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The "Think Like a Man" Soundtrack List Features 26 Songs From Earth Wind & Fire, Jennifer Hudson, & Ne-Yo

Updated on October 7, 2014

The Music in "Think Like a Man" Is Amazing, but the Soundtrack Differs in the Movie and the Album

If you have seen "Think Like a Man," featuring Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, and Kevin Hart, you probably noticed the music. This 2012 film revolving around Steve Harvey's book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, won a BET Award for Best Film and Best Film Music. The soundtrack can get stuck in your head for days.

One of the most addictive songs is the title track, "Think Like a Man." Jennifer Hudson's powerful pipes kick off the song, playing off Ne-Yo's vocal stylings before Rick Ross joins in with a soulful bridge. And the music video, included in the list below, is worth a watch as well—be sure you don't miss the last minute that happens after the singing is finished. Although Kevin Hart looks crisp in his suit, his overly confident, smooth-talking ways do not tempt Jennifer Hudson in the least. The boss lady ultimately saves her precious down time for the quietly suave Ne-Yo, and the exchange is classic.

And "Think Like a Man" is just one of the many fabulous songs on the the soundtrack. The other featured single is a luxurious and languid slow jam by John Legend featuring Ludacris titled "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)." The video is visually arresting and sultry, with Legend showing off a set of ripped abs: boyfriend's been working out.

What's a tad confusing is that not all the songs in the movie are on the official Think Like a Man original soundtrack (OST) album and not all the songs on the OST are in the film—in fact, there are only 12 songs listed on the OST. It's sort of like the Hunger Games OST, on which only three songs are in the actual movie; in this case the music is billed as "Music from & Inspired by the Film" (italics mine).

What I've assembled here are all of the songs in the movie plus all of the songs on the official soundtrack.

Four tracks from the Think Like a Man OST album are actually in the movie:

  • "Think Like a Man" by Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo (feat. Rick Ross)
  • "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" by John Legend (feat. Ludacris)
  • "That's the Way of the World" by Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • "Never Too Much" by Luther Vandross

Other songs in the movie that aren't on the album include James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" and music by Ciara, Marcus Miller, and more.

The OST Album: "Think Like a Man Soundtrack List—Music from & Inspired by the Movie"

Click on the album cover to hear previews of the songs on Amazon.

1. "Think Like a Man" by Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo (feat. Rick Ross)

2. "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" by John Legend (feat. Ludacris)

3. "Need A Reason" by Kelly Rowland (feat. Future and Bei Maejor)
4. "Won’t Make a Fool Out of You" by Marcus Canty
5. "Baby Be Mine" by Quadron
6. "That’s the Way of the World" by Earth, Wind, & Fire
7. "Freedom Ride" by Keri Hilson
8. "Shake That Jelly" by Billy Wes
9. "Same Ol' BS" by RAVAUGHN
10. "Fire" by Brandon Hines
11. "Motion Picture" by Future

12. "Never Too Much" by Luther Vandross

Music in the Movie "Think Like a Man," but Not Included in the Soundtrack Album

13. "Horizons" by Christopher A. Stewart
14. "It's a Man's Man's Man's World," a cover of James Brown's song by C. Lennertz
15. "Just For You" by Christopher A. Stewart & Terius Nash
16. "Rooftop Love" by Marcus Miller
17. "Heartbreak" by Christopher A. Stewart and Michael Joseph Green
18. "How We Do It" by Ciara (song written by Christopher A. Stewart and Terius Nash)
19. "What Did I Miss," a.k.a. "Track #7," by Pop Wansel and Eric Mobley
20. "Slow Down" by Ne-Yo
21. "We're Not Gonna Make It" by Johntá Austin
22. "Options" by Christopher A. Stewart and Terius Nash
23. "That Booty" by S.o.u.n.d.Z. (song written by Kenneth Coby)
24. "TW Jazz" by Marcus Miller
25. "Jack and Ali" by Christophe Beck
26. "Reverie" by Marcus Miller

Source: Think Like a Man Soundtrack List | Copyright 2012 Screen Gems, Inc.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a questions - there was the scene where he sing his song track #7 to Meagan Good in the car . Does anyone know the song of it ? Please email me at knxong2010@gmail.com if you know. thanks you

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      dann7trdro lm 5 years ago

      nice work,i love his songs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      what was the jazz instrumental track playing during the closing credits?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Does anyone know the song that was being played by Zeke for Mya in the car?

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      TopMovieSoundtr 5 years ago

      @anonymous: "What Did I Miss". Written by Pop Wansel & Eric Mobley. It's currently an unreleased track and does not appear on the O.S.T. However you can click through to this fan page I started that's sending a love note to Wansel & Mobley for its release. https://hubpages.com/entertainment/think-like-a-ma

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      TopMovieSoundtr 5 years ago

      @anonymous: "What Did I Miss" by Pop Wansel & Eric Mobley

      https://hubpages.com/entertainment/think-like-a-ma

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      does anyone know the song called when meagan is finding what to wear , when shes speaking with Lala. lyrics were "i they love how we do it" thank you!!

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      Passion-Entertainment 5 years ago

      Nice :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      does anybody know the name of the song zeke plays for mya on there fifth date.You know the record he played for her when he thought he was about to get the cookie. i really would like to know the name of the song and the artist. i think it sounds like ne yo or pleasure p

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Its by Ciara I thinlk it will be on her new cd that comes out later this year. It says it above that's it performed by her

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ok there's a song missing. What was the name of the song that was playing when Jeremy and Kristen were in bed smoking marijuana. It was old school

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What is the name of the sing zeke put on at music house on the 5th date. It sounds like ne to but its not on the soundtrack. From the list above it says "slow down" by ne-yo but I can't find this song anywhere, is the name wrong? Please reply with the name.

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      TopMovieSoundtr 5 years ago

      @anonymous: The reason you can't find "Slow Down" by Ne-Yo is that it's not on the official Think Like a Man O.S.T. but there's word that it might be on his upcoming release R.E.D. which is supposed to be released in June.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @TopMovieSoundtr: what is the name of the song that he plays on record @ meagan house on their 5th date?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I meant zeke played at music house on the 5th date.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like this ,great music.thanks for sharing.

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      domjohnson lm 5 years ago

      Thanks, I like this music :)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      You have really brought Jennifer Hudson to my awareness - thanks so much!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      there is a song playing in the background at 1:42;00 "ow yeaah ow yeaah" what song is that!?? Thanks in advance

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      casquid 4 years ago

      Very nicely done!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      what's the song that plays after Cedric talks to Gail in the bathroom?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I wanna know too!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: its Ritual Union by Little Dragon. If i remember correctly its the song playing when Taraji leaves Morris and it pans over ol' boys food truck.

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      jimmyboy88 4 years ago

      never get tired listening to these sound tracks. nice!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Question what is the backing track to when Michael takes Regina to the rooftop for the surprise dinner when they ate looking at the stars?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      what is the song zeke plays for mya at the coffee shop?????

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i think its johnta austin-we´re not gonna make it but i cannot find it anywhere..if you find post it on youtube cheers

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Who is performing the intrumental music that plays when the movie is going off showing the names and credits? It sounds like AWB or Hamish Stuart music.

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      GeekGirl1 4 years ago

      very interesting tracks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Steve...love love love your work...i did not see any advertisement for this movie...love this cast together always, love you in it and love love the soundtrack...so glad i finally saw it but by purely tripping over it by accident...so glad i did...

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      Margot_C 4 years ago

      Jennifer Hudson is truly amazing. Such talent! Thanks for bringing this movie to my attention.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Okay, either I'm completely useless on a computer or I just cannot find one of the songs from this movie. Okay, when they're on the divorce party bus, there is a song that is playing that I always get stuck in my head and sing it when I'm feeling silly. It goes: "Dat booty! Dat booty!" I know, silly. But it's just a fun song. If you could tell me what it is, I would really appreciate it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hey...is enibody knows if the song "last night i had a dream, about a dream" exist? please tell me...i really appreaciate that ! Tnx

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey does anyone know the name of the song that was playing when Taraji Henson was in her car, and Michael Ealy pulled up on the side of her? It's an Oldie but Goodie! :)

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      Haha, I heard this movie was really funny, I bet the soundtrack is just as good

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      Haha, I heard this movie was really funny, I bet the soundtrack is just as good

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Riding high by Fazo

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      can someone please tell me the song that's playing when luaren sees james getting out of the car?

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      seodress 3 years ago

      Love this movie.

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      socialcx1 3 years ago

      Hi, I think this is crazy stuff. Loved it.

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      stephencuthbert 3 years ago

      Great Movie, great Lens too!

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      shacka-h-akazol 3 years ago

      hey jessicar go on youtube and type in Gloria Estefan~ Conga you're going to hear the song you asking for have a good one

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      shacka-h-akazol 3 years ago

      @anonymous: hey jessicar go on youtube and type in Gloria Estefan~ Conga you're going to hear the song you asking for have a good one

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      Daniel Diaz 2 years ago

      I'm trying to find the name of the song after Cedric calls Gale to make up, right after he leaves the bar there's a cutoff song and I can't find that song! Someone help!

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      Rohan 16 months ago

      The song in the bar scene is I stand Alone by Theophilus London

      You're welcome :)

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      lady T 2 weeks ago

      i want to know what is the song that plays in the car BEFORE track 7 (Zeke and Maya)

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