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A Good Year soundtrack

A Good Year (2006)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 88697030652
Label: Legacy
Label number: 703065
Running time: 54m41s
Shipping date: November 7th, 2006
Original score by Marc Streitenfeld, various artists
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1.  How Can I Be Sure of You - Harry Nilsson
2.  Il faut du temps au temps - Makali
3.  Je Chante - Charles Trenet
4.  Breezin' Along with the Breeze - Josephine Baker
5.  Jump Into the Fire - Harry Nilsson
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
A Room With a View - Noel Coward
At The River - Groove Armada
Le Linge Seche Au Vent - Makali
Moi Lolita - Alizée
Sur Les Chemins - Makali

Add more missing songs to this list, or tell us in what scenes these songs are heard or where they can be found.
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: There's this french song in this movie that isn't on the CD and isn't listed anywhere. This is the song playing in the trailer of the movie. It is performed by a french woman. I'd like to know who performs the song and what is its name, please! (from m_madanska in Sofia, Bulgaria)
A: "Lolita" from Alizee. (thanks to pel, italyadd more info

Q: I would like to find the name of a melody from a specific scene of the movie when Max is getting a letter from the pool and finds the picture of Uncle Henry and the mother of Christie. (from Jean in montreal,quebec,canada)
A: It's "Wisdom" from Marc Streitenfeld, available on the soundtrack CD. (thanks to Jean, montreal,quebec,canadaadd more info

Q: I like to know which song is used at the end of the trailer (after the scene "Max Skinner makes money"). I like this song. Thank you in advance. (from Bjoern in Germany)
A: I think the song is called "Chances" by Athlete. (thanks to FeriKiona, Toronto, Canadaadd more info

Q: I'd like to know the name of this famous song playing in the scene where Max and this beautiful french lady are at the movie theater? The music played during the movie and then it ends when the rain starts. (from Johnny in Mexico)
A: Compa Juan La rolita que está buscando es Boum ¡ de Adrien Chevalier/Charles Trenet, yo tambien tuve que hacer una buena búsqueda pues me gustó desde que salió en un anuncio de Coca Cola o algo así. Espero le sirva está respuesta. Saludos desde Sinaloa (thanks to DiegoCulichi, Culiacánadd more info
A: For english people, it's Charles Trenet and "Boum"!! (thanks to will, dublin, irelandadd more info

Q: I'd like to know the name/author of the french song playing when Max gets into the Smart for the first time. Thanks! (from Guso in Venezuela)
A: It's "Moi Lolita" by Alizee. Don't worry I had a hard time trying to figure out what the name of the song was or who it was by. This is the song playing in the parking lot scene when Max finds the rental Smart Car and then hopelessly drives around the lot. (thanks to Mara Jade, Spaceadd more info

Q: What is the title/artist's name of the song playing on the preview seev on TV?? Something that goes "...I want to make you happy..." (from allyssa in NC)
A: I cannot say for sure, but that line and "We can make each other happy" appear in Nilsson's "Jump Into The Fire," also from the movie. (thanks to CMatisse, Durham, NCadd more info
A: The song is called "Happy" and its by Ayiesha Woods (thanks to lala, virginiaadd more info
A: "Jump Into the Fire," off of Nilsson Schmilsson album, the best drum solo on earth in the middle was skipped unfortunately, but I do not believe that Max & Da Flor could have kept the tennis that well. The entire album is a plus to any library, and includes the hit, "Can't Live If Living Is Without You." (thanks to dinny, Texasadd more info

Q: Please, could you help me find the name of the theme song. It's the same melody but performed in different styles through out the movie. I specially love the version in the "Max Taking Pictures" scene and then the piano version of the song when he gets on with the french beauty. The author and names of the song would be great. Cheers! (from Danny in UK)
A: Do you mean the spanish backing with the clapping when they are in the restaurant, and then kissing? The music is on the soundtrack, at the 2:30 mark from the start of "Max-a-million." It's a beautiful instrumental. So sexy. (thanks to fleur, londonadd more info
A: The song playing when Max is taking the pictures is in fact contained within "Max a Million" and starts at 58 seconds and runs until 2:27. It is very similar to the musical version of the song Bongo Bong by Manu Chao. (thanks to ivy , Bray Irelandadd more info

Q: In the part of the trailer where Max Skinner is trying to find his way there is this song spoken in French but it's not listed anywhere on the CD. What's the song called and who is it by? (from JB in colorado)
A: "Moi Lolita," by the French artist Alizee. I love it! I think it's on her album "Gourmandises." (thanks to Kay, USAadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song playing in the car radio when Marion Cotillard drives up and finds Max down in the swimming pool? (from george in Washington, USA)
A: Title is "Les Ex" and it's by French singer Camille (thanks to John, New Yorkadd more info

Q: What is the name of the music playing during the tennis game??? " ...make each other happy.." (from M in Toronto)
A: "Jump Into the Fire" by Harry Nilsson (thanks to Oblio, Guelphadd more info

Q: I'm looking for the name of the song that's playing when Max is smoking a cigar and drinking whiskey. It goes like "...Hey Joe, cours pas comme ca...". As far as I know there are several versions of this song, so maybe someone can help me out here and tell me the name of the version that's in the movie. Thanks in advance. (from Michael in Germany)
A: French version of the song is "Hey Joe" by Alain Bashung. The original author is probably Billy Roberts (who wrote the song about 6 years earlier). Deep Purple made a mistype on their first released album stating that they were the original authors. (thanks to Krolli, Slovakiaadd more info
A: The movie's version of "Hey Joe" is by Johnny Hallyday (thanks to Ray, Dallas, Texasadd more info

Q: Does anyone know the name of the track playing at the end of scene 19 where Max tells the french guy that he has sold the property? The music starts as the two separate. (from ben in UK)
A: Ben after Duflot tosses the rock to Max, the music that fades in is from the song "Max-A-Million" which is available on the movie soundtrack. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: What's the name of the very first song in the trailer when he's in the board room? (from adam in New Zealand)
A: "40 ft" by Franz Ferdinand (thanks to x, CAadd more info

Q: What is the french song playing when Max is driving through France to get to his uncle's estate?  (from Laura in England)
A: It's "Moi Lolita" by Alizee. I love that song. (thanks to k'marie, new yorkadd more info

Q: What's that song from the commercial where it's like " you feel the way I do, you make me happy..."?
...from Sammyy in Boston (answer Sammyy's question)

Q: What's the name of the piano tune that plays just after Max has finished the tennis game, I believe, and then he goes into the house? It's a really romantic simple piano tune that is just breathtaking and I can't wait to find it. Thanks-a-million, fellow soundtrack lovers.... (from fleur in london)
A: "Arabesque No. 1" by Debussy (thanks to cojle, Toronto, Ontarioadd more info

Q: What's Max's ringtone in the movie?? (from ramirez in toronto)
A: That ringtone is available by default on the Treo 650 and above. (thanks to Arian, Canadaadd more info
A: Official ringtone name is Treo. (thanks to Jovan, Sloveniaadd more info
A: But Treo is only a technology. It does not tell us the actual ringtone name or where to find it. If someone can provide a link or more specific information, this would be wonderful. I have tried and tried to find this info online, but w/o success. (thanks to Doug, Toronto, Ontarioadd more info
A: Find it here... (thanks to wombat, NY, NYadd more info
A: (thanks to Memphis, HUNadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Max eats a tomato? (from Joana in Montreal ,Canada)
A: Harry Nilsson's "How Can I Be Sure Of You." (thanks to Almanuk, Yerevan, Armeniaadd more info

Q: What's the name of the music playing in the background when Max saw his girl in the restaurant and fought? (from Marescotti in Hong Kong)
A: This is the very last section of "Le Coin Perdu" from the movie soundtrack. The guitar part begins at approximately 5:10 of the song. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: What's the song playing at the beginning of the credits? (from roy in okc,ok, usa)
A: It's "Itsy Bitsy Petit Bikini" by Richard Anthony - it's available on the soundtrack CD as track number 12. (thanks to Jen, cardiff, wales, ukadd more info

Q: What's the name of the music playing in the background when Max invites Fani (the restaurant's girl) after all clients leave? (from Leon in Brazil)
A: "Il Faut Du Temps Au Temps" by Makali is the song you are thinking of. This is included with the soundtrack. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: During the sex scene between Max and F. one can hear a part of Marc Streitenfeld's Max-a-Million song (a sort of a rumba tune). Is that tune part of a whole song and which one is it? (from jelena in Bosnia)
A: Yes. This is a small piece of "Max-A-Million" which is track 13 on the soundtrack. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: What is the track playing when Max is cleaning paint of the paint brush? It's a track played throughout the film. Thanks! (from Renz in NC)
A: This is a short string section from "Max-A-Million" which is track 13 on the soundtrack. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: I would like to find and purchase the song sung during the Basin scene. I think it is entitled "Boum" and sung by Adrien Chevalier (relative of the great Maurice Chevalier???). I love this beautiful, eclectic scene and music!!!! I have purchased the DVD and the soundtrack of "A Good Year" uplifting and temporarily spirits me away from "the benighted" of whom I find myself surrounded so much of the time. "Boum" does not appear to be one of the selections on the soundtrack. Where can I find it? (from Kaye B. Diarra in Danville, California USA )
A: I believe it's a song by Carlo something....An Italian who sings French songs. I had all the information and lost it somewhere. (thanks to Indy, NJadd more info
A: The song is "Boum" by Charles Trenet (thanks to daveg, Arizonaadd more info
A: It is a song from Charles Trenet sung by Adrien Chevalier (thanks to Marco, Québec city, Québec, Canadaadd more info

