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The Wedding Singer: Music From The Motion Picture
Various Artists
The Wedding Singer: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
 
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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 (Musical Youth's "Pass the Dutchi...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: The Wedding Singer: Music From The Motion Picture
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 30
Label: Maverick
Original Release Date: 2/3/1998
Release Date: 2/3/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Style: New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624684022, 093624684046

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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 (Musical Youth's "Pass the Dutchie" in particular) 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 Matt Pinfield. Or Adam Sandler. Or Steven Morrissey. --Rickey Wright

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Member CD Reviews

Mark T. from ENID, OK
Reviewed on 10/18/2016...
OH! Please, please could I have the lame soundtrack to one of the crappiest movies ever made with a stellar cast of non-acting morons to further waste my time and further enable my hurling to reach new heights??! Our military should use this disgusting waste of film and and it's putrid soundtrack as torture devises! Guaranteed results!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Ralph M. from PITTSBURGH, PA
Reviewed on 8/16/2010...
Great cd, has every good song from the movie.
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CD Reviews

A great collection of the music that defined the 1980s
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 07/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Wedding Singer, besides being a wonderful movie, assembled a soundtrack crammed full of the best, most wide-ranging pop songs from the 1980s. This CD as well as the second soundtrack volume are must-haves for 80s aficionados. Among the most commonly known classics on this CD are "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" from The Police, "Hold Me Now" by The Thompson Twins, "White Wedding" by Billie Idol, and "China Girl" from the one and only David Bowie. Even the Culture Club track "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" is enjoyable amidst the other songs on the album. "Pass the Dutchie" is a somewhat forgotten, uniquely-80s hit. I was most pleased to see several tracks from more alternative bands of the 80s, such as "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Presidents of the United States of America, "Love My Way" by the Psychedelic Furs, "Blue Monday" by New Order (perhaps the ultimate dance song of the decade), and--one of my favorite songs of all time--"How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths. Such variety means that listeners may not like every single song on the CD, but anyone who grew up in the 80s will discover long-forgotten memories associated with every single one of these songs, and the younger generation will get a good overview of the wide-ranging popular music of my generation. Adam Sandler's "Somebody Kill Me" song is, of course, not an 80s tune, but it really had to be included on the movie soundtrack. Rap fans will be disappointed, as the only rap song found here is "Rapper's Delight" featuring the elderly Ellen Dow from the movie along with Sugarhill Gang, but all in all this CD and its companion volume from The Wedding Singer soundtrack comprise the most representative collection of the unforgettable music of the late, great 1980s."
Party Likes It's 1985
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 12/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."