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American Hustle CD

There’s a good chance American Hustle will be named Best Picture of the Year at the Academy Awards on Sunday and, although it’s not my favorite movie of the year, it is my favorite movie soundtrack.

Because the story takes place in the ‘70s, during my, um, formative years, songs like “Live and Let Die,” “I Feel Love” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” mean a lot to me. Just hearing the first notes of “A Horse With No Name” brings me back to a period of time that seems so well-defined by its music.

American Hustle – the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is an Album of Music from the Oscar nominated Motion Picture, available now – featuring a previously unreleased song by Jeff Lynne with Classic Recordings by Duke Ellington, Elton John, the Bee Gees, Wings and more.

This All-American soundtrack includes:

– Jeep’s Blues by Duke Ellington

– Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John

– White Rabbit by Mayssa Karaa

– 10538 Overture by Electric Light Orchestra

– Live and Let Die by Wings

– How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees

– I Feel Love by Donna Summer

– Don’t Leave Me This Way by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

– Delilah by Tom Jones

– I’ve Got Your Number by Jack Jones

– Long Black Road by Electric Light Orchestra

– A Horse With No Name by America

– Stream of Stars by Jeff Lynne

– Live To Live by Chris Stills

– Irving Montage by Danny Elfman

Five lucky Midlife at the Oasis subscribers will win a copy of American Hustle – the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below. Winners will be selected on March 5 at midnight Pacific time and notified by return email. Prizes can only be mailed to a U.S. mailing address.


  1. I haven’t seen the movie, but it sounds like there is some GREAT music on the sountrack!

  2. I loved that music as much as you!!

    I remember being in a dance show in high school to “Evil Woman” by ELO. I LOVE the Duke, and Tom Jones? Like many others women, he would bring me to my knees in “It’s Not Unusual”, but Delilah was good as well. This music brings me back..

    I liked this movie very much, but it illustrates another very good reason to move out of Joisey!

  3. I haven’t seen it, but it looks great!

  4. It wasn’t my favorite movie this year, either. I preferred “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Captain Phillips” over this one. But I do agree that music sends you right back into the ’70s. Not sure that’s a good thing! 🙂 Although I do recall having a bit too much fun.

  5. Yes!!! Enjoyed the movie. Loved the soundtrack.

  6. Anita Hughes says:

    I adored the movie – I saw it twice. The acting, the wardrobe and the music were amazing.

  7. I’ve heard a lot of differing opinions about this movie but I’ll catch it when it hits cable for sure. 🙂 The music looks great. I’m all about music today, seriously. I need to dance.

  8. This soundtrack sounds awesome! Haven’t seen the movie, but I’ve heard a lot about it.

  9. Vicky Tarulis says:

    It will be right up there with my soundtrack from The Big Chill…. good sounds…gets your toes dancing.

    Thanks for the chance.

    Be well.

  10. I’ve been dying to see the movie with all the great actors in it, but didn’t realize that it had a good soundtrack too! I’ll now be listening extra attentively during the movie 🙂

  11. Oooh! I would love to win this! I still have to see the movie but I have heard all AMAZING things about it and these songs are super cool! Thanks.

  12. I reeeeeeally want to see the movie! I adore Jennifer Lawrence. I love that genre so much and I’ll bet the soundtrack is FAB!!!

  13. Looks Like A Great Movie Thanks For The Chance To Win!

  14. This is on my must see list! I love Christian Bale and the rest of the cast seem great. Haven’t heard any of the music though, but love the 70’s work.

  15. I can’t wait to see this movie. I keep seeing raving reviews for it..but have not had the opportunity yet!

  16. I haven’t seen this movie yet. The soundtrack looks really good. Love 70’s music!

  17. I have been looking forward to seeing this movie. You are right, great soundtrack.

  18. I didn’t love the movie, but the music – fabulous! I don’t remember listening to these songs in the 70s, but I definitely did in the 80s and 90s. Donna Summer and Elton John featured prominently in my BMG Music Club CD collection.

  19. I haven’t seen this movie yet but this soundtrack sounds cool!

  20. I am going to have to check into the soundtrack! Thanks!

  21. Haven’t seen the movie, but the soundtrack looks like a good mix of genres.

  22. Oh my! This brought back some memories and some laughs! This is great! I love the cover outfits!

  23. Carol Rogero says:

    Great soundtrack! Would really enjoy this!

