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10 things... is the THE teen movie in my opinion, it's got great lines, strong characters, great plot (even if nicked from Shakespeare!) and the ending everyone wanted to happen!
The soundtrack to this film is also great. Every so fits so perfectly into the film. Yet it's also a great just a great listen as an album in it's own right, and I thing that's what makes a good soundtrack.
The album opened with, and closes with the brilliant Letters to Cleo (Kat's favourite band in the film). this soundtrack is what introduced me to this band and I've been a fan ever since. A great pop rock band with a girl with a huge voice fronting them. Also, I Want You To Want Me has one of the best intros of any song.
Semisonic conribute their fabulous and sweet tune FNT and there's also brilliant tracks from Joan Armatrading, Madness and The Cardigans. Not band you would usually sit side but side, but it works.
Every soundtrack had it's down point and outdated mid ninties dance tracks Dazz, and Saturday Night are definate ones to skip!
The soundtrack to 10 Things I Hate About You had the potential to be great, but the actual result falls really short. The film itself had some great teen tunes from Smashmouth to the Chemical Brothers, but these don't feature on the CD. Instead there is a weird mix of tunes, from the easy-listening 'Weakness In Me' by Joan Armatrading to the dull score by Richard Gibbs. That is not to say it is completely without its charm - the pop/ska tunes from Letters To Cleo and Madness make it not a total waste of money. I think the problem is that the makers have tried to cash in on the film rather than think seriously about the musical choices and who the CD would appeal to. In all likelihood the soundtrack would be popular with people who have seen the film - teenagers. And so the decision to include dated songs by Ta-Gana and leave out some great modern tunes by BareNaked Ladies and Smashmouth seems thoughtless.
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10 Things I Hate About You Soundtrack (1999) - Various Artists I was cleaning my bedroom when I came across this CD. I can remember buying it but I don?t think I listened to it to many times which may say something about the quality of the album. The 10 Things I Hate About You Soundtrack was released as a soundtrack to the film ?Ten Things I Hate About You?. The film was good and I can remember having a discount voucher which I had collected from the ?M? Magazine in the Mirror so I got the album for virtually nothing. It contains 14 tracks of artists that you may not have heard of. Some of the tracks are better than others and there are few that are very good and some that are quite dire. The track list is as follows: I Want You to Want Me - Letters To Cleo 2. F.N.T. - Semisonic 3. Your winter - Sister Hazel 4. Even Angels Fall - Jessica Riddle 5. I Know - Save Ferris 6. New World - Leroy 7. Saturday Night - Ta-Gana 8. The Weakness In Me - Joan Armatrading 9. Atomic Dog - George Clinton 10. Dazz ? Brick 11. War ? Cardigans 12. Cruel To Be Kind - Letters To Cleo 13. Wings Of A Dove ? Madness 14. One More Thing - Gibbs, Richard. The first couple of tracks are quite weak. ?I want you to want me? it?s a very up lifting and cheery song but unfortunately lyrically it?s very poor and it sounds more like a demo song than anything of worthwhile quality. For those of you interested it?s a love song and for me anyway it?s way to sloppy. The next track F.N.T by Semisonic is a rock song and unless you are a rock person you won?t really like this track. However, ?I Know? by Save Ferris is a much better track lyrically better with good vocals. My Mum really liked ?Your Winter? by Sister Hazel. The chorus is wonderful and the lyrics are excellent. Some really thoughtful, meaningful lyrics-something you can hum to when your doi
ng the cleaning. ?Even Angels Fall? By Jessica Riddle is a very strong song-it?s quite a slow song but again it?s lyrically strong. It reminds me of the song from the album ?City of Angels?. ?New World? by Leroy is a rocky type song, quite heavy-definitely a track to listen to if you feel in a bit of a rock mood. ?Saturday Night? by Ta Gana is more of a dance track and is quite different from rest of the tracks on the album. There?s something for everyone on the album and if you feel in the dancy mood, you can put the track on. On the album there is such a different range of tracks that its suitable for quite a lot of tastes. The only thing is that the quality is poor. Writing the opinion reminds me just why I didn?t really listen the album a lot. Tracks like ?Dazz? or not worth listening to. However, the album is not all bad and tracks like ?War; by the Cardigans really improve the album. ?The Weakness in Me? by Joan Armatrading is another track that is quite good. A really poetic, love song-again it?s one that my Mum likes so maybe more for the older more mature person Overall I would say that this CD is just a bit above average. If you are going to buy a CD you could buy a lot better. However, saying that this album does give a chance for you to hear and listen to less well known artists.
