In 2005, Emily Griffin published a book, Something Borrowed, before it was turned into a romantic comedy film in 2011. It starred Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, and John Krasinski. A Warner Bros. production directed by Luke Greenfield was a movie revolving around the social awkwardness of a love triangle between two friends and a man who gets caught in the middle. In the story, Darcy (played by Kate Hudson) throws her friend, Rachel (played by Ginnifer Goodwin), a surprise birthday party. Dex (played by Colin Egglesfield) is Darcy’s boyfriend whom Rachel drunkenly confessed has a crush on. Before this party night is over, Dex and Rachel wind up together after sharing a cab, waking up the next morning to a frantic Darcy worried about her boyfriend, soon-to-be husband. Unfortunately for the movie, it did not receive the best reviews and did not win over enough reason to bring forth what was supposed to be a 2014 sequel. As for the Something Borrowed Soundtrack, it was released on May 2, 2011, featuring eleven tracks on it.
11. Running Around in My Dreams (performed by Tyrone Wells)
Tyrone Wells hails from Spokane, Washington, and was the lyrical talent behind (Running Around in My Dreams), which was the lead track for the soundtrack belonging to Something Borrowed. This is an amazing ballad, performed by an amazing vocal talent known as Tyrone Wells.
10. Crank it Up (performed by Hipjoint featuring Sherry St. Germain)
With Sherry St. Germain as the lead singer, Hipjoint’s (Crank it Up) was one of the songs featured on the Something Borrowed soundtrack. Written and performed specifically for the movie, it served its purpose as a build-up song. Fun, fast, and hip, St. Germain’s performance of this song gave the rush feeling that made it hard not to tap the toes and clap the hands.
9. How’s It Gonna Be? (performed by PT Walkley)
(How’s It Gonna Be?) was the first of two songs presented by PT Walkley as a contributor to the Something Borrowed soundtrack. Walkley’s performance quality as a musical artist has made him a movie maker’s favorite when it comes to composing material best suited for the occasion. He is also the man behind the music for a large variety of advertising campaigns for various products and announcements. The performance of (How’s It Gonna Be?) was a beautiful ballad, making it hard not to get caught up in the moment.
8. Round Here (performed by PT Walkley)
P.T. Walkley’s second song featured on the Something Borrowed soundtrack is (Round Here). Walkley’s vocals, along with the guitar, were nothing short of beautiful. This self-reflective song served as a beautiful addition to the theme of a movie that witnessed what love triangles do to people, no matter how hard they try to avoid the pain it will inevitably cause.
7. The Longer I Run (performed by Peter Bradley Adams)
Best known for his folk-pop music, Peter Bradley Adams has become one of the entertainment industry’s most-favored songwriters for his musical brilliance. (The Longer I Run) for the soundtrack, Something Borrowed perfectly illustrated why this is the case for its Americana flair. The dramatics of this song matched the movie storyline, as well as the overall theme of the soundtrack as a whole. The acoustic guitar in this song is nothing short of amazing, pairing beautifully with the narrator’s getaway story.
6. Wanna Touch (performed by DJ Axel)
DJ Axel, otherwise known as Peter Axelrad, is best known for his original music in a variety of films, including Something Borrowed. As a composer and a musician, his work is nothing short of phenomenal. This is why he is a Hollywood favorite when it comes to bringing forth memorable music for a wide variety of films and television. The disco groove of (Wanna Touch) was fantastic and well-deserved to be featured on this soundtrack.
5. Little Too Much (performed by Natasha Bedingfield)
(Little Too Much) was the lead track from Natasha Bedingfield’s studio album, Strip Me, which was released in 2010. Given the storyline behind Something Borrowed, this song not only served its purpose in the movie but on the soundtrack. Bedingfield’s lyrical performance as a troubled woman dealing with a relationship with her love interest was dramatic, perfectly suiting the theme of this love triangle movie.
4. Poison & Wine (performed by The Civil Wars)
In 2009, The Civil Wars released the single, (Poison & Wine), which became a number twenty-four hit on the US Billboard Rock Digital chart. It also became certified gold and remains one of the group’s best-selling singles. Their debut album, Barton Hollow, won a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. The remarkably talented duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White made (Poison & Wine) an easy favorite and why this earns the top nod as the best song featured on the Something Borrowed soundtrack given the storyline wasn’t a far stretch from the song’s title and content.
3. Groove Me (King Floyd)
(Groove Me) was King Floyd’s signature song after it was released as a single in 1970. On the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, it became a number one hit and peaked as high as number six on the US Billboard Hot 100. This classic officially put this brilliant artist on the map as a world-class singer-songwriter. The start of his career began when he was discovered by James Brown. With similar vocal styles of screams and other vocal expressions, Floyd’s level of success saw his name frequently appear on the US Billboards clean through the 1970s.
2. The World I Know (performed by Collective Soul)
The easy-listening favorite (The World I Know) became one of Collective Soul’s greatest hits after it was released as a single in 1995. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it became a number nineteen hit, and it topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and in Canada. This crowd favorite reflected upon the sign of the times and how the narrator viewed his perception of it for all the highs and lows that came with it.
1. Push It (performed by Salt-N-Pepa)
In 1988, (Push It) by Salt-N-Pepa became a number nineteen hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, then became certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The global popularity of this song became so great that it became the duo’s signature song. It also became certified gold among the nations of Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Classified as among the queens of hip-hop, Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton were a dynamic duo of hip-hop when they first burst onto the music scene as a pair of femme rappers determined to show the world a thing or two what they could do.