Romeo and Juliet (Film 1996)

Romeo and Juliet (Film 1996) Soundtrack

William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet's soundtrack was a best-seller, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard albums chart and going triple-platinum in the United States. "Lovefool" by The Cardigans and "Kissing You" by Des'ree were two hits that helped contribute in particular to the album's success, as well as the presence of contributions by marquee rock bands like Radiohead, who wrote the song "Exit Music (For a Film)" specifically for the movie. Luhrmann's commitment to creating a populist spectacle out of the play turns it into a kind of musical revue, with set-piece performances like Mercutio's song-and-dance number at the Capulet ball, and the boys choir rendition of "When Doves Cry" by Prince in Father Laurence's church.