Stacey vs Stacey and the Eclipse Soundtrack

While we’re STILL Fishin’ our friends Stacey & Stacey talk the Eclipse soundtrack (and UC hijacks the conversation once or twice)

Dear Eclipse Soundtrack,

Stacey (East Coast) suggested we review you. I (West Coast Stacey/ snowwhitedrifted) jumped at the chance to be caught in the wake of someone else’s good idea. A little background on us: We are talking out of our a$$es when conducting a music review. Stacey (East Coast) likes the indie band stuff with a bit of sass on the Twilight soundtracks . I, snowwhitedrifted, like the dark/ moody/ indie kind of stuff. Let’s just put that disclaimer in there because we know everyone’s tastes are different. So can 2 graphic designers/ex theater majors offer any insight into the Eclipse soundtrack? Probably not, but we wrote you a letter anyway.

Stacey: Eclipse (All Yours) – Metric: Ahh…Bella’s theme. Girl power anthem just like Paramore’s songs in Twilight. I have been know to skip this one. I am sure the New Moon soundtrack had one of those too, but I only bought the Death Cab For Cutie track on that one. Isn’t the lead singer married to Zooey Deschanel? I think I have a girl crush on her. Wait a sec! I have a replacement band for this one. How about Zooey’s band She & Him. That would be great.
snowwhitedrifted: I skip this one too. But I too love Zooey. Do you think she ever looks in the mirror and sees Katy Perry?
UC: I HATE YOU BOTH. You know I’d go fake lesbian (and probably real) for Emily Haines from Metric ANY DAY.

Stacey: Neutron Star Collision – Muse: I know Stephenie hearts them, but not so much with this girl. But why? I finally realized that they sound like Queen. Seth Green Jr. forced me to watch ESPN when the song We Are The Champions came on with it’s soaring guitars. My three-year old likes it, but she also loves the Wiggles.
snowwhitedrifted: Yup, it’s a Muse song all right.
I’ll see your Wiggles and raise you a Fresh Beat Band.

Stacey: Didn’t Alice say that she was going to give those Fork kids what they want? That means Ludacris or The Black Eyed Peas. Just to hear Mike Newton yell, ” Holla! I need to crunk old dirty South style!” would have made Eclipse magical for me.
snowwhitedrifted: Yorkie totes has Bieber Fever. I mean c’mon , look at the bangs.

Stacey: Ours- The Bravery: Not bad. But for fun, let’s put in Pete Yorn, even Pete Yorn with Scarlett Johannson. ‘Cause I heart him, as much as Stephenie hearts Muse. *cough* Breaking Dawn *cough*
snowwhitedrifted: This one skips in my car, so I don’t listen to it. Wow, I’m down 3 for 3. Good reviewing on my part!

Stacey: Heavy In Your Arms- Florence and the Machine: Amazingly, I have not one smart a** comment about this song. I just like it.
snowwhitedrifted: This is my kind of song. Yearn-y and tragic. Where on earth was it in the movie? Why wasn’t it used when Jacob is carrying Bella? Just a little literal reference for kicks. Oh wait, maybe becaue Bella isn’t heavy. Side note: It could also be the girl’s answer to Timber Timbres’ “Lay Down in the Tall Grass”. I guess I just associate both songs with moving dead bodies.

Stacey: My Love-Sia: Pretty song that makes me think of dead people. You see, Breathe Me by Sia, was the last song of Six Feet Under where the whole cast croaks. Now every Sia song makes me think about that. Funny full circle though. Sia =Six Feet Under=Alan Ball=True Blood=Vampires=Twilight=Sia.
snowwhitedrifted: Great circle, Stace! Awe, the Leg Hitch song. Again, yearn-y and tragic, Love it. It makes me a little sad though, since I really want Edward Bella’s engagement ring.
UC: WHOA 6 feet under spoiler alert people! One of these days I do plan to have a major surgery where I’m going to catch up on all this TV I’ve missed!

More spoilers for TV shows off the air for years after the jump

Stacey: Atlas-FanFarlo: A fun little ditty. But wouldn’t it be fun if we stick 100 Monkeys in there for Jackson? Pretty Rob got two songs in Twilight. It’s Jackson’s turn for musical glory, except I don’t quite see where the tied dyed, jam band tunes are going to fit. hmm…
snowwhitedrifted: I picture the “humans” partaking in kooky pre-graduation hijinks. You know, like taking goofy snapshots of one another or pen fights in the cafeteria while signing each others yearbooks. BFFs 4 EVAH <3 U Bells K.I.T!

