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Sky High [Soundtrack]

Michael Giacchino Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Oct 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Hollywood
  • ASIN: B000B8Q8GQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 340,179 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. I Melt With YouBowling For Soup 4:03Album Only
Listen  2. Through Being CoolThey Might Be Giants 3:17Album Only
Listen  3. Save It For LaterFlashlight Brown 2:49Album Only
Listen  4. Everybody Wants To Rule The WorldChristian Burns 4:28Album Only
Listen  5. One Thing Leads To AnotherSteven Strait 3:10Album Only
Listen  6. LiesThe Click 5 2:58Album Only
Listen  7. Voices CarryVitamin C 4:16Album Only
Listen  8. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I WantElefant 2:53Album Only
Listen  9. TrueCary Brothers 5:11Album Only
Listen10. Just What I NeededCaleigh Peters 3:38Album Only
Listen11. Can't Stop The WorldGinger Sling 3:25Album Only
Listen12. And She WasKeaton Simons 3:49Album Only
Listen13. Twist And CrawlSkindred 2:31Album Only


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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After watching this film on a lazy sunday afternoon with nothing better to do, I was quite impressed with some of the songs I could hear on the soundtrack in the background, so I decided to pick up a copy of this on the cheap, as this is a few years old now.

The cd starts with Bowling For Soup doing a passable impression of, well, Bowling For Soup, who I love, so nothing wrong with that really but not one of their greatest songs. Things move on from there in a similar vein. Lots of modern sounding, well produced, guitar-led pop.

This CD does seem to be predominantly a lot of unknown/lesser known artists doing generally fairly faithful cover versions of songs by well known 80s bands, with varying levels of success. For me the standouts are The Click Five's rocked up version of the Thompson Twins "Lies", Vitamin C's version of Til Tuesday's "Voices Carry" and Caleigh Peter's version of "Just What I Needed" by The Cars. Artists covered in similar fashion are The Smiths, Spandau Ballet, Tears for Fears, The Beat and Talking Heads among others.

All in all though, it's a generally listenable teen/punk/pop romp which will give you something to bop about to in the car on a summers day. If you like Bowling For Soup and respectable covers of english new wave bands then it's definitely worth buying.
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Amazon.com: 3.9 out of 5 stars  26 reviews
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very decent remakes of some great 80s songs 11 Dec 2005
By Music Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The movie was much better than I was expecting it to be, and I was very pleasantly surprised by the soundtrack. You know how some remakes either try to duplicate the original almost exactly or do them in a really different style? Well, most of the versions on this soundtrack do a great job of getting it right. The songs are instantly recognizable to those who listened to the radio a lot in the 1980s and they mostly have the same sort of energy, but it's also clear that someone else is doing them in their own way.

For those who have forgotten the original artists, here's a rundown:

"I Melt With You" - The Modern English

"Through Being Cool" - Devo

"Save It For Later" - The English Beat

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - Tears For Fears

"One Thing Leads To Another" - The Fixx

"Lies" - The Thompson Twins

"Voices Carry" - Til' Tuesday (Aimee Mann)

"Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" - The Smiths

"True" - Spandau Ballet

"Just What I Needed" - The Cars

"Can't Stop The World" - The Go Go's

"And She Was" - The Talking Heads

"Twist And Crawl" - The English Beat
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Update 7 Aug 2005
By K. Fontenot - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The "Sky High" soundtrack is a nice walk down memory lane for those parents who care enough for their children to actually take them to the movies and risk sitting through a bad flick. Fortunately for us old folks, the movie is just as good as the soundtrack.

Some hangers-on of yesterday will not like these updated versions of old Eighties tunes. Let's face it folks, that decade has come and gone many years ago. These new versions are more than up to the task of providing some good music for a fun film.

My favorite cover on this album is Bowling for Soup's "I Melt With You." A close second is Vitamin C's "Voices Carry." Most of these songs were treated kindly, and there is only slight tweakings to the original hit found here.

Most of these songs were the only hits for their respective original bands. I suggest to anyone who has a child interested in these tunes that they plunk down some money for an 80's compilation that includes these songs. Groups like The Cars obviously had more than just one hit, so their greatest hits collections would be great to introduce your kids to. I already own most of the originals on this disc, but I really enjoy putting on this "Sky High" soundtrack because it, much like the film, is quite enjoyable.

Highly recommended to any fan of the old tunes from the decade of excess and their kids. It's a great way to introduce your family to a time that has long since left us.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good buy for '80s fans 29 July 2005
By Bryant Burnette - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
No score on the CD. Not a bit. Which is too bad, but hey, whattaya gonna do.

Here's what IS on the CD. A bunch of songs, most of them cover versions of '80s warhorses like "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "True." ("True" is put to especially hilarious use in the movie, by the way.)

There is nothing inspired or original or exceptional on the disc, but this is a fun CD is you're an '80s fan (or if you've seen the movie and dug the songs). And the movie? I can't believe it's true, but it is: it's great, WAY better than the previews indicated. Check it out.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So Much Fun! 5 Aug 2005
By Ms. Boodle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I took my kids to see this movie last weekend, and I smiled every time a new song came on. All of the songs are covers of 80's originals, and while most of the originals are better, these are still a lot of fun. And it's a great way to get all of the songs on one CD and introduce my kids to them. While I have almost all of these songs on CD already by their original artists, I still want this CD. And apparently, a lot of other people do too, because it has been sold out of 3 different stores that I have gone to!
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Cd From a Fun Movie! 31 July 2005
By Smiley Smile - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I bought this Cd after seeing the movie. The movie was great fun and so is the Cd.!

The songs from the Cd are all songs from the 80's recorded by current day groups. Classic songs like "I Melt with You" , "true" and "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" are well done.{ You should try to find the original of "I Melt With You" by Modern English-it is one of all time great records}. My favorite songs on the Cd are "Please,Please,Please Let Me Get What I want" by Elefant-an amazingly beautiful ballad; "Just What I Needed" by Caleigh Peters; a real rocking version of " Can't Stop the World" by Ginger Sling and "Through Being Cool" by They Might Be Giants.

You will enjoy the movie and the soundtrack. Don't wait!
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