Vacation Friends 2 is a 2023 American comedy film written and directed by Clay Torver. It is the sequel to They Discuss Friends and stars Lil Riley Howery, John Cena, Yvonne Orji, Meredith Hagner, Steve Buscemi, Ronnie Ching, and Jamie Hector.
Vacation Friends 2 was released on August 25, 2023, by Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in other regions.
Vacation Friends 2 Soundtrack (Theme)
Vacation Friends 2 is a comedy film that was released in 2023 on Hulu. The film is a sequel to the 2021 hit Vacation Friends and follows the same characters as they embark on another wild adventure in South Korea.
The film’s soundtrack features a mix of original scores composed by Mark Mothersbaugh, a veteran musician, and composer who has worked on films like Thor: Ragnarok and The LEGO Movie, and songs by various artists, such as Pell, Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces, and Mexican Institute of Sound.
The soundtrack album was released by Hollywood Records and contains 31 tracks, including the catchy theme song Hot in Herre, performed by the cast members.
Vacation Friends 2 Soundtrack (OST)
- Hot in Here by Cast Members: Hot in Here is a song by American rapper Nelly, released as the first single from his second studio album Nellyville in 2002. The song was written by producers Nelly, Charles Brown, and The Neptunes. The song was a huge hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and winning a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Male Rap Solo Performance.
- Get Up Edina by Desmond Dekker & The Four Aces: Get Up Edina is a song by Jamaican ska and reggae singer Desmond Dekker and his backing group the Aces, which consisted of four brothers: Carl, Patrick, Clive, and Barry Howard. The song was recorded in 1963 and released as a single in Jamaica. It was one of Dekker’s early hits, along with songs like “Parents”, “This Woman” and “Mount Zion”.
- Queso by Pell (00:03:00): Queso is a song by American rapper and singer Pell, from his second studio album LIMBO, released in 2015. The song was produced by David Andrew Sitek, who is also known for his work with TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Santigold. The song is a hip-hop and R&B track that features Pell’s smooth vocals and witty lyrics. The title of the song means “cheese” in Spanish, and it is a slang term for money. In the song, Pell raps about his wealth and success but also expresses his attraction to a woman whom he wants to impress with his queso.
- Ska Jam by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics (00:05:00): Ska Jam is a song by Jamaican saxophonist Tommy McCook and his band the Supersonics, recorded in 1966. The song is a classic example of ska music, a genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and early 1960s, combining elements of Caribbean mento, calypso, jazz, and rhythm and blues. The song features McCook’s lively saxophone solo over a fast-paced rhythm section, with horns and guitars accentuating the offbeat. The song has no lyrics but is purely instrumental.
- Flaming Conga by Mexican Institute of Sound (00:07:00): Flaming Conga is a song by Mexican Institute of Sound, a musical project created by Mexican DJ and producer Camilo Lara. The song is a fusion of electronic, Latin, and tropical sounds, featuring a catchy conga rhythm, synthesizers, horns, and vocal samples. The song is part of the soundtrack of the comedy film Vacation Friends 2, starring John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, and Meredith Hagner. The song was released as a single on August 25, 2023, by 20th Century Studi.
- The Hippys Are Here by The Hippy Boys (00:09:00): The Hippys Are Here is a song by The Hippy Boys, a Jamaican reggae band formed in 1968 by Lloyd Charmers. The band also included Glen Adams, Aston Barrett, and Carlton Barrett, who later became part of The Upsetters and Bob Marley and the Wailers. The song is a lively instrumental track with a prominent organ melody, guitar riffs, and drums. The song was released as a single on the Amalgamated label in 1969 and was re-released in 2021 in the EU.
- Theme From Hong Kong by Lee Scratch Perry (00:11:00): Theme From Hong Kong is a song by Lee “Scratch” Perry, a Jamaican reggae and dub pioneer who passed away in 2021. The song is an instrumental track with a kung fu movie vibe, featuring a flute melody, guitar chords, and percussion. The song is the opening track of the album Kung Fu Meets The Dragon, which was produced by Perry in 1975 under the name The Mighty Upsetter. The album is a tribute to the martial arts films that were popular at the time and features other songs with titles like Enter The Dragon, Black Belt Jones, and Scorching Iron.
- Ms. Kim Wae Early by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:13:00): Ms. Kim Wae Early is a song by Mark Mothersbaugh, an American composer, singer, and musician who is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the new wave band Devo. The song is part of the original soundtrack of the movie Vacation Friends 2, a comedy film starring John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, and Meredith Hagner. The song is a playful and upbeat track with a catchy melody and synth sounds.
The Vacation Friends 2 soundtrack also includes:
- Cocktail Party by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:15:00):
- Ron Speaks Korean by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:17:00)
- Everybody Likes Me by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:19:00)
- Reese Arrives by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:21:00)
- They Chat with Reese by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:23:00)
- Crypto Chat with Reese by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:25:00)
- Walk to the Beach by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:27:00)
- Ron Pep Talk by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:29:00)
- Beach Party by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:31:00)
- Ron and Emily Dance by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:33:00)
- Marcus and Kyla Dance by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:35:00)
- Ron and Emily Kiss by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:37:00)
- Marcus and Kyla Kiss by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:39:00)
- Reese’s Plan by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:41:00)
- Reese’s Heist by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:43:00)
- Ron and Emily Chase Reese by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:45:00)
- Marcus and Kyla Chase Reese by Mark Mothersbaugh (00:47:00)
- Reese Escapes by Mark Mothersbaugh (01:01:30)
- Ron and Emily Reconcile by Mark Mothersbaugh (01:03:30)
- Marcus and Kyla Reconcile by Mark Mothersbaugh (01:05:30)