Republic Records and The Weinstein Company releases the Sing Street Official Soundtrack Album, available at all digital retailers today – physical in stores out April 29. Pre-order HERE.
Along with the soundtrack’s digital release, the film opens in New York and Los Angeles today, and will begin its nationwide expansion starting on April 22.
Reflecting the 1980s Dublin and London settings, the soundtrack’s tracklisting compiles a bevy of classics from Duran Duran, The Cure, Hall and Oates, and many more in addition to four covers by the film’s title band, Sing Street. Capping off the soundtrack, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine contributes the hypnotic and heartfelt original “Go Now,” and Republic Records artists Hudson Thames and The Score take on the Sing Street originals “Drive it Like You Stole It” and “Up”, respectively.
Hudson Thames has released an exclusive lyric video for “Drive It Like You Stole It” and will perform the original song on The Today Show next Friday, April 22. Check out the “Drive It Like You Stole It” lyric video HERE. The full Sing Street tracklisting is revealed below.
Written and directed by John Carney [Once, Begin Again], and starring Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Aidan Gillen, and Jack Reynor, the film has already gained wide critical acclaim. Rolling Stone’s lead film critic Peter Travers gives Sing Street 3.5 out of 4 stars calling the film “tough, tender and totally irresistible.” Travers writes, “Sing Street is the most romantic movie you’ll find anywhere these days, brimming over with music fun and the thrill of first love.” TIME OUT says the film is “a synth-drenched joy: a tuneful, deeply personal ode to the impulse that forges a high-school rock band. If Carney’s beloved Once set the template, Sing Street coats it with pitch-perfect nostalgia,” concluding that “Sing Street more than earns the applause.” While US Weekly calls the film “a soaring ode to music.”
Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s (Once, Begin Again) life and love for music, Sing Street shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.
SING STREET SOUNDTRACK TRACKLISTING:
Jack Reynor – “Rock n Roll Is a Risk” (Dialogue)
Motörhead – “Stay Clean”
Sing Street – “The Riddle Of The Model”
Duran Duran – “Rio”
Sing Street – “Up”
Sing Street – “To Find You”
The Jam “Town Called Malice”
The Cure – “In Between Days”
Sing Street – “A Beautiful Sea”
Daryl Hall and John Oats – “Maneater”
Joe Jackson – “Steppin’ Out”
Sing Street – “Drive It Like You Stole It”
Sing Street – “Up” (Bedroom Mix)
M – “Pop Muzik”
Sing Street – “Girls”
Sing Street – “Brown Shoes”
Adam Levine – “Go Now”
The Score – “Up”
Hudson Thames – “Drive It Like You Stole It”