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What a Girl Wants

What a Girl Wants

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What a Girl Wants tells the story of an American girl (played by Amanda Bynes of the WB sitcom What I Like About You and Nickelodeon's popular The Amanda Show) who travels to London to find the father she's never known (Colin Firth of Bridget Jones' Diary). The soundtrack to the timeless tale features tracks from some of contemporary pop


What a Girl Wants tells the story of an American girl (played by Amanda Bynes of the WB sitcom What I Like About You and Nickelodeon's popular The Amanda Show) who travels to London to find the father she's never known (Colin Firth of Bridget Jones' Diary). The soundtrack to the timeless tale features tracks from some of contemporary pop and rock's hottest artists, including Craig David, Willa Ford, and the Donnas, as well as tunes from up-and-coming artists such as Lucy Woodward, Will Hoge, and Leslie Mills.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The original soundtrack to the teen culture-clash comedy What a Girl Wants features an appropriately mixed bag of music that ranges from the reflective, Travis-like Brit-pop of Gavin Thorpe's "Out of Place" to the classic punk of the Clash's "London Calling" to the Donnas' "Who Invited You." Urban and dance-pop also make a showing on the soundtrack, both for the better (Holly Valance's "Kiss Kiss," which is more than a kissing cousin to No Doubt's "Hey Baby," and Craig David's electro-inspired "What's Your Flava?") and for the worse (Willa Ford's "I Wanna Be Bad" and Erica Rivera's "Somebody Stop Me," both of which sound so generically rebellious that they could be the same song). This trend is countered by a preponderance of tracks from sensitive-guy singer/songwriters, including John Gregory's "Ride of Your Life," Duncan Sheik's "Half-Life," and two songs from Oliver James, "Greatest Story Ever Told" and "Long Time Coming." None of these songs are especially awful, but they don't really come together in any cohesive way. Still, fans of the movie will probably enjoy What a Girl Wants as a musical souvenir.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick Derringer   Bass,Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals
Joe Strummer   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Tasha Thomas   Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Lani Groves   Background Vocals
Carl Hall   Background Vocals
Topper Headon   Percussion,Drums
Patrick Leonard   Piano
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Duncan Sheik   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Simonon   Bass,Vocals
Statik   Keyboards
Mark Taylor   Multi Instruments
Patrick Warren   Keyboards
Gavyn Wright   Leader
Gerry Leonard   Electric Guitar,Loops,Ambience
Randy Landas   Bass
Joey Waronker   Drums
Steve Lee   Background Vocals
Meredith Brooks   Guitar,Vocals
John Shanks   Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Elizondo   Bass
Wes Cunningham   Background Vocals
Adam Phillips   Guitar
Hellacopters   Background Vocals
Mark Jaimes   Guitar
Steven Keister   Keyboards
Luciana Caporaso   Background Vocals
Willa Ford   Vocals
Lucy Woodward   Background Vocals
Dougie Yowells   Percussion,Drums
Paul Meehan   Keyboards
Leslie Mills   Background Vocals
Jim Caldwell   Drums
John Gregory   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
DJ Ginzu   Turntables
Gavin Thorpe   Guitar,Vocals
Josh Schwartz   Guitar

Technical Credits

David Darling   Producer,Engineer
Rick Derringer   Composer,Producer
Mick Jones   Composer
Joe Strummer   Composer
Marc DeSisto   Engineer
Mick Jones   Composer
David Kahne   Producer
Patrick Leonard   Arranger,Producer
Kenny Mims   Engineer
Bill Padley   Producer
Chris Pelcer   Composer
Jeff Peters   Engineer
Brian Rawling   Producer
Taylor Rhodes   Composer
Duncan Sheik   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jeff Silbar   Composer
Statik   Programming
Guy Stevens   Producer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer
Mark Taylor   Composer,Producer
Danny Bramson   Executive Producer
Simon Hale   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Mike Tudor   Engineer
Steve Lee   Composer
Meredith Brooks   Composer,Producer,Engineer
John Shanks   Producer
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Donnas   Composer
Tom Nichols   Composer
Jason Carmer   Producer,Engineer
Steve Torch   Composer
Jamie Houston   Composer
Ron Shapiro   Executive Producer
Bloodshy   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Juliette Jaimes   Composer
Robert Shimp   Producer,Engineer
Trell   Producer
Johnny Yuma   Engineer
Steven Keister   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Luciana Caporaso   Composer
Craig David   Composer
Mark Valentine   Engineer
Willa Ford   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Lucy Woodward   Composer
Jong Uk Yoon   Engineer
Paul Meehan   Programming
Paul Barry   Composer
Darren Bennett   Producer
Debra Baum   Executive Producer
Christian Saint Val   Engineer
Jeff Rothschild   Engineer
Leslie Mills   Composer,Producer
Henrik Jonback   Composer
Brian Kierulf   Composer
Steve Welton Jaimes   Producer
Britt Myers   Engineer
Jem Godfrey   Producer
John Gregory   Composer
Gavin Thorpe   Composer
Josh Schwartz   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Pontus Winnberg   Composer
Avant   Arranger,Producer,Engineer

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What a Girl Wants 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movies was awesome and so is the soundtrack!!! They have such a variety of artists anyone would like it!!! Everyone should go buy it!!! =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the song "Ride of Your Life". I first heard it on the movie but really fell in love with the song when I heard it on a preview for the TV show One Tree Hill. This is a great soundtrack!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi! I really like this sound track,it has all the songs that are great from the movie. I really like the songs Halg Life,Greatest Story Ever Told,Ride of Your Life,and Long Time Coming. Of course I like the "fast" songs too,like Kiss Kiss,Crazy,and Good for Me. All in all this CD is the best,and I think everyone should get it!! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This soundtrack is full of great songs! I love the songs like Somebody Stop Me, Half Life, Good Life and I wanna be bad! I also like the two songs sang by Oliver James!!I love these songs and I'm getting the soundtrack tomorrow and I cant wait to get it! You should all get it too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of these songs are great and the movie is SOOOOO GOOD!!! Oliver James is a great siger and same with Duncan Shiek. I will always treasure my CD and DVD!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd has a variety for everyone. It totally reflects the movie and is great to listen to. They even have one of the actors sing in this soundtrack, Oliver James. Which I think is very unique. It is worth every penny!