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50 First Dates
Various Artists
50 First Dates
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
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The Cure and a reggae beat certainly make strange bedfellows as, one assumes, do Adam Sandler and a girl with no short-term memory. In that sense, the 50 First Dates soundtrack is a good accompaniment to a fluffy romantic ...  more »


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: 50 First Dates
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Maverick
Original Release Date: 2/13/2004
Re-Release Date: 2/3/2004
Album Type: Enhanced, Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624867524, 093624877028, 603497072361

The Cure and a reggae beat certainly make strange bedfellows as, one assumes, do Adam Sandler and a girl with no short-term memory. In that sense, the 50 First Dates soundtrack is a good accompaniment to a fluffy romantic comedy in which one of the main characters is perpetually living in the past. It's also a fitting follow-up to that other Sandler/Barrymore vehicle, The Wedding Singer. (Take a set by Robbie Hart, add a topical shirt, and voilá: a new soundtrack is born.) To those who can't get enough of '80s hits like Bryan Ferry's "Slave to Love" and the Cars' "Drive," setting them to a island beat will likely seem whimsical, charming, and perfect for barbecue weather. For those who are glad the '80s are gone, this CD is a pass. And for Sandler-completeists who crave lighthearted, comic tunes like "Forgetful Lucy," well, you obviously own this already. --Leah Weathersby

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Maria R. from DREXEL HILL, PA
Reviewed on 10/19/2010...
A fun CD, all great songs. On this CD is Jason Mraz, Will.I.Am, Ziggy Marley, 311, UB40 and more!
Robyn P. (makesomebodyhappy) from WAYCROSS, GA
Reviewed on 8/9/2007...
I loved this cd. I played it for a long time. The reggae version of classic '80s songs is incredible.

CD Reviews

Here's What You've Been Missing...
Sarah Core | Washington, PA USA | 12/01/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I've received dozens of emails regarding my original review, so here's the new version.

I, too, was disappointed with the songs included on this soundtrack to the great movie, "50 First Dates." So I went onto the Internet Movie Database, where I found a listing of all the songs that played in the film. Curious, I went through the movie (many times) and listened carefully for all of the songs that I love that are missing from the soundtrack. They are now listed below for everyone's enjoyment! You can buy them online or use a peer-to-peer program to download them yourself. I have the songs listed in order of appearance in the movie.

The "Full" Soundtrack
Fifty First Dates Soundtrack (in order of appearance)

1. The Maile Serenaders - "My Sweet Sweet"
2. Nicole Kea - "Breakfast In Bed" (Originally recorded by UB40)
3. The Ventures - "Hawaii Five-O"
4. Harve Presnell - "They Call The Wind Mariah"
5. Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Could You Be Loved"
6. Manfred Mann - "Blinded By The Light"
7. Toots & The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"
8. Wayne Wonder - "Hold Me Now" (Originally recorded by the Thompson Twins)
9. 311 - "Rub A Dub"
10. O-Shen - "Throw Away The Gun"
11. Elan Atias (backing vocals by Gwen Stefani) - "Slave To Love" (Originally recorded by Roxy Music)
12. Leon Redbone & Ringo Starr - "My Little Grass Shack (In Kealakekua Hawaii)"
13. The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize"
14. Paul McCartney - "Another Day"
15. 311 - "Amber"
16. No Doubt - "Underneath It All"
17. Jason Mraz - "I Melt With You" (Originally recorded by Modern English)
18. The English Beat - "Hands Off She's Mine"
19. Seal (featuring Mikey Dread) - "Lips Like Sugar" (Originally recorded by Echo and the Bunnymen)
20. Dryden Mitchell - "Friday, I'm In Love" (Originally recorded by The Cure)
21. The Beach Boys - "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
22. Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider - "Ula's Luau Song"
23. Wyclef Jean (featuring Eve) - "Your Love (L.O.V.E. Reggae Mix)" (Originally recorded by The Outfield)
24. Wyclef Jean - "Baby"
25. Adam Sandler - "Forgetful Lucy"
26. Ziggy Marley - "Drive" (Originally recorded by The Cars)
27. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - "Over the Rainbow"
28. UB40 - "Every Breath You Take" (Originally recorded by Sting and The Police)
29. 311 - "Love Song" (Originally recorded by The Cure)
30. Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray) - "Ghost In You" (Originally recorded by Psychedelic Furs)
31. Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Is This Love"
32. Will.I.Am & Fergie - "True" (Originally recorded by Spandau Ballet)
33. The Makaha Sons Of Ni'Ihau - "Aloha Ka Manini"
34. Snoop Dogg - "From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace"

Enjoy making your own soundtrack,

Where's IZ?
Janet Arrowsmith-lowe | Ruidoso, New Mexico United States | 03/18/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Good songs, the Adam Sandler ditty is cute, but where's IZ? The fabulous version of Over the Rainbow that closed the movie is MISSING! And it isn't revealed until you buy the album. Even then it's only revealed if you were expecting to hear it.I loved the movie and fully expected the soundtrack to be a complete version of the movie soundtrack. It was a disappointment for that track to be absent. It doesn't kill the CD, but the CD is less than it could have been both as a reflection of the movie and in terms of basic truth in advertising. This is not the complete movie soundtrack."