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Hairspray (Soundtrack to the Motion Picture)
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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 07/10/2007

What fun! This soundtrack of the film adaptation of the Broadway musical overflows with glossy, ol' fashioned '60s-style pep. It won't win any awards for innovation, but it may well be one of the most feel-good releases of the year. While not quite as super-energetic as the original Broadway cast, the new crew ain't too shabby: Nikki Blonsky delivers as Tracy Turnblad and Zac Efron (High School Musical) makes for a devoted boyfriend, and the supporting cast gleefully embraces the show's silly-but-generous spirit. John Travolta (who gets to utter the particularly ironic line "it's been years since someone asked me to dance") goes drag as Tracy's mom, Edna, while Michelle Pfeiffer's slight stiffness is appropriate for her uptight character, especially on the cha-cha "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs." After Mama Morton in Chicago, Queen Latifah puts in another brassy turn as Motormouth Maybelle ("Big, Blonde and Beautiful," which is then reprised by Travolta and Pfeiffer). The show's authors, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, have written three new numbers for the movie: the rollicking (and first single) "Ladies' Choice," "New Girl in Town" and "Come So Far." In addition, the CD also includes two tracks that aren't in the film but were in the show: "Cooties," sung by Aimee Allen, and "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now," sung by all three Tracy Turnblads: Blonsky, Ricki Lake (from the source movie) and Marissa Jaret Winokur (from the original Broadway cast). --Elisabeth Vincentelli

Customer Reviews:

  • One of the Better
    I would recommend this cd in a heartbeat. It has to be good and well worth the money for me to recommend. ...more info
  • hairspray
    LOVE IT!!!! great upbeat soundtrack i pop it in and dance while doing my household chores ...more info
  • Great Soundtrack
    I bought this soundtrack because I loved the movie. After listening to the soundtrack, I love it just as much as the movie.

    I can't wait for the movie to come out on DVD so I can order it and have both.

    I highly recommend this CD. ...more info
    The music on this is excellent. See the movie, learn the songs and sing your heart out. The lead singer is awesome, Zac Efron is adorable and John Travolta rocks!...more info
  • best soundtrack i own
    i bought this cd knowing i would love it in the first place. but it definitely exceeded my own expectations. the songs are so inspiring and lively that i can't help but dance in my car! the only thing that i questioned was the cooties song towards the end bc i never remembeed hearing it when watching the movie. and it