It is amazing that presumably a lot of people take a great deal of interest on how the songs in the TFIOS soundtrack album are placed in the film. My stats have gone high since I released this post on the The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack placements so I am grateful to all those who visited.
I am editing to make this post clearer and straight-forward. You may also view my previous TFIOS related posts – one in which I review and predict how the songs in the soundtrack shall be used, and another in which I do a recap and review of The Fault in Our Stars movie.
As I am not involved in any of the business activities related to The Fault In Our Stars venture, my integrity as somebody to source-out facts from may be questionable. However, as a Nerdfighter and an Accountancy student studying Auditing, I am familiar with fact-checking techniques both qualitative and quantitative in nature; therefore I provide reasonable assurance as to the fair presentation of The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack placements. (Also, special shout-outs to commenters such as Derick who pointed out a booboo in this post prior to this editing; and to friends who viewed the film and helped confirm facts in this post.)
So, here goes how each song in the soundtrack is placed in the movie:
- All of the Stars by Ed Sheeran: First song in the credits.
- Simple as This by Jake Bugg: in which Hazel waits for a call or text from Augustus. It appears that Augustus keeps his word that he shall not communicate with Hazel until he finishes An Imperial Affliction.
- Let Me In by Grouplove: in which Hazel, Augustus and Hazel’s mother are in the airport awaiting their flight to Amsterdam.
- Tee Shirt by Birdy: second song in the credits.
- All I Want by Kodaline: in which Isaac, Augustus and Hazel throw eggs at Monica’s residence.
- Long Way Down by Tom Odell: in which Hazel is out of the hospital and tries to keep her distance from Gus. She sits in front of the swing and slide set at their backyard.
- Boom Clap by Charli XCX: in which Hazel, Augustus and Hazel’s mother arrive at an airport in Amsterdam.
- While I’m Alive by STRFKR: in which Hazel and Gus share a car ride together for the first time with Gus driving.
- Oblivion by Indians: in which Hazel and Gus share a boat ride along the canals of Amsterdam.
- Strange Things Will Happen by The Radio Dept.: in whichHazel and Gus ride a bus and walk en route to Van Houten’s residence.
- Bom Falle Ralla by Afasi and Filthy: in which Van Houten plays the song for a reason only intelligible to himself, to the annoyance of Gus and Hazel.
- Without Words by Ray LaMontagne: in which they ride an airplane back to Indianapolis.
- Not About Angels by Birdy: in which Hazel feels melancholic after Gus’ funeral and Van Houten slips in the car
- No One Ever Loved by Lykke Li: third song in the credits.
- Wait by M83: in which (1) Hazel and Augustus share their experience with Van Houten to Hazel’s mother over cups of tea, setting aside the matter of them having sex; and (2) Hazel reads a letter written by Gus to her.
I have noticed the search queries posted that led visitors to my site so I shall address some of those that are recurring:
- “the fault in our stars sex scene track”: A non-lyrical/instrumental score, the title of which undetermined as of this writing, and not included in the soundtrack album.
- “songs per scene in the fault in our stars”: Here it is.
- “what scen is in tfios is while im alive playing”: The car ride. For more, read above.
- “song in the scene of the fault in our stars when they are egging the car”: All I Want by Kodaline.
- “tfios song when hazel drives away from gus’ funeral”: Not About Angels by Birdy.
- “what song is playing when gus and hazel walk through amsterdam”: Technically, there are several. That would involve Oblivion by Indians, Let Me In by Grouplove, Strange This Will Happen by The Radio Dept., and Boom Clap by Charli XCX, among others.
- “what song plays after the egging scene in tfios”: All I Want by Kodaline, but technically, a non-lyrical score.
- “what song plays in the boat scene in the fault in our stars”: Oblivion by Indians.
- “tfios dutch song”: Bom Falle Ralla by Afasi and Filthy.
- “hazel grace waiting for call”: Simple As This by Jake Bugg.
