Good Luck Chuck

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
With the awkward casting of ingénue Jessica Alba as a clumsy penguin specialist, Good Luck Chuck is hard to take seriously -- even by the most lenient of romantic comedy standards. It's surprising, then, that the film's soundtrack should be anything but a run-of-the-mill collection of milquetoast pop. While Lionsgate does include some predictably unnecessary tracks here, mostly notably Olivia Newton-John's outdated "Physical," the bulk of the album reads like a hipster-approved list of who's hot in 2007. Art Brut, Shout Out Louds, and Aidan Hawken are all present to boost the soundtrack's indie cred, as are '80s goth pioneers Bauhaus (although their position in the track ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
With the awkward casting of ingénue Jessica Alba as a clumsy penguin specialist, Good Luck Chuck is hard to take seriously -- even by the most lenient of romantic comedy standards. It's surprising, then, that the film's soundtrack should be anything but a run-of-the-mill collection of milquetoast pop. While Lionsgate does include some predictably unnecessary tracks here, mostly notably Olivia Newton-John's outdated "Physical," the bulk of the album reads like a hipster-approved list of who's hot in 2007. Art Brut, Shout Out Louds, and Aidan Hawken are all present to boost the soundtrack's indie cred, as are '80s goth pioneers Bauhaus (although their position in the track list -- sandwiched between "Physical" and the a cappella vocals of Andrew Gold -- is frankly bizarre). Singer/songwriter Hawken is an obvious choice, as his gently crooned "Shut Me Out" sounds tailor-made for a romantic montage, and the follow-up track by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (most of whom played on Amy Winehouse's "Rehab") injects some Motown soul into the album's latter half. Even the zany theme song -- executed by the Dandy Warhols in a style that's reminiscent of a Saturday morning cartoon theme -- can't sink the album, especially when the campy track is surrounded by solid, summery originals from the Flaming Lips and the Honorary Title. By avoiding the temptation to gorge on cheap filler material and cookie-cutter bands, the Good Luck Chuck soundtrack proves to be everything the movie is not -- tasteful, fresh, and worthy of additional spins.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2007
  • Label: Lion's Gate Records
  • UPC: 856968001272
  • Catalog Number: 20009

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Was Zapped by the Lucky Super Rainbow (3:34)
  2. 2 Accident Prone - The Honorary Title (3:21)
  3. 3 Good Luck Chuck (4:47)
  4. 4 Love It When You Call - The Feeling (3:35)
  5. 5 Good Weekend - Art Brut (2:50)
  6. 6 Hurry Up Let's Go (2:18)
  7. 7 Shut Me Out (2:49)
  8. 8 You're Gonna Get It - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (4:55)
  9. 9 The Whistle Song - Pepper (3:40)
  10. 10 You Might Think - The Cars (3:08)
  11. 11 Physical (3:43)
  12. 12 Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus (9:42)
  13. 13 Crazy in Love - Andrew Gold (0:36)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Peter Murphy Composer
Ric Ocasek Composer
Daniel Ash Composer
Eugene Record Composer
David Guy Composer
Richard Harrison Composer
Terry Shaddick Composer
Michael Ivins Composer
Wayne Coyne Composer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Jay Faires Music Executive
Steven Drozd Composer
Bosco Mann Composer
Shawn Carter Composer
Beyoncé Knowles Composer
Kaleo Wassman Composer
Bret Bollinger Composer
Yesod Williams Composer
Jarrod Gorbel Composer
David J. Haskins Composer
Kevin Macklin Composer
Courtney Taylor-Taylor Composer
Aidan Hawken Composer
Eric Edman Composer
Ted Malmros Composer
Adam Olenius Composer
Carl von Arbin Composer
Mark Helfrich Soundtrack Executive Producer
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