Say Anything… Soundtrack

Track Listing:
1.  “All For Love” – Nancy Wilson
2. “Cult Of Personality”(Live) – Living Colour
3. “One Big Rush” – Joe Satriani
4. “You Want It” – Cheap Trick
5. “Taste The Pain” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. “In Your Eyes” – Peter Gabriel
7. “Stripped” (Live) – Depeche Mode
8. “Skankin’ To The Beat” – Fishbone
9. “Within Your Reach” – The Replacements
10. “Keeping The Dream Alive” – Freiheit
11. “Lloyd, Lloyd All Null and Void” – Cast (Hidden Bonus Track)

Produced By: Danny Bramson, Cameron Crowe and Jerry Greenberg
Mastered By: Carl Kaller
Released: April 11, 1989
Label: WTG/CBS Records


  • Other songs considered for the film included:
    • “Don’t Come Around Here No More” – Tom Petty
    • “The Formula” – The D.O.C.
    • “Hey, Hey What Can I Do” – Led Zeppelin
    • “Prison Bound” – Social Distortion
    • “Johnny Cash Blues” – The Godfathers
    • “Upside Down” – Robert Plant
    • “Something in the Air” – Thunderclap Newman
  • At first, Peter Gabriel refused to license the song “In Your Eyes”, mistakenly thinking the song was for the John Belushi biopic Wired.
  • Originally, the Smithereens were asked to write the theme song for the movie. The result was a “A Girl Like You”, but producer James Brooks and Cameron thought that the lyrics revealed too much of the plot and was rejected in favor of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes”.
  • Mother Love Bone’s “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns” was featured in the Say Anything… (during a scene with John and Joan Cusack). It would also appear later in Singles and be included on that soundtrack.
  • You can read the original liner notes by Seattle’s KSTE DJ Joey Carnuba here.
  • Other songs featured in the film include:
    • “The Greatest Love of All” – Performed in the film by Loren Dean
    • “Ricky Don’t Lose That Number” – Steely Dan
    • “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns” – Mother Love Bone
    • “Back in the Saddle” – Aerosmith
    • “Flower” – Soundgarden
    • “Toy Box” – Soundgarden
    • “Take Five” – The Dave Brubeck Quartet
    • “Brandy” – Looking Glass
  • Here’s a picture of the “In Your Eyes” cassette single which includes a live version of the song: