Napoleon Dynamite is one of those rare films which you can watch at any time: you've just won £5 on a scratchcard, you've broken up with your first love, you're not sure you've got the mental strength to watch a film but yeah, you can do Napoleon Dynamite. It's a true minimalist masterpiece.

Endlessly quotable + charming characters + weird anachronisms + an offbeat soundtrack of original compositions and '80s music = a perfect recipe for a cult classic. Napoleon Dynamite should not have been the success it was. Shot on a budget of less than half a million dollars, it grossed over $45m worldwide and spawned a legion of chapstick wearing superfans bedecked in 'Vote for Pedro' t-shirts with a tendency to throw action figures out of bus windows.

Like the rest of Napoleon Dynamite, the soundtrack jumps from era to era - '80s ballads at the school dance, '90s boy band tracks for the elections, and Jamiroquai. John Swihart was the man to bring all of this music together along with his own original compositions. Swihart's own creations are heavily influenced by the shopping mall/elevator music and the whimsical compositions of Devo's Mark Motherbaugh (who scores many of Wes Anderson's movies).

'Bus Rider' is the quintessential Napoleon Dynamite mood music. It's one of Swihart's original creations and fully encompasses all of the weirdness of the movie. It works well as a bizarre piece of music and as a counterpoint to the frequent popular pieces of music such as the brilliant scene with Bette Midler's 'The Rose'.

The film's anachronisms come to the fore with the school dance which features two absolutely killer '80s alt-pop songs: Cyndi Lauper's sugar sweet 'Time After Time' and Alphaville's quirky Europop anthem 'Forever Young'.

Both tracks stretch the film's timeline across an unrealistic period but serve to encapsulate the oddness of youth across the generations, because let's face it, we all know a Napoleon Dynamite by another name.

The film's undisputed musical peak comes during Pedro's presidential election campaign. There's no point trying to describe the majesty of Jon Heder's movements to Jamiroquai's 'Canned Heat'. Watch for yourself and soak in the awesome sight. Moon boots and all.