It's Rex Manning Day: Five Ways Empire Records Fans Can Celebrate
Take it to the playlist.
Empire Records has a pretty fantastic soundtrack, which is particularly appropriate, given the setting of the film. Much in the way the film offers a perfectly sized slice of mid-90s nostalgia, the soundtrack gives us a great sampling of the music of the day, from The Cranberries' "Liar," Better than Ezra's "Circle of Friends" and Toad the Wet Sprocket's "Crazy Life," among others. The released soundtrack only includes 16 songs featured in the movie, leaving a lot of other songs off the list, including Dire Straits' "Romeo and Juliet" (an oldie by a must-listen if you're going to do the Empire playlist right!). While the full playlist of Empire songs should give you plenty to listen to, if you want to add on some other 1995 movie soundtracks, try Mallrats (includes Sublime, Silverchair, Bush and Weezer), Clueless (includes The Beastie Boys, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Coolio, Radiohead and Counting Crows), Friday (includes Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Cypress Hill), or Hackers and the second soundtrack released Hackers 2 (includes Prodigy, Moby, Leftfield and David Bowie).
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