As the marketing for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" carries on, it can be easy to forget that there is actual movie in between the mobile games, Ron Burgundy guest appearances, branded clothes, and more. But as we get closer to the release date, the fog of commercials is beginning to clear and the comedy is beckoning on the horizon. And wouldn't you know it? The movie could be an Oscar contender.
Paramount Pictures are slowly building out their For Your Consideration site, and have dropped their original song "Doby" from Ron Burgundy's movie for everyone to hear. The overwrought ballad (complete with children's choir) is pretty funny stuff, so kudos there. But it's not the only tune in the movie. The soundtrack is absolutely packed with songs from the '70s/early '80s featuring disco (Hot Chocolate), hip hop (Grandmaster Flash) and even some pretty deep cuts (Ennio Morricone's "Lonesome Billy" from the 1964 western "Bullets Don't Argue"). It shouldn't be too surprising since at one time Will Ferrell and company were trying to mount an "Anchorman" Broadway show.
Anyway, take a look at the full tracklist below (via Broadway World) with samples of many of the tunes—click here to listen to "Doby" (we'll add an embed when one becomes available). The soundtrack hits the streets on December 18th with the movie now moving up a couple days and slated to also arrive on the 18th. New images from the film below on page 2.
"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" Soundtrack Tracklisting
"A Message From Ron Burgundy"
"Ride Like The Wind" - Christopher Cross
"Change" - John Waite
"Ladykillers" - Ron Burgundy & Brian Fantana
"Every 1's A Winner" - Hot Chocolate
"Shilo" - Neil Diamond
"Life Isn't A Fairy Tale" - Ron Burgundy & Walter Burgundy
"White Lines" - Grandmaster & Melle Mel
"This Is It" - Kenny Loggins
"Another Message From Ron Burgundy"
"Thunder Island" - Jay Ferguson
"Doby" - Ron Burgundy
"Whammy Chicken" - Champ Kind
"I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" - England Dan & John Ford Coley
"Muskrat Love" - Captain & Tennille
"RV Reminiscing" - Ron Burgundy & Brick Tamland
"Lonesome Billy" - Peter Tevis & Ennio Morricone
"Have An American Night" - Ron Burgundy
"Hold Your Head Up" - Argent
"Ride Like The Wind" - Robin Thicke & Ron Burgundy
"A Final Message From Ron Burgundy"