It isn’t just publishers

Writers often roll their eyes at the decisions of their publishers that just don’t seem to make any sense. But I’ve found an instance at that intersection of movies and music that makes it clear those publishers aren’t alone.

If you’ve heard the trailer to the movie Like Crazy, you may have been as captivated by Ingrid Michaelson’s gorgeous interpretation of the old Elvis Presley song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.”  I immediately began searching around for it and after I figured out who the artist was, I bought it on iTunes.

But get this. It isn’t on the Like Crazy soundtrack!  How can you leave a song that drp-dead gorgeous — a song featured on the trailer — and leave it out of the soundtrack?