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Why Does Courtney E Smith of Songs My Ex Ruined and Eater Dallas Think that the Reality Bites Soundtrack is Odd for a 90's Soundtrack?
Episode 1611th September 2023 • Soundtrack Your Life • Ryan Pak
00:00:00 01:30:27

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Courtney E Smith, host of the Songs My Ex Ruined Podcast, and writer for Eater Dallas, joins Nicole and Ryan to talk about the soundtrack to Ben Stiller's 1994 film, Reality Bites. The film is still thought of fondly by many because of how it captures the spirit of the 90s. The soundtrack was also successful and it even had a Billboard Top 100 #1 single with Lisa Loeb's "Stay", the first #1 single from an unsigned artist.

We Discuss:

  • The Story of "Stay" and how Reality Bites star Ethan Hawke helped get it on the soundtrack
  • How the soundtrack is a weird mix of 70s/80s and not very mainstream 90s songs
  • How the plot of the movie is very tied to 90s "sellout" culture
  • How the stand in for MTV (In Your Face) was pretty accurate
  • ... And More

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