Cruel Intentions (soundtrack)

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Cruel Intentions: Music From The Original Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released March 9, 1999 (U.S.)
Genre Alternative rock
Label Virgin Records

Cruel Intentions is the compilation soundtrack to the 1999 film of the same name. The film's soundtrack peaked at #60 on The Billboard 200.

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The songs "Push It" by Garbage, "If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next" by Manic Street Preachers, "How Soon Is Now?" by Love Spit Love, "6 Underground" by Sneaker Pimps, and "Cut the Cord" by Pushmonkey were used in promotional spots for the film. None of the promotional songs appear on soundtrack. Also according to the commentary, The Smashing Pumpkins song "To Sheila" was considered, but the rights couldn't be obtained. Although the song "Lovefool" by The Cardigans was featured in the film, it too was not featured in the soundtrack.

Music composer John Ottman had originally created an entire musical score for the film but it was rejected and Ed Shearmur was hired to compose new music. Ottman's score was moody and sophisticated, but the producers had instead opted for a more pop/rock-oriented soundtrack. Ottman, not wanting to let his hard work go to waste, released his music in an album through Varese Sarabande called Music Inspired by the Film Cruel Intentions: Suites and Themes from the Scores of John Ottman, which featured 10 tracks of his original score plus tracks from his work on other films and TV shows, including Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Apt Pupil, and Fantasy Island.

Tracks[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Every You Every Me" (Single Mix) Placebo 3:36
2. "Praise You" (Radio Edit) Fatboy Slim 3:23
3. "Coffee & TV"   Blur 5:18
4. "Bedroom Dancing (First Recording)"   Day One 3:48
5. "Colorblind"   Counting Crows 3:24
6. "Ordinary Life"   Kristen Barry 4:56
7. "Comin' Up From Behind"   Marcy Playground 3:41
8. "Secretly"   Skunk Anansie 4:45
9. "This Love"   Craig Armstrong (featuring Elizabeth Fraser) 6:26
10. "You Could Make A Killing"   Aimee Mann 3:34
11. "Addictive"   Faithless 4:17
12. "Trip On Love"   Abra Moore 4:16
13. "You Blew Me Off"   Bare, Jr. 2:39
14. "Bitter Sweet Symphony" (Album Version) The Verve 5:57

There may also be other songs released for different countries such as Good Morning Baby[1] by Bic Runga for the Australian market.

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Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1999 The Billboard 200 60