Episode 9

Published on:

24th Apr 2023

What Shrek Soundtrack Song is on Austin's Running Playlist (from I Hate Your Taste in Movies) and Do The Shrek 1 & 2 Soundtracks Go Harder than They Need To?

We're at EPISODE 75! To commemorate this momentous occasion, we have invited back Austin from I Hate Your Taste in Movies to talk about not just one soundtrack, but two! Brandice, Nicole and Ryan discuss the groundbreaking soundtracks to Shrek 1 and Shrek 2 with Austin, with even a passing mention of Shrek 3. These blockbuster films made a ton of money for Dreamworks at the box office, but the soundtracks to the original Shrek and it's sequel sold a ton of copies as well and we chat about the reasons why they resonated so well with fans.

We also discuss:

  • How Shrek was one of the 1st if not the 1st film to license Leonard Cohen's iconic "Hallelujah"
  • The laborious process to get Smashmouth to sign off on licensing "All Star" for the movie and how they originally did not want to cover "I'm a Believer".
  • How Shrek 2 passed on a song from some indie-rock legends and how it kind of indirectly broke up the band (again).

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

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!