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MUSIC

Unfortunately, there is no soundtrack available (yet!) for WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER. The score was composed and produced by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren. 

Songs in WHAS, in order (lyrics below):

"Jane" by Jefferson Starship
"Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner (performed by campers)
"Backwards from Three" by Craig Wedren and Theodore Shapiro
"Wet Hot American Summer" by Craig Wedren*
"Love is Alright Tonight" by Rick Springfield
"Danny's Song" by Loggins & Messina
"Turn Me Loose" by Loverboy
"Beth" by Kiss
"Day By Day" from Godspell
"Harden My Heart" by Quarterflash (performed by Football Wedding) 
"Higher and Higher" by Craig Wedren and Theodore Shapiro*
"When It's Over" by Loverboy
"Wet Hot American Dream" by Peter Salett*
"Summer in America" by Mr. Blue & Chubb Rock*

*available in full length on the DVD

LYRICS

Wet Hot American Summer

Music & Lyrics by Craig Wedren 

wet hot American summer
I want the one with the stars in her eyes
hot wire train to the middle of nowhere
I've got some wings and a map for advice
wet hot American summer
wet hot American summer

get ready
get set baby
we're leaving tomorrow
get ready
get set baby
we're leaving tomorrow behind
behind
behind
we've traveled so far

wet hot American summer
is where the past and the future divide
hot cold rain snow
sweat for your supper
I am the thing you will wrestle tonight
wet hot American summer
pack it up
put your face on

get ready
get set baby
we're leaving tomorrow
get ready
get set baby
we're leaving tomorrow behind
behind
behind
we've traveled so far
behind
behind
we've traveled so far so far away
behind
behind
we've traveled so far

 

Higher and Higher

Music and Lyrics by Theodore Shapiro & Craig Wedren

(verse lyrics deleted from final version:)
another night
but my mind can't seem to sleep
the morning light
puts the fight back into me
I'm wide awake 
but afraid to open my eyes

CHORUS
show me the fever
into the fire
taking it higher and higher
nothing to fear
it's only desire
taking you higher an higher
be a believer
a spirit igniter
taking it higher and higher
ending is near
the future is brighter
taking you higher and higher
ooo
higher 
higher
ooo
higher 
higher
ooo

Backwards From Three

Music & Lyrics by Theodore Shapiro & Craig Wedren

another night and we're through
such is life 
in the zoo
put all your troubles away
I'm counting backwards from three

we'll take it down to the square
look at the girls in their hair
you'll do whatever I say
I'm counting backwards from three

tell you when to jump
I'll tell you when to jump

3-2-1-2
I'm counting backwards from three

 

Wet Hot American Dream

by Peter Salett

While I got you listening
Lemme bend your ear
Back to the glistening summer times of yesteryear
Little girls in their short shorts
Showing off their legs and tans
Little boys thinkin they know what it takes to be a man
Yeah we do what we can

In this wet hot american summer
You're my wet hot american dream
That is if you notice me
Then who knows what the summer will bring

Been feelin kind of restless
Been feelin all mixed up yeah
Been feeling the girl I want
Is gonna show me what she's made of
Why can't I be the boy that everybody loves
Why can't I be the boy that everybody loves
Is it always this tough

In this wet hot american summer
You're my wet hot american dream
That is if you notice me
Then who knows what the summer could bring

Anyway I'm not alone
I've got my good friends by my side
Either way the time will go
But I don't want these three months to die

In this wet hot american summer
You're my wet hot american dream
That is if you notice me
Then who knows what the summer could bring