30 Rock OST

30 Rock is usually Videogum’s beat, except when someone like RAC (whom we know well) remixes Tracy Morgan and Donald Glover’s “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.” Which is what happened, and what we have here. The track comes as a bonus commemoration of the show’s official soundtrack, a two-disc release featuring the show’s supplemental score along with proper songs voiced by various members of the 30 Rock cast. (E.g. Jane Krakowski on “Make A Pizza” and “Muffin Top”; Tracy Morgan and Jack McBrayer on “I Will Always Love You.”) The OST also took a fleeting Liz Lemon joke about a Christopher Cross song on her life and made it into a reality, which we can all agree is very cool at least from a 1981 Grammys perspective. It’s called “Lemon’s Theme” and is performed with the full-on Chris Cross vocal smoothness and instrumentation you’d expect from the sailor. MP3s of both of those tracks are below.

The soundtrack also comes in a Collector’s Edition which features “2 discs of original music bundled with a custom book of exclusive photos, cast commentary, scripts, and more.” We have one of those to giveaway. It’s signed by the cast. The person who gets that will ALSO get all four seasons of 30 Rock to date on DVD. Basically, this is knocking out a big chunk of your holiday gift list, if you win.

First, the MP3s:

It’s worth noting that “Werewolf” (and most of the rest of the OST) was composed by Jeff Richmond. Meme-credit where meme-credit’s due! You can stream the rest of the soundtrack at MSN, purchase it at iTunes, and buy the Collector’s Edition over at Amazon.

Here’s the Collector’s Edition:

30 Rock OST Collectors Edition

Closeup of the book cover:

30 Rock OST Book Cover

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook, and submit a comment on this post with your favorite 30 Rock character (and why, if you want) via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). We’ll pick a winner from the comments posted here, at random. Deadline to enter is in two weeks: 12/2 at 5:30PM EST. Have your comment logged by then, and you’re in.

Here’s the complete OST tracklist:

01 Jeff Richmond: “Page Off Intro / Theme From ’30 Rock’ Kenneth Chokes”
02 Jeff Richmond: “Carol”
03 Jeff Richmond: “Frenchy / Slummin’ It”
04 Jeff Richmond: “Restaurant / Snowy Night / Light of Day”
05 Jeff Richmond, Jason Sudeikis, and Tina Fey: “Jack in Four / Cha Cha / Cleveland”
06 Jeff Richmond: “My Funny Valentine”
07 Jeff Richmond: “Boys in Gayland / Halloween / Chicken Killer / Jack Attack”
08 Jeff Richmond: “Meet Donny / Spanx / Dirty 30′s / Liz Taylor”
09 Michael Bublé: “Mr. Templeton”
10 Jeff Richmond: “Sunset Rounds”
11 Jeff Richmond: “Lizzie’s Blues / Sad Clown”
12 Jeff Richmond: “Claire / Handkiss / The Getaway”
13 Jeff Richmond: “Colleen / Dumb Moon / Headlights”
14 Jeff Richmond: “Dad / Pieces of Wood”
15 Jeff Richmond: “Ave Maria as Played by Kathy Geiss at the Cryogenic Freezing of Her Father / Blind Love”
16 Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Alec Baldwin, Edie Falco, Jack McBrayer, Kevin Brown, and Grizz Chapman: “Midnight Train to Georgia”
17 Jeff Richmond: “30 Rock – Long Play Version/ The Bitenuker”

01 Jane Krakowski: “Make a Pizza”
02 Katreese Barnes and Kyle Gordon: “That’s Her”
03 Jane Krakowski: “Muffin Top”
04 Tracy Morgan and Donald Glover: “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah”
05 Alec Baldwin and Jeff Richmond: “Simple Things”
06 Jane Krakowski: “Tennis Night”
07 Cheyenne Jackson: “Danny Boy”
08 Jane Krakawski and Cheyenne Jackson: “The Christmas Waltz”
09 Jane Krakowski, Elaine Stritch and Alec Baldwin: “The Christmas Song”
10 Jane Krakowski: “The America Song &the Mob”
11 Tracy Morgan and Jack McBrayer: “I Will Always Love You”
12 Tina Fey and Christopher Cross: “Lemon’s Theme”
13 Anita Gillette, Jan Hooks, Patti LuPone, Elaine Stritch and the Cast: “Don’t Go to Bed With a Frown”
14 Jeff Richmond: “What Do You Say to Cleveland (The Demo of the Unused Cleveland Song)”

UPDATE: We have our winner, Tracy Jordan fan Sarah Fonder. Congrats!

Comments (218)
  1. Tough one, but I think Jenna is my favourite – ‘Muffin Top’ is one of the best songs of all time.

  2. Dr. Spaceman, hands down.

  3. Jack Donaghy.

    If you have to ask why, you clearly have not seen the show.

  4. Without a doubt my favorite character is Chris Parnell’s Dr. Leo Spaceman. He has some of the most memorable quotes of the show, my favorite being “When will modern science find a cure for a woman’s mouth?”

  5. Tracy Jordan, he’s hilarious.

  6. Jack Donaghy

  7. Pete Hornberger, of course.

  8. its gotta be Liz Lemon.
    her life mirrors my life in so many ways…not sure i should be proud of that…

  9. Dr. Spaceman he gives out the best prescriptions!


    how serious is diabetes?
    very serious, if left untreated you could lose a foot!
    could i replace it with a wheel like rosie from the jetsons?
    i suppose, but then you’d have to register as a motor vehicle.

  11. Dot Com and Grizz. They are hilarious characters, plus the story behind them becoming characters on the show is great. They make an excellent entourage for Tracy

  12. Jack Donaghy, by far.

  13. Definitely Liz Lemon, because she’s my settling soulmate.

  14. For me, it’s gotta be Tracy Jordan. He makes dumb look cool.

  15. Lizzie for sure….hands down

  16. Definitely not an easy choice to make. I do love Jenna Maroney and would have to say she may be my favorite. Is that like telling someone that you might be in love with them? I think I might be in love with Jenna.

    Oh, I can play dead. I watched my whole church group get eaten by a bear. – Jenna Maroney

  17. Muppet Liz Lemon!

  18. dr. drew baird! with hook hands!

  19. Definitely Liz, she’s a great role model for women, right?

  20. Dr. Spaceman!

  21. Liz Lemon because she is the wittiest.

  22. I heard me some Jenna Maroney!

    Drama is like Gatorade to gay men. It replenishes their electrolytes. – Jenna Maroney

    Muffin Tops Rule!

  23. Dr. Spaceman because he summed up my feelings on childbirth the same way I would (‘because everything about this is disgusting!’)

  24. Pete- he’s pathetic and awesome, and only marginally the voice of sanity

  25. Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy is definitely my favorite. His crazy, neurotic, Irish Catholic, NBC executive is a TV classic.

  26. Kenneth “the Page” Parcell. I want to be just like him when I grow up.

  27. My favorite character is Dot Com, he’s definitely not used to his full potential in this show

  28. SuperGore. I mean, Al Gore.

  29. Liz Lemon and her obsession with food, for sure.

  30. Liz, without question, because she is based on me.

  31. It’s tough, but I’m going to have to go with Liz. We are all Liz Lemon, and she looks awesome in a slanket.

  32. Liz. For her love of sandwiches and hatred of sandals.

  33. Liz, no contest. She’s a mess, but she’s got a strange, tenuous control over that mess. Plus, she brought us all the conjunction “Whuck?”

  34. Does Kathy Geiss’s haircut count as a character? If so, that’s my vote. If not, Tracy Jordan.

  35. Pete Hornberger because he is a very handsome fellow. Oh, and he is pretty funny, too.

  36. “OH RIGHT, I remember that meeting, where you also said I would get a per diem for gas.”
    “… Yes. Yes, 12 cents a mile.”

    That’s why Pete is my fave.

  37. Beeper King and Exonerated Dateline predator, Dennis Duffy!

  38. Liz Lemon, nerds!

  39. Moonvest.

    “Hey Moonvest, I got an idea for a game show last night.”
    “Gimme yur fingernails!”

  40. kenneth, duh!

    I’m surprised more people haven’t said kenneth! you’re gonna make him upset – and when he gets upset his accent come out AND WHEN IT GETS TO COMMIN OUT HE CAN’T GET TO TALKIN NUH-UH.

  41. Dr. Spaceman! Dr. Spaceman!

  42. Jack freakin’ Donaghy.

  43. KENNETH!

    It’s a really hard choice though, since sometimes I relate to Liz Lemon a little too much…

  44. Dick Solomon

  45. It’s hard to pick but I like Jenna the most, mainly because of her songs like Muffin Talk as well as that ridiculous video segment for international tennis (?).

  46. Wesley Snipes, god I wish his character comes back again

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