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Less Than Zero (soundtrack)

Less Than Zero is the soundtrack to the 1987 film Less Than Zero. It was released on November 6, 1987, through Def Jam Recordings and consisted of a variety of music genres, including hard rock, pop rock, hip hop, heavy metal and contemporary R&B, with most of the album being produced by Rick Rubin. The soundtrack found success, peaking at 31 on the Billboard 200 and 22 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and was certified gold on February 8, 1988.

Less Than Zero
Less than Zero OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedNovember 6, 1987
GenreRock, pop rock, hip hop, R&B, heavy metal
LabelDef Jam
ProducerRick Rubin
Singles from Less Than Zero
  1. "Rock and Roll All Nite"
    Released: October 12, 1987
  2. "A Hazy Shade of Winter"
    Released: November 1987
  3. "Going Back to Cali"
    Released: January 27, 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Four singles made it to the Billboard charts. The Black Flames cover of "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" and Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise" were minor hits on the R&B charts, but LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali" and The Bangles cover of "A Hazy Shade of Winter" fared better, making it to 31 and 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.

Track listingEdit

1."Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu"Huey "Piano" Smith, Johnny VincentAerosmith2:56
2."Life Fades Away"Glenn Danzig, Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison3:42
3."Rock and Roll All Nite"Paul Stanley, Gene SimmonsPoison3:37
4."Going Back to Cali"James Todd SmithLL Cool J4:10
5."You and Me (Less than Zero)"Glenn Danzig, Rick RubinGlenn Danzig & the Power and Fury Orchestra3:36
6."In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"Doug IngleSlayer3:19
7."Bring the Noise"Carl Ridenhour, Hank Shocklee, Eric "Vietnam" SadlerPublic Enemy3:45
8."Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So)"Eugene RecordBlack Flames3:06
9."She Lost You"Peter GageJoan Jett and the Blackhearts2:58
10."How to Love Again"Vinnie Bell, Frederick GordonAlyson Williams and Oran "Juice" Jones4:42
11."A Hazy Shade of Winter"Paul SimonThe Bangles2:47
Total length:41:28


  1. ^ "Less Than Zero - Original Soundtrack". Allmusic.