'Love Actually' Brims With Music
Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists contributing tracks to the "Love Actually" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 via J Records, the set features veteran artists such asDido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists contributing tracks to the "Love Actually" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 via J Records, the set features veteran artists such as Joni Mitchell and the Beach Boys mixed with more recent fare from Maroon5 and Wyclef Jean.
"Without its music, 'Love Actually' wouldn't work at all," director Richard Curtis says. "I know because I saw the film without the music, and it was a shocker. [The soundtrack] isn't a few songs stuck together. It's the life and soul of the film."
Clarkson's "The Trouble With Love Is" will be the first radio single. The song is also the opening cut on her RCA debut album, "Thankful," which topped The Billboard 200 in April.
Befitting the time of the year, "Love Actually" also takes a holiday turn with three seasonal songs: Otis Redding's version of "White Christmas," Billy Mac's "Christmas Is All Around" and Olivia Olson's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."
"The musical soundtrack of this wonderful film is truly special," says J Records founder Clive Davis, who co-produced the soundtrack with Nick Gatfield. "It integrates music so vividly that it not only co-stars with the actors and the script, but it ideally propels the emotion and depth of the film to even greater impact."
Starring Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson, "Love Actually" is the directorial debut from Curtis, who served as screenwriter for "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Bridget Jones's Diary." The film is set to open Nov. 7 in U.S. theaters.
Here is the "Love Actually" track list:
"The Trouble With Love Is," Kelly Clarkson
"Jump (For My Love)," the Pointer Sisters
"Here With Me," Dido
"Like I Love You," Justin Timberlake
"Turn Me On," Norah Jones
"Take Me As I Am," Wyclef Jean
"Sweetest Goodbye/Saturday Morning," Maroon5
"Songbird," Eva Cassidy
"Wherever You Will Go," the Calling
"Both Sides Now," Joni Mitchell
"All You Need Is Love," Lynden David Hall
"God Only Knows," the Beach Boys
"I'll See It Through," Texas
"Too Lost in You," Sugababes
"White Christmas," Otis Redding
"Christmas Is All Around," Billy Mac
"All I Want for Christmas Is You," Olivia Olson