Well, it’s been a long, LONG time since I wrote on Dooyoo, but now and then, a CD and/or video comes along which is so darn fantastic, I feel the need to tell as many people as possible about it. (At a guess, about 15. The 2 of my friends who actually listen to a word I say, and my usual 12-13 reads here.) To fully appreciate this wonderful soundtrack, it’s best to first watch the equally amazing movie. However, even if you’ve never heard of the film ‘Ten Things I Hate About You’, it’s possible to enjoy this collection of 14 tracks simply for the brilliance of the – mostly lesser known – artists. Having said that, if you HAVE never seen the film, stop reading, go down to Blockbuster, and buy it or rent it. I’m serious here. You NEED to watch this movie. Anyway, tempting as it is to tell you in detail just how good Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles are – and they’re practically the Bogie and Bacall of teenage movies – I’m planning on reviewing the film soon, so I’ll leave this to talking about the CD, track by track. I WANT YOU TO WANT ME – Letters To Cleo The first of two songs by riot-grrlers letters to Cleo, this is somewhat confusingly the closing song of the film, there being played by the band on the roof of the school. It’s a lament for lost love, but a fantastically upbeat one, with some of the best vocals I’ve ever heard, and awesome music as well. F.N.T. – Semisonic I’ve never been a huge fan of the rock group Semisonic, but this is easily their best song, even ahead of the well-known Secret Smile, with the wonderful refrain ‘you’re lovely, and you’re perfect, and that somebody wants you.’ Brings back happy memories of Patrick and Kat’s paintball game, possibly the best scene without dialogue since Julia Roberts car ride, to the accompanimen
t of Roxanne’s ‘It Must Have Been Love’ in ‘Pretty Woman.’ I KNOW – Save Ferris The female vocalist, Monique Powell, on this pop song is absolutely amazing, and I particularly like the intro, which starts off with a slow 10 second of soft music, before morphing into a fast, poppy song, with great backing on brass. The male vocals aren’t quite up to the standard set by Powell, but it’s still the best of the faster songs on the album. YOUR WINTER – Sister Hazel The first of three truly beautiful songs on the album, the Ken Black’s heartbreaking, half sung, half growled vocals ‘I won’t be your winter, I won’t be anyone’s excuse to cry’, and the wonderful lyrics of a man singing to the girl he’s just dumped perfectly complement each other. EVEN ANGELS FALL – Jessica Riddle This is the only song of Miss Riddle’s I’ve ever heard, but I’m desperate for the album, which reviews say is all very similar to this slow ballad. The song which plays in the movie as Bianca sits on the swing, unaware that her sister is watching her, perfectly describes the older Stratford’s protectiveness, with the great chorus ‘You will cry, and you will crawl, God knows even angels fall.’ NEW WORLD – Leroy One of the album’s heaviest songs, this is a weird but wonderful song with great lyrics. It’s strange, hard to describe, quite heavy, a little funky, and pretty unique. SATURDAY NIGHT – Ta-Gana As the only dance songs I’ve ever liked are a couple of the better known tracks by Gala, Sash, and the Tamperer, my opinion on this and the following tracks isn’t really that valuable. If you’re a dance fan, you may well like them. If not, this one, at least is listenable enough, I guess, but hardly likely
to convert anyone to that style of music. Nice backing vocals on this, though. ATOMIC DOG – George Clinton Ouch… dance beat plus spoken word = BAD. Thank God for the skip track button on my CD player. DAZZ – Brick Generally weird high pitched vocals plus occasional shout ‘Well alright’ = nearly as bad as ‘Atomic Dog’. Next please. THE WEAKNESS IN ME. – Joan Armatrading Ah… back to the ballads. The final great track on the album, this is a third heartbreakingly beautiful song similar to ‘Your Winter’ and ‘Even Angels Fall.’ It plays in the movie as Patrick follows Kat around, and perfectly captures the sadness of their mood there, with the plaintive words ‘Why do you come here, when you know I’ve got troubles enough?’ I’ve never heard any of Joan Armatrading’s other songs, but it’s hard to believe she’s ever bettered this. WAR – Cardigans The Cardigans are one of those bands who have the occasional great song – such as ‘Lovefool’ and ‘My Favourite Game’, with lots of forgettable stuff slipped in between. This isn’t up to the standards of the first two mentioned then, but it’s an improvement on much of their other work. On a weaker album, it would probably stand out, but the quality of much of the stuff here overshadows it. A disappointment, since they’re one of the best known bands on the CD. WINGS OF A DOVE – Madness Hardly worth reviewing, as I’m sure everyone will have heard this at one time or another in your life. If you haven’t, it’s another 3 minute gem by the ska favourites. As a big Madness fan myself, I love it. Others aren’t so keen, and it’s probably not going to convert you to the group or the style if you don’t alr
eady like one or both. CRUEL TO BE KIND – Letters to Cleo The song played in Club Skunk in the film, this is a cover version of Nick Lowe’s original. Not quite up to LTC’s first song on the soundtrack, it’s still a great rock track with real bite to it, and more fantastic vocals and heavy guitars. ONE MORE THING – Richard Gibbs The instrumental theme of the film. Nothing special, and completely unmemorable, but pleasant enough to listen to. So, overall, a fantastic CD, and well worth buying. Unfortunately, I can’t quite justify giving it 5/5 – both because the dance tracks seem week, and because they’ve missed out so much great music from the film – for the price, this could/should have been a double CD, and should certainly have featured the Barenaked Ladies ‘One Week’, Joan Jett’s ‘Bad Reputation’, and Spiderbait’s breathtakingly wonderful ‘Calypso.’
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 I Want You To Want Me
3 I Know
4 Your Winter
5 Even Angels Fall
6 New World
7 Saturday Night
8 Atomic Dog
10 Weakness In Me
12 Wings Of A Dove
13 Cruel To Be Kind
14 One More Thing