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The To Do List Offers a ’90s Soundtrack

The To Do List PosterThe To Do List, based on the real life experiences of writer/director Maggie Carey, is heading to theaters on July 26, 2013 but the soundtrack album will be available a few days earlier. The soundtrack features songs by ’90s artists including MC Hammer, 2 Live Crew, Salt N’ Pepa, Naughty by Nature, Tears for Fears, 2 Live Crew, and Gin Blossoms, with many of the tracks picking up on the film’s sexual storyline.
 
“Music was crucial for setting the time period and comedic tone in The To Do List. I wanted the soundtrack to feel like a mix-tape my friends and I would make back in high school. The one you played so much it mucked up your car stereo and you’d find yourself winding it back up with a pencil,” said first-time writer/director Maggie Carey. “A lot of the songs were chosen because they take me back to a very specific place in time. I camped out overnight for MC Hammer tickets, Bittersweet was my first foray into ‘college radio’ music, I memorized the lyrics to O.P.P. before realizing what they were actually talking about. For those of us who know ‘90s music first hand, it’s a throw back. And for the kids just discovering it, well, everyone needs a little Salt N Pepa and 2 Live Crew on their iPod.”
 
The R-rated comedy stars Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Bilson, Connie Britton, Donald Glover, Andy Samberg and Bill Hader. The ensemble also includes Johnny Simmons, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Scott Porter, and Clark Gregg.
 
The Plot:
 
Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a to do list of all the “activities” she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she’s way out of her depth, Brandy solicits her best friends, older sister and burnt-out boss for their help and advice. If the group is going to complete the list by September they’ll need plenty of imagination and very open minds.

The To Do List Soundtrack Track List:

Me So Horny – 2 Live Crew (clean version)
O.P.P. – Naughty By Nature
Let’s Talk About Sex – Salt N Pepa
Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
I Don’t Know Why I Love You – House of Love
Stutter – Elastica
29 – Gin Blossoms
Dreams – Cranberries
Laid – James
Bittersweet – Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Break it Down Again – Tears for Fears
U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
 

Source: Universal Music

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