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The Wedding Singer Soundtrack

4.5 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Feb. 3 1998)
  • Original Release Date: Jan. 1 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Maverick
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002NJJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,519 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Video Killed The Radio Star - The Presidents Of The United States Of America
2. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club
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

Product Description

Product Description

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

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Okay that's a VERY obscure reference there. if you understand it, then give yourself a nice handshake or something. if you don't, pay it no mind...
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.
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The Wedding Singer is an extremely funny movie and part of its fun is that it takes place in 1985. The music culled from that era for this soundtrack shows off a nice range of music. Instead of going for the same old tired songs, this album has some nice surprises like The Smiths "How Soon Is Now?" and "Everyday I Write The Book" by Elvis Costello. "Pass The Dutchie" is a fun song (though it does tire a bit after repeat listens) and "White Wedding" by Billy Idol is a perfect fit for the film. The Presidents of the USA take on The Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star" is serviceable and "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" by the Culture Club was used in the film, but it would have been funny to contain a version by Alexis Arquette from the film like they did with Ellen Dow on "Rapper's Delight". "Somebody Kill Me" is classic Adam Sandler and is very funny. The soundtrack does an excellent job of representing the feel of the film and brings back good memories for those who grew up in the 80's.
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You can do no wrong with this. It's so good, they even put Adam Sandler's song from the movie in it. The movie was easily the best work of Adam Sandler (in that it actually was a respectable movie, whereas Waterboy, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore were not). His hair in the movie was like Morrison's. I'm not ashamed to say that Culture Club song is so good.
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In early 1998, the Adam Sandler comedy film The Wedding Singer was released. Though Sandler's antics were as comical as ever, they weren't the true attraction of the film - the music used in the film was. In fact, so many excellent eighties tunes were used in the film, they had to release two soundtracks for the movie! This is the first of the two soundtracks, released to accompany the arrival of movies in theaters. Read on for my review.
-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.
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Since the 1998 movie THE WEDDING SINGER was set in 1985, it was expected that the soundtrack would be a collection of new wave hits. And, by little surprise, that's very much what this soundtrack is. First off, it must be mentioned that like the movie, the collection is technically a little inaccurate- 1985 was around the time New Wave died, but the whole project sounds like it's representing the golden years of 1982 and 1983. Yet that kind of complaint would be irrelevant if the soundtrack provided a good set of songs.
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.
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