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Updated on July 26, 2013

Score by Michael Brook

From Air Supply to the Smiths, XTC, David Bowie and Dexy's Midnight Runners sure fire floor filler and dabblings from The Rocky Horror Picture Show are just some of the delicious retro treats included on The Perks of Being a Wallflower Soundtrack.

I'm proud to admit I remember these songs the first go around when they came out in the 80s and it's great to see "Come On Eileen" has that timeless kind of appeal to even get the most shy non-dancer to start stomping it up on the dance floor and inspiring mass dance floor karaoke singalongs to the chorus whooping up "Too-loo-rye-ay". The Dexys Midnight Runners song was the perfect song for the scene in the movie.

The movie's official album only includes 12 tracks from New Order, Cocteau Twins, Sonic Youth, Cracker, Samples, The Innocence Mission, Galaxie 500 along with a single track from the score by Michael Brook.

But there are a ton of other songs that you'll probably recognize from Love & Rockets, Morrissey, Crowded House, Pavement, Young MC, MC 900 Ft. Jesus and more.

If you're wondering about the song with the words "It's time to begin, isn't it...I'm never changing who I am" from the Soundtrack to the Perks of Being a Wallflower movie trailer, it's a song from Imagine Dragons called "It's Time". Thanks to J for identifying the other song on the movie's preview commercial as "We're On Our Way" by Radical Face.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman The Three Musketeers, Emma Watson This is the End, The Bling Ring, Ezra Miller We Need to Talk About Kevin, Paul Rudd Admission, This is 40, Kate Walsh Private Practice & Dylan McDermott The Practice opened on September 21st on New York & Los Angeles and expanded to additional cities on September 28th, 2012 including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC. Blu-Ray / DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013.

But whatever you do, don't mess with Hermione when she's in survival mode. If you haven't yet seen the recent movie trailers for This is the End, check 'em out on where Emma wields an ax just to secure basic supplies like water demanding the boys, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and James Franco give her what she wants. Emma also stars in The Bling Ring, a glam crime caper directed by Sofia Coppola where it was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival before being released in the U.S. on June 14, 2013.

Logan Lerman appears in the comedy drama Stuck in Love with Jennifer Connelly, Kristen Bell, Lily Collins, Greg Kinnear and Stephen King. The movie will be released in a limited number of theaters on July 5, 2013.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Poster

Source: Summit Entertainment |

Updated 7/12/2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Soundtrack - © 2012 Summit Entertainment, LLC.

Here are all the songs on the official soundtrack album.


... Here Are a Few More

Source: © 2012 Summit Entertainment, LLC.

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Odessa Hip Hop - Written by Rob Walker

Rally the Funk - Written by Keith Horn and Doug Bossi

Love Him - Perfect

What You've Got - Valentine's Revenge

Sam & Charlie's Piano Theme - Written by Stephen Chbosky & arranged by Michael Brook

Away in a Manager - Arranged by Harry Bluestone

The Angel Gabriel - Arranged by Mark Ford

Hot Wax - Alex Silverman

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Tunnel Song - "Heroes" by David Bowie

The Original Music Video - "Heroes" by David Bowie

EMI Music has been releasing all these classic music videos so it's great to see David Bowie's stripped down Ziggy Stardust jump suit wearing persona performing "Heroes".

"Come on Eileen" - Dexys Midnight Runners

Great use of Dexys Midnight Runners as the song that lures Logan Lerman to the dance floor.

The Original MTV Video That Caught Our Attention - "Come On Eileen"

The band makes wearing coveralls oh so hip as Kevin Rowland rocks out on the street corner while the band dances a jig, playing fiddle and generally busk on the sidewalk.

The original MTV video with the band in coveralls singing on the street corner.

Dexys performing live on Later with Jools Holland.

Here's a great performance with Sara Bareilles and Sugarland covering this 80s classic.

Songs in The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Trailer


Radical Face


Imagine Dragons


What Song is in That Commercial

Music Video "We're On Our Way" - Radical Face

Song in Perks of Being a Wallflower Trailer - "It's Time" Imagine Dragons

The song kind of reminds me of the soaring anthemic theme of "Tonight We Are Young" by Fun featuring Janelle Monae right down to the beginning percussive element. If you haven't seen it already, check out below the acoustic, unplugged version of It's Time where you can see the cool clapping intro.

Behind the Scenes Music Video - Imagine Dragons

In this behind the scenes video of the music video "It's Time", Imagine Dragons explains that the song is "about growing and adapting to changes and staying true to who you are at the same time". The theme rings true from the screen adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's best selling novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Imagine Dragons Photo Shoot

Movie Trailers

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Trailers - Starring Emma Watson

Come on, let's go be psychos together.

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Behind the Scenes Interviews

Emma Watson

Logan Lerman

Steven Chbosky

DP/30 Interview - Stephen Chbosky & Ezra Miller

The Cast of the Perks of Being a Wallflower - 30 Minute Facebook Q & A Chat

And in that moment I swear...we were infinite.

First Impressions Round Table

We accept the love we think we deserve.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Official Movie Website - Facebook, tumblr, Google+, Pintrest

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Perks of Being A WallFlower Additional Cities

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Washington DC

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      Joebeducci 4 years ago

      I heard many good things about this, I should check it out soon, thanks for the great lens! Greets, Joebeducci

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      Now this is one movie I have not heard of before, I might watch it sometime

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      annemiekeee 5 years ago

      This was the most perfect, touching, beautiful- gah, words can't even describe- film ever! All the actors were spectacular and perfect and I cried so much!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I need to check this movie out - thanks for sharing!

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      i really wanna watch this move but my boyfriend doesn't dig chick flicks. nice songs you got there! very nice lens :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The other song in the trailer is called "We're On Our Way" by Radical Face: