Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives

Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives is the soundtrack to the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It was released alongside the series in 2005 by Hollywood Records and distributed by Universal Music. As the album title implies, much of the music on the album was inspired by the series but was not in it. None of the songs had been used in the series at the time the album was released, however songs marked with an asterisks (*) have since been included. The remainder of the album is original dialogue excerpts from the series.

Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives
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Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2005
ProducerBonnie Greenberg, Christopher Thorn, David Lyndon Huff, Dan Huff, Emilio Estefan, Eric Bradley Smith, Jamie Houston, Jann Arden, John Alagia, K.D. Lang, Lawerance P. Dermer, Macy Gray, Marc Cherry, Mark Goodman, Martina McBride, Matt Evans, Matt Serletic, Mitchell Leib, Peter Collins, Robert John "Mutt" Lang, Russell Broom, Sabrina Wind, Sara Evans, Teddy Borowiecki
Singles from Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives
  1. "Shoes"
    Released: August 29, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Performance Artist(s)Length
1."Mary Alice" Mary Alice Young0:48
2."God Bless the American Housewife"Jann Arden Richards & Russell BroomSHeDAISY3:43
3."Edie" Edie Britt0:04
4."Shoes"Joie Scott, Kim Tribble, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Twain, Tammy HylerShania Twain3:55
5."Band of Gold"Edythe Wayne & Ronald DunbarAnna Nalick3:11
6."Lynette" Lynette Scavo0:13
7."Mother's Little Helper"Keith Richards & Mick JaggerLiz Phair3:02
8."Mrs. Robinson"Paul SimonIndigo Girls3:46
9."Harper Valley PTA"Tom T. HallMartina McBride3:26
10."Bree" Bree Van de Kamp0:06
11."We're Running Out of Time"Tena Rix Clark & Tim HeintzLeAnn Rimes4:07
12."Treat Me Right (I'm Yours for Life)"Diane WarrenJoss Stone4:01
13."One's on the Way"Shel SilversteinSara Evans3:22
14."Gabrielle" Gabrielle Solis0:04
15."Boom Boom"Boots Ottestad & Jeff CohenMacy Gray2:40
16."Young Hearts Run Free"David B. CrawfordGloria Estefan3:45
17."Susan" Susan Mayer0:06
18."Damsel in Distress"Jamie O'Neal, Jimmy Murphy, Pat MurphyIdina Menzel3:08
19."Dreams of the Everyday Housewife"Chris Gantryk.d. lang3:53
20."Mary Alice" Mary Alice Young0:12
21."Desperate Housewives Theme"ElfmanDanny Elfman0:39
22."Wisteria Lane†" Marc Cherry1:24
Total length:52:26
Canadian Bonus Disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Performance Artist(s)Length
1."God Bless the Canadian Housewife"Jann Arden Richards & Russell BroomSHeDAISY3:43

†Hidden Bonus Track sung by the series creator, technically part of track 21.


  1. ^ "Desperate Housewives - Original TV Soundtrack". Allmusic. All Media Network, LLC.

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