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.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Various Artists - Cocktail Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988)


"Cocktail was not only the soundtrack to a popular Tom Cruise film, it was also the four-million-selling summer party album of 1988" - Allmusic.com

Uh, not for this guy. My summer party album of 1988 would probably be either the soundtrack to Bright Lights, Big City or this frat-rock party compilation.  But Cocktail does contain the two overplayed  #1 singles of that summer: Bobby McFerrin's Don't Worry Be Happy and The Beach Boys' Kokomo, so I can see why they'd say that. Makes for a nice time capsule or movie souvenir.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #2

Tracks: 10 songs, 36 minutes. Highlights include Powerful Stuff by The Fabulous Thunderbirds and the classic Tutti Frutti by Little Richard. The real surprise is the funky Robbie Nevil track, Since When. The rest are typical soundtrack covers and/or throwaways.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: Summer 1988, a.k.a. "The Lost Summer of Mark"


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