Stacey: Chop & Change- The Black Keys: They make sexy songs. Which is appropriate, because Xavier strolled his sexy self into my life with this song. Almost made me forget about Mr. Pattinson, actually no, but Xavier sure is pretty.
snowwhitedrifted: Great intro to the movie. Definitely sets a bit of a sexy tone. I bet this is the number one juke box pick in a seedy little bar like One Eyed Petes.

Stacey: Rolling On A Burning Tree-The Dead Weather: I think it’s a good, creepy tune for the newborns and a nice seduction tune for that red-headed harlot Victoria. Maybe more the original Victoria then Opie’s daughter. It’s like the debate between new Coke or the original Coke. Original almost always wins in the taste test, Summit.
snowwhitedrifted: Or new Darrin vs. original Darrin, New Becky vs. original Becky, etc. I’m all for creepy, so I’m on board. This IS the anthem for Doc Martens and brooding. I also liked Victoria’s onyx ring in this scene. Maybe it’s just that it looks so pretty against Riley’s ivory skin.
Stacey: Everything looks pretty against Riley’s skin. EVERYTHING.

Stacey: Let’s Get Lost- Beck and Bat For Lashes: Beck has had me since the video for Loser. You know when MTV still played videos and good music. The good old days.
snowwhitedrifted: Beck sounds rather sexy in this duet. I don’t usually think of Beck as sexy, but boyfriend’s got a little rasp in his voice here. This song also works well for a lot of screen movement, it’s sweepy sounding. Does that make sense? No. Good.

Stacey: Johnathan Low- Vampire Weekend: WTH? Who is this song for? It is a fun jumpy dance song to do with my kid. So that works.
snowwhitedrifted: This song should be for a scene where Alice and Bella are goofing off in Alice’s closet trying to find her something to wear to the gradutaion party. Doesn’t it sound like a “girlfriends trying on each others clothes” kind of tune?

Stacey: With You In My Head-UNKLE: Good choice for Cullen Fight Club. Still upset about Carlisle taking down Edward and his special karate pants. Did Rosenberg forget he reads minds? I think Peter had a say in this one. Tsk, Tsk Pete.
snowwhitedrifted: Cullen Fight Club!! WIN. “The first rule of Cullen Fight Club is… you do not talk about fight…ing newborns with wolves…..This is your life and it’s ending, one minute at a time (not really, since you’re immortal)… You are not he car you drive, you are not your bank account… you are not your F’ing “special karate pants “(that’s deep Fight club insight right there). This song is on my “Runnin’ Fool” playlist and I do jog a little faster when it comes on. Thank you Fightin’ Cullens.

Stacey: A Million Miles An Hour-Eastern Conference Champions: I bet Edward can million miles an hour and make lots of feathers. hee hee. Mind meet gutter.
snowwhitedrifted: This song starts out like Jane’s Addiction’s “Coming Down the Mountain”, but instead of, “Hurgggggh-ah” it says, “ooooooooooooouuuuuhhhhh”. It totalled work for the scene too. I have a new appreciation for Jacob’s biceps-in-black-tees since this became his intro. Sweet Jesus.
Stacey: Like that jail bait, huh?
snowwhitedriftd: Well God created the beauty and I was, eh, just praising His work.

Stacey: Life on Earth- Band of Horses: Nice Banjo. It is the perfect song for the scene. It also spells EVERYTHING out. No mystique with this scene, I get it, Bella’s going to be “changing” and her “life is ending”. Forget the dialogue, just play the song and let them stare in each other’s eyes. Ohh…and just show Rob’s face the whole time. I am liking this change.
snowwhitedrifted: I keep thinking this is going to be Morcheeba’s “Trigger Hippie”, but then it isn’t. Now it just makes me want Edward a T-shirt quilt.

Stacey: What Part Of Forever-Ceelo: This could have been in the party scene. Nah, not Forks High School approved. Stick on some Beyonce as Sasha Fierce. There you go, a happy Jessica.
snowwhitedrifted: I always think, “WTF how did “Patience” (G’nR) get on here? I can’t get past the whistling.

Stacey: Jacob’s Theme: Very pretty, but I think Jake needs a sad country, bluegrass tune. My woman left me for sparkles. I also, thought of a theme song for the wolf pack. Daylight by Matt & Kim, just for the line, “We cut the legs off of our pants.” It makes me laugh.
snowwhitedrifted: Ha ha ha, I love that you know of a JORTS song!

