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The Wedding Singer, besides being a wonderful movie, assembled a soundtrack crammed full of the best, most wide-ranging pop songs from the 1980s. This CD as well as the second soundtrack volume are must-haves for 80s aficionados. Among the most commonly known classics on this CD are "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" from The Police, "Hold Me Now" by The Thompson Twins, "White Wedding" by Billie Idol, and "China Girl" from the one and only David Bowie. Even the Culture Club track "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" is enjoyable amidst the other songs on the album. "Pass the Dutchie" is a somewhat forgotten, uniquely-80s hit. I was most pleased to see several tracks from more alternative bands of the 80s, such as "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Presidents of the United States of America, "Love My Way" by the Psychedelic Furs, "Blue Monday" by New Order (perhaps the ultimate dance song of the decade), and--one of my favorite songs of all time--"How Soon Is Now?" by The Smiths. Such variety means that listeners may not like every single song on the CD, but anyone who grew up in the 80s will discover long-forgotten memories associated with every single one of these songs, and the younger generation will get a good overview of the wide-ranging popular music of my generation. Adam Sandler's "Somebody Kill Me" song is, of course, not an 80s tune, but it really had to be included on the movie soundtrack. Rap fans will be disappointed, as the only rap song found here is "Rapper's Delight" featuring the elderly Ellen Dow from the movie along with Sugarhill Gang, but all in all this CD and its companion volume from The Wedding Singer soundtrack comprise the most representative collection of the unforgettable music of the late, great 1980s.
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on 31 December 2001
The soundtrack's better than the film, and the film is very good. Classics here from Bowie, Costello, New Order, Smiths, Police, and Culture Club, but also enjoyable lesser known tunes from Musical Youth, Thompson Twins etc. Best tunes are the ROCKING cover by the Presidents of "Video Killed The Radio Star" (you'll have the track on 'repeat' on your CD player), and the brilliant 1982 signature tune from Billy Idol, "White Wedding". The 80s may have been a decade of cheese but the 20 year cycle has occurred and all of a sudden these tunes which we cringed at in 1991 now sound very listenable going into 2002.
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on 13 December 2012
I'm always somewhat disappointed in soundtracks since they more often than not merely are collections of the more popular songs from the movie and seldom contain those quirky little songs that I often end up liking. This soundtrack is no exeption but it is non the less a nice little collection of some great 80's classics. You will probably alreday have most of them in your collection if you own a couple of "greatest hits of the 80's" collections (or the like) or simply are a fan of that kind of music. But if your not already an 80's fan, just watched the movie and feel inspiered this could be a good, but certainly not the best, start on an musical odyssé into some of the greatest music of the 20th century!
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on 4 October 1999
A brilliant "back to the 80's" soundtrack! Great for all those that miss the "Video killed the Radio Star" and "Every little thing she does is magic" style tunes and other such hits. The only dodgy tune is from Musical Youth "Pass the Dutchie", but then that's just me. The rest is true cheesey music and if you're musical time was around the 80's you'll love it. The Adam Sandler song is really funny too!
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on 8 January 2000
After watching the Movie, I decided that I'd look for the Soundtrack, because there were a LOT of great tracks featured in it.
The main reason I got it was for "Somebody Kill Me" (it is so funny) and "Video Killed the Radio Star", but the other tracks are brilliant too!
You've got to get, even if you've not seen the Movie!
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on 3 February 2013
This was a good cd for those who enjoyed the film or who like music from the era. I was a little disappointed that a couple of the good tracks from the film were missed out though.
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on 8 August 2011
Its a great soundtrack but neither this or the second album seem to contain the song I was after sadly - the one on the plane "I wanna get old with you" but nevermind.
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on 6 July 2015
Great sound track and choice of 80's tracks. Not typical 80's cheese. Love this film and love the sound track.
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on 20 July 2013
Good album reminded me of the great tunes from the 80s that I'd forgotten
Like everyday I write the book
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on 15 November 2013
Brought this for a gift , we saw the film so y not get the soundtrack ,quick delivery ,they was very pleased
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