I have been on the edge of my seat for months awaiting word about the music that may, or may not, appear in Pete’s Dragon in August. Although, I knew the modern film was not going to be a musical, my love for the 1977 film left me hopeful that I would hear pieces of my favorites; “Bop Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too)” and “Candle on the Water”, specifically.
While reading through my press packet this evening I scanned the list of music that will be featured in the film and was sad to not read the words I wanted to see. Both songs, including “Candle on the Water”, were overlooked. I’m a little [a lot] disappointed that such a memorable, Academy Award nominated, song from the original film was excluded from this story.
There’s Still Hope!
Candle on the water is listed on the Soundtrack! Since I haven’t actually seen the film for myself yet, I can only hope that the powers that be will change their minds between now and the official release.
What Songs Will Be in the Pete’s Dragon Film?
Many of the songs we will hear in the film and soundtrack are completely new to Pete’s Dragon fans. I have noted eight songs listed as being included in the film. A total of twenty-eight songs will be included in the soundtrack. (See below for more information regarding the Pete’s Dragon Soundtrack.)
“Something Wild” is the first song from the Pete’s Dragon Soundtrack that is available for download. It is written by Lindsey Stirling, Andrew McMahon, Peter Hanna, and Taylor Bird. Produced by Rumors, Co-Produced by Josh Abraham, and Nico Stadi. Mixed by Mark Needham. Performed by Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness.
Courtesy of Lindseystomp Music & Universal Music GmbH. Courtesy of Vanguard Records.
Buy “Somthing Wild” on MP3 HERE.
“The Dragon Song”
Lyrics by David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks. Additional Lyrics by Will Oldham. Traditional Music Arranged by Will Oldham, Toby Halbrooks. Produced by Will Oldham. Performed by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.
Go North [Dragon Song Redux]”
Lyrics by David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks. Traditional Music
Written by Toby Halbrooks, Andrew Tinker. Produced by Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites. Performed by The Lumineers. Courtesy of Dualtone Records/Decca Records.
“So Long, Marianne”
Written and Performed by Leonard Cohen. Courtesy of Sony Music Canada and Columbia Records. By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Written by Mara Lee Miller. Performed by Bosque Brown.
“It’s A Good Day”
“Something On Your Mind”
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