Teen Beach Movie Soundtrack


Title: Teen Beach Movie

Non-book identifiers: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, 2013

Lyrics, Voice, Mix:

This soundtrack is based on the movie of two teen sweathearts who fall into a 1960s beach movie. Teen Beach Movie Soundtrack is a pleasant, harmonizing  mix of smooth harmonies and upbeat lyrics.

This is a feel-good soundtrack, and the actors of the movie sing their own songs. Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell have smooth, upbeat voices.  Tracks include Oxygen and Surf Crazy, two sweet and melodious songs. The other tracks are sung by the other actors: Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton, and John DeLuca.

The tone is atmospheric, it’s a carefree beach environment. The music’s characteristics are crisp and energetic. This is the perfect music to have on in the background at a summer party.

The song “Falling for YA” is reminiscent of the B-52s. The tracks Oxygen and Surf Crazy are sun with smooth and bright vocals. Overall, this is a pleasant soundtrack.

What it’s about: Soundtrack to Teen Beach Movie

Ideas for talking about other materials to YA audiences: If you could travel back in time into a movie, what would it be and why?

Curriculum: history- 1960s

Interest Level: 12+

Listener’s Annotation: Go back to the beach, and Cowagunga to another time!

Challenge: N/A

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Why did you pick this for your collection?  

  • Pleasant soundtrack with great reviews from respected sources.