Stacey: The Line-Battles:Emmitt’s fight song. He deserves a song, just because no one ever gave him a backstory except wrestling with that bear. Poor Pumpkin.
snowwhitedrifted: I’m sure there’s a fanfic backstory for Emmitt, I’m thinking his song could be “Enter Sandman” because c’mon, Metallica on a Twilight CD would be funny.

Stacey: How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep-Bombay Bicycle Company: I am completely fangirling this band on twitter. I also decided in a sleep deprived moment that this would be a great promo song for The Host, starring my #2 celebrity crush Ian Somerhalder. (Please let this happen!) Call us Steph, I think Stacey and I need to be on your music team for the rest of your movies.
snowwhitedrifted: Wait, what song is this? It’s not on my soundtrack. I got jipped. That’s it, Target you’re on the list!
Stacey: That’s a shame. I would take Target to court, it’s a darn good song. I’ll make you a copy of it. Next time, get the deluxe edition. You know you want the Bella poster for your wall!
snowwhitedrifted: I’ll hang her next to “Buffy”!

Stacey & Stacey

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  • Oh no you didn’t say Fresh Beat Band!
    Excellent post ladies!!! I agree for the most part with all the song reviews. And the Ian Somerhalder bit…

  • LissyLoo

    Nice one girlies!!
    I totally agree with black keys- chop and change. Love it. Thought it was best way to open movie! And love me some xiley…. Mmmmm….

    • Keisha

      The Black Keys is baby-makin music! Just saw them in concert last weekend and they actually played Chop & Change. I was a little surprised.

      • Stacey

        You saw them in concert!! I am very jealous and happy for you. I keep downloading their songs obsessively now. I wish SG jr. liked good music like the Black Keys. Unfortunately, his idea of romantic music is a mix of Billy Joel and Metallica. Which is disturbing in a multitude of ways!

  • Excellent review! And yesss, that Muse song also reminds me of Queen. It reminded me of something, and now you’ve finally opened my eyes to what it was that was bothering me about it.

    • Stacey

      I now have a reason to think that ESPN is good for something other than making me sleepy. I couldn’t figure what that Muse song reminded me of when I first saw the video. All I knew that trying to figure it distracted me from the real reason for watching the video, Mr. Pattinson clips. Luckily, SG jr. has an unfortunate love of sports and the playing of Queen helped clarify for me. (I also now picture Freddy Mercury everytime a Muse song comes on.)

  • yeaahhh! Thanks Staceys.

    • Janetrigs

      Thumbs down to me for not stating my love of Muse and of Queen.

      Thumbs up to me, by the Muse lover who is thumbs downing everyone.

  • Oooh, all these Stacys are confusing! ; )

    I agree with everything (I think – it’s early) except for the nonlove of Muse. But I LOVE Queen. I do performances of it at my desk at work when I think no one is watching. Then I hear giggling and… *sigh*

  • Keisha

    Great break down, Staceys!!! I actually like all the songs, except Muse *ducks head and straps on bulletproof vest*

  • YAY! I’ve been waiting for the sndtrk breakdown!

    I had the exact thought about Heavy in Your Arms….it should have played while Jacob was carrying Bella. And no, that’s not a crack about her non-existent poundage. I thought it would have been a great metaphor for Jacob’s feelings for Bella…he knows she loves someone else, so she & those feelings are heavy in his arms. Whoa-way too early for me to be talking about symbolism! I should just stick w/ how everytime I hear Chop & Change, I think of Riley and it gets me hot & bothered.

  • BrOoKe LoCkArT

    I love Muse and it may have to do something with my love of Queen, but I love Muse more. HOWEVER that song is a solid C, they could have picked a song from their catalog of songs that would have been 100x better.

    Staceys, this was great. I didn’t always agree, but very amusing!

    And kudos to the Eastern Conference Champions who apparently grew up 10 minutes from me.

    UC – you missed out on a world of fantastic TV due to the home schooling. I’m so sorry.


    • snowwhitedrifted

      I agree. I really like some Muse songs, just not this one.

    • cyndibear

      (De-lurking…) I was listening on the net when Muse debuted the single on BBC radio leading up to the soundtrack release. Matthew was on the line and commented that he wrote this song about a relationship that had ended recently, but from the beginning of the relationship perspective. He didn’t think it would ever fit as a track on a Muse album, so he was happy when the Twilight-Eclipse folks decided to include it on the soundtrack. =)

  • Super great letter! Confession, while I <3 Muse I think this song is a little ridiculous and makes me want to make the galloping sound I made when I was a kid. You know the one where you do a quick clap and slap your hands on your lap & then yell yee haw!

    @swd – UNKLE is my warp-drive running song, too. Let's be besties!

  • Lovintherain

    I love other stuff by Muse but their song on Eclipse sounds like a Broadway show tune performed by Erasure.
    I think my fave song on there is the Eastern Conference Champs. Now i know why I like it so much….it does sound like Jane’s. Good call.
    Thanks so much for the soundtrack review! You guys are awesome!

    • snowwhitedrifted

      LOL Erasure on Broadway!

      • Rob’s flaming dashboard

        Hey! I paid good money to see Erasure in London in 1991 I think. I still have the tape and play it sometimes. *is an ancient embarrassment*

        • snowwhitedrifted

          *mumbles under breath… Erasure was one of my first concerts.. ancient*

  • Twi Mom(not like on O)

    I keep forgeting to remember how exactly I have my name in for this. So everytime I clear my browser history at work I have to redo it.=(.

    Great post about the sound track. I have not watch the movie enough times to think about the songs, but this def. gave me something to focus on during the next viewing.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ian Somerhalder. I have to admit I cheat on Twi and watch Vampire Diaries. Damon is so smart a$$ and sarcastic, he cracks me up. He even made fun of Twilight in one episode. He asked his flavor of the day (no pun intended) whay was up with the spakley vampires or something like that.

    • Stacey

      Oh that Ian is so very gorgeous. Sometimes I feel bad for knocking him down to #2 celebrity crush, when Rob came along. I mean for goodness sake the man handed me a sugar packet. That should count for something. You know, the greatest day of my life. Umm, wait… I guess that should be my wedding/birth of my children. Hmm…

  • Heidi’sMom

    I can’t figure out where to CeeLo song is used in the movie. I love that song. My 5 year old daughter loves the first song. She wants to hear it over and over in the car.

    • Keisha

      I think it plays for .7 seconds when Edward drops off Bella at The Line to Jacob and then it is also played after Flo & The Machine in the credits.

  • lindsaylee

    i enjoyed this post. I have the soundtrack and love it but i had to strectch my brain to remember what songs yall are talking about

    Good Job!!

  • ChillinWithCullens

    Sooooo… are the answers to the crossword gonna be posted? I was pretty stumped at a few of them!

  • TheColdWoman

    I don’t have either of those last two songs on my soundtrack. Boo! Stupid Meijer.

    And I normally like Muse but the Eclipse song was a major disappointment.

    • Stacey

      I was surprised that they only put those songs on the deluxe version. I remember them actually being in the movie. The Bombay Bicycle Company is my favorite song on the whole soundtrack. Love it!

      Of course, the same thing happened with the Twilight soundtrack when they left off the Radiohead song that was at the end of the movie. Luckily, I already had it on my iPod, so I wasn’t too angry at Summit.

  • Midnight_Cyn

    Hey guys, sorry to go off topic..! Having problems with my email so if any of you are getting a weird email from me could you please let me know! Thanks and have a great weekend! 🙂

    • Obava

      Hi Cyn!

    • Stacey

      Hi! I hope you’re feeling better!

    • JodieO

      I got a couple weird emails from you. Still waiting on you to respond to my last email, though! =)

      • Midnight_Cyn

        Jodie, I haven’t written you back b/c the last I think 2 emails came through all scrambled and that was one of the reasons I knew something was wrong and then I got a bunch of emails from myself that they also looked like they went to everyone on my contact list?? So I don’t want to send anything out until I am sure it is safe to do so, I wouldn’t want to give anyone’s elses computer a problem

        • JodieO

          Weird! Maybe you should close down that email address and start up a new one? I’ve had a lot of people who use yahoo and hotmail have that exact problem lately. I’d recommend starting over on gmail. It’s very good at keeping out the spam.

  • snowwhitedrifted

    Hey we’re in the tags!!!


    • Stacey

      I’m blushing, too!

  • lapushbaby

    Did you, did you…did you compare the CHON’s hair to Beiber Hair? omg, I have no words. I would love to get all indignant, as the Number One Fan of the hairdo known around the world as The Chon, BUT, he did just go blonde! I think you might be onto something….

