Legally Blonde

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Much like Reese Witherspoon's lead character in the charming film Legally Blonde, the soundtrack is sassy and packed with enough girl power to make the Spice Girls blush. Rubbing shoulders with Hoku's frothy anthem of optimism "Perfect Day", Lisa Loeb's twangy power-pop "We Could Still Belong Together", and Samantha Mumba's slow-jam declaration of independence "Don't Need You To" is an exciting passel of newcomers. Among the notable new jacks are garage rockers Lo-Ball "Can't Get Me Down", Latin-pop chanteuse Valeria "Ooh La La", and Mariah Carey sound-alike Joanna Pacitti "Watch Me Shine". Also not to be missed are Backstreet Boys protégée Krystal's bubbly reading of Al Green's "Love Is a Beautiful Thing," Mya ...
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Much like Reese Witherspoon's lead character in the charming film Legally Blonde, the soundtrack is sassy and packed with enough girl power to make the Spice Girls blush. Rubbing shoulders with Hoku's frothy anthem of optimism "Perfect Day", Lisa Loeb's twangy power-pop "We Could Still Belong Together", and Samantha Mumba's slow-jam declaration of independence "Don't Need You To" is an exciting passel of newcomers. Among the notable new jacks are garage rockers Lo-Ball "Can't Get Me Down", Latin-pop chanteuse Valeria "Ooh La La", and Mariah Carey sound-alike Joanna Pacitti "Watch Me Shine". Also not to be missed are Backstreet Boys protégée Krystal's bubbly reading of Al Green's "Love Is a Beautiful Thing," Mya tearing up James Brown's "Sex Machine," and the funky Black Eyed Peas/Terry Driver collaboration "Magic." Packed with plenty of hooks and harmonies, Legally Blonde gives listeners a license to have fun. Dave Gil de Rubio
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This various artists compilation, tied in to the college comedy Legally Blonde and billed as its soundtrack album (the film's score, composed by Rolfe Kent, is not included), is a compendium of contemporary pop styles, all presented by distaff performers who range from semi-names (Lisa Loeb, Mya, Samantha Mumba) to a set of pop-star wannabes. Most of the songs carry a message of female empowerment, starting with Hoku's bright pop
ock entry "Perfect Day." Joanna Pacitti's "Watch Me Shine" has a rhythmic urban style, Valeria's "Ooh la La" is the Latin pop song, and Lo-Ball's "Can't Get Me Down" is a punk rock selection. The songs that are most substantial are the ringers: Black Eyed Peas Featuring Terry Dexter's "Magic" "contains replayed elements from" the Police hit "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"; Mya's "Sex Machine" "contains samples of" James Brown's "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine)"; and Mumba's "Don't Need You To (Tell Me I'm Pretty)" is the obligatory Diane Warren ballad that no movie soundtrack can be without. The idea, of course, is that at least one of these tracks will score with some constituency or other and help cross-promote the movie. In fact, "Perfect Day" did just that, but the album is still a mediocre collection of second-rate pop material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2001
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 606949307820
  • Catalog Number: 493078
  • Sales rank: 87,530

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Perfect Day - Hoku (3:26)
  2. 2 One Girl Revolution - Superchick (2:54)
  3. 3 We Could Still Belong Together - Lisa Loeb (2:52)
  4. 4 Love Is a Beautiful Thing - Krystal (3:19)
  5. 5 Magic - The Black Eyed Peas (4:35)
  6. 6 Don't Need You to Tell Me I'm Pretty - Samantha Mumba (3:33)
  7. 7 A Thousand Miles (Interlude) - Vanessa Carlton (3:56)
  8. 8 Watch Me Shine - Joanna Pacitti (3:16)
  9. 9 Ooh la La - Valeria (3:47)
  10. 10 Can't Get Me Down - Lo-Ball (2:46)
  11. 11 Sex Machine - Mya (3:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Siedah Garrett Background Vocals
Bruce Dukov Violin
Dawkins & Dawkins Choir Director
Lisa Loeb Track Performer
Bob Adcock Cello
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Curt Bisquera Drums
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Brian Dembow Viola
Joel Derouin Violin
Stephen Erdody Cello
Ron Fair Conductor
Armen Garabedian Violin
Berj Garabedian Violin
John Goux Guitar
Endre Granat Concert Master
Gary Grant Horn
Clayton Haslop Violin
Jerry Hey Conductor, Horn
Dan Higgins Horn
Dorian Holley Background Vocals
Max Hsu Guitar, Keyboards, Turntables
Michael Landau Guitar
Patrick Leonard Keyboards
David Low Cello
Robin Olson Violin
Simon Oswell Viola
John Pierce Bass
Katia Popov Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Leland Sklar Bass
Andrew Wilson Percussion
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Horn
Natalie Leggett Violin
Kristin Fife Violin
The Black Eyed Peas Track Performer
Dino Esposito Musician
Sara Parkins Violin
George Pajon Guitar
E. Dawk Background Vocals
Terry Dexter Vocals, Background Vocals
Krystal Harris Piano
David E. Williams Guitar
Tim James Guitar
Samantha Mumba Track Performer
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Tal Herzberg Bass
Vanessa Carlton Track Performer
Larry Williams Horn
Victoria Miskolczy Viola
Marlow Fisher Viola
Mario de León Violin
Lily Ho Chen Violin
Ralph Morrison III Concert Master
Technical Credits
Sting Composer
Robbie Buchanan Programming
Bill Deaton Producer
Steve Deutsch Engineer
Ron Fair Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements
Jerry Hey Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Max Hsu Producer, Engineer
Khris Kellow drum programming
Patrick Leonard Programming, Producer
Ron Skies Vocal Producer
Doug Boehm Engineer
Michael C. Ross Engineer
David Channing Engineer
Jordan Schur Executive Producer
Giloh Morgan Producer
Rockwilder Producer
Antonina Armato Arranger
Dino Esposito Producer
Will Adams Composer, Producer
E. Dawk Producer
Krystal Harris Vocal Arrangements
Tim James Arranger
Todd Shoemaker drum programming
Tal Herzberg Engineer, Digital Editing
Andrew Van Meter Producer
Elisa Yastic Producer
Allen Pineda Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!

    This Album is sooooooooooooooooo cool! Gotta buy it cuz it just RULES! And to all the blonde's out there this is a revelution 4 us! LOL! xxx

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Awesome Soundtrack!

    This is an awesome soundtrack to go with an equally awesome movie. The tracks definitely fit in with the attitude of the movie, and they're just fun to listen to. If you are doubting buying the C.D., trust me, you'll love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect Day

    Perfect Day Rules. I've heard it tons of times. This movie is cool, too. Perfect Day by Hoku really gave me a perfect Day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GIRL POWER

    this is the best cd ever. it has some really great punk pop songs, but also slow, more subtle ones. it has the top spot in my cd holder.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good, but...

    I liked this soundtrack, it's actually pretty good, but with the idea of this movie, it could have been so much better! I liked Vanessa Carlton's ''A thousand miles'', and Hoku's ''perfect day'' can make your day....perfect!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Bad

    The movie was great!!! I really liked some songs on this cd, but I really didn't like the others. ''Legally Blonde'' was written by the same folks who wrote ''ten things I hate about you''. Now THERE'S a good soundtrack!! and the best teen movie ever made! this soundtraack is kind of fun, but if you want a cd that will go with your every mood, get ''ten things''!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PERFECT DAY RULES THIS EARTH!!

    The song perfect day is.. well, perfect. Just the thing i wanted to hear. Airheaded, light, bubbly, fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is almost better then the movie!

    I think that this cd is going to be one of the biggest cds to come out this year! this has all the songs that you love and that is the great thing about it! Buy it and see!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    so you'd like to add some great music to your collection?

    Some of you might have overlooked this artist on the Legally Blonde soundtrack but Vanessa Carlton adds a little more substance to the pop genre with her energetic & up-beat music. I'm not exaggerating when I say she is nothing short of spectacular! She isn't another Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson. Vanessa has true beauty and a sound of her own. Her music is soulful and not to mention written by her! Her voice is real and not overproduced... I can't wait to see what the rest of her Be Not Nobody CD sounds!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love it!

    It's wonderful! I absoluty garuntee if you liked the movie, you will love the soundtrackQ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great!!!!!

    I LIKE THE SONG ''PERFECT DAY'' ON THIS SOUND -TRACK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FABULOUS

    This is a great CD to go along with a spectacular movie.

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