Soundtrack: Bridesmaids (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Artists: Blondie, Hole, Wilson Phillips, Various
Label: Relativity Music Group
Release Date: May 10, 2011
Earlier this month, audiences were laughing out loud at the new comedy Bridesmaids. The film centers around a group of bridesmaids who take a hilarious adventure towards the altar. But fans don’t have to leave the memories behind once they leave the theatre. Instead, pick up the soundtrack which boasts artists such as Wanda Jackson, Blondie, and Kate Nash, and you can relive those movie moments again and again.
Anyone who has read my music reviews knows that I adore when well-known artists and songs are included on soundtracks. With that in mind, of course I loved this album! I was taken back to my youth and, yes, I was singing along to each and every song. “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips is a classic for the children of the ’90s, so it seemed fitting that it was featured for the movie. And we move from that blast from the past to one of the strongest women of rock, Blondie, with her classic “Rip Her to Shreds.” If you’re going to talk trash, it’s always a pleasure to have Blondie do it for you. She is perfectly paired with Hole’s “Violet” as the shouts of strong women ring out.
Fiona Apple gets to take a turn on the album with her song “Paper Bag” as does Kate Nash with “Do Wah Doo.” I’m a fan of both of these female artists, so it’s always nice to hear them included up against some of the powerhouses of music. And you’ll be tempted to get up on the dance floor when Britney Spears’s “I’ve Just Begun (Having My Fun)” comes up on the track list. There are also a number of songs included that are exclusive to this soundtrack. They include the live version of “Rip Her To Shreds” by Blondie, “It’s Raining” by Inara George, and “Boogaloo Annie” by Michael Andrews.
So, to say I enjoyed this album would be an understatement. Whether you watch the movie first and want to relive it, or you are simply a fan of great music, you will never regret picking up this soundtrack. I think I’ll go listen again right now!
- “Hold On” – Wilson Phillips
- “Rip Her To Shreds” -Blondie
- “Blister In The Sun” -Nouvelle Vague
- “Paper Bag” -Fiona Apple
- “Do Wah Doo” -Kate Nash
- “I’ve Just Begun (Having My Fun)” -Britney Spears
- “My Love Is Your Love” -Smokey Robinson
- “It’s Raining” -Inara George
- “Violet” -Hole
- “Answering Bell” -Ryan Adams
- “Boogalooo Annie” -Michael Andrews
- “Shakin’ All Over” -Wanda Jackson
- “Rip Her To Shreds (Live Version)” -Blondie
Rating: 5 / 5 Stars