Saturday, March 21, 2009

Confessions of a Shopaholic OST

The film was actually a lot better than I'd pre-judged it to be from the crappy trailer, but my favourite thing about it (aside from the clothes) was the soundtrack.

01. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Greg Laswell (a stunning cover of Cyndi Lauper's hit in the minor key, Laswell's voice is so rich and full of malaise, he could give Rufus Wainwright a run for his money)
02. Fashion - Lady Gaga (sound like a lot of the stuff on her The Fame CD, but I can't get enough of Lady Gaga so there you go. The bit where she does a litany of designers is the biggest rip-off of Vogue ever, but methinks it works)
03. Uncontrollable - Adrienne Bailon (the director certainly had an uncontrollable urge to play this throughout the film, but I reckon it worked)
04. Calling You - Kate Deluna (this was also over-played throughout the film, but, as with Uncontrollable, I didn't mind)
05. Don't Forget Me - Macy Gray (wonderfully melancholy and sad, suited the scene which it was played in so well)
06. Blue Jeans - Jesse James (sounds like a cross between Christina Aguilera and These Boots were Made for Walking, kind of works)
07. Again - Natasha Bedingfield (nice, sad tune)
08. Stuck with Each Other - Akon, Shontelle (Akon's voice will always evoke memories of "Lonely", but this is a fairly listenable ditty)
09. Bad Girl - Pussycat Dolls (annoyingly catchy. Still ain't forgiven them for fecking up Jai Ho, though)
10. Big Spender - Adrienne Bailon (OK, nothing special)
11. Takes Time to Love - Trey Songz (the opening harp chords sound like a rip-off of the 12. opening of Ne-Yo's "So Sick", bung)
12. Unstoppable - Kat DeLuna (not as good as the other song from her on the OST)
13. Shopaholic Suite - James Newton Howard (the suite for The Devil Wears Prada was far, far stronger)
14. Accessory - Jordyn Taylor (eh)