This all-star soundtrack takes listeners on a tour of the '80s with neon-colored flashbacks of the artists and music that defined the big-haired decade, including Madonna's 1985 No. 1 hit "Crazy For You," Soft Cell's 1982 ... more »smash "Tainted Love," Pat Benatar's 1983 chart-topper, "Love Is A Battlefield," and of course, the ultimate '80s hit, Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby." Additional highlights are provided by roots-rockers Ingram Hill ("Will I Ever Make It Home?"), Lillix (who cover "What I Like About You") and Liz Phair ("Why Can't I?").« less
This all-star soundtrack takes listeners on a tour of the '80s with neon-colored flashbacks of the artists and music that defined the big-haired decade, including Madonna's 1985 No. 1 hit "Crazy For You," Soft Cell's 1982 smash "Tainted Love," Pat Benatar's 1983 chart-topper, "Love Is A Battlefield," and of course, the ultimate '80s hit, Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby." Additional highlights are provided by roots-rockers Ingram Hill ("Will I Ever Make It Home?"), Lillix (who cover "What I Like About You") and Liz Phair ("Why Can't I?").
Janice L. from MONTALBA, TX Reviewed on 5/15/2012...
This was a great movie thanks it was very funny and heartwarming movie.
If you liked the music here are most of the movie's songs
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 04/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Listening to the soundtrack for "13 Going on 30" only confirms for me that this script was kicking around Hollywood for a couple of years (they were originally thinking of doing it with Renee Zellwegger). In this film young Jenna turns 13 in the year 1987 and then ends up as Jennifer Garner in the year 2004. But look at when these songs came out: "Head Over Heels" by the Go-Go's is from their under appreciated 1984 "Talk Show" album, Rick Springfield's big hit "Jessie's Girl" came out in 1981, "Burning Down the House" by the Talking Heads in 1984, Madonna's "Crazy For You" is from 1985, Belinda Carlisle's "Mad About You" is from her first solo album in 1986, and Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" is from 1982. The two most important songs in the movie are Michael Jackson's "Thriller" from 1982 (you knew better than to expect it to show up on this album) and Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield" from 1983. There actually is one song from 1987, Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," but everything else is earlier. The difference is such that the original Jenna, when this script was first written, made it to high school by the time it was filmed and took place in 1987 instead of three or four years earlier. Yes, "Ice Ice Baby" is from 1990, but, hey, it is not Jenna's song in the movie, so there are no problems there in terms of my working hypothesis. Anyhow, this soundtrack does a good job of having all the songs that are featured prominently in the movie except one, the aforementioned "Thriller." So if you need to stop off to pick up this soundtrack on the way home from seeing the movie because being teased by hearing the songs in the movie brought the '80s back to you in a rush, then you are not going to be disappointed. This is not a bad little collection of songs from that decade, even with Vanilla Ice thrown into the mix, but the chief attraction will be those who liked the movie and memorized the choreography for "Love is a Battlefield.""
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love '80s music, so after I saw the movie, I knew I had to buy this soundtrack. It is one of the rare soundtracks filled with songs that were actually in the movie rather than thrown on there just to drive CD sales. It is a great blend of '80s music and music that is popular today. There is a song on here for every mood, so there isn't a good reason why someone shouldn't like it. Yes, it is disappointing "Thriller" wasn't on here, but the rest of the songs more than make up for that. If you have a wide variety of musical tastes, then you should get this soundtrack. Like the movie, it will make you feel good about yourself."
By the way . . .
Abby | Portland, OR USA | 05/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"No one seems to have mentioned yet, but I adored the song that was playing when Jenna was shopping at Chanel and had the green masque on. It's called "Good Day" by Luce."
Incomplete, but still great
Matthew Edmundson | Winter Haven, Florida United States | 04/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"13 Going on 30 was a fantastic movie. One of the big reasons it was so good is because of the music in the movie. The soundtrack is decent, but a few key songs from the movie are missing.Where is Thriller at. Thriller is one of the most important songs in the movie and should have been a must on this soundtrack. Thriller is a great song and one of the best music videos ever made, but it should have made the cut for the soundtrack. It plays such an important role in the movie.The rest of the soundtrack is 80's galore. I loved Pat Benatar's Love is a Battlefield. I hadn't heard this song in over a decade and what a joy it was to hear it again. It's a funny scene in the movie and which this song is played and I'm glad it's on the soundtrack.Some of the other big 80's songs on here are I wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston, Tainted Love by Soft Cell, Jesse's Girl by Rick Springfield, Head Over Heels, by the Go-Go's and Crazy For You by Madonna. There are some other 80's songs but those are the big hits.Throw in Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby and you basicly have the soundtrack. It is a very good soundtrack and I am glad to say I own it. This brought back a lot of memories and is fun to listen to. If you loved the movie you might want to consider picking it up. It's missing two songs from the movie which stopped it from being a five star review. Despite that go pick this soundtrack up."
Crazy For This Album, But Not A Thriller
Melanie Hawthorne | North Bellmore, NY | 08/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I like this album a lot--my only qualm is that it doesn't have the main featured song, "Thriller" by Michael Jackson. I was especially looking forward to buying the album for that and I'm disappointed to see it doesn't have it. Overall, though, the rest of the album is good. Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, and Madonna just can't be beat."