Going On 30
label: Hollywood Records
our score: 1.5 out of 5.0
terrible soundtrack. From the moment I saw the trailer of 13
Going On 30 I struggled to find reasons why this film was
made. The structure of the film had been seen before with Big
and the fact that this one has pretty women in dresses is not
going to swing it, I'm afraid.
(who?) stars as Jenna Rink, a 13 year old on the brink of womanhood
who wishes that she was older and, surprise surprise, wakes up
to find herself aged 30. Sound familiar? Well, seems as the film
is set in 1987, the soundtrack will sound familiar too.
13 tracks on board, and it's unlucky for those who buy it because
it's a collection of drab songs. Madonna's "Crazy For You"
is about as good as it gets, though this is one of her poorest
moments. From there, it's downhill as we listen to Whitney Houston's
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody", Pat Benatar's "Love
Is A Battlefield" and Soft Cell's "Tainted Love",
which sounds incredibly out of place here. And just when you thought
it couldn't get worse, up pops Vanilla Ice and his "Ice Ice
Baby", which surely should have been confined to the musical
dungeon by now.
of the film and the soundtrack is hoping to cash in on the bubble-gum
teen market, and it may do well out of it. But the less of these
we see in the future, the better.
liked 13 Going On 30...
1. Head Over Heels(The Go Go's)
2. Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield)
3. Burning Down The House (Talking Heads)
4. Mad About You (Belinda Carlisle)
5. I Wanna Dance With, Somebody (Who Loves Me) (Whitney Houston)
6. What I Like About You (Lillix)
7. Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice)
8. Crazy For You (Madonna)
9. Vienna (Billy Joel)
10. Why Can't I? (Liz Phair)
11. Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
12. Love Is A Battlefield (Pat Benatar)
13. Will I Ever Make It Home (Ingram Hill)