Less Than Zero (soundtrack)

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Less Than Zero
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 6, 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Rock, pop rock, hip hop, R&B
Length 41:28
Label Def Jam
Producer Rick Rubin
Singles from Less Than Zero
  1. "Rock and Roll All Nite"
    Released: October 12, 1987
  2. "A Hazy Shade of Winter"
    Released: November 1987
  3. "Going Back to Cali"
    Released: January 27, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Less Than Zero is the soundtrack to the 1987 film Less Than Zero. It was released on November 6, 1987, through Def Jam Recordings and consisted of a variety of music genres, including hard rock, pop rock, hip hop, heavy metal and contemporary R&B, with most of the album being produced by Rick Rubin. The soundtrack found success, peaking at 31 on the Billboard 200 and 22 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and was certified gold on February 8, 1988.

Four singles made it to the Billboard charts. The Black Flames cover of "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" and Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise" were minor hits on the R&B charts, but LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali" and The Bangles cover of "A Hazy Shade of Winter" fared better, making it to 31 and 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu"   Huey "Piano" Smith, Johnny Vincent Aerosmith 2:56
2. "Life Fades Away"   Glenn Danzig, Roy Orbison Roy Orbison 3:42
3. "Rock and Roll All Nite"   Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons Poison 3:37
4. "Going Back to Cali"   James Todd Smith LL Cool J 4:10
5. "You and Me (Less than Zero)"   Glenn Danzig, Rick Rubin Glenn Danzig & the Power and Fury Orchestra 3:36
6. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"   Doug Ingle Slayer 3:19
7. "Bring the Noise"   Carl Ridenhour, Hank Shocklee, Eric "Vietnam" Sadler Public Enemy 3:45
8. "Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So)"   Eugene Record Black Flames 3:06
9. "She Lost You"   Peter Gage Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 2:58
10. "How to Love Again"   Vinnie Bell, Frederick Gordon Alyson Williams and Oran "Juice" Jones 4:42
11. "A Hazy Shade of Winter"   Paul Simon The Bangles 2:47
Total length:
41:28

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