The Wedding Singer [Original Soundtrack]

The Wedding Singer [Original Soundtrack]

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The Wedding Singer [Original Soundtrack]

The very fact that the good-natured romantic comedy The Wedding Singer is set in 1985 means that the accompanying soundtrack is a perfect vehicle for a host of early-'80s new wave classics. Although the album, like the movie, gets the time period slightly wrong -- new wave was finished by 1985, but the entire project barrels ahead as if it were the glory days of 1983 -- the end result is thoroughly enjoyable. There are only two remakes and two Adam Sandler showcases on the 14-track album, leaving ten tracks of great new wave and post-punk from Culture Club ("Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"), the Police ("Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"), the Psychedelic Furs ("Love My Way"), Elvis Costello ("Everyday I Write the Book"), the Thompson Twins ("Hold Me Now"), David Bowie ("China Girl"), New Order ("Blue Monday"), Musical Youth ("Pass the Dutchie"), the Smiths ("How Soon Is Now?"), and Billy Idol ("White Wedding"), who also appears in the film. The Presidents of the United States of America do a surprisingly good job with the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" (the track turned out to be the last thing the group recorded), and the Sandler's tracks are better and funnier than his comedy records, but Ellen Dow's rappin' granny on "Rapper's Delight" is either the funniest thing you've ever heard or annoys the hell out of you. Even if the latter case holds true for you, it's not enough to ruin one of the most entertaining pop soundtracks in a while.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/1998
Label: Maverick
UPC: 0093624684022
catalogNumber: 46840
Rank: 12714

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sugarhill Gang   Track Performer
Musical Youth   Track Performer
David Bowie   Track Performer
Elvis Costello   Track Performer
Culture Club   Track Performer
Billy Idol   Track Performer
New Order   Track Performer
Police   Track Performer
Psychedelic Furs   Track Performer
Smiths   Track Performer
Thompson Twins   Track Performer
Ellen Albertini Dow   Track Performer
Adam Sandler   Track Performer
Presidents of the United States of America   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tom Bailey   Composer
Mikey Craig   Composer
Jason Finn   Producer
Roy Hay   Composer
John Porter   Producer
Conrad Uno   Producer
Guy Oseary   Executive Producer
Chris Ballew   Producer
Dave Dederer   Producer
Jon Moss   Composer
George O'Dowd   Composer

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Wedding Singer [Original Soundtrack] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you loved the movie than you'll like the soundtrack. The music in it is solid and more than one track will have you singing along. Some tracks seem too long (Blue Monday, China Girl) and some tracks are needed (Where's ''Love Stinks''?) but the overall result of the soundtrack is very good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS HAS GOT TO BE MY FAVORITE CD...its so good...if your a fan o the 80s like me you'll love this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago