copies. Twilight is the first soundtrack to hit #1 in advance of the movie's release in six years and only five other soundtracks hav EVER done it before.
Not to be missed are the bluesy songs by lead actor, Robert Pattinson, who plays the character Edward Cullen! The album also includes songs by Paramore, Linkin Park, Collective Soul, and more.
The movie, released November 21st, 2008 is based on Stephanie Meyer's popular series of books.
The books are best-sellers, the CD was #1and the movie was a smash hit!
As of 3/26/09
The Twilight rebounds from #14 to #3 on the Billboard 200, after the release of a new deluxe edition, which includes five bonus tracks and a DVD with interviews and music videos. (The sales tallies for the standard and deluxe editions are combined.) The release of the Twilight DVD, which reportedly sold 3 million copies on its first day of release, also revived interest in the soundtrack. This is the album's 13th week in the top 10. That's the longest run in the top 10 for a theatrical movie soundtrack since the Eminem--dominated 8 Mile had 14 weeks in the top 10 in 2002. Twilight has remained in the top 20 for its entire 20-week chart run. It's been the #1 movie soundtrack for 17 of those weeks. This week, its sales top 1.5 million copies. Why it's a hit: Stephenie Meyer's series of books have a strong, cult-like following. The movie was a big hit, with domestic gross of $191 million. And the album has a clear focus (on rock), rather than containing a hodge-podge of musical styles.
A Little Background
(just in case you've been living in a cave)
Twilight is an action packed, modern day love story between a vampire and a human. Bella Swan has always been a little bit different and when her mother sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen, a boy unlike any she's ever met. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Like all vampires, he's immortal. But he doesn't have fangs, and he doesn't drink human blood. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for: a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will Edward and Bella do when James, Laurent and Victoria, the Cullens' mortal vampire enemies, come to town, looking for her? This is the first movie from the book series from author Stephanie Meyer. The series are currently some of the most popular books written for young adults, with sales exceeding 50 million copies worldwide since the Twilight debut in 2004 and over 7.7 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. The fourth book in the series, Breaking Dawn, was released on August 2, 2008 and sold over 1.2 million units on the first day.
Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Movie Premiere Red Carpet Interviews
- "Supermassive Black Hole" (Muse) – 3:29
- "Decode" (Paramore) – 4:22
- "Full Moon" (The Black Ghosts) – 3:50
- "Leave Out All the Rest" (Linkin Park) – 3:20
- "Spotlight" (Twilight Mix) (Mute Math) – 3:20
- "Go All the Way (Into the Twilight)" (Perry Farrell) – 3:27
- "Tremble for My Beloved" (Collective Soul) – 3:53
- "I Caught Myself" (Paramore) – 3:55
- "Eyes on Fire" (Blue Foundation) – 5:01
- "Never Think" (Robert Pattinson) – 4:29
- "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" (Iron & Wine) – 4:00
- "Bella's Lullaby" (Carter Burwell) – 2:19
iTunes Digital Album
A digital version of the album, available for purchase on iTunes, includes a digital booklet with artwork and images from Twilight and three bonus songs:
- "Let Me Sign" (Robert Pattinson)
- "La Traviata" (The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
- "Clair de Lune" (The APM Orchestra)
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse - Track 1
Decode - Paramore - Track 2
Full Moon - The Black Ghosts - Track 3
Leave Out All the Rest - Linkin Park - Track 4
Spotlight (Twilight Mix) - Mute Math - Track 5
Go All The Way (Into the Twilight) - Perry Farrell - Track 6
Tremble for My Beloved - Collective Soul - Track 7
I Caught Myself - Paramore - Track 8
Eyes on Fire - Blue Foundation - Track 9
Never Think - Robert Pattinson - Track 10
Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine - Track 11
Bella's Lullabye - Carter Burwell - Track 12
Let Me Sign - Robert Pattinson - Bonus Track 1
Robert Pattinson Songs
What do you think? Can he sing?