Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Various Artists - More Music from the Motion Picture The Wedding Singer (1998)


Almost 15 years on, I'm not really sure why I bought this disc as I have most of the songs on other compilations.  If I had to guess, I'd speculate that I bought it for Kajagoogoo's Too Shy and A Flock Of Seagulls' cheesy Space Age Love Song.  Reasons aside, this album, like its predecessor, is also a pretty good New Wave compilation when you ignore the fact that it's a shameless cash-in.  There are no number one hits here (True came closest, peaking at #4) and only 7 of these songs broke into the Top 40.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #22 (Aug 29, 1998)

Tracks:


Now that I think about it, I don't even remember Space Age Love Song appearing in the movie.  In any case, it's the only Flock Of Seagulls song I like.  The Love Stinks scene is one of the better ones in the movie (I realize that's not saying much).  I could do without the crappy Dead Or Alive and Adam Sandler tunes.  Sandler is smart, though - by including his own song on the soundtrack, he's guaranteed himself a cut of the album's profits whether we listen to the song or not. 

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
Music from the Motion Picture The Wedding Singer (1997)

2 comments:

  1. Too Shy.....a true guilty pleasure for me. Mark, what do you think of that song?

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    1. Love it. I had the White Feathers LP back in high school. Import version, natch.

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