"The Legally Blonde soundtrack is a great one if you're looking for girl power music. Full of songs telling girls that they don't need a guy to tell them they're pretty to make them beautiful and that they can be a one girl revolution, this soundtrack aims to be a feminist pop machine. And, that it does. Full of pop gems and almost pop gems, this is definitely a soundtrack worth listening to, especially if you're a girl.
Here's my breakdown of the songs on this soundtrack:1. Perfect Day: (4/5) The first time I heard this song, I loved it. It's really catchy and well-done. It reminds me of a song the group Letters to Cleo would sing instead of being your typical Hoku song. It gets a little annoying the more you hear it, but is still good. It's what made me buy the soundtrack in the first place.2. Love Is A Beautiful Thing: (4/5) I loved Krystal's song "Supergirl" from the Princess Diaries, so I was a little disappointed by this song. It's a good song, but in my opinion, it wasn't as good as Supergirl. It has a nice beat and her voice sounds great, but I thought it was too repetitive and not catchy enough.3. We Could Still Belong Together: (5/5) Lisa Loeb is one of my favorite singers. I have enjoyed several of her past CDs and songs from other soundtracks and this one is no exception. It's catchy, though not as much as the great "Stay", and is a little `edgier' than some songs by her. It has more of a beat than what you may expect from her. It also is the first song to start with the girl power vibe that this CD has.4. Don't Need You To Tell Me I'm Pretty: (4/5) This song is very different from Samantha Mumba's singles, such as "Gotta Tell You." It's more of a ballad than a pop/R&B song. It has positive lyrics and her voice sounds nice- she sounds sort of like Brandy, but the song is too slow, in my opinion, and could have been shorter.5. One Girl Revolution: (5/5) This is my second favorite song on the CD. It's so upbeat with great girl power lyrics. (Sadly, I am a sucker for girl power songs..) I listen to this song on repeat when I'm getting ready to go anywhere. With lyrics like "I could lose my heart and freedom if my fear defines my world; I declare my independence from the critics and their stones" how could I resist it?6. A Thousand Miles: (5/5) And, here's my absolute favorite song on the soundtrack. It's one of the "non-teen pop" pop/rock songs on the CD. It's a really nice likable sweet songs with nice likable sweet lyrics and great instrumentals. The piano playing in this song is excellent! I often listen to this song on repeat when I'm trying to relax and let myself get lost in it.7. Magic: (3/5) I normally don't like rap/R&B songs, but this one isn't that bad. It's fairly catchy with a refrain that can get stuck in your head for days. It's one of those songs that is mostly rapped by a couple guys except for the refrain which is sung by a girl. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. It can get annoying easily though...8. Watch Me Shine: (4/5) And, here's another girl power song. This time, we're being asked to watch the singer shine. For those of you who have seen the movie, this is the song that was used as we watched Elle get herself together and go from being a law school spaz to a good student. It's a catchy, Britney-ish pop song that really isn't bad and is very likable.9. Ooh La La: (3/5) I don't like this song very much, but is ok. It's a song that I don't really love or hate. I normally do skip over it though. It has a good beat, but I've never been a big fan of Latin music. And, this one isn't really one of the exceptions.10. Can't Get Me Down: (4/5) This is the only song that I really wouldn't call a pop song. It's the required angry chick song and it gets the job done. It's actually pretty good and slightly reminiscent of Joan Jett. After listening to all the pop songs on this CD, this was a breath of fresh air for me- someone who generally listens to alternative music. The main problem with it is that it's fairly generic.11. Sex Machine: (3/5) I would definitely have to say that this is the most annoying song on the CD. It's way too repetitive and just really annoys me. The background noises and vocals give me a headache. It does have a nice beat though and the main vocals aren't bad. It's kind of good that it's towards the end of the CD though. I rarely have to hear it this way.."
Songs that stick in your head
Sallia | 07/16/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These songs are a good mix of light floating music like "ooh la la" to the hopeful melodies of "we could still belong together". It's a cd you'll listen to non stop and then you'll suddenly realize that you're walking around shouting "la la your love makes me sick." I don't even know what I'm singing about but suddenly I'm singing it. Hoku's "Perfect Day" is definitely the highlight of the CD, in my opinion, and is just as good or better than pop songs out now, with fun lyrics and a good beat. All and all, I recommend this to people into dance and pop and my bet a lot of people are going to buy this after have seeing the movie, because walking out of the theater, you're singing "its the perrrrrrrrrrrrrrfectttttttt day" and the happy music is just addictive"
Upbeat, Sunny Day, Positive, Happy and Fun CD
Joy Gatewood Fulton | Centreville, VA | 05/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD and it seems to always be in the CD player. Its a bit on the bubble gum side of music, but one needs a balance for the depressing music everyone else seems to make. Its the kind of CD that I'd like to buy for my sister and girlfriends. Funny that I don't remember most of the music being in the movie, except for "Perfect Day" (which I love). No matter, the songs are great and best of all I'm listening to some great artists that I haven't really paid attention to before now."
C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 02/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a man and I loved the movie, but then I happen to think of women as better than most men. Perhaps that's why my wife keeps me around. Anyway about half this soundtrack is great and about half will wear a little thin after several plays. I still recommend the soundtrack, especially if you like Perfect Day. A Thousand Miles, and Watch Me Shine."