  24. I love many of these songs! This is a great giveaway and an awesome movie!!

  25. I loved the music and the movie Lois. I hope it wins!

  26. I haven’t seen the movie but the soundtrack looks great!

  27. I have never heard of this movie or soundtrack before, sounds right my husband’s alley!

  28. I do remember the soundtrack from my youth. It was incredible how many of the lyrics were still familiar to me.

  29. I’d love to win this!

  30. I haven’t seen it. But great soundtrack

  31. Talk about memories with some of those songs. This would be fun to listen to for sure. I need to see it too!

  32. I have not see this yet. Sounds like fun

  33. Danyelle @RealMomsofVegas says:

    I haven’t seen the movie yet but that soundtrack looks AMAZING!

  34. I haven’t seen the movie, but it looks like some good music.

  35. haven’t see it will rent and the soundtrack looks great – excellent songs from the past

  36. have not seen it yet- but costumes look good and music is amazing

  37. Mary Tharp says:

    Have not seen the movie but definitely will have to. Love all that music

  38. Cathy S. says:

    I have not seen the movie, but I like all the great songs! thanks for this chance.

  39. Margaret P. says:

    Wow! Flashback time. I want to see this movie. Brings back great memories of my younger days.

  40. Debbie Terry says:

    That is definitely MY music. We are just watching the movie today before Oscars tomorrow!

  41. Loved this movie! Great soundtrack too.

  42. Kim Henrichs says:

    Loved this movie – and the soundtrack is fantastic!!

  43. I haven’t seen the movie yet but it looks good.

  44. I haven’t seen it yet, but the music brings back memories.

  45. Anjanette says:

    It’s an awesome film with a great soundtrack!

  46. Vikki Billings says:

    I have not seen the movie yet but this soundtrack looks so good. The songs are a lot of my favorites from the 70’s. Thank you for the giveaway!

  47. Wow, how fun and thanks! I enjoyed the movie and love Jennifer Lawrence. I hope she wins! It is a good sound track except for ‘Horse with No Name’, don’t care for it don’t get it then or now!

  48. Kobi Hensley says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! We’ve been wanting to see the movie for awhile now 🙂

  49. I am “hustling” to get this soundtrack.

  50. Love the tunes on this soundtrack.

  51. sandra davis says:

    i have not seen the movie yet but i am planning on it. i would love to have the soundtrack. thank you for the chance.

  52. Ed Nemmers says:

    I enjoyed “American Hustle”, but “Philomena” was the most heartfelt and touching film of the year for me.

  53. Christina O says:

    I can’t wait to see this movie.

  54. Suzanne Timmsen says:

    Agree maybe not Oscar caliber but it was quite a satire and had some different funny spots so I would pick American Hustle as best picture.

  55. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    This soundtrack brought back so many memories. Isn’t it amazing the way a piece of music can instantly take you back in time to a very specific place? Plus, a great soundtrack can make a good movie even better, or redeem one that wasn’t so good. “A Horse With No Name” appeared in a Breaking Bad, too!

  56. I agree with you but I thought Amy Adams & Christian Bales performances were great! Not a feel good movie for sure.

  57. carolyn says:

    Heard that it was a great movie. No one mentioned the music. Would love to hear the sound tract.

  58. I would really like to see this movie if nothing else than for the 70’s fashion!

  59. Susan D says:

    AMERICAN HUSTLE, whether it receives an Academy Award or not, would not be the first, and probably will not be the last, Hollywood film in which the soundtrack may end up being more popular than the film

  60. Mildred says:

    During awards season in Hollywood, it seems that some films tend to peak too soon. It will be interesting to see if American Hustle peaked around the Golden Globes because, after that, it seems that the media’s been talking more about the film’s actors than the film itself

  61. Ohkayohkay says:

    Thanks so much! Great offer for a great movie! Would appreciate it! Saw the movie and all the Oscar submissions this year! HIghly recommend the Cinema Society of San Diego to you and your readers! Will be at the direct feed from Oscars at the “ Send a Kid to Camp” Gala fundraiser at the Jacobs community center on Euclid Ave, San Diego tomorrow night. Can hardly wait! Loved Amy Adams in “ American Hustle”
    Hello, Lois from Marnie, Mary and Me from Jenny’s at Costa Verde Center!

  62. I enjoyed the movie but I loved the soundtrack. I am a 70’s kind of music gal!!!

  63. JULIE TARDI says:

    I want to see this movie soon!!!!

  64. Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Loved that movie! The costuming was fabulous!!

  66. I cannot wait to watch this movie. I cannot believe it didn’t win any awards!

  67. Loved the movie, the music, and the CLOTHES!

  68. Robert Halleck says:

    Amy Adams redefines the wrap dress. Has the woman ever made a bad movie?

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