Known FromTop 10 songs from High Fidelity


Do you remember? It was the year 2000 and the movie High Fidelity was released. A film every music lover really, really, should have seen. The movie is about Rob Gordon, a record-store owner. High Fidelity has only two topics; music and the romantic escapades of Rob. Rob is continuously making top 5 lists of music, which results in a great soundtrack with a high variety of music and genres. If you, as a music lover, haven't seen the movie yet, you'll know what to do. And for those who have seen the movie, prepare for nostalgic feelings. Today's Known from: a top 10 list (because 5 was too short) of music in High Fidelity.

#10. The 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me 
Let's start with the American rockband The 13th Elevators, cause this one is in the beginning of the movie. And when you hear this song, you know the whole soundtrack (and movie) is gonna be good. Psychedelic rock which you probably haven't heard in a while.  

#9. Katrina & the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
Barry (Jack Black) works with Rob in the record-store. He hates many things and is probably not the most shine happy guy you'll know. Except for music, he loves it and knows everything about it. This sunny, uplifting track by Katrina & The Waves, appears remarkably enough on the mix-tape Barry made. 

#8 The Chemical Brothers - Leave Home 
Before he became the owner of a record-store, Rob was a club DJ. Back to the nineties with the Chemical Brothers! 

#7. The Velvet Underground - Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
Lovesickness is a common phenomenon for Rob and therefore a lot of matching music appears in the movie. 'Oh! Sweet Nuthin' by The Velvet Underground for example. The song appeared on the last album The Velvet Underground released: Loaded. 

#6. Elton John - Crocodile Rock 
Elton John was in the 'Top 5 list favorite artists' from one of Robs ex-girlfriends. In the movie, Rob tells us about the time they where together, while Elton John sings; 'I remember when rock was young, me and Suzie had so much fun'.  Awwh!

#5. Love - Always See Your Face 
There is no lack of psychedelic music in High Fidelity. Love was an American band who had a few small hits. 'Always See Your Face' wasn't one of those hits, but therefore even more enjoyable as it passes by. Interesting fact: the more common track by Love, 'My Little Red Book', also appears in High Fidelity. 

#4. Bob Dylan - Most of the Time
Towards the end of the movie, a reasonable unknown track appears. Because of his recognizable voice, it is readily apparent that it's Bob Dylan, but what was the song? It's from Dylan's work in the eighties, 1989, to be precise. This is 'Most of the Time' by Bob Dylan.  

#3. Stevie Wonder - I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)
High Fidelity is about two important topics in life: love and music. But instead of standard lovesongs, the movie is full with lovesongs you won't hear that often. For example, 'I Believe' (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Foverever)', by Stevie Wonder.

#2. Jack Black - Let's get it on
But besides unknown lovesongs, a few common lovesongs are passing by as well. 'Let's Get It On' by Marvin Gaye for example, but not in the version you might know. Danny (Jack Black) performs and sings this song by Marvin Gaye. In his role he is a blunt, grumpy, music obsessive guy, but he obviously can sing as well! 

#1. Bruce Springsteen - The River 
The Boss has a cameo in High Fidelity; he plays an imaginary friend of Rob. So therefore, of course, we couldn't have another number 1 in this Top 10 list. Besides that, his famous song 'The River' appeared in the movie. Interesting fact: Bruce wasn't the first choice to star in High Fidelity. Bob Dylan was, but he was unavailable to play the part.  Bruce is an all-rounder and plays the part very smoothly. 

And this are only 10 songs, the complete soundracht is much more extensive. Check our playlist on Spotify: 

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