Rock has had its share of odd couples, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a stranger pairing than that of David Bowie and Mr. Deeds star Adam Sandler, who collaborate on a version of the Thin White Duke's classic "Space Oddity," providing this soundtrack set's most ear-grabbing moment. Okay, the boys don't actually duet à la Bowie and Bing Crosby, but Sandler does wax typically...well...Sandlerian on a cover of the tune, which leads into Bowie's original. But Mr. Deeds offers more than just a quick hoot, peppering its selection of classic rock hits with just enough new material to hold listeners' interest. Dave Matthews Band check in with "Where Are You Going?," an airy number that's also slated to appear on their upcoming disc, Busted Stuff, and Counting Crows offer up the pulsing "Go to Town." Although the rest of the set consists of songs that have spent plenty of time in heavy rotation on the radio, there's enough variety to keep things interesting -- from the bombastic sweep of Yes's "I've Seen All Good People" to the twisted rock action of Weezer's "Island in the Sun." And with the Bowie-Sandler pairing adding spark, Mr. Deeds has character to spare.
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Performance CreditsDavid Bowie Track Performer
Pete Townshend Track Performer
Counting Crows Track Performer
Weezer Track Performer
Adam Sandler Vocals
Natalie Imbruglia Track Performer
Ben Kweller Track Performer
Technical CreditsEdge Composer
David Campbell String Arrangements
Adam Clayton Composer
Michael Dilbeck Soundtrack Executive Producer
Don Gilmore Producer,Engineer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Larry Mullen Composer
Ian Stanley Producer
Rick "Soldier" Will Remixing
Andy Zulla Remixing
Carl Glanville Engineer
Rail Jon Rogut Pro-Tools
Jane Scarpantoni String Arrangements
Stephen Harris Producer,Engineer
Justin Z. Walden Producer
Lia Vollack Soundtrack Executive Producer
Laura Wasserman Producer
David Holdrege Engineer
John Nelson Engineer
Bruce Flohr Producer
Fran Healy Composer
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This soundtrack is awesome. It mixes up some new hits with some old ones that make you recall memories. After watching the movie, I said "I have to buy this soundtrack" and I play it all the time. My 9 and 12 year old boys love it too!!
I only have one thing I do not like about this song. If you listen during the movie, whenever they show an aerial of Deeds' hometown, they played a song from Tom Petty, which should be on the soundtrack. That's all.
Anything with Wynona Ryder can't be bad (ok, well mostly anyhow) and Adam Sandler is his usual best to boot. They had good chemistry together and there was lots of slapstick, in true form. Did I mention I really like Wynona Ryder? :-) Oh, and the "Missing" Tom Petty song is "Let's roll another joint" in case anyone is looking for it.
Each time Mr. Deeds delivers a pizza to crazy eyes, there is a song playing in the back ground. Please, if you can identify it e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You!