I Love You Man Soundtrack Song List

Saturday, August 6 by Shawn Landis

If you are like most men, you are far more interested in the “I Love You, Man” soundtrack song list than you are in the actual film. The bromance genre got a lot of attention but for some reason failed to attract many men to the films. An attempt to explore the friendship between men might have been better suited to the classroom than the silver screen. Nevertheless, here is the “I Love You, Man” soundtrack list in the order the author thinks is best.

  1. Ain't That a Kick in the Head?” Dean Martin's big band stylings give this movie a touch of class it would have never had otherwise. The rest of the songs fall into the pop or rock genre. As any swing or ska punk fan knows, brass makes any song better. It's also a song a person can find quite easily on internet big band stations if he tries.
  2. "Tom Sawyer" The protagonists may not rent their minds to any god or government, but it seems this was not the reason. The catchy tune gives an idea of the attitudes of the twenty-something crowd when it was released. It remains popular among “Rush” fans, atheists and Ayn Rand fans today.
  3. Dancing With Myself” Even if this song was not associated with one of the first bromances, it would still have a catchy beat. The Donnas may seem like they are stuttering in parts of the song, but most listeners know it is done for stylistic reasons.
  4. Let the Good Times Roll” The tone of this song is darker than the lyrics suggest. However, the dark tone fits in with the more serious plot points until they get resolved. Who hasn't wanted better times to come? A person with a warped sense of humor might chuckle slightly when he realizes this song was performed by The Cars.
  5. Limelight” You may have no idea how this fits into the “I Love You, Man” soundtrack, but at least you'll have no problem with its inclusion if you're a fan of Rush. You might want to know that two different versions appear on the soundtrack.
  6. Waterslide" The Bonedaddies might have been included because of the tenuous man-dates the hero went on to find a Best Man for his wedding. Even if you do not care for the song, you will enjoy the band's name.
  7. Mr. Pitiful” We all have someone in our lives who seems pitiful. In this case, it's either Peter Klaven or his new best friend. At no time should the listener confuse “Mr. Pitiful” with the song's singer, Matt Costa. Costa made a wonderful contribution to the soundtrack for “I Love You, Man”
  8. Oxford Comma” You may not care that the song is done by Vampire Weekend if you're not a "Twilight" fan. Unless you're an English buff, you probably don't know what the Oxford Comma is. You probably just know it's a catchy tune with pretentious title.

You may have noticed that there are songs on the “I Love You, Man” soundtrack that have not appeared on this list. The remaining songs on the soundtrack include “Soul of a Man” by Beck, “Set You Free” by The Black Keys, “Good Times” by Latch Key Kid, “Campus” by Vampire Weekend and “Peter and Zooey” by Teddy Shapiro. For those of you reading the “I Love You, Man” soundtrack list who are still wondering what the Oxford comma is. One is used before “and.”

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