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Bridget Jones's Diary
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Bridget Jones's Diary
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
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Helen Fielding's popular Bridget Jones character--a hapless British single gal who spends her days obsessing over men, cigarettes, and calories--has been criticized by more than a few feminists for her Cosmo girl conformis...  more »


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Bridget Jones's Diary
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 9
Label: Island
Original Release Date: 4/13/2001
Re-Release Date: 4/3/2001
Album Type: Enhanced, Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Dance Pop, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454879729, 766487201629

Helen Fielding's popular Bridget Jones character--a hapless British single gal who spends her days obsessing over men, cigarettes, and calories--has been criticized by more than a few feminists for her Cosmo girl conformist mentality. Perhaps this thoughtful soundtrack, which launches with Grammy-winning ass-kicker Shelby Lynne's "Killin' Kind," will make up for Bridget's self-doubt. Sheryl Crow turns in her strongest single in years, the saucy "Kiss That Girl," while Chaka Khan's classic "I'm Every Woman" is enough in itself to make any single woman's Friday night complete--no date required, just a nice pair of dancing shoes. A weepy, straightforward cover of Eric Carmen's "All by Myself" by Jamie O'Neal is more hilarious than it is emotive; ditto for Robbie Williams's karaoke-style take on Frank Sinatra's "Have You Met Miss Jones?" Ignore former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's tragic reworking of the Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men" at all costs; it's the album's regrettable one-night stand. The Beatles may have said all you need is love, but what Bridget Jones needs is a nice soundtrack to get her through a terrifying cesspool of womanizers and fruity alcoholic drinks. --Kristy Martin

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Member CD Reviews

Lenka S. from DANVILLE, PA
Reviewed on 3/20/2011...
1. Me and Mrs. Jones
2. Someone Like You
3. My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
4. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
5. Woman
6. Without You
7. Do What You Gotta Do
8. Say What You Want
9. Don't Get Me Wrong
10. Out of Reach [Acoustic Version]
11. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
12. Let's Get It On
13. Waterfalls
14. Angels
15. It Should Have Been Me
16. Ooo Baby Baby
17. I Don't Want to Talk About It
Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
good soundtrack

CD Reviews

Read the label BEFORE you buy, and you won't be disappointed
T. Quach | Garden Grove, CA United States | 10/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know why everybody's so critical of this cd. This is one of my favorite soundtrack cds. It captures the essence of the movie with a good mix of upbeat and slower songs while using a variety of musical styles. Some songs are a throwback to the classical sound of Sinatra (Robbie Williams' "Have you met Miss Jones?" comes immediately to mind) while others have a clearly more modern feel (Sheryl Crow's "Kiss the Girl" is a good example). I guess some people are peeved that certain songs from the movie aren't in the soundtrack, but that's always the case. Granted, it would've nice if "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" was included. That said, however, the track listing is available BEFORE you buy the cd, so I don't get it when people get upset that a song that ISN'T listed as a track ISN'T on the cd. The cd isn't trying to fool anyone...Anyhow, I guess I think the cd's gotten a bum wrap because of people's own expectations, not because the cd's bad. It's a great cd. It's totally fun. I actually prefer the fast songs to the slow ones, so I like to program the cd player to play tracks 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, and 11. I can (and do) listen to these songs over and over again. Track 2 is Crow's "Kiss the Girl". This song is consistent with Crow's normal style, so if you like Sheryl Crow, you'd like this. Track 3 is "Love" by Rosie. I don't know anything about Rosie except for this track, but it's kinda funky and has a nice slow and steady beat. Track 4 is Robbie William's "Have you met Miss Jones?" Very Sinatra-esque. It's absolutely fantastic and Robbie has a great voice. Track 8 is "Not of this Earth", also by the talented Mr. Williams. Track 9 is "Out of Reach" by Gabrielle. Again, I'm unfamiliar with this artist. All I know is that this is a soft, slow song, and that Gabrielle has a nice soothing voice. Track 11 is the much-debated Geri Halliwell cover of "It's Raining Men." Alright, fine, Ms. Halliwell probably isn't the most talented person on the planet, but she's fun. I love this song. I'm unfamiliar with the original, so that may be a blessing, but I thought Geri did a fine job. It's completely catchy.All in all, it's a fun cd that captures the essence of BJD. PLEASE READ THE TRACK LISTING BEFORE YOU BUY THIS CD. Decide whether you can live without "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." If you can't, then don't get this cd and be all upset with it later. If, however, you decide you can live with only the songs that are actually listed on the cd label, then please give this cd a try. I'm fairly certain you'll be pleasantly pleased."
A breath of fresh air!
kemp | 05/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"i've been disappointed with many soundtracks lately because they don't include songs that are featured in the movie. this isn't a perfect collection- but come on- do we really need to have aretha's "respect" on here? i'm sure everyone's already got it in their CD collection, right?! and yes, van morrison's version of "someone like you" would have been a nice inclusion, but dina carroll's version is lovely- the girl can sing! if you're still hankering for van, buy the "french kiss" soundtrack- probably the last good soundtrack until bridget! this CD has made me a fan of both shelby lynne and rosey (she sounds like the offspring of poe & fiona apple,) and confirmed my feeling that robbie williams is the most talented unknown-in-the-united-states singer- his version of "have you met miss jones" leaves no doubt that he deserves to inherit harry connick, jr.'s throne as frank sinatra's heir-apparent. and i'm so glad they included the diana ross/marvin gaye song "stop, look, listen to your heart," (for all of us romantics who swooned over the scene in the film in which that song is played.) and what a nice touch to be able to hear bits of patrick doyle's score! the only low points are jamie o'neal's cheesy cover of eric carmen's "all by myself," and geri halliwell's rendition of "it's raining men." we always suspected she was the spice girl who couldn't sing, and this confirms it! if you loved the movie, the soundtrack is a welcome accompaniment! and one last thing- i wish there were more stills of colin firth in the CD booklet!"