CodeMaster Talon | Orlando, FL United States | 05/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The soundtrack to Dreamworks' "Madagascar" is a lackluster collection of all-purpose musical cues (i.e. "Stayin' Alive" to indicate a male character on the town) that is notable for one thing and one thing only: British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's glorious remake of the 90's song "I Like to Move It". If you are not dancing by the end of this song ("Three, two, one...") then you belong with the human pilots in the film itself.
You probably have bits and pieces of this soundtrack already: "Born Free" (a good theme song for the fugitive penguins I'll admit), "Chariots of Fire" (time to retire this one, I think), Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World", "Boogie Wonderland", and Hans Zimmer ripping off his own far superior work on "The Lion King", among others.
Best to buy "I Like to Move It" as a single and pass on the complete soundtrack. That's all you need to know, and I anyway I got to get back to dancing. All together now! "I like to move it move it, You like to move it move it...""
I like to listen to it...so I can move it, move it!
SuperOdie34 | Salisbury, MD United States | 09/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this CD for my birthday, and it was, like, one I had been wanting all summer. Main reason: "I like to move it, move it!". I *love* that thing. I like how the King Lemur talks over it. Especially when he starts telling the story of his life, mentions how he used to dance to the "Jungle Boggie", and then he starts singing "JUNGLE BOOGIE! JUNGLE BOOGIE!". Then he stops the singing, and I have to start it again. But all the stuff on here is great; the score by Hans Zimmer (first track most of all), "Chariots of Fire", "Stayin' Alive!", "What a Wonderful World", it's all great. It is kinda a short CD, I suppose that counts as a flaw. But that doesn't deduct any stars in my book."
I like what's here, but where's the rest?
Preston Nevins | 08/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Though I like the parts of the film's soundtrack that are included here, unfortunately the CD leaves out most of Hans Zimmer's orchestral score, which is a significant part of the appeal of the movie, to me at least. "I Like To Move It" and all the "guest" tracks like Chariots of Fire and Hawaii Five-O are here, as they well should be, but once you get past those, it's a bit anemic. I didn't expect them to make it a two-disc set or anything, but there's lots of room left over on this disc for more music, and lots of music that's not here. Its absence is unfortunate (and kind of inexplicable) and keeps me from really being satisfied with it as a soundtrack.
Which is a pity, as the movie is superb!"
*S Club Freak* | USA | 04/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great soundtrack, with both insturmentals and classic hits! A perfect addition to your cd collection.
1. Best Friends-Cute way to start off! Grade: B
2. I Like to Move it-I love this song!!!! Grade:A++
3. Hawaii Five-O-A Classic tv theme song, who knew? Grade:B
4. Boogie Wonderland-The best song on the whole album! Originally released in 1979 by Earth, Wind, and Fire featuring the Emotions. I am a huge Earth, Wind, and Fire fan so this is definetly a treat! Grade: A++++
5. Whacked Out Conspiracy-Cute and cutely, boys. Cute and cutely. Gotta love the penguins! Grade:A-
6. Chariots of fire-The scene with this song, Alex, and Marty is classic! Grade: A
7. Stayin' Alive-The ultimate party song! You cannot deny yourself, you just want to get up and dance! Grade: A
8. Zoosters Breakout-I don't remember where this song is in the movie, but I like the musical arraignment. Grade: B+
9. Born Free-Nice, but I like the version with the singing penguins during the opening credits. Grade: B-
10. The Foosa Attack-Very dramatic, every movie has got to have some like that! Grade: B+
11. Beacon of Liberty-Another dramatic song, "You're on the Jersey side!" Funny! Grade: A-
12. What A Wonderful World- This song always makes me cry! It's so sweet! Thank you Louis Armstrong! Grade: A"
I Like to Move it Move it....
Jennifer Reed | Naperville, Illinois | 03/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a CD that I bought for my 4 year old son. He loved the movie and watching him dace to the music at the end of the DVD was a riot. So I got him the CD and I can watch him dance like a monkey and roar like a lion all over the house! I don't know which is more fun - watching him dance - or singing the words to "I Like To Move It". It was definitely well worth it."