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Create Soundtrack To Your Life With New App

If you’ve ever wanted to create a soundtrack for your life, a new app can help you do just that.

12/06/2013

Actress Jennifer Lawrence walks in to a special signing event to promote their new movie 'The Hunger Games' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on March 20, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

District 12 And Beyond: The Evolution Of The Teen Movie Soundtrack

It started in the ‘60s with Frankie & Annette in a series of beach movies. The standard was set in ’73 with a soundtrack of teenage doo-wap hits from the 1950’s jukebox in American Graffiti. It was perfected in the ‘80s with John Hughes oeuvre of soundtracks that embraced, and made the careers of, new wave tracks so underground that MTV was hardly even playing them — when MTV played everything they could get their hands on. It became an industry in the ‘90s when everything from Clueless to Cruel Intentions required a soundtrack album release, to varying degrees of sales success. Today the Twilightfranchise are the sales leaders in teen movie soundtracks, achieving multi-platinum success.

03/29/2012