- “the fault in ours stars soundtrack predication”: You are in the right post.
- “soundtrack in the faults in our stars when they are throwing eggs at the car”: All I Want by Kodaline.
- “tfios soundtrack with scenes that were played”: You have found the right post.
- “soundtracks that goes with specific scenes in tfios”: You are welcome.
- “tfios song placement”: My pleasure.
- “whats the song in the fault in our stars when hazel and gus have sex”: Not in the soundtrack album.
- “what song plays in tfios when on boat”: Oblivion by Indians.
As a matter of transparency, I am keeping my previous writing of the post, as is, below.
Thank you very much and do not forget to be awesome.
I love the The Fault in Our Stars movie soundtrack so much that I have been listening to the songs every day since its release. I did write a review and a petty set of song placement predictions weeks ago and I had a lot of things wrong! I guess I have to accept that I am not clairvoyant at all!
I was being very keen while watching the movie yesterday June 5 trying to scribble some ideas, and notes on screenplay arcs that I will use for my movie review/recap, and notes to “confirm” my song placement predictions.
So, I have here excerpts of my predictions from the other post and then, I will discuss the actual placement of the songs in the movie.
- All of the Stars by Ed Sheeran.
My Impressions – “This first track speaks spot on of the love that makes Hazel and Gus travel across Amsterdam. The song capitalizes much on the impression a person first gets upon the title ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ – a night of star-gazing and pondering. And with Ed Sheeran singing, this folk-pop song nails being charming.”
“Movie use prediction: Maybe at the credits.”
Actual use in the film – First song in the credits.
So this one I got right. But I think prior to writing the previous blog, I may have watched a video on YouTube confirming that the song appears at the credits.
Verdict: I don’t give myself a point for this. Hahaha.
- Simple as This by Jake Bugg.
My Impressions – “This second track is the first song I’ve ever heard of from Jake Bugg, whom now I am interested of hearing more from. The title of the song is its gist – we do several things to come about with something simple.”
“Movie use prediction: Maybe behind a montage introducing their town with Hazel narrating.”
Actual use in the film – a montage showing Hazel waiting for a call or text from Augustus. It appears that Augustus keeps his word that he shall not communicate with Hazel until he finishes An Imperial Affliction.
Verdict: Although I got the montage part correct, I don’t think I still get a point. Actually, almost everything that comes with a song that has lyrics in any film is a montage so I guess me guessing the montage part still does not count. Hahaha.
- Let Me In by Grouplove.
My Impressions – “This third track reminds me of color purple, blurring lights, and the hour immediately after sunset.”
“Movie use prediction: Maybe during that first car ride Gus and Hazel shares.”
Actual use in the film – Hazel and Augustus and Hazel’s mother in the airport going to Amsterdam.
Verdict: Man, I am so wrong. No point again. I will proceed.
- Tee Shirt by Birdy.
My impressions – “This fourth track features Birdy’s sweet vocals on a song about a girl infatuated much to a boy on first sight.”
“Movie use prediction: Maybe Hazel locked in her room, thinking of Gus, after that semi-date right after support group meeting where they meet the first time. A la Helena Bonham Carter and Edward Norton in Fight Club, yikes!”
Actual use in the film – second song in the credits.
Verdict: Okay. No point again. Okay.
- All I Want by Kodaline.
My impressions – “This fifth track is Coldplay-ish – manly and ethereal.”
“Movie use prediction: Maybe when somebody from support group dies. Or a friend gets blind.”
Actual use in the film – the egg-throwing fit which was Augustus’ idea.
Verdict: I have no idea why this song was there. But it worked though. Of course it did. I gain no point.
- Long Way Down by Tom Odell.
My impressions – “This sixth track features some strong vocals over a song about a man reminiscing his moments with his girl.”
Movie use prediction: Maybe that point when Hazel gets weak and stays at the hospital.
Actual use in the film – Hazel is out of the hospital and she tries to keep a distance from Gus. She sits in front of the swing and slide set at their backyard.
Verdict: I think I deserve half a point. I got the Hazel-in-the-hospital part.
I think this song was the best song placement in the movie. It complemented the metaphor of the swing and Hazel’s life going down with the troubles of her disease and her love life.
- Boom Clap by Charli XCX.
My impressions – “The seventh one is quite an up-beat song of what the heart sounds like when in love. I think Demi Lovato agrees.”
“Movie use prediction: Maybe while they’re playing a particular video game.”
Actual use: They arrive at the Amsterdam airport.
Verdict: I get no point. I should have thought that this song is an Amsterdam song. Ugh.
- While I’m Alive by STRFKR.
My impressions – “This eighth song is an upbeat song celebrating the celebrated modern philosophy YOLO.”
Movie use prediction: Maybe during a carefree car ride leading to Gus and friends’ fit of throwing stuff on an friend’s ex-girlfriend’s car.
Actual use: the song playing in the first car ride of Hazel in Gus’ car. Gus’ driving is wobbly.
Verdict: Cool placement. I get no point.
- Oblivion by Indians
*For some reason I do not have a copy of the ninth song Oblivion by Indians.
Actual use: the song in a boat ride at the canals of Amsterdam.
Verdict: I get no point.
10. Strange Things Will Happen by The Radio Dept.
My Impressions – “This tenth song is a duet with hints of bubbles popping, soft tunes, strings and set with very, very light cymbals constantly tinkling.”
“Movie use prediction: It sounds quite Euro-pop to me so maybe during a walk on the streets of Amsterdam.”
Actual use: Hazel and Gus are en route to Van Houten’s residence.
Verdict: I get half a point! That’s because I know it’s an Amsterdam song, but have no idea that it’s the premonition-y song to the horrors of meeting Peter Van Houten.
11. Bom Falle Ralla by Afasi and Filthy.
My impressions – “This is a Dutch hip-hop song.”
“Movie use prediction: This is a no-brainer. Van Houten will ramble about the philosophical leanings of this song to Gus and Hazel.”
Actual use: Van Houten, the ass that he is, plays this song for no sane reason to the annoyance of Gus and Hazel.
Verdict: I so, so, so, so get a FULL POINT. One point. Total points is two!
12. Without Words by Ray LaMontagne.
My impressions – “This song is comforting. It talks positively about life despite its crossroads.”
“Movie use prediction: Maybe when Gus tries to comfort Hazel from being so disappointed of meeting Van Houten.”
Actual use: in the plane ride back to USA.
Verdict: I think I don’t deserve a point. This was a good song placement too. Comes second to Long Way Down.
13. Not About Angels by Birdy.
My impressions – “This song features Birdy in soulful vocals singing to a lover not to give up.”
“Movie use prediction: Sounds quite ambiguous to me. I have three: Maybe when you-know-who is in the brink of you-know-what; or maybe during that trip to the Anne Frank House; or that ‘dance’ at the hotel.”
Actual use: after the funeral and Hazel is in the car melancholic and Van Houten slips in.
Verdict: I don’t think I deserve a point.
14. No One Ever Loved by Lykke Li.
My impressions – “This fourteenth song sounds warm and steamy.”
“Movie use prediction: Maybe while Hazel looks into a sleeping Gus after they did it.”
Actual use: third song in the credits.
Verdict: Certainly do not get a point.
15. Wait by M83.
My impressions – “The fifteenth song is another manly, ethereal number.”
“Movie use prediction: Maybe at you-know-who’s you-know-what.”
Actual use: Hazel and Augustus share their experience with Van Houten to Hazel’s mother over cups of tea, setting aside the matter of them having sex.
Verdict: No point.
So by far, I get two points in all. That’s two points out of fifteen! I failed…miserably! Hahaha! But I did enjoy the movie, the soundtrack album, and the whole guessing game!
Thanks and DFTBA.