Episode 8

Published on:

11th Apr 2022

That Thing You Do (1996) w/ Brian Colburn of the Playlist Wars Podcast

Brian Colburn of the Playlist Wars podcast stops by to talk about his favorite movie, Tom Hanks' 1996 film, That Thing You Do. The film boasts the infectious award nominated hit single, "That Thing You Do", written by the late Fountains of Wayne / Ivy / Tinted Windows bassist, Adam Schlesinger, who would go on to write for various other films and TV shows, including the Emmy Award winning, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Beyond the title track from the film, we dive in to contributions from Dave Gibbs (Gigolo Aunts), who also went to have an illustrious career outside of his band, and we discuss the many songwriting contributions from none other than Tom Hanks, himself!

We also chat about the record label in the film that became a real record label specializing in soundtracks and we share some of our favorite Schlesinger penned tunes in mini-playlist form!

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Ryan Pak takes a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, he discusses personal connections to the soundtrack, either with a guest and/or co-hosts, Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!