Iron and Wine’s “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” made an appearance in the first installment of the “Twilight” movies in the prom scene with Edward and Bella dancing.  It will make a revamped (ha-ha!) appearance in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” with a special “Wedding Version”.   Take a listen and watch the video below.

I love that this song is getting a chance to come full-circle and make another appearance on a soundtrack. It was the first dance for the couple at the prom and I’m 99% sure that we’ll see Edward and Bella dance to it as their first dance as husband and wife at the reception.  I’ve always thought that the song was very sweet and romantic.  I am really liking what they’ve done with the addition of the strings and a slightly slower tempo.


Christina Perri is another artist contributing to the soundtrack for “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” and she wrote a song called “A Thousand Years” for Edward and Bella.  Perri, a self-proclaimed Twilight fan, spoke to MTV about the song and says,

“I wrote [the song] for Edward and Bella in their perspective,” Perri explained, calling the song “pretty, classical and simple.” “It’s the purest love song I think I could have possibly written. It’s about the simplest kind of love and a timeless love.

 Take a look at the official video for the song featuring scenes from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” below.

What do you think of this song?  Where do you see it being used in the movie?  Do you think that it will end up as one of the songs used when the credits start rolling or do you think it will get a more prominent place in the story?   I have to say that I am LOVING this song, but I’ve liked everything that I’ve heard Christina Perri sing thus far.   I’m glad to know that someone who is such a big fan of the Twilight Saga has been able to land a spot on the soundtrack!


With the release date for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” drawing closer, fans get to enjoy seeing the cast members out promoting the film.  Here are some upcoming appearances on the talk show circuit for some of your favorite cast members:

  • November 2nd – Robert Pattinson – Jimmy Kimmel Live (taping date – air date TBA)
  • November 2nd – Taylor Lautner – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • November 3rd – Kristen Stewart – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • November 3rd – Kristen Stewart – Jimmy Kimmel Live (taping date – air date TBA)
  • November 7th – Taylor Lautner – Jimmy Kimmel Live (undetermined whether taping or air date as of yet)
  • November 8th – Peter Facinelli – Live with Regis and Kelly
  • November 9th – Taylor Lautner – Live with Regis and Kelly
  • November 10th – Robert Pattinson – Live with Regis and Kelly
  • November 10th – Robert Pattinson – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • November 18th – Breaking Dawn cast – Ellen (taping on November 14 – air on November 18)
  • November 30th – Kellan Lutz – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Get those DVRs set!   I am really looking forward to watching the cast with Ellen.   The whole cast with Jimmy Kimmel last year was pretty awesome, but I have a feeling that Ellen will have something really good up her sleeve – like the time she gave Rob underwear that said “bite me”.   I’m also glad to see that Rob will be stopping by Jimmy Fallon’s show.  I am really hoping to see another installment of “Bothered”.  


If you haven’t visited the Official Twilight Saga site on YouTube lately, you may have missed out on some videos including the recent TV spots for the film and a sneak-peek of the highly-anticipated wedding.   Take a look below.

“Breaking Dawn” Wedding Sneak Peek

Jacob TV Spot

“Love Forever” TV Spot

See more (and clips from the previous movies) here.

Do you have a favorite of the TV spots?  I have to say that I’m really partial to the “Love Forever” one with Christina Perri’s song playing and the interaction between Charlie and Bella.   I love me some Chief Swan!  I have a feeling that I may just bawl like a baby during any and all of the Charlie scenes this time around.  I nearly lost it in “New Moon” in the scene when he wakes up to Bella’s screaming and has this lost look on his face.   The wedding sneak-peek is nice and I cannot wait to see that on the big screen.   The set is absolutely stunning!!

Share your thoughts here or in the forum.  We’d love to hear from you!!