Director Richard Linklater’s ’70s-set “Dazed And Confused” had a kick-ass soundtrack of classic rock and stoner grooves, so it stands to reason that the “spiritual sequel,” the 80s-set “Everybody Wants Some,” would have the same. And yep, that’s the case. Today, Warner Bros. Records announced they will release the soundtrack to “Everybody Wants Some” on April 8th. The movie itself hits theaters beginning April 1st, but has its world premiere tonight at the SXSW Film Festival.
A comedy set in the world of 1980s college life, “Everybody Wants Some” follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Appropriately, the soundtrack features songs from the ’80s, including the title track from Van Halen, plus jams from The Knack, Cheap Trick, Blondie, and The Cars, among many others.
"The Everybody Wants Some soundtrack tries to capture the amazing diversity of what was on the table musically at that time," Linklater said in a statement about the musical eclecticism of the film. "So many artists were at the top of their game, and it seemed like a lot of popular genres were viable. Metal and R&B were as big as ever, disco was still hanging in there (although it would be ‘dead’ within a year or so), and, thanks to the movie Urban Cowboy, country was suddenly cool in places it hadn’t been before. Even more exciting was the immediacy of punk and new wave, and the first examples of this thing you’d eventually know as hip-hop. Over the years some of this has been parodied and made to look ridiculous, but this movie is asking you to experience it as if for the first time – from those opening drum beats of ‘My Sharona’ to the utter newness of ‘Rapper’s Delight.’"
The “Everybody Wants Some” soundtrack is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon as of today and those who pre-order will receive an instant download of Van Halen’s "Everybody Wants Some!!” The soundtrack will be released as a digital download, physical CD, and cassette, as well as on double LP vinyl, which will feature additional tracks. See below for the full track-listings.
2 LP track-listing/sequence
"My Sharona" – The Knack
"Heart Of Glass" – Blondie
"Take Your Time (Do It Right)" – SOS Band
"Heartbreaker" – Pat Benatar
"Every 1’s A Winner" – Hot Chocolate
"Alternative Ulster" – Stiff Little Fingers
"Everybody Wants Some!!" – Van Halen
"Let’s Get Serious" – Jermaine Jackson
"Pop Muzik" – M
"Because The Night" – Patti Smith Group
"I Want You To Want Me (Live)" – Cheap Trick
"Rough Boys" – Pete Townshend
"Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love" -Van Halen
"Bad Girls" -Donna Summer
"Hand In Hand" – Dire Straits
"Whip It" – Devo
"I’m Bad (I’m Nationwide)" -ZZ Top
"Maybe I’m a Fool" -Eddie Money
"Romeo’s Tune" – Steve Forbert
"Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)" – Parliament
"Driver’s Seat" – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
"Good Times Roll" – The Cars
"Rapper’s Delight" – The Sugar Hill Gang