I really liked the movie “Step Up” and have been listening to the soundtrack nearly everyday on my way to and from the office. It’s a lot of fun to listen to, but I kept thinking I would prefer a CD containing all the songs from the movie in the order they were played. For some reason I never thought to check out the list of songs in the credits, but found a song list from IMDB. I added some scene descriptions and did some minor corrections on the list.
Petey Pablo – Show Me The Money (included in the soundtrack)
This was played during the opening credits where they interposed scenes of dancers doing ballet and hip-hop to show how dancing has inherent similarities.
Clipse – Ain’t Cha (included in the soundtrack)
This was played during the opening party scene at Omar’s, when Skinny bugged Mac (who was making out with a strangely deep-voiced woman) to leave the party saying, “This party’s whack.”
T I – Get It
This was played in the scene you can call “Where Tyler’s At,” which was the first time we see Tyler dancing (and with PJ’s girlfriend too).
Dolla – Feelin’ Myself (included in the soundtrack)
This was the song Tyler listened to when he headed straight to his room (“I’m not hungry”) after getting 200 hours of community service.
Kathleen Crees – Violette
This was played while Tyler was on his balcony looking outside, after telling his foster sister Camille to get out of his room.
Jeanette Ortea et al – Maidens of the Grove
This was the song being sung by the three girls in the hallway of MSA, when Tyler first got there.
Nuttin but Stringz – Canon in D
This was the song played by the violinists in the hallway of MSA.
Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours
This was played while Tyler was dancing in the parking lot in his “garbage man jumpsuit,” when he noticed Nora watching him from a window.
Mark Ronson – Little Dap
This was played when Tyler, Mac and skinny were playing basketball at the court.
Shilo Monaco – Shilo’s Piano
This was the song played by the student practicing on piano while Principal Gordon was looking on approvingly. According to the DVD commentary, this was really the composition of the guy playing the piano.
Ron Feemster – Cleaning Song
This was played while Tyler was cleaning MSA and being a jerk about it.
Fatboy Slim and Macy Gray – Love Life
This was played when Nora was auditioning sophomores to be her temporary partner while Andrew was out injured, which was one of the funniest parts of the film. This should have been included in the soundtrack I think.
Chris N Drop – Crazy Strings
This was played while Nora rehearsed alone, waiting for Tyler.
C. Ride – Pushin’
This was played while Tyler and the boys were going to Omar’s, and found out that them “dudes froze out.”
Chris Brown – Say Goodbye (included in the soundtrack)
This was played while Lucy and Nora were talking in the cafe about Nora being so defensive and denying her feelings about Tyler.
Samantha Jade – Step Up (included in the soundtrack)
This was played during the montage of Nora and Tyler rehearsing. There were lots of funny scenes there. It was also used in the Step Up Dance Contest.
Josh Henderson – Philosophy
This was the song that Brett (Nora’s soon-to-be ex-boyfriend) was recording in the studio with Miles when Tyler came in late for his rehearsal with Nora. I wish this was included in the soundtrack so that we can hear the entire song.
Kwame B. Holland – Tonight
According to the website where I got this from, this was the new song Miles played for Nora, and was used during the group rehearsal (when Tyler found dancers to do back-up for Nora, so she could have it the way she imagined her routine to be). This is kind of weird though, because I think it was ‘Bout It. I’ll have to watch the movie again and check.
Gina Rene – U Must Be (included in the soundtrack)
This was played in that rooftop scene where Tyler and Nora danced. This has got to be one of my favorite scenes of all time.
Jamie Scott – Made (included in the soundtrack)
This was the song Lucy’s older, “sophisticated” boyfriend Colin performed in the club. I love this song. Interestingly enough, Colin’s real name Jamie Scott is also the name of the son of my favorite TV show couple (Nathan and Haley from One Tree Hill).
Sean Paul & Keyshia Cole – Give It Up to Me (included in the soundtrack)
This was the song played after Colin and his band took a break. He met Tyler and convinced Miles to play with them, while Nora arrived and headed to Tyler. Channing Tatum (who plays Tyler Gage) and Jenna Dewan (who plays Nora Clark) appeared in the music video and did a really cute dance sequence.
Drew Sidora featuring Mario – ‘Til the Dawn (included in the soundtrack)
This was the song Lucy performed in the club, when Nora asked Tyler to dance. He didn’t know it was a line dance, and fumbled through the steps at first, then ended up showing off his dance skills. My favorite scene in the entire movie!
Drew Sidora featuring Mario – For the Love (included in the soundtrack)
This was played while Lucy (played by Drew Sidora) and Miles (played by Mario) were talking after the performance. This was the song on the background when Tyler and Nora finally had their first kiss.
Kelis – ’80s Joint (included in the soundtrack)
This was played during Tyler and Camille’s dance-off while playing with a ball. FYI, Camille (played by Alyson Stoner) is actually the amazing kid dancing in the music videos of Eminem’s Lose It (ha-ha-ha-ha-ha) and Missy Elliot’s Work It.
Novel – Damn
This should have been included in the soundtrack! This was played during another montage of Tyler and Nora rehearsing and goofing around.
Anthony Hamilton – Dear Life (included in the soundtrack)
This was played after Tyler and Nora’s major fight, because Andrew came back and Tyler had to drop out of the showcase.
Pitbull – Toma
This was played during the party scene at Omar’s, when Mac said “All these girls and he [Tyler] don’t feel like dancing.”
Rhymefest – What Up!
This was also played during the party scene at Omar’s.
Ryan “Alias” Tedder – Attention Please
This was also played during the party scene at Omar’s.
Youngbloodz – Imma Shine (included in the soundtrack)
This was the song Miles played in Omar’s party, to which Nora did lyrical jazz (her favorite style of dancing according to her audio commentary) and Tyler did hip-hop. This was also the song playing when Skinny got shot.
Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Waltz
This was the song the ballerina was dancing to during the showcase.
Young Joc – ‘Bout it [instrumental] (included in the soundtrack, but with vocals)
This was the song used during the showcase. What a way to end the movie!
Ciara – Get Up (included in the soundtrack)
This was played during the closing credits where they included submissions from the dance contest. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan also appeared in the music video wearing black leather.