The Wedding Singer Soundtrack
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|3. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police|
|4. How Soon Is Now - The Smiths|
|5. Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs|
|6. Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins|
|7. Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis Costello|
|8. White Wedding - Billy Idol|
|9. China Girl - David Bowie|
|10. Blue Monday - New Order|
|11. Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth|
|12. Have You Written Anything Lately (Dialog) - Original Cast|
|13. Somebody Kill Me - Adam Sandler|
|14. Rapper's Delight (Medley) - Ellen Dow Plus Sugarhill Gang|
This soundtrack provided the perfect new-wave accompaniment to a romantic comedy set in 1985. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police; How Soon Is Now? The Smiths; Love My Way Psychedelic Furs; Hold Me Now Thompson Twins; China Girl David Bowie; Blue Monday New Order, and more.
Sounding like a flashback of the first few years of MTV, the soundtrack of The Wedding Singer starts as an intended goof and ends up quite listenable, thanks. While a couple of these songs had already fallen off the cultural radar by 1985, when the movie's action takes place, what's most impressive is the staying power most of them hold. If anything, the Psychedelic Furs' "Love My Way" sounds even better than it did then, and of course "How Soon Is Now" and "Blue Monday" are classics that have transcended their era: Just ask Adam Sandler. Or Steven Morrissey. --Rickey Wright
Top Customer Reviews
Okay then... Let it be known that the only reason I'm giving this CD five stars is because it has "Blue Monday" and "How Soon Is Now?" on it. And the Adam Sandler song is funny (I've never seen the movie, though...). HEY EVERYBODY! How come nobody's mentioned "Blue Monday"? That's probably the best dance song of all time!! When you listen to it you HAVE to dance! It's like a magic wand! When you Dance! DANCE!! That drum fill right before the "I see a ship in the harbor" line is AMAZING!! Dancey + hypnotic + awesome drums = JUST THE COOLEST!
"How Soon Is Now?" is good, but whenever I wore my Smiths shirt in school I always got called a dork. By EVERYBODY. Even some of the other dorks called me a dork. There were maybe three dorks in the whole school who were dorkier than I was when I wore my Smiths shirt. Even the girls I had crushes on called me a dork. I guess that's life sometimes.
-Video Killed the Radio Star by The Presidents of the United States of America:
-A popular alternative rock band from the latter half of the nineties covers the Buggles classic. Surprisingly, the fusion of eighties and then-modern rock works out pretty well.
-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me by Culture Club
-Probably Culture Club's biggest hit. I was never a very big fan of this band, but I do enjoy this song, and feel it is worthy of its popularity.
-Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police
-The Police were one of the first wildly successful new wave rock bands, and this track does a good job of demonstrating that.
-How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths
-Before I bought this soundtrack, I had never heard anything by this artist, but I was impressed by this track nonetheless.
-Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs
-The Psychedelic Furs were one of the greatest alternative new wave rock bands of the eighties, and of all their popular songs, this one is by far the best. Arguably my favorite song here.
-Hold Me Now by The Thompson Twins
-Another fairly popular new wave band, with a fairly popular song. This one's a bit too mellow for my taste, but it's still pretty good.Read more ›
When things start out, however, they don't quite go that way. The set opens with the Presidents of the United States of America updating the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star," which actually sounds very good, but still feels more tied to grunge than new wave. But thankfully, as the album continues on, it evolves into an enjoyable New Wave set, as the next ten tracks are all New Wave classics performed by the original artists, like Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"; the Thompson Twins' "Hold Me Now"; the Smiths' "Love My Way"; Elvis Costello's "Everyday I Write the Book"; Musical Youth's "Pass the Dutchie"... all of these particular tracks are first-rate, and since they form the majority of the album, they easily make the soundtrack an enjoyable listen. And the Adam Sandler skits "Have You Written Anything Lately?" and "Somebody Kill Me" are actually both very good, while Ellen Dow as the movie's granny is hilarious in the opening segment of "Rapper's Delight." But even if you don't like those three particular tracks, this soundtrack is still a nice collection regardless of whether you are a fan of the movie- simply because of the classics that make up the bulk of the set. So, THE WEDDING SINGER soundtrack is essentially a record that any admirer of New Wave should take a look at.
Most recent customer reviews
This soundtrack contains "Pass the Dutchie". If that song alone doesn't convince you that it's worth buying, then go watch the movie (again if you must) and I'm sure you... Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003
The Wedding Singer soundtrack, will bring back some fond memories for anyone who was a teenager, growing up in the mid 80's. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2003 by T. Lobascio
This c.d is awesome! It has some of the best music by the best artists of the 80's!! If you're a child of the 80's and want to reminesce or simply love music from this decade,... Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2002
The Wedding Singer, besides being a wonderful movie, assembled a soundtrack crammed full of the best, most wide-ranging pop songs from the 1980s. Read morePublished on July 8 2002 by Daniel Jolley
I loved "The wedding singer" and ran out to purchase this c.d. soon after I saw the movie in the theaters. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2002 by Ei
I am a child of the 80's, no doubt about it. I was a teenager in the 80's and I miss that era!
My husband and I loved this movie and new instantly that we must have the... Read more