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  • eloise

    Great post ladies. I loved the commentary. Especially referring to emmett as a “poor pumpkin” and the part about praising God’s work.

  • Robsessedgirl

    I love the Muse song. Love. I love every song on the soundtrack. My Love makes me tear up, With You In My Head makes me happy, Heavy In Your Arms is just AWESOME, the Fanfarlo song is fun, the Metric one is again AWESOME. I like Ours. I LIKE EVERYTHING. I’m sort of afraid someone will decide to put Bad Romance in the honeymoon sexytime scene. random thought. I like that song, but it’s too mainstream to make the soundtrack. Love this post! I’m trying to think of babymaking songs for BD…… hmmz.

    • But do you like the soundtrack?

      (hahahaha, i’m just teasing ya!!!)

    • Stacey

      Bad Romance, ha ha! Wait a sec…the refrain to that song is the only thing that will calm down the baby when he’s cranky. Now I’ll have images of the Isle of Esme and feathers whenever I hum, “Bra Bra Bum bum bada.”. Oh man.

      • Robsessedgirl

        HAHAHHAHA I think I will too! “Renesmee, I know you love this song, it’s what we made you to!” *shudders*

    • snowwhitedrifted

      suggesting “Closer”

      • Robsessedgirl

        Neyo? mayhaps, but probably too mainstream.

        • snowwhitedrifted

          Nine Inch Nails version

          • Robsessedgirl

            I’ll have to check it out.:D

  • 3hboyshouse

    I want to be in the cool “Stacey” club! You ladies are very awesome and I am thinking I will be a Stacey when I grow up!

    Love the review and I want it to be known that Beaver, Beiber whatever has nothing on the “Chon”! Srsly!

    • Stacey

      It just might be that lil’ Bieber wants to be Chon when he grows up.

    • snowwhitedrifted

      Hi 3hboyshouse! Long time no see!

  • Nelle

    Have to admit it- I like the Muse song- but always thougt it would “fit” better in BD.
    Loved the post Staceys.

  • cyndibear

    Seriously brilliant post!! Been hoping for a review of the soundtrack. Love the different viewpoints. You both did spectacularly!! ..Cheers..

    ps: Did anyone else get the iTunes preorder of deluxe that included the acoustic of Metric’s “Eclipse”… like that version more. = )

  • Kitcam

    Love the review. I totes agree about Muse. I tried really hard to be a good SM fan and love them but I just can’t. The vocals are just overly dramatic. I imagine David Hasselhoff could step in for them. My husband said the same thing about Queen, and we like Queen but it has it’s place in sporting events and Wayne’s World. Other than Muse, I thought it was an awesome soundtrack and listen to it often.

  • lieutenant.twilight

    GREAT reviews Stacey’s! I’d have to agree with most. I’ve been a little more than obsessed with Heavy In Your Arms since the soundtrack was released on iTunes… and forced my husband to download ALL of Florence and the Machines music… and Sia’s also.. but I loved her before Twilight so thats a little different! I usually like Muse songs for about the first 10 or so times I listen to them and then I’m over them, kinda sad 🙁

  • this post was amazing! hahah my friend and i just listened to the soundtrack like all day in the car yesterday lol!
    i agree, im normally in LOVE with Muse but i skip the neutron star collision song. i feel bad after :[
    i think for some reason my fav song is What Part of Forever -CeeLo Green lol idk why it makes me so happy hahaha
    HAHA i like you staceys, “Runnin’ Fool” playlist lol thats amazing, and i need one hahaha
    good joobbbb!!!!!

  • MyNieceIsaFanRIGHT

    LOVED your letter girsl! I won’t be able to listen to that Queen song with out thinking Twilight now or Barbie’s dancing to Vampire Weekend in bad party choice attire. Riley and Jake’s tight black tee intro songs had me too! Double Hey Now . . .

    I received the CD for my b-day and slipped out with a rather loud whine “ohhhhh, I wanted the deluxe version”. It kinda reminded me of my Twilight lesson on all things Summit that it does make a difference where you buy things as well as checking out what is included . . . that’s Normal, right? The whining and the lessons learned . . .

  • AH! okay, staceys, i have a great song that probably SHOULD be in Twilight, haha, it’s kind of obvious, but i think it would be so funny in a Twilight movie hahaha.

    Blah Blah Blah – Say Hi

    just listen to it… you’ll know… 😉

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