Tag: Soundtrack

Friday 8/5/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Grease: The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1978)

Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture is the original motion picture soundtrack for the 1978 film Grease, released April 14, 1978. It was originally released by RSO Records and subsequently re-issued by Polydor Records between 1984 and 1991. It has sold approximately 28 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time, also ranking amongst the biggest selling soundtrack albums of all time. The song “You’re the One That I Want” was a US and UK No. 1 for stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Besides performers John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, the album also featured songs by rock and roll revival group Sha Na Na as well as the hit song “Grease”, a tune written by Barry Gibb (of the Bee Gees) and sung by Frankie Valli (of The Four Seasons) that was an additional U.S. number one.

  1. “Grease” 3:24
  2. “Summer Nights” 3:35
  3. “Hopelessly Devoted to You” 3:04
  4. “You’re the One That I Want” 2:48
  5. “Sandy” 2:31
  6. “Beauty School Dropout” 3:59
  7. “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” 1:40
  8. “Greased Lightnin'” 3:13
  9. “It’s Raining on Prom Night” 2:51
  10. “Alone at a Drive-In Movie” 2:24
  11. “Blue Moon” 2:18
  12. “Rock n’ Roll Is Here to Stay” 2:03
  13. “Those Magic Changes” 2:18
  14. “Hound Dog” 1:24
  15. “Born to Hand Jive” 4:37
  16. “Tears on My Pillow” 2:02
  17. “Mooning” 2:15
  18. “Freddy, My Love” 2:48
  19. “Rock n’ Roll Party Queen” 2:11
  20. “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” 2:22
  21. “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)” 1:40
  22. “We Go Together” 3:00
  23. “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1:23
  24. “Grease (Reprise)” 3:24

Olivia Newton-John – vocals
John Travolta – vocals
Stockard Channing – vocals (“Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee”, “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”)
Frankie Valli – vocals (“Grease”)
Barry Gibb – vocals (“Grease”)
Frankie Avalon – vocals (“Beauty School Drop Out”)
Background vocals: Curt Becher, Paulette K. Brown, Cindy Bullens, Beau Charles, Carol Chase, Kerry Chater, Loren Farber, John Farrar, Venetta Fields, Gerald Garrett, Jimmy Gilstrap, Mitch Gordon, Jim Haas, Patty Henderson, Ron Hicklin, Diana Lee, John Lehman, Maxayn Lewis, Melissa MacKay, Myrna Matthews, Marti McCall, Gene Merlino, Gene Morford, Lisa Roberts, Sally Stevens, Zedrick Turnbough, Jackie Ward, M. Ann White, Jerry Whitman
Drums: Ollie E. Brown, Carlos Vega, Cubby O’Brien, Ron Ziegler
Bass: Mike Porcaro, David Hungate, Max Bennett, David Allen Ryan, Wm. J. Bodine, Dean Cortez, Harold Cowart
Guitar: John Farrar, Tim May (“Born to Hand Jive”), Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour, Dan Sawyer, Bob Rose, Dennis Budimir, Tommy Tedesco, Cliff Morris, Joey Murcia, Peter Frampton (“Grease”), George Terry (“Grease”)
Keyboards: Louis St. Louis, Greg Mathieson, Michael Lang, Lincoln Mayorga, Thomas Garvin, Ben Lanzarone, George Bitzer
Saxophone: Ray Pizzi (“We Go Together” & “Greased Lightnin'”), Ernie Watts (“There Are Worse Things I Could Do” and “Alone at a Drive-In Movie”), Jerome Richardson, John Kelson, Jr.
Trumpet: Albert Aarons, Robert Bryant
Trombone: Lloyd Ulyate
Percussion: Eddie “Bongo” Brown, Larry Bunker, Victor Feldman, Antoine Dearborn
Harp: Dorothy Remsen, Gayle Levant
Concertmaster: James Getzoff

Sunday 5/1/22 2pm ET: Feature LP: Footloose Soundtrack (1984)

Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture is the original soundtrack of the Paramount motion picture Footloose. The original nine-track album was released January 31, 1984 and reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart on April 21, 1984, where it stayed until June 23, 1984. When it was re-released in 1998, four bonus tracks were added to the album, all of which were used in the film as well. In 2002, Sony International released the “Australian Souvenir Edition”, also titled “Australian Cast Special Edition”. Two megamixes were added to the album, featuring the Australian cast of the Footloose musical. The original soundtrack contained six Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, three of which reached the Top 10, including two number-one hits, “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins and “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” by Deniece Williams, and “Almost Paradise”, a duet by Ann Wilson and Mike Reno that reached number seven, plus “Somebody’s Eyes” by Karla Bonoff climbed to number sixteen on the Adult Contemporary chart. Many people bought the soundtrack album without even seeing the film.

  1. “Footloose” (Kenny Loggins) 3:46
  2. “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” (Deniece Williams) 4:20
  3. “Almost Paradise” (Love Theme from Footloose) (Mike Reno and Ann Wilson) 3:50
  4. “Holding Out for a Hero” (Bonnie Tyler) 5:50
  5. “Dancing in the Sheets” (Shalamar) 4:03
  6. “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)” (Kenny Loggins) 3:46
  7. “Somebody’s Eyes” (Karla Bonoff) 3:33
  8. “The Girl Gets Around” (Sammy Hagar) 3:22
  9. “Never” (Moving Pictures) 3:45
  10. “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” (Quiet Riot) 5:17
  11. “Hurts So Good” (John Mellencamp) 3:42
  12. “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (Foreigner) 4:50
  13. “Dancing in the Sheets” (Extended 12″ Remix) (Shalamar) 6:16

Tuesday 12/1/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Soundtrack- Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Amy Heckerling and written by Cameron Crowe adapted from his 1981 book of the same title. Crowe went undercover at Clairemont High School in San Diego and wrote about his experiences.

The film was the directorial debut of Amy Heckerling and chronicles a school year in the lives of sophomores Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and their older friends Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates) and Mike Damone (Robert Romanus), both of whom believe themselves wiser in the ways of romance than their younger counterparts. The ensemble cast of characters form two subplots with Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), a perpetually stoned surfer, facing off against uptight history teacher Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), and Stacy’s older brother, Brad (Judge Reinhold), a senior who works at a series of entry-level jobs in order to pay off his car and ponders ending his two-year relationship with his girlfriend, Lisa (Amanda Wyss).

In addition to Penn, Reinhold, Cates, and Leigh, the film marks early appearances by several actors who later became stars, including Nicolas Cage, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, and Anthony Edwards. Among these actors, Penn, Cage, and Whitaker later won the Academy Award for Best Actor, with Penn winning twice.

In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

1. “Somebody’s Baby” Jackson Browne 4:05
2. “Waffle Stomp” Joe Walsh 3:40
3. “Love Rules” Don Henley 4:05
4. “Uptown Boys” Louise Goffin 2:45
5. “So Much in Love” Timothy B. Schmit 2:25

1. “Raised on the Radio” The Ravyns 3:43
2. “The Look In Your Eyes” Gerard McMahon 4:00
3. “Speeding” The Go-Go’s 2:11
4. “Don’t Be Lonely” Quarterflash 3:18
5. “Never Surrender” Don Felder 4:15

1. “Fast Times (The Best Years of Our Lives)” Billy Squier 3:41
2. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” Sammy Hagar 3:36
3. “I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme)” Jimmy Buffett 3:00
4. “Love Is the Reason” Graham Nash 3:31
5. “I’ll Leave It Up to You” Poco 2:55

1. “Highway Runner” Donna Summer 3:18
2. “Sleeping Angel” Stevie Nicks 4:43
3. “She’s My Baby (And She’s Outta Control)” Palmer/Jost 2:53
4. “Goodbye, Goodbye” Oingo Boingo 4:34