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Cocktail Soundtrack

3.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Aug. 11 1988)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Elektra Entertain.
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002H6A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,225 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Wild Again - Starship
2. Powerful Stuff - Fabulous Thunderbirds
3. Since When - Robbie Nevil
4. Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
5. Hippy Hippy Shake - The Georgia Satellites
6. Kokomo - The Beach Boys
7. Rave On - John Cougar Mellencamp
8. All Shook Up - Ry Cooder
9. Oh, I Love You So - Preston Smith
10. Tutti Frutti - Little Richard

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Cocktail ~ Soundtrack

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Format: Audio CD
One knows the peril of mixed drinks, but mixed songs? Nah, nothing hazardous. How about to bluesy rock, covers of 1950's songs, new songs, and a classic 1950's song? That sounds like a combination to yet another great soundtrack album from the 1980's--Cocktail.
Starship's energetic "Wild Again" could feel at home on their No Protection album, as it is typical of their late 1980's pop-rock hybrid. The rocking boogie rock/blues of the Fab T-Bird's "Powerful Stuff" made me remember when I first heard them with "Tuff Enuff." It's perfect for any kind of party.
Robbie Nevil's "Since When" has his trademark pinched falsetto with a classic 80's sound. A sharp contrast is the most famous number by the human beatbox himself. Bobby McFerrin's Grammy-winning "Don't Worry Be Happy" began life here before being included on his Simple Pleasures CD. Yes, it's that "song that I wrote, hope you like it note for note. Don't worry, be happy." Another #1 single is the Beach Boys' "Kokomo," proving that they could still make hits two decades after their prime. Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Key Largo, Montego Bay, Martinique, and Port-au-Prince are the Caribbean places named. No, they haven't changed a bit.
Of the cover songs, the Georgia Satellites' raucous cover of Chan Romero's "Hippy Hippy Shake" is the most welcome. They're the perfect 80's band to do a song covered by The Swinging Blues Jeans and yes, the Beatles. John Cougar Mellencamp's cover of Buddy Holly's "Rave On" starts slow but picks up with the folky accordion style from his Lonesome Jubilee album. The original's better, but a good try from JCM. Ry Cooder teases up Elvis's "All Shook Up" with his usual bluesy guitar.
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Cocktail is an excellent movie, and the soundtrack is no exception. It combines a nice mix of music; some old, some new, but all just excellent. Some of the songs should be know to radio-friendly listeners, while others won't be, but that shouldn't stop you from buying this compliation. The disc begins with "Wild Again" by Starship. A great rocker, and my personal fav on the album. "Powerful Stuff" is next and is has a great rhythm. "Since When" and "Hippy, Hippy Shake" are nice songs as well, but in between we have that 80's cult hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy." The buzz of this song was something, and to me, is a song that truly represents the high quality, meaningful music that is common to the 80's. John Mellencamp gets to shine with "Rave On" and shine on he does. The inclusion of the classic "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard is a nice treat too. Ry Cooder is represented by "All Shook Up," (not Mellencamp as listed above. A minor error. (lol)) This song is sort of cool, and I find it to have a bit of funk to it. "Oh, I Love You So," is another fav, and is a bit of a fast-paced pop song that fits in rather well. Lastly, there is perhaps the most popular song on the CD. The always-amazing Beach Boys are here with their ultimate ballad, "Kokomo." This is a fantastic song is so many ways. It has a phenomenal rhythm, great lyrics, and most of all....IT'S THE BEACH BOYS!!! You can still here this classic on the radio, which really tells you that the song is special. All in all, this a great movie soundtrack and I recommend that you pick it up. The music is a little more 80ish, but to me, that's what makes it special. And if you already have it, try something a little different with it....if you ever host a cocktail party, pop this into the CD player and see how long it takes the guests to catch on to the little rib. "Cocktail" during a cocktail party? (lol)
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This album opens with Starship's last recording,WILD AGAIN. It's played during the opening credits of the movie. POWERFUL STUFF by the Fabulous Thunderbirds is definitely POWERFUL STUFF! Robbie Nevil,who had the 1986 hit C'EST LA VIE,is heard on SINCE WHEN. DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY,written and performed by Bobby McFerrin,was a #1 hit for him,from his SIMPLE PLEASURES album,released in 1988,as was this album. The Georgia Satellites are heard on the 1 minute and 45 second HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE. KOKOMO was a hit for the Beach Boys and appeared on their 1989 album STILL CRUISIN'. John Cougar Mellencamp performs RAVE ON,which I believe the late Buddy Holly recorded shortly before his death. Ry Cooder performs the Elvis Presley classic ALL SHOOK UP. Presley recorded the song back in 1956 or '57. OH,I LOVE YOU SO is okay. Last,but certainly not least,is Little Richard Penniman's previously released TUTTI FRUTTI(back in '55).
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John Cougar Mellencamp's "Rave On" is a bit too huffing narcissistic macho and so it doesn't match the pure earnest Buddy Holly origina. "Kokomo" is a surprisingly creative work by Nancy Reagan's favorite band, the Beach Boys. "Don't Worry, Be Happy" is sui generis of course. The classics, "Tutti Frutti" and "Hippy Hippy Shake" lie beyond reproach. The Fabulous Thunderbirds's "Powerful Stuff" is a passionate and sexy lyric laid on an Olympic guitar performance. Really good music lies on two thirds of the cuts. THe electicism of the collection takes the listener in ten directions, and in this case it weakens the listening experience.
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