Q: What is the song the french guy is humming to the vines when Max tells him he's sold the winery? It sounds like a classic french song. The melody won't leave my mind! (from sacredpixel in Philadelphia)
A: I think it's the "Are You Lonesome Tonight" in French, is'nt it? Check out this link (thanks to Claire, Thailandadd more info

Q: When Russell Crowe is walking on the beautifully lit front yard with the swan lights to have dinner with everyone, a song starts with the lyrics "...if you're fond of sand dunes..." Who sings that song? An oldie? (from Lisa in Los Angeles, CA)
A: I think it's an oldie but I know K.D. Lang did a version of that song a few years ago. Her version is more "techno" than the song in the movie. (thanks to Brian, Doylestown, PAadd more info
A: The name of the song is "Old Cape Cod" by Patti Page. (thanks to Mark, Huntsville, Tx. USA.add more info
A: Patti Page is the original but the one used in the film is "At the River" by Groove Armada (thanks to Stich, Polandadd more info
A: I believe this to be the Bette Midler version of "old Cape Cod" (thanks to lorna, connecticutadd more info
A: "Old Cape Cod" Patti Page (thanks to Brenda, PA, USAadd more info

Q: What's the song playing during the tennis match between the landscaper and Russell Crowe? Who performs it? (from rico drummer in new orleans)
A: Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into The Fire" is the song during the tennis match. Great selection. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when Max is left at the pool with Fani, while his uncle shows her mother his etchings? The song plays prior to this and the housekeeper dances to it. (from Sharon in Newburgh, NY, USA)
A: It's the "Wedding Samba" by Edmundo Ross. (thanks to Jeska, London, UKadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when he was on the tennis courts before they restored them? The song is not on the soundtrack. (from Donna in North Carolina)
A: If you mean when Max is first exploring the estate with the tomato stains on his shirt this is Harry Nilsson "How Can I Be Sure of You" and is the first song on the soundtrack. " things are never what they seem...." is the line as he walks onto the court. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: What's the Indian-sounding song playing in the middle section of the trailer? It's not on the soundtrack CD.
...from patty in canberra (answer patty's question)

Q: What is the song playing while Madame Duflot is cleaning the chateau, the instrumental piece? Thanks! (from cynthia in Vancouver BC)
A: It's a Wedding Samba by Edmundo Ross. (thanks to eirzam, KL, Malaysiaadd more info

Q: What's the song playing as Max walks to the club to meet Charlie? It's a piano piece and it's in the movie when Max wants to take a couple of "Victory laps" as he puts it. (from Scott in Chicago)
A: "Lounge Lizard" performed by Joe Lervold. (thanks to zorro, usaadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when Max returns to France to look for Fanny, while Fanny remembers Max was the kid by the pool when they were young, then kissing? Then he was standing looking at the grape vine, and continues while Fanny sits on Max's laps. It sounds like a waltz song. (from Jaimey in Sausalito, California)
A: "Wisdom" by Mark Streitenfeld. This is the last song on the soundtrack. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: The song "Moi Lolita" used in the movie... is it the original or is it a remix of the original song? (from Chantel in Upington,South Africa)
A: The song is the original version, from Alizee's album titled "Gourmandises". (thanks to Sean, Vanderbijlpark, South Africaadd more info

Q: What is the song and performer of the song playing on the record player as a 78 record and sounds like a rumba? (from Vic in Berkley, MA, USA)
A: "The Wedding Samba" by Edmundo Ross (thanks to Maggie, Cambridgeadd more info

Q: What is the song playing in the second restaurant scene at 58:06 right after Fani tells Max "fish and chips in Marseille" and then sees him waiting tables? Male vocal with kind of a "Can-Can" tempo. Thanks! (from PhilA in France)
A: It's Charles Trenet with Je Chante. (thanks to felise, Germanyadd more info

Q: What's the closing credits song? (from kimberly in jersey, city, nj, usa)
A: "Un tout petit bikini" by Richard Anthony. It's an amazing song! (thanks to Pavan, Indiaadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Max is driving to the solicitor, making 3 turns around the roundabout? Thanks.
...from Rob in United Kingdom (answer Rob's question)

Q: There is a solo sung by a man with piano accompaniment while Max is walking the grounds, it starts out with the lyrics: "I asked my friend how do you do....." What is the name of that song and the performer, and is it on the soundtrack? (from larry in Huntsville, AL)
A: The song is called "How Can I Be Sure of You" by Harry Nilsson, and yes it on the soundtrack. (thanks to baci, Milano, Italyadd more info

