Soundtrack Saturdays: Race Time Movie

The movie Race Time is out in theatres, and the soundtrack is now available. The movie is about Frankie-Four-Eyes and his friends that compete against newcomer Zac. The songs focus on the themes of friendship and hope.

The music of this soundtrack is similar to one for the original version in French, just as fantastic. This record is upbeat overall, and it sounds incredible. There’s even an 80s feel to it, especially with Cindy Lauper’s song Together. It’s a mix of different genres including pop, rock, and country,

The artists’ voices are amazing. Cyndi Lauper, Robby Johnson, Lara Fabian, Simple Plan, and more perform spectacularly in this record. Their musical styles in this soundtrack blend together nicely.

There are some that are both the French and English Versions of the movie soundtrack: Bigger by Simple Plan, What If by Lara Fabian and Beautiful Day by The Cool Kids.

My favourite songs are Better Day by Robby Johnson, Bigger by Simple Plan, Together by Cyndi Lauper, and Beautiful Day by the Cool Kids.




Single Saturdays: Ben Adams & Joanne Clifton – Damn It, Janet

The song Damn It, Janet is a song from the classic musical Rocky Horror Show. Ben Adams & Joanne Clifton perform the latest version. The story is about a couple who realizes they’re in love and is surprised by it.

The music has a vintage vibe- it even reminds of the 1950s. The song starts slow then increases in tempo. The tune is catchy and makes one want to get up and dance.

Ben Adams & Joanne Clifton sing beautifully together. Their voices compliment each other. Each singer performs their parts of the song, without one overpowering the other.

Soundtrack Saturdays: Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!

Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again came out in theatres July 20, 2018, The soundtrack is now available, and I enjoyed it very much. It was especially fun to hear Cher singing Fernando. What a voice!

Some of the classics such as Mamma Mia, Waterloo, and One of Us have a modified beat. It has a contemporary feel to it. There are also some songs that I had not heard of like Angel Eyes and When I Kissed the Teacher. It inspires to listen to the original version from Abba albums. I grew up listening to Abba, because of my family, especially my mom. It was hard, at first, to imagine the music with a different rhythm from the original versions. However, after listening to them again and again, I heard the homage to Abba, even if the beat is slightly different.

The actors’ performances of the songs are well-done. Lily James’s voice is especially incredible. She sings the most in the album, which makes senses because she plays young Donna, whose past we learn about in the movie. It was a joy to hear Cher singing songs from Abba. She’s a fantastic artist. Her voice is powerful and unforgettable, as always. The actors’ voices compliment each other nicely.

I haven’t seen the movie yet. I look forward to seeing it, especially hearing the classic hits of Abba. I would like to listen to the songs in the context of the film to have a better feel to these fantastic tunes.

My favourite songs from the soundtrack are Waterloo ( Lilly James & Hugh Skinner), Fernando (Cher & Andy Garcia) I Have a Dream ( Lilly James), Dancing Queen, and Super Trouper.




Grease 40th Anniversary

June 16, 2018, marks the 40th Anniversary of the movie Grease. It’s a classic that many people from generations enjoy. Grease is one of my favourite movies growing up as a kid, I’ve seen it so many times that I remember what will happen next.  The cast for this film was incredible. Their voices complimented each very well. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John were a fantastic duo and had good on-screen chemistry.

The songs that I found most memorable from the movie are the following: Grease, “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout,” “You’re the One That I Want” and “We Go Together.”

There are two sets of songs: the ones performed by the actors and the ones heard in the background. The songs complement the story of Grease quite nicely. The characters who sing these songs express how they feel or emphasize the story. The actors’ singing in this movie was incredible and impressive.