"The Saturday Night Live skit-turned movie "Wayne's World" was a hot thing back in 1992. It was a fun, silly, and strangely moving film, with somewhat appropriate use of the tag "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll hurl" (may, or may not be in correct order.) While the movie was quite a hot ticket, the soundtrack that came from the film was also just as hot a ticket - featuring some of the hottest music you could ever hope to hear on a soundtrack.The most popular track off here is without question Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." This song was featured in the Wayne's World trailers, and helped to sell the movie to audiences. In return, this movie and soundtrack also gave Queen a relative second-resurrection: gaining much more popularity, as well as being introduced to a younger generation of fans who probably had never even heard of Queen, let alone the bizarre and hypnotic "Bohemian Rhapsody" beforehand.Besides that classic juggernaut, other classics on here are the dreamy and ethereal "Dream Weaver" from Gary Wright, and Jimi Hendrix's scorching "Foxy Lady." You also get newer tracks by such classic artists as Alice Cooper, who performs the grotesquely fun, and hilarious "Feed My Frankenstein," Black Sabbath performs the chunky "Time Machine," and Eric Clapton gives us a classy, bar band/blues-inspired rocker "Loving Your Loving."In addition to these, you get tracks from modern rock artists such as "Sikamikanico," the hyper-charged, manic, head-bopping funk-rock track from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, two tracks from the lovely and smart Tia Carrere ("Ballroom Blitz" and "Why You Wanna Break My Heart"), who plays in the film as Wayne's love interest. She also sings incredibly well. In addition to a few other tracks, there's the "Wayne's World Theme," which manages to be goofy, but just as melodic, infectious and singable. Excellent stuff.Excellent music to an excellent soundtrack. Watch the film and purchase the soundtrack for the excellent music, which will make the whole "Wayne's World" experience complete. Also, see the sequel entitled "Wayne's World 2," and pick up the soundtrack to that as well -- a second dose of hot music which combines some of the hot classics with a few modern tracks from modern artists. Variety is the spice of life. Pick those up, and remember to "party on.""
Samhot | 07/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently got this CD, and it is already one of my favorite soundtracks. It is full of terrific rock songs, and it perfectly complements the movie.1)Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen: the most popular song on here. It's unlike anything I have ever heard before, and it's a great singalong song. This gave Queen a whole new generation of fans.
2)Hot and Bothered-Cinderella: pretty good rock song. Sound a little like AC/DC, but it works.
3)Rock Candy-BulletBoys: really good song. The lyrics are similar to Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me". Very catchy.
4)Dream Weaver-Gary Wright: one of those songs you can't help but like. The lyrics are a little cheesy, but it works for the song.
5)Sikamikanico-Red Hot Chili Peppers: I like this song. It's weird listening to it, considering how much they've changed since they recorded this song. I love the guitars on this song.
6)Time Machine-Black Machine: another good song. One of the heaviest songs on this album.
7)Wayne's World Theme- Mike Myers and Dana Carvey: pretty good song. It sums up the movie perfectly.
8)Ballroom Blitz- Tia Carrere: she has a really good voice. This was a good song choice for her.
9)Foxy Lady- Jimi Hendrix: my favorite Hendrix song. I can't get enough of this song.
10)Feed My Frankenstein- Alice Cooper: probably my favorite song on the album. Very filthy, hilarious, and excellent.
11)Ride With Yourself- Rhino Bucket: I like this song a lot. Terrific addition to this soundtrack.
12)Loving Your Lovin'- Eric Clapton: another good song. Eric Clapton is very talented and this song shows off his skills.
13)Why You Wanna Break My Heart- Tia Carrere: another perfect song for her. I think she could have had a really good music career.So there you have it. Even if you're not a big fan of the movie, chances are you will love this soundtrack. It's got a great mixture of rock songs and you can listen to it over and over. There are so many good songs here, you're bound to find something you'll like."
It was a Darn Good CD
Paul Lawrence | 08/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchaced this CD a few months ago, and i realized that this CD was prettty neato. The Album contains a dozen and one tracks including Dream Weaver by Gary Wright, The Theme of the Movie, and, my personal favorite Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. The songs on this CD are hit songs of the early '90's and other various eras of music. Though most of the songs on this CD are in the movie, a few were not, but I really enjoy the CD and i hope all of you people reading this will buy the CD too, and Party On!"
Samhot | 05/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What do you people have against "Feed My Frankenstein"? I LOVE THAT SONG! The whole CD is great. My only complaint: Can't we have EVERY song from the movie? And how about including ALL of the Tia Carrere songs!"
Party on Wayne
Paul Lawrence | Australia | 08/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK there are three ways you can look at such a release.
1) Does the film work. If so it will give you a feel good vibe that will make you more receptive to the soundtrack - and let's face if if you didn't like the movie you wouldn't buy the soundtrack anyway. And in this case the movie works. Wayne and Garth are rockheads who realise they are uncool yet are at the same time certain of their coolness to their chosen peer group. And this is a pretty appealing concept to most of humanity I'd wager.
2) Do the tunes work. Often in a movie a song will fit but without the visual stimuli it doesn't work. So for the soundtrack to work the tunes have to stand up for themselves. In this case most of the tunes do work to a reasonable standard.
3) Are the tracks aligned properly. This is a tricky one. The tracks have to be compiled so that there is some flow despite the myriad of bands on display. One 'feel' has to seque into the next and too many show tunes in a row will kill off the listeners interest. For this album the compiling is fine - a careful blend of genres and slow/fast numbers.
I've put the same review down on both Waynes World soundtracks because the same can be pretty much said for both. The best advice I can give you is to firstly look at the track listing - hey your not stupid, if you like the bands and songs and dug the movie then you can pretty much make up your mind based on the track listing. Apart from that try to track down the release that had both Waynes World soundtracks in a double jewel case."