Q: What's the name of the rumba-like instrumental piece playing when the two main characters are kissing? It's not listed on the soundtrack CD... very sexy music. (from Judith in new hampshire)
A: "Max-a-million" by Marc Streitenfeld... in the last minute of the song (thanks to tigedi, lesothoadd more info
A: Marc Streitenfeld's score piece called "Max-a-million." Check the last minute of the song. (thanks to tig, southern africaadd more info

Q: What's the instrumental music playing in the last scene when Max is kissing his girl, and then it pans into a shot of someone getting thrown into grapes? (from angel in maryland, usa)
A: It's "Wisdom". Track #15 on the CD. (thanks to sue, venice, ca usaadd more info

Q: What's the music playing when Max is in the boardroom where he is looking at a piece of statue?
...from John in Malaysia (answer John's question)

Q: Who is the artist or group playing in the scene when Skinner picks up or starts driving his smart car rental car as well as the song being performed in the outdoor restaurant? I bought the soundtrack and these two songs are not included.
...from Lisa in Phoenix, AZ USA (answer Lisa's question)

Q: What is the song playing while Max is smoking a cigar and thew vignoble's wife is dancing and sweeping up?  (from Pokerbear in montreal)
A: "The Wedding Samba" by Edmundo Ross (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: What's the instrumental jazz guitar selection heard in the closing credits?
...from Gibby in Snellville, GA, USA (answer Gibby's question)

Q: I have been unable to find the song in the movie has the lyrics "...I say my friend how do you do..." I don't remember what part of the movie it is from. Can you help me? (from dan in Washington, DC)
A: That song is "How Can I Be Sure of You" by Harry Nilsson. This song is included on the soundtrack. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: What is that guitar instrumental (riff and then chords) playing after Max's second meeting with the notaire and then driving by and seeing Miss Chanel at work?
...from Big Billy Boy in Lake Forest, CA (answer Big Billy Boy's question)

Q: Is the song "Boum" performed by Adrien Chevalier available anywhere?
...from Geoff in albany, ny (answer Geoff's question)

Q: What's the song about the Rio Grande on a record that was playing in the movie? Was it the Samba? (from jayne in minnesota)
A: "The Wedding Samba" performed by Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra. (thanks to Jannus, The Netherlandsadd more info

Q: What is the song playing in the restaurant after all customers leave and Fani is giving Max his tips for waiting on the tables?
...from Pecan in D,GA (answer Pecan's question)

Q: What's the song playing at very end of the movie in the credits? It's in French, performed by a girl. (from Adrienn in Hungary)
A: I guess you're talking about "Il Faut Du Temps Au Temps" - Makali. see here (thanks to Anisa, Romaniaadd more info

Q: What is the theme song playing whenever Max is thinking, or during the scene transitions? Is it part of "Moi Lolita" by Alizee? Thanks! (from Anna in Seattle, Wa, USA)
A: Have a look here (thanks to Alexis Marcou, Greeceadd more info

Q: Why are so many of the most important tunes in the movie NOT featured on the soundtrack? Copyright may be? (from Maggie in Cambridge)
A: $$$ maybe (thanks to GOODnutadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Max and Fannie are making love? Like a sexy rumba... samba something? (from berri in calumet, mi. usa)
A: view here (thanks to kite, romaniaadd more info

Q: What is the french song when Monsieur Duflot sings to the vines?
...from Dany  in Lebanon/Brazil (answer Dany 's question)

Q: What is the music playing when he sees her at the restaurant and she argues about how he almost ran her over with his little car? She shows her bruises and as she walks off, the music is playing....
...from Claudette in UK (answer Claudette's question)

Q: What is the song playing in the outdoor movie scene? (from Beth in Illinois)
A: "Boum" by Charles Trenet is the original but the recording in the film is more recent. Here is Charles Trenet from 1938. For non-French speakers, a literal English translation here. (thanks to JDM, Texasadd more info

Q: What's the jazzy French song playing whenever Henry takes a women to his room?
...from Jacky in Nz (answer Jacky's question)

Q: What is the music playing in the bar in London where Max meets up with Charlie? Thank you.
...from mug in Rotterdam (answer mug's question)

Q: What song plays right after Lil Max says "checkmate"?
...from Dani in germany (answer Dani's question)

Q: Can I get a translation for "Il faut du Temps" and a translation of the other french songs? Thanks so much, Diane.
...from Diane in California (answer Diane's question)

Q: What is the classical piece that is playing while Max is cornering the yield market?
...from Brian in USA (answer Brian's question)

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