‘Chef’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: April 20, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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chefMilan Records will release a soundtrack album for Jon Favreau’s comedy Chef. The album features the songs from the film by artists including Pete Rodriguez, Courtney John, The Martinis, Liquid Liquid, Louie Ramirez, El Michels Affair and more . Also included is a cue by composer Lyle Workman (SuperbadThe 40-Year Old Virgin) who wrote additional music for the film. The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 6, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. A CD version will be released later in May and is available for pre-order hereChef is written and directed by Favreau who also stars in the film alongside Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr. The movie follows a chef who quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner. The comedy premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and will be released in select theaters on May 9 by Open Road Films. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. I Like It Like That – Pete Rodriguez
2. Lucky Man – Courtney John
3. A Message To You Rudy – Grant Phabao, The Lone Ranger and Carlton Livingston
4. Cavern – Liquid Liquid
5. C.R.E.A.M – El Michels Affair
6. Hung Over – The Martinis
7. Que Se Sepa – Roberto Roena
8. Ali Baba – Louie Ramirez
9. Homenaje Al Beny (Castellano Que Bueno Baila Usted) – Gente de Zona
10. Mi Swing Es Tropical – Quantic & Nickodemus feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars
11. Bustin’ Loose – Rebirth Brass Band
12. Sexual Healing – The Hot 8 Brass Band
13. When My Train Pulls In (Live in Austin) – Gary Clark Jr.
14. West Coast Poplock – Ronnie Hudson And The Street People
15. Oye Como Va (Live at el Jefe) – Perico Hernandez
16. La Quimbumbia (Live at el Jefe) – Perico Hernandez
17. One Second Every Day – Lyle Workman

  1. Josh says:

    This isn’t on Google Music yet, so i have compiled a playlist with all but 4 of the tracks listed above:


  2. Ralph Worth says:

    Great movie in every aspect,great relationship father/son ex husband/ ex wife, great music, fitting choice,feel good movie.

  3. LILLY says:

    Full soundtrack – spotify:user:121687082:playlist:3tnixi9hrbEwaK1BZZC32L

  4. Mara Brightwell says:

    What is the song playing in the background as Fabreau, Sofia Vergara and the cute little kid arrive to the hotel in Miami?

  5. Maria Ocasio says:

    Loved this movie. Can’t wait to get the
    Soundtrack. Great story.

  6. Annie says:

    Can anyone tell me who the band is with the black singer at the Texas BBQ scene?! They were sooo good but I can’t find them anywhere.

    • Erin says:

      Gary Clark Jr. – He was playing “When My Train Pulls In”

      • Fozan says:

        Do you know the name of the song which was played when Ava enters in the club looking for the guide?

      • Carolyn say's says:

        Thank You, for the name of the singer Gary Clark Jr. I love this man singing but never new his name.. seen him once before on TV. He songs the “Hell” out of that “blue song”. The entire “Cast’s gave excellent performance” I cant wait to buy the sound track to it.

        Finally to say “Chef” was the “Best family” movie I seen since the movie “Mamma Mia” starring Meryl Streep. Both of these movies put me in such a “Happy State of Mind”. I wanted to get up and take a trip to Miami & Louisiana,dance & eat the food on the scene right there… if I could have “trust Me” I would have. Hee, hee

        Love… The Hell out of this movie! Please! tell me they will make a part 2.

      • Gimped says:

        Doesn’t he play 2 songs though? The FIRST song he plays — the super bluesy one — is absolutely fantastic, and I don’t think it’s “When My Train Pulls In.” I NEED that song!!!

  7. Marcia says:

    This is a wonderful – and wonderfully entertaining movie… the film, the cast, the music and the food!! The best of all worlds.

  8. Molle says:

    Loved the movie; loved the soundtrack. It appears the the CD is missing Bang Bang by Tito Puente.

    • Schei says:

      I was so hoping for that song as well. I never understand why they don’t fit in all the songs on a CD. It’s not like they run out of room on the disc.

  9. Fozan says:

    I am looking for the song that comes when the girl goes in the club looking for the tourist guide and she beats him up in the washroom.

    Help please!!

  10. Bonnie says:

    I thought Bang Bang was performed by Jose Cuba
    And who was the Cuban bandleader in the film?

  11. Hi – thanks for your helpful blog post. This was such a fabulous movie. Who was the singer of the cuban band in Miami? The one who was Inez’s father?

  12. moe blatt says:

    I have not heard a sound track that I enjoyed in years. This track I will get , I hope it is made on vinal

  13. mangeclous says:

    Excellent film plein de vie, et une bande son superbe.
    Un film plein d’entrain joué magistralement.

  14. vilga says:

    There a great song near the end of the movie where they are driving along the highway in the food truck. I tried to find it on the soundtrack list and it’s now there. Played every one in the itunes list and nothing.

    • Jap Lawton says:

      I think you mean… Hot 8’s version of Sexual Healing

  15. Vinny says:

    Hi, what is the music playing when Jon is tweeting. Thanks

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  18. Mithun says:

    I know/read/heard that music scene in America is quite vivid and diverse and each region has a genre to its own. The kind of music that originated from there. I’m not from US. So can someone comment on the accuracy of music depiction in this movie? Did Jon do a great job or was he just following the norms. I discovered a lot of songs from this movie and all of them are my favourites now. I’m pretty sure Jon must’ve put good thought in choosing the tracks for the movie. Just wanted to know how accurately he conveyed music of each place.

  19. Fc says:

    I thought that it was Leon Bridges in the scenes in Austin.
    I can’t find anything to support this.
    Who is the artist/band playing outside in the Austin, TX scenes?!