Original Versus Themed Soundtracks

Original Versus Themed Soundtracks

One of my favorite soundtracks to listen to is from “The Wedding Singer” with Adam Sandler. It doesn’t have any original songs on it, but is does have a compilation of 80’s music that fit with the movie.

“The Wedding Singer” is set in the 1980’s and revolves around the life and love life of a wedding singer named Robbie Hart. Most of the music in the movie Is iconic songs from the 80’s and are great to listen to in the car or at home.

That’s the thing about soundtracks that use existing songs. Odds are you are going to like all of or most of them because they all follow a similar theme. When you buy a soundtrack made up of mostly original songs, then you run the risk of not enjoying most of the songs on there.

The most famous example is “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Deon for the movie “Titanic.” The song itself was a huge hit and seemed like it would never go away, but the rest of the soundtrack for the movie is made up of instrumentals.

Unless you like an hours of instrumentals, you just wasted $20 on a soundtrack you probably won’t listen to again. In the time of iTunes, where you can buy a single song from an album or sound track this may not seem like much of a problem, but as a lover of musical soundtracks, it’s a debate that will never go away. Trust me, I’ve been talking about it for a decade.