During this January, I am going to dedicate my blog to pay tribute to films produced in the past 30 years that, in addition to their importance in terms of scriptwriting, original ideas, casts, direction, and production, they also have special and unforgettable movie soundtracks for “cinema maniacs”, and film industry. The next 28 days, each day, I will be posting one of those movie soundtracks that in my humble opinion, deserve to be praised.   

To start, the first day, I am writing about one of the most cool romantic comedies of recent years and somewhat controversial because the insistence of the man to be loved by a woman. I’m talking about “500 days of Summer”, released in 2009, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.


The film has a non-linear narrative structure, with the story centred on the male protagonist, and his nostalgic look at a failed relationship. Tom Hansen reflects back on the just over one year that he knew Summer Finn. For Tom, it was love at first sight when she walked into the greeting card company where he worked, she the new administrative assistant. Soon, Tom knew that Summer was the woman with whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer did not believe in relationships or boyfriends – in her assertion, real life will always ultimately get in the way – Tom and Summer became more than just friends. 

Through the trials and tribulations of Tom and Summer’s so-called relationship, Tom could always count on the advice of his two best friends, McKenzie and Paul. However, it is Tom’s adolescent sister, Rachel, who is his voice of reason. After everything is said and done, Tom is the one who ultimately has to make the choice to listen or not.

Movie Soundtrack Album 

One of the soundtracks of films that I like the most. The tracklist is composed of artists from the alternative and independent scenes such as Belle & Sebastian, The Smiths, Pixies (Yes, I am a hipster man!), Regina Spektor, and classic songs played by Nancy Sinatra and Patrick Swayze, and also Carla Bruni, Feist, etcetera.

Check out the movie soundtrack below:


As an independent production, it was picked up for distribution by Fox Searchlight Pictures and premiered in 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival. It was a public success and received a standing ovation at the festival. The film went on to achieve widespread success. He received critical acclaim and became a “sleeper hit” success, earning more than $ 60 million in income worldwide, exceeding his $ 7.5 million budget. 

Many critics praised the film as one of the best of 2009, seeing it featured on many holiday lists and making comparisons to other acclaimed films like “Annie Hall” and “High Fidelity”.

This was the feature film debut of director Marc Webb, who mainly directed music videos. That explains why music is so important to tell 500 Days of Summer story. 

The Smiths’ “Louder Than Bombs,” The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Psychocandy,” and Public Image Ltd.’s “Album” can be seen in Tom’s childhood room.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt wears T-shirts for Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Unknown Pleasures,” and The Clash’s “London Calling” albums.

Tom repeatedly associates the Patrick Swayze song “She’s Like the Wind” with Summer. That song was originally recorded for the movie Dirty Dancing (1987), in which Jennifer Grey starred as the “she” that Swayze is singing about.