Ranking All the Songs from the Cruel Intentions Soundtrack

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The soundtrack for the 1999 American teen romantic drama film Cruel Intentions was released on March 16, 1999, by Epic Records. The album has 14 tracks, all of which were written and performed by various artists. At its release, the soundtrack reached number nine on the Billboard 200 chart. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has since been certified platinum for shipments of one million copies in the United States. The soundtrack has been praised by music critics, with many praising the various artist’s contributions to the album. So, without further ado, let’s get into the ranking of all the songs from the Cruel Intentions soundtrack.

14. Every You Every Me by Placebo

 

Starting off the ranking is Placebo’s “Every You Every Me.” The song was written by the band’s frontman Brian Molko and guitarist David Bowie and was produced by Steve Osborne. It is featured on the band’s 1998 self-titled album. “Every You Every Me” reached number 74 on the UK Singles Chart and number six on the US Alternative Songs chart. The song was well-received by music critics, praising its dark and somber tone.

13. Praise You by Fatboy Slim

 

Coming in at number thirteen is Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You.” This song by Norman Cook features the vocals of Bootsy Collins. It was released as a single on January 18, 1999, and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. It also reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the US Dance Club Songs chart. The song has been praised by music critics, with many calling it one of the greatest dance tracks of all time.

12. Coffee & TV by Blur

 

At number twelve is Blur’s “Coffee & TV.” It is by the band’s frontman Damon Albarn and guitarist Graham Coxon. It was released as a single on February 22, 1999, and reached number six on the UK Singles Chart. “Coffee & TV” was well-received by music critics, praising its mellow and acoustic sound.

11. Bedroom Dancing by Day One

 

Next up is Day One’s “Bedroom Dancing.” The song was written by the band’s frontman Matt O’Connor and featured the vocals of Mia Johnson. It was released as a single on February 22, 1999, and reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. “Bedroom Dancing” was well-received by music critics, praising its upbeat and poppy sound.

10. Colorblind by Counting Crows

 

At number ten is Counting Crows’ “Colorblind.” Frontman Adam Duritz and guitarist David Bryson are the ones that wrote the song, and It was released as a single on January 12, 1999. It reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Colorblind” has been praised by music critics, with many calling it one of the band’s best songs.

9. Ordinary Life by Kristen Barry

 

Next up is Kristen Barry’s “Ordinary Life.” Barry and producer John Shanks wrote the song. It was released as a single on January 12, 1999, and reached number one on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. “Ordinary Life” has been praised by music critics, calling it a dance classic.

8. Comin’ Up From Behind by Marcy Playground

 

At number eight is Marcy Playground’s “Comin’ Up From Behind.” The song was written by the band’s frontman John Wozniak. It was released as a single on January 12, 1999, and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Comin’ Up From Behind” has been praised by music critics, with many calling it one of the band’s best songs.

7. Secretly by Skunk Anansie

 

In 1999, Secretly was the seventh track on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack. Skunk Anansie, an English rock band, performed the song. The lyrics of Secretly are dark and intense, fitting well with the movie’s tone. The song is about a relationship that is built on secrets and lies. Singer Skin sings, “We’re two worlds apart/And we’re not meant to be/, But we just can’t help ourselves/Secretly.” The song is a great fit for the movie, and it’s no surprise that it was included on the soundtrack. It’s a haunting track that will stay with you long after you’ve finished watching the movie.

6. This Love by Craig Armstrong (Ft. Elizabeth Fraser)

 

Craig Armstrong and Elizabeth Fraser wrote and performed this Love for the Cruel Intentions soundtrack. Released in 1999, the song is about a love that is so strong that it cannot be denied. The lyrics are beautiful and heartbreaking, and they perfectly capture the movie’s emotion. Fraser’s voice is haunting and soulful, and it adds an extra layer of depth to the song. This Love is a masterpiece, and it’s one of the standout tracks on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack. It’s a must-listen for any fan of the movie or Craig Armstrong.

5. You Could Make A Killing by Aimee Mann

 

You Could Make A Killing was written and performed by Aimee Mann for the Cruel Intentions soundtrack. Released in 1999, the song is about a toxic and destructive relationship. The lyrics are dark and cynical, and they perfectly capture the movie’s tone. Mann’s voice is powerful and dynamic, and it brings the lyrics to life. You Could Make A Killing is a great song, and it’s one of the highlights of the Cruel Intentions soundtrack. If you’re looking for a song that reflects the dark nature of the movie, then this is the one for you.

4. Addictive by Faithless

 

The fourth song on our list of the best Cruel Intentions soundtrack songs is Addictive by Faithless. The song was released in 1998 as the lead single from their album Sunday at 8 PM. The song reached number one in the United Kingdom and number two in Ireland. The song’s lyrics are about how someone can become addicted to someone else. The song talks about how the person can’t get enough of the other person and is always on their minds. The song was featured in the Cruel Intentions soundtrack during the scene where Kathryn talks to Cecile and tells her that she will become addicted to Sebastian.

3. Trip On Love by Abra Moore

 

The third song on our list of the best Cruel Intentions soundtrack songs is Trip On Love by Abra Moore. The song was released in 1996 as the lead single from her debut album Blame It on Me. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and number sixty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s lyrics are about how Love can make someone feel like they are on a trip and how it can be both wonderful and dangerous. The song talks about how Love can change someone’s life for the better or, the worse. The song was featured in the Cruel Intentions soundtrack when Sebastian talks to Kathryn and tells her that he is going to trip on Love with her.

2. You Blew Me Off by Bare, Jr.

 

The opening track on the soundtrack, You Blew Me Off, is a fun and upbeat song that perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the album. The lyrics are cheeky and playful, with singer/songwriter JB Bare admitting that he was “blown off” by a girl. Despite being rejected, he still has a good time and isn’t too bummed out about it. The song is a great way to start the album and will get you in a good mood.

1. Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve

 

The Cruel Intentions soundtrack wouldn’t be complete without Bitter Sweet Symphony, one of the most iconic songs of the 1990s. The track is a slow and emotional ballad that perfectly captures the angst and heartache of teenage Love. Singer Richard Ashcroft’s vocals are powerful and moving, and countless artists have covered the song over the years. It’s no wonder that it’s considered one of the greatest tracks of all time.

Conclusion

While there are many great songs on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack, Bitter Sweet Symphony and You Blew Me Off are standouts. These tracks perfectly capture the essence of the movie and will leave you feeling nostalgic for your teenage years. So put on some nostalgia-inducing tunes and enjoy.

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