'Drive' Soundtrack Climbs iTunes Charts on Strong Viral Reviews

Drive Film Still One - H 2011

Drive Film Still One - H 2011

It was No. 5 Monday morning as fans touted it on Twitter: "Listening to the 'Drive' soundtrack actually makes you 40% cooler than you were before."

The soundtrack to Ryan Gosling-starrer Drive is climbing the iTunes charts. It was No. 5 as of Monday morning, no doubt thanks to strong reviews on Twitter. Over the weekend, it was No. 7.

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Fans have been touting the '80s electronica-influenced album, which can be downloaded on iTunes for $9.99 or bought in hard copy beginning Sept. 27. The Nicolas Winding Refn-helmed film hit theaters on Friday (and was beat by the 3D re-release of The Lion King).

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In fact, the popularity of the soundtrack appears to be affecting what people think about the movie overall. Fan comments include:

davefranklin David Franklin
FACT: listening to the 'Drive' soundtrack actually makes you 40% cooler than you were before, and as you know I was pretty cool already

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christinagan Christina Gan
I'm obsessed with "A Real Hero" by College (featured on the Drive soundtrack). Literally can't stop playing it! Loving the 80s vibe!

jameskingmovies James King
Drive starring Ryan Gosling? Muscular thrills with pulsating soundtrack. RG is so cool he can even make leather driving gloves look good.

Robert Scott
iheartcarrie Robert Scott
Driving to work listening to the #Drive movie soundtrack. The music is seriously EPIC- and so is the movie!

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DeniseMarie13 Denise Warner
Must buy the whole Drive soundtrack for the songs I want. #worthit

WeekofWonders R Richardson
Just ordered the soundtrack to DRIVE. Outrageously great music in Nicolas Winding Refn's film.

geofflatulippe Geoff LaTulippe
OK, so based on several recommendations, I just bought the DRIVE soundtrack. Poll: listen to it BEFORE seeing the film or wait?

mbrownerhamlin Matt Browner Hamlin
Hard to imagine @BretEastonEllis doesn't love the Drive soundtrack. Or at least @BretEastonEllis as a 21 year old would love it.

skipped_a_beat Emma Stoner
Just bought the soundtrack to "Drive" ... Incredible. It's an 80's, Tangerine Dream extravaganza. I'm so in love #BestMovieOfTheYear

aarongrable Aaron Grable
"Drive" was a lean, sexy & violent genre masterpiece. Do yourself a favor, go see it ASAP. Soundtrack is killer. bit.ly/rjuqqh

noreweb Ben Rowe
Drive: insanely good film. Want to see it again immediately. Elegant, perfectly-paced, slicker than oil soundtrack, visceral.

gjunkie Graphic Junkie
Purchased the Drive soundtrack… it kicks ass. git it!

meeri_kim Meeri
DRIVE certainly surpassed my expectations. And I can't stop listening to the soundtrack. youtu.be/xPqkjA738h0