The soundtrack to features a score composed by The Royal Tenenbaums Mark Mothersbaugh. Also featured are a variety of rock songs from the 1960s through 1990s.
There have been two soundtrack album releases for
The Royal Tenenbaums. The first, in 2001, omitted some songs; notably, Paul Simon's "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," Van Morrison's " Everyone," John Lennon's " Look at Me," The Mutato Muzika Orchestra's version of The Beatles' " Hey Jude," two tracks by The Rolling Stones ("She Smiled Sweetly" and "Ruby Tuesday"), and Erik Satie's " Gymnopédie no. 1".   
In 2002, the soundtrack was re-released with three songs not found on the 2001 release, but the two songs by The Rolling Stones were not included,
because, while the band allows their music to be used in films, they rarely allow the songs to appear on soundtracks. The Van Morrison track, which served as the closing credits song, was also still missing. Additionally, the "Lindbergh Palace Hotel Suite," credited as original music by Mark Mothersbaugh on the 2001 release, was retitled on the 2002 soundtrack release as "Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Minor," performed by The Mutato Muzika Orchestra. The adapted sonata was originally written by the  Romanian composer George Enescu (although it has been erroneously credited to the French composer Maurice Ravel; the confusion might come from the fact that the two composers were friends and attended the same composition classes).
Releases [ edit ]
2001 soundtrack release [ edit ]
2002 soundtrack re-release [ edit ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"111 Archer Avenue" by Mark Mothersbaugh
"These Days" by Nico
"String Quartet in F major (Second Movement)" by Maurice Ravel, performed by the Ysaÿe Quartet
Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" by Paul Simon "Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Minor" by George Enescu, performed by
The Mutato Muzika Orchestra "
Wigwam" by Bob Dylan "Look at That Old Grizzly Bear" by Mark Mothersbaugh
"Look at Me" by
John Lennon "Lullaby" by Emitt Rhodes
"Mothersbaugh's Canon" by Mark Mothersbaugh
"Police & Thieves" by The Clash
"Scrapping and Yelling" by Mark Mothersbaugh
"Judy Is a Punk" by Ramones
"Pagoda's Theme" by Mark Mothersbaugh
"Needle in the Hay" by Elliott Smith
"Fly" by Nick Drake
"I Always Wanted to Be a Tenenbaum" by Mark Mothersbaugh
"Christmas Time Is Here" by Vince Guaraldi Trio
"Stephanie Says" by The Velvet Underground
"Rachel Evans Tenenbaum (1965-2000)" by Mark Mothersbaugh
"Sparkplug Minuet" by Mark Mothersbaugh
"The Fairest of the Seasons" by Nico
"Hey Jude" by
The Beatles, performed by The Mutato Muzika Orchestra
2001 Oscar promo [ edit ]
A promotional CD featuring Mothersbaugh's score for the film was released in 2001 in correspondence with the Academy Awards. It was available in limited quantity.
"The Royal Tenenbaums"
"Margot Returns Home"
"Look at That Ol' Grizzly Bear"
"Raleigh and Margot"
"You're True Blue, Ethyl"
"How Can I Help"
"To Be a Tenenbaum"
"It's a Divorce"
"Chas Chases Eli"
"I Need Help"
References [ edit ]
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^ a b c Hughes, William (December 14, 2016). "The Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack is the film dork's secret musical weapon". The A.V. Club . Retrieved . March 13, 2017
^ Perez, Rodrigo (May 25, 2012). "Make Your Own Mixtape: 17 Songs From Wes Anderson's Films That Are Not On The Official Soundtracks". IndieWire . Retrieved . July 25, 2017
^ Mitchum, Rob (January 29, 2002). "The Royal Tenenbaums OST". Pitchfork . Retrieved . March 13, 2017
^ a b Phares, Heather. ] at The Royal Tenenbaums [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2017.