Mix Six: “Soundtrack Soundz”

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Yeah, I know. It looks stupid to have “sounds” spelled with a “z.” What can I say, I was was trying to be like the kids – who probably don’t use the “z” as much has they did back in the late 90s. But hey, it’s Friday, it’s a Mix Six day, I’m feeling stupid.

Okay, on with it!

“Theme from Shaft” Isaac Hayes (Download) (You Tube Video) The film has become an icon and I think it has a lot to do with Isaac’s timeless classic of a song.  

“You Should Be Dancing” Bee Gees (Download) (You Tube Video)  I remember when this movie came out, I was too young to get in, because it was rated R.  And, to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the R rated version. They used to show it on TV with all the “TV safe” swear words, but let’s be honest, most everyone went to see this film for the dancing. 

“Canned Heat” Jamiroquai (Download) (YouTube Video) I’m not sure if anyone went to see this film for the dancing, but you gotta admit that it was nice addition to this odd gem of a film. “Maniac” Michael Sembello (Download) (You Tube Video) My beloved J loves sometimes can’t stop thinking about this film, and perhaps you too have woken up on a Saturday morning and had to see this film.  Personally, I’ve never had that problem, but I’m married to someone who has. 🙂

“The Crying Game” Boy George (Download) (You Tube Video)  If I had a lounge act, I would sing this song over and over to the point where the lyrics just started dropping out.  Something like:  “Someday….Moon…Gaaaaaame” — as I drop the mic and pass out from singing all night while sipping Scotch.

Huey Lewis and the News “Hip To Be Square” (Download) (You Tube Video — which is very violent, so proceed with caution)  This song certainly the, um, high point of the film, but when the soundtrack came out, Huey said “No” to the inclusion of this song. It seems he hadn’t seen the film and didn’t know how violent it was.  But with a title like “American PSYCHO” what did he think the film was about?  Perhaps a drama about the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting. 

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