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Soundtrack To Spike Jonze's 'Her' Features The Breeders, Arcade Fire, Karen O, Plus Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix Duet

by Edward Davis
December 13, 2013 2:46 PM
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It would seem that at the moment, Joaquin Phoenix is drawn to stories of oddball relationships. Last year, he found himself entwined with Philip Seymour Hoffman in a father/son, mentor/master union as part of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." And a year later he's back, this time romancing the voice of an operating system (really) in Spike Jonze's "Her." And yet, within that premise is film that we called "disarmingly funny, insightful and empathetic," and that we, well, fell in love with. It features a unique vision, tender soul and wouldn't you know it, a great soundtrack too.

We got our hands on the full list of songs in the flick, and in addition to a couple of new (instrumental) Arcade Fire cuts, the movie features The Breeders, a duet between virtual lovers Scarlett Johansson (who voices the OS) and Joaquin Phoenix, some old timey jams courtesy of Little Willie John and The Chantels and more. Also, Jonze's bro Squeak E. Clean contributes a track under his N.A.S.A. mantle.

No word yet on when the official soundtrack will drop, but it'll likely feature most of these tracks (and perhaps more score music by Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett). At any rate, you can hear it all in the movie when it opens in limited release on December 18th before going wide on January 14th.

"Off You" The Breeders
"When You Know You're Gonna Die" Arcade Fire
"Cleopatra in New York (Zim Zam Mix)" Nickodemus
"Alien Child" Will Collins
"Super Symmetry" Arcade Fire
"Magnesium" N.A.S.A.
"I'm So Glad" Entrance
"The Moon Song" Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix
"Racing Turtles" Barrie Gledden, Tim Reilly and Jason Pedder
"8 Bit Disco No. 3" Philip Guyler
"Need Your Love So Bad" Little Willie John
"Sure of Love" The Chantels
"Dimensions" Arcade Fire
"The Moon Song" Karen O.

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  • Shalev | February 5, 2014 11:56 AMReply

    Guitar instrumental song called
    I'm so glad entrance

  • Lisa | February 5, 2014 12:57 AMReply

    The song is an instrumental version of the song 'Porno' by Arcade Fire, however, I think they renamed it for the movie and I cannot seem to find it ANYWHERE!

  • jasper | January 24, 2014 6:21 AMReply

    karen o's moon song is freakin' magical! (goosebumps!)

  • Taylor | January 21, 2014 11:35 AMReply

    The song on the beach is by arcade fire. Search Arcade fire "song on the beach"

  • ricky | January 20, 2014 7:37 AMReply

    does anyone know the song while Samantha have sex with theodore?? the scene only talking and music(piano)~that scene is totally black!! i'm looking of it badly! will it record in "official soundtrack"?

  • Matt | January 16, 2014 8:32 PMReply

    There was most certainly no Satie in the entire film. As for the soundtrack, I do not believe the "official soundtrack" has been released. Fingers crossed that it will be available for purchase soon!

  • Gideon | January 13, 2014 7:06 PMReply

    1: Soundtrack. Where can I find it?
    2:The ringtone Samantha uses to contact Theodore what is it called and where can I get it? I want it. Bad.....

  • Kevin | January 13, 2014 1:59 PMReply

    Ringtone reminded me of "Comrade" by Volcano Choir

  • Armando | January 13, 2014 3:42 AMReply

    What's the name of the song Samantha creates in order to describing the feeling she is having with Ted while being on the beach?

  • Skye | January 13, 2014 12:22 AMReply

    What is the song that Samantha plays that reminds of her of a photograph??

  • Katie | January 17, 2014 10:37 PM

    I don't think it has a name yet, but here it is! Type in "her samantha's second piano piece" into Youtube, and it's the first video.

  • Jason | January 12, 2014 10:16 PMReply

    Any idea where to get the soundtrack?

  • Moon | January 12, 2014 12:12 PMReply

    what is the last 2 songs at the end of the movie instrumental

  • Lars | February 23, 2014 10:41 PM

    It's called Dimensions, 34:36

  • Nelson | January 19, 2014 7:49 AM

    You mean the score at the beginning of the end credits? I'm looking for it too!! Please let me know if you have found it....I love the score very much but it is not mentioned anywhere on the internet....

  • G | January 11, 2014 5:26 PMReply

    Any idea of the ringtone used? It was very soft and nice.

  • Kevin | January 13, 2014 1:59 PM

    "Comrade" by Volcano Choir

  • Nick | January 11, 2014 12:30 AMReply

    Does anyone know the piano composition that Samantha plays that reminds her of a photograph?

  • Blackout | June 12, 2014 4:10 AM

    Please someone tell me the REAL name of the song that Samantha uses to describe the photograph

  • cORRECT | January 13, 2014 10:12 AM

    "Gymnopedie wasnt used in the movie." Correct.

  • arianh | January 13, 2014 9:24 AM

    Gymnopedie wasnt used in the movie.

  • theddd1 | January 12, 2014 1:55 PM

    @Chris, Thats not the song we're talking about, the second song Samantha 'composes' is incredibly fast paced and rhythmic. Im not even sure that Gymnopedie is in the movie at all.

  • Chris | January 12, 2014 10:41 AM

    Erik satie gymnopedie 1, It took me forever to find it lol.

  • Vinod | January 12, 2014 12:25 AM

    I'm trying to find that out too.

  • david | January 11, 2014 8:11 AM

    if you or any1 find out i would also like to kno because that is a very nice peice

  • Velour | December 20, 2013 2:17 AMReply


    There was a guitar song- only intense beautiful guitar, no vocals- that Samantha played that she said she was playing over and over "recently"- I'm having a very difficult time finding it. If anyone has any ideas please respond!

  • WENNY | March 24, 2014 10:13 AM

    GOD I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!I have been searching for this piece for an entire week!!!!

  • Chris | January 12, 2014 10:40 AM

    Erik satie gymnopedie 1, It took me forever to find it lol.

  • alex p. | January 2, 2014 6:14 PM

    Thanks for this list. The scene with Entrance's cover of Skip James' "I'm So Glad" was one of the movie's high points for me. Entrance (Guy Blakeselee) now performs under the moniker The Entrance Band, and he releases some solo American primitive inflected new age in the vein of "I'm So Glad" over at his Bandcamp page.

  • A_P | December 25, 2013 7:05 PM

    It's "I'm So Glad" by Entrance.

  • Spaceacex | December 23, 2013 5:34 PM

    Never heard it before either. It might be an original piece from Arcade Fire since they've scored the film. Hopefully its included on the soundtrack whenever it is released.

    I love this movie!

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