Friday, October 16, 2015

Soundtracks of My Life

I'm not a big soundtrack person. I am very picky about buying music in general. It has to be something I really love. I have to love at least 3 or 4 songs on the album before I would want to purchase it. But, there are a few soundtracks in my life that I really love and when I think of them, I remember times when I listened to them. Music does that. It helps you to remember. That's not something I'm just saying, it's actually something that happens in the brain.

Here is a list of soundtracks that I have listened to a lot at certain times in my life.

1. Footloose-
1."Footloose"  Kenny Loggins, Dean PitchfordKenny Loggins3:47
2."Let's Hear It for the Boy"  Tom Snow, Dean PitchfordDeniece Williams4:22
3."Almost Paradise(Love Theme from Footloose)Eric Carmen, Dean PitchfordMike Reno and Ann Wilson3:49
4."Holding Out for a Hero"  Jim Steinman, Dean PitchfordBonnie Tyler5:50
5."Dancing In The Sheets"  Bill Wolfer, Dean PitchfordShalamar4:05
6."I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)"  Kenny Loggins, Dean PitchfordKenny Loggins3:46
7."Somebody's Eyes"  Tom Snow, Dean PitchfordKarla Bonoff3:29
8."The Girl Gets Around"  Sammy Hagar, Dean PitchfordSammy Hagar3:23
9."Never"  Michael Gore, Dean PitchfordMoving Pictures3:47

Being a child of the 80's, I think every kid owned this album. I had a tape cassette that I played all the time. I favored side A, of course. Oh, Kenny Loggins, you won the 80's, even if no one wants to admit it. I distinctly remember sitting in the tree in my backyard with a boombox blasting, 'Holding Out for a Hero' while my sister and our friend sang it at the top of our lungs. As did many kids, we made a dance video with many songs from this album (and Cocktail and Thriller and the Mickey Mouse Club album). Maybe I will show it to you one day. 
Btw-I don't even know if I've even seen this movie.

2. Cocktail-
1."Wild Again"  Starship4:43
2."Powerful Stuff"  The Fabulous Thunderbirds4:48
3."Since When"  Robbie Nevil4:02
4."Don't Worry, Be Happy"  Bobby McFerrin4:48
5."Hippy Hippy Shake"  The Georgia Satellites1:45
6."Kokomo"  The Beach Boys3:34
7."Rave On!"  John Cougar Mellencamp3:13
8."All Shook Up"  Ry Cooder3:29
9."Oh, I Love You So"  Preston Smith2:42
10."Tutti Frutti"  Little Richard2:23

Another soundtrack that EVERYONE in the 80's had. It was like, required. I also had this on cassette and also made many dance numbers with my sister (some of which are on tape). I think we loved Cocktail better than Footloose. 'Oh, I Love You So' was my favorite song for a while when I was a kid. We pretty much loved every song on this album though.
I tried to watch this movie for the first time a couple of years ago. It. Was. Terrible.

3. MallRats

No.TitleContributing artistLength
1."Love and Sharks" (Dialogue)Jason Lee and Jeremy London0:22
2."Bubbles"  Bush3:03
3."Susanne"  Weezer2:44
4."Freeing One's Mind" (Dialogue)Priscilla Barnes, Jason Lee, Jeremy London0:10
5."Seventeen"  Sponge2:42
6."Kryptonite Condoms" (Dialogue)Jason Lee and Jeremy London0:37
7."Line Up"  Elastica3:15
8."Mission Impossible #1" (Dialogue)Jason Mewes0:19
9."Mallrats"  Wax2:39
10."Taken with a Grain of Salt" (Dialogue)Shannen Doherty0:30
11."Broken"  Belly4:02
12."Cruise Your New Baby Fly Self"  Girls Against Boys3:11
13."A Very Uncomfortable Place" (Dialogue)Jason Mewes, Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Joey Lauren Adams0:53
14."Guilty"  All3:19
15."That Ski Trip" (Dialogue)Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Jeremy London0:16
16."Web in Front"  Archers of Loaf2:03
17."Hated It"  Thrush Hermit3:49
18."Post Coital Techno Boogie" (Dialogue)Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty0:34
19."Build Me Up Buttercup"  The Goops2:38
20."Cousin Walter" (Dialogue)Jason Lee, Brian O'Halloran0:45
21."Social"  Squirtgun3:35
22."Mission Impossible #2" (Dialogue)Jason Mewes0:19
23."Smoke Two Joints"  Sublime2:38
24."Stoned"  Silverchair2:46
25."Last Words" (Dialogue)Jason Mewes0:09

 This is such a good soundtrack and an even better movie! Definitely one of the definitive movies of my generation. Also, I was personally quite the mall rat myself as a teenager, so I could really relate to hanging out doing a whole lot of nothing at the mall for hours. Haha
I never cared for the band 'Bush', but they have the only song I like of theirs on this album. Also, 'Build Me Up Buttercup' by The Goops is a kickass cover!

4. Empire Records-
  1. "Til I Hear It from You" by Gin Blossoms
  2. "Liar" by The Cranberries
  3. "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins
  4. "Free" by The Martinis
  5. "Crazy Life" by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  6. "Bright As Yellow" by The Innocence Mission
  7. "Circle of Friends" by Better Than Ezra
  8. "I Don't Want to Live Today" by Ape Hangers
  9. "Whole Lotta Trouble" by Cracker
  10. "Ready, Steady, Go" by The Meices
  11. "What You Are" by Drill
  12. "Nice Overalls" by Lustre
  13. "Here It Comes Again" by Please
  14. "The Ballad of El Goodo" by Evan Dando
  15. "Sugarhigh" by Coyote Shivers
  16. "The Honeymoon Is Over" by The Cruel Sea (Australian and German edition)

Yet, another great film that captures my generation and some awesome sounds of the time. The song 'Free' by The Martinis brings me back and makes my heart glow with happiness!
Great movie too. Everyone in this movie is hot. Period.

5. Angus-
  1. "J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)" - Green Day - 2:52
  2. "Jack Names the Planets" - Ash - 3:13
  3. "Enough" - Dance Hall Crashers - 3:01
  4. "Kung Fu" - Ash - 2:17
  5. "Back to You" - Riverdales - 3:33
  6. "Mrs. You and Me" - Smoking Popes - 3:34
  7. "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly" - Weezer - 1:59
  8. "Ain't That Unusual" - Goo Goo Dolls - 3:18
  9. "Funny Face" - The Muffs - 3:21
  10. "White Homes" - Tilt - 2:09
  11. "Deep Water" - Pansy Division - 2:10
  12. "Am I Wrong" - Love Spit Love (Marching band version, similar to its appearance in the film - not labeled as such) - 3:34

This is another example of a GREAT soundtrack coming from an ok movie. This movie came out the same year as Mallrats and Empire Records, but most people do not remember it like they do the other two. It was about a nerdy boy who liked a popular girl...blah blah blah.. This album, however, is AMAZING. If you are open to poppy-punk, that is. I'm pretty diverse in the genres of punk that I like, so I'm good with it. I own albums from many of the artists on this album (some I already had and some that I discovered because of this album) and I am not disappointed with a one.
I've seen these guys in concert. :)

6. Go-
1."New"  No Doubt[5]4:13
2."Steal My Sunshine"  Len4:08
3."Magic Carpet Ride(Steir's mix)Philip Steir featuring Steppenwolf3:25
4."Troubled by the Way We Came Together"  Natalie Imbruglia3:50
5."Gangster Trippin'"  Fatboy Slim5:19
6."Cha Cha Cha" (Go remix)Jimmy Luxury & The Tommy Rome Orchestra3:27
7."Song for Holly"  Esthero with Danny Saber4:06
8."Fire Up the Shoesaw" (LP version)Lionrock5:43
9."To All the Lovely Ladies" (radio mix)Goldo3:14
10."Good to Be Alive"  DJ Rap4:15
11."Believer"  BT5:11
12."Shooting Up in Vain" (T-Ray remix)Eagle-Eye Cherry4:51
13."Talisman"  Air4:16
14."Swords"  Leftfield featuring Nicole Willis

I really did not care for this movie. I was a party kid/raver/club kid, whatever you wanna call it, at the time this movie came out. We were super excited about it and then it was all about drugs. Bummer. My friends and I, however, absolutely loved this soundtrack and I remember many, many times blasting this album on the way to a party. Good stuff. 

7. Groove
1No Obstacles, Only Challenges 
2Girls Like Us 
3Champagne Beat Boogie 
Additional Track Information Groove Soundtrack buy CD music
4You're the Lucky Ones 
5Dukes Up Joshua's Dubwise Mix 
6Twenty Minutes of Disco Glory Simon's Come-Unity mix 
Additional Track Information Groove Soundtrack songs
7Perpetual 3:01 $0.99
Buy MP3 Song
8Halcyon + On + On 
9Anaomaly-Calling Your Name Ferry Coasten remix 
Additional Track Information Groove Soundtrack album for sale
10Heaven Scent 
Additional Track Information Groove Soundtrack CD music
13Wanna Go to the Endup? 
14Infinitely Gentle Blows Scott Hardkiss Aural Hallucination mix, Ring 

This movie came out in 2000, a year after Go. It was not as popular, but it was way better (in my opinion) and a way more accurate depiction of the party scene. I remember that my friends and I went to see this movie on opening night at an independent movie cinema and they gave us blow pops as we walked in. There was such good energy going in the place, it was like we were at a party. After the theater let out, everyone kind of just hung out in the parking lot, playing their tunes from the vehicles.  I absolutely love this album. It is one of the albums that almost always puts me in a better mood. Definitely something I used to listen to while getting ready to go out. 
Remember, no obstacles, only challenges.

Honorable mention-
Lost Highway-
  1. "I'm Deranged" (edit) – David Bowie – 2:37
  2. "Videodrones; Questions" – Trent Reznor – 0:44
  3. "The Perfect Drug" – Nine Inch Nails – 5:15
  4. "Red Bats with Teeth" – Angelo Badalamenti – 2:57
  5. "Haunting & Heartbreaking" – Angelo Badalamenti – 2:09
  6. "Eye" – The Smashing Pumpkins – 4:51
  7. "Dub Driving" – Angelo Badalamenti – 3:43
  8. "Mr. Eddy's Theme 1" – Barry Adamson – 3:31
  9. "This Magic Moment" – Lou Reed – 3:23
  10. "Mr. Eddy's Theme 2" – Barry Adamson – 2:13
  11. "Fred & Renee Make Love" – Angelo Badalamenti – 2:04
  12. "Apple of Sodom" – Marilyn Manson – 4:26
  13. "Insensatez" – Antonio Carlos Jobim – 2:53
  14. "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (edit) – Barry Adamson – 2:54
  15. "I Put a Spell on You" – Marilyn Manson – 3:30
  16. "Fats Revisited" – Angelo Badalamenti – 2:31
  17. "Fred's World" – Angelo Badalamenti – 3:01
  18. "Rammstein" (edit) – Rammstein – 3:26
  19. "Hollywood Sunset" – Barry Adamson – 2:01
  20. "Heirate Mich" (edit) – Rammstein – 3:02
  21. "Police" – Angelo Badalamenti – 1:40
  22. "Driver Down" – Trent Reznor – 5:18
  23. "I'm Deranged" (Reprise) – David Bowie – 3:48

The year was 1997 and David Lynch was (and is) still weird. This movie had cult interest like many of his movies. I think maybe my sister owned this cd. I can't really get into most of the songs on this...just not my style...but ohhhhh that David Bowie song. Wow! Love

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