our score: 1.0 out of 5.0
I saw the
trailer to this film the other day and immediately made up my
mind never to watch it. I should have trusted my judgement and
not taken the soundtrack CD out of its case, but I’m afraid
I succumbed to temptation. Hailed as being a collection of love
songs from the new film starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler,
the line-up for the original soundtrack is as flimsy as the acting
seems, as thin as the plot.
The most notable
points on the album are covers of famous songs by the likes of
UB40, Seal and Wyclef Jean. There are many reasons to reach for
the remote and skip forward to the end of this CD, but the UB40
cover of "Every Breath You Take" is one of the worst.
The Birmingham band bring their familiar reggae style to the Police
classic and promptly murder it in a rather brutal and careless
musical killing. Little better is Ziggy Marley’s version
of "Drive" (the song from The Cars, not REM), with Wyclef
Jean adding to the overall reggae them of the CD with a disappointing
"Your Love" (L.O.V.E Reggae Mix).
The only real
saving grace is Wayne Wonder’s opening version of the Thompson
Twins classic "Hold Me Now", which is up to a decent
standard. The real sinker of this album, is saved until last,
when Adam Sandler takes up his guitar to sing a song he joint
wrote, "Forgetful Lucy". It doesn’t even last
two minutes, but still manages to be cringeworthy, highly embarrassing,
not at all funny and a perfect advertisement for going to see
any other film this weekend rather than 50 First Dates.
Avoid at all costs.
liked 50 First Dates...
Hold Me Now (Wayne Wonder)
2. Love Song (311)
3. Lips Like Sugar (Seal/Mikey Dread)
4. Your Love (Wyclef Jean/Eve)
5. Drive (Ziggy Marley)
6. True (Will.I.AM and Fergie)
7. Slave to Love (Elan Atias)
8. Every Breath You Take (UB40)
9. The Ghost In You (Mark McGrath)
10. Friday, I'm In Love (Dryden Mitchell)
11. Breakfast In Bed (Nicole Kea)
12. I Melt With You (Jason Mraz)
13. Forgetful Lucy (Adam Sandler)