Making Beautiful Music

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Post-Academy Award nights got you down? Not so sure you want to spend $12 at the theater to see “John Carter” or “Project X”? You’re not alone. Film lovers all over are feeling that inevitable movie hangover that happens every year in March. All of that Oscar excitement was built up and then busted, and now you have nothing to do but wait for summer blockbusters to lift your spirits.

But wait! We’ve got one last trick up our sleeve leftover from the Oscar season, and it may just be the best one of all: A year-end playlist. Not all of our picks below made it to this year’s esteemed list of nominees, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun rocking out to them along the way. Your iPod needs a new playlist, and you need this collection of awesome 2011 movie songs. Listen, enjoy and repeat.

(1) #1Nite – Cobra Starship (Abduction)
(2) I’ve Just Begun (Having My Fun) – Britney Spears (Bridesmaids)
(3) Nightcall – Kavinsky/Lovefoxxx (Drive)
(4) Immigrant Song – Karen O. feat. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
(5) Sofi Needs a Ladder – Deadmau5 (The Hangover Part II)
(6) We Float – Dustin O’Halloran (Like Crazy)
(7) 107 Degrees – Citizen Cope (The Lincoln Lawyer)
(8) When Love Goes Wrong, Nothin’ Goes Right/Heat Wave – Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)
(9) Rhythm of Love – Plain White T’s (No Strings Attached)
(10) Run for Your Life – 6 Day Riot (Scream 4)
(11) Asleep – Emily Browning (Sucker Punch)
(12) Head Above Water – Theory of a Deadman (Transformers Dark of the Moon)
(13) Flightless Bird, American Mouth – Iron & Wine (Twilight: Breaking Dawn)
(14) Seether – Veruca Salt (Young Adult)

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