Zooey Deschanel’s (500) Days Of Summer Trailer, Soundtrack Info

brandon | March 4, 2009 - 4:55 pm

The trailer for the Mark Webb-directed (500) Days Of Summer opens with Zooey Deschanel (as Summer) telling a guy listening to “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” loudly on his earphones that she, too, loves the Smiths. She sings a couple lines to prove it. The thing is, despite the setup, we’re told by a voiceover that “this is not a love story.” So, yeah, the light does go out, and this is when the guy, Tom (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) decides its time to win her back. Before making 500 Days, Webb did a bunch of music videos, and from the aforementioned Smiths thing to Gordon-Levitt’s carefully framed Joy Division Shirt, etc., it’s clear music plays a big part in the flick. We have the full trailer and, fittingly, information on the soundtrack.

Precious, huh? This was the film Zooey was promoting at Sundance a few weeks ago.

The songs:

Regina Spektor – “Us”
The Smiths – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”
Belle & Sebastian – “The Boy With The Arab Strap”
Black Lips – “Bad Kids”
The Smiths – “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.”
Patrick Swayze – “She’s Like The Wind.”
Jack Penate – “Have I Been a Fool? “
The Doves – “There Goes the Fear”
Hall & Oates – “You Make My Dreams”
Knight Rider Theme
Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition”
Carla Bruni – “Quelqu’un M’a Dit”
Black Lips – “Veni, Vidi, Vici”
Paper Route – “The Music”
Feist – “Mushaboom”
Regina Spektor – “Hero”
Spoon – “Infinite Pet”
Simon & Garfunkel – “Bookends”
Wolfmother – “Vagabond”
Mumm-Rah – “She’s Got You High”

Karaoke Selections:
Poison “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood as performed by Zooey Deschanel “Sugar Town”
The Pixies “Here Comes Your Man”

Webb did a song-by-song explanation over at The Playlist. His best comment’s re: “She’s Like The Wind”: “It’s a surprise and no it’s not a musical number.” Damn.

500 Days Of Summer is out 7/24 via Fox Searchlight Pictures.