The Fault in Our Stars is an American romance movie released in 2014. It features stars like Willem Dafoe, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolf, Ansel Elgort, and Shailene Woodley. Its director was Josh Boone, who drew inspiration from the 2012 novel, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. The story revolves around a 16-year-old cancer patient, Woodley, whose parents compel her to join a support group. And that is where she meets another cancer patient, Elgort, and falls in love with him. According to Wikipedia, this film has many soundtracks from professional and well-known artists like Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Birdy, and Kodaline. Here’s a list of the ten best soundtracks from this film.
10. “Simple as This” by Jake Bugg (2014)
“Simple as This” is the fifth track on Jake Bugg’s debut album, but he didn’t want it to be a single at first. Instead, he featured it on his “Lightning Bolt” EP. Though his fans didn’t notice it initially, it gradually gained popularity after featuring on this film’s soundtracks.
9. “Long Way Down” by Tom Odell (2013)
Tom Odell is an English singer and songwriter born on November 24, 1990. Over the years, he’s released various songs, one of the most popular ones being “Long Way Down” in 2014. A year earlier, he won the BRITS Critics’ Choice Award, thanks to his debut album with the same title. Born in Chichester, West Sussex, he grew up in New Zealand because his father worked there. The celebrated singer spent his school years writing songs in a band that had trouble maintaining a lead singer.
8. “Let Me In” by Groupelove (2014)
“Give me, give me that love I’ve been waiting for, yeah/I’ll catch my hand I’ve been fighting for yeah/ Let me it, yeah let me get closer.” These are the words opening the song by Groupelove, “Let Me In.” The singer released it in May 2014 for the film. The singer was describing a man trying to capture his lover’s attention. The unknown character implores her to let him in, so he can prove how much he loves her.
7. “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX (2014)
Charli XCX is an English singer, songwriter, and music video director whose net worth is $10 million. One of the songs he wrote was “Boom Clap,” and he released it for “The Fault in Our Stars” movie. The song describes a man heaping praises for a woman who seems well-endowed. Its title is on the song’s opening verse. Listen to this song if you’re in the mood to dance the night away.
6. “All I Want (Part 1)” by Kodaline (2014)
“All I Want (Part 1” is a song performed by Kodaline released in 2013 for his album, Love Songs. The singer opens the first verse by saying all he wants is to hear a knock on the door and see his lover’s face again. He longs to have her in his arms, hoping she will appear at his doorstep one day. Sometimes, seeing your lover’s face can be the only medicine you need to feel better. The singer released it for the movie the following year to complement its storyline.
5. “The Fault in Our Stars” by Birdy (2014)
According to NYPost, The Fault in Our Stars” earned nearly $58 million the first weekend it was released and some of its soundtracks could be the reason. Birdy, whose real names are Jasmine van den Bogaerde, also performed a song with a similar title, releasing it the same year. Upon close observation of her video, you can see that she uses her handwriting and floating notebook drawings to bring the film characters’ tragic love in the film to life.
4. “Bomfalleralla” by Afasi & Filthy (2014)
“Bomfalleralla” is a 2014 song performed by Swedish singers, Afasi & Filthy. It’s one of the cool soundtracks you can find in “The Fault in Our Stars” movie. Its English translation is also available on the internet. It mainly describes a person who seems to ask their lover or friend if they’ll stand by them until the end.
3. “Tee Shirt” by Birdy (2014)
“Tee Shirt” is one of the soundtracks performed by Birdy and written by Daniel Wilson and Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde. This song primarily describes the joys of thinking and adoring the little things and aspects of someone you love. When you love someone, anything related to them begins to appear attractive. Something like a t-shirt they wore in your house is enough to make you long for the day they’ll return to show you more love.
2. “No One Ever Loved” by Lykke Li (2014)
According to NYPost, one of the musicians with a beautiful voice is Lykke Li. Some music analysts agree that she can sing about anything but will still draw the attention of her listeners. “No One Ever Loved” is one of the songs she released for this film’s soundtracks. Because this film is about cancer patients’ struggle with coming to terms with their current conditions, we found it practical to feature this song as one of its soundtracks.
1. “All of The Stars” by Ed Sheeran (2014)
“All of The Stars” is one of the soundtracks on this film, released the same year. Ed Sheeran, an English singer, and songwriter, released it for the film as the first soundtrack. When interviewers got to Sheeran, he said he was inspired by the whole film and wanted it to be pretty sad yet euphoric to cheer people up. The singer collaborated with Christina Grimmie in the same year, forming a duet of the song on the season 6 finale of The Voice.
“The Fault in Our Stars” might have drawn mixed reactions due to its storyline. However, it’s an excellent movie describing two lovers who were caught up in self-pity but came out victorious after discovering they even can fall in love with each other. These fantastic soundtracks complemented the movie, an advantage the directors took to make it successful.