Boogie Nights (soundtrack)

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Boogie Nights: Music from the Original Motion Picture
Soundtrack album
Released October 7, 1997
Genre Disco, pop, soul
Label Capitol
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The original motion picture soundtrack to the 1997 film Boogie Nights is a two-disc set released between the end of that same year and the beginning of the next year.

The first soundtrack album, Boogie Nights: Music from the Original Motion Picture, was released October 7, 1997 in the United States. Boogie Nights 2: More Music from the Original Motion Picture, was released January 13, 1998.

Boogie Nights: Music from the Original Motion Picture[edit]

Source: [2]

No. Title Original artist Length
1. "Intro (Feel the Heat)"   John C. Reilly and Mark Wahlberg 1:11
2. "Best of My Love"   The Emotions 3:39
3. "Jungle Fever"   The Chakachas 4:20
4. "Brand New Key"   Melanie 2:23
5. "Spill the Wine"   Eric Burdon and War 4:02
6. "Got to Give It Up (Part 1)"   Marvin Gaye 4:07
7. "Machine Gun"   The Commodores 2:38
8. "Magnet and Steel"   Walter Egan 3:23
9. "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"   McFadden & Whitehead 3:40
10. "Sister Christian"   Night Ranger 5:00
11. "Livin' Thing"   Electric Light Orchestra 3:30
12. "God Only Knows"   The Beach Boys 2:48
13. "The Big Top (Theme from Boogie Nights)"   Michael Penn & Patrick Warren 9:58
14. "The Touch" (Hidden[3]) Mark Wahlberg  

Boogie Nights 2: More Music from the Original Motion Picture[edit]

Boogie Nights 2: More Music from the Original Motion Picture
Soundtrack album
Released January 13, 1998
Genre Disco, pop, soul
Label Capitol
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Source: [4]

No. Title Original artist Length
1. "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"   Three Dog Night 3:16
2. "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"   Elvin Bishop 4:34
3. "You Sexy Thing"   Hot Chocolate 4:02
4. "Boogie Shoes"   K.C. & The Sunshine Band 2:09
5. "Do Your Thing"   Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band 3:29
6. "Driver's Seat"   Sniff 'n' the Tears 4:00
7. "Feel Too Good"   The Move 9:30
8. "Jessie's Girl"   Rick Springfield 3:13
9. "J.P. Walk"   Sound Experience 7:05
10. "I Want to Be Free"   Ohio Players 6:50
11. "Joy"   Apollo 100 2:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Thomas Anderson – executive producer
  • Karyn Rachtman – executive producer, music supervisor
  • Liz Heller – executive producer[5]
  • Bobby Lavelle – music supervisor
  • Carol Dunn – music coordinator

Songs featured in the film but not on these soundtracks[edit]

  • Boney M.’s “Sunny” can be heard at the opening gathering at Hot Traxx
  • Silver Convention’s “Fly, Robin, Fly” comes on when Jack is talking to Eddie in the back room at Hot Traxx
  • The song Jack Horner plays in his living room after escorting Amber home from Hot Traxx is “The Sage” by the Chico Hamilton Quintet
  • Buck demonstrates the power of the TK-421 with the country-western song “Off the Road” by Richard Gilka
  • Andrew Gold's Lonely Boy was played during the first party scene at Jack's house when Amber's son calls and Maurice answers the phone.
  • The documentary that Amber Waves directs for Dirk Diggler is scored by two songs, “Disco Fever” and “Flying Objects,” composed by interstitial music cult hero Roger Webb
  • Roberta Flack’s “Compared to What” scores the bummer montage in which Buck is turned down for a loan, Amber and Roller Girl slip into an abyss of cocaine psychosis, and Dirk and Reed can’t get the tapes
  • Nena (band)'s "99 Luftballons" is featured as the conclusion to the Rahad Jackson sequence
  • An instrumental version of Jethro Tull’s “Fat Man” from their album Stand Up recurs throughout, most notably as Dirk runs from the botched drug deal at Rahad’s house
  • ’Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry” plays on Roller Girl’s Walkman for a quick moment at the end of the movie
  • Juice Newton’s “Queen of Hearts
  • Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight
  • Brook Benton’s “It’s Just a Matter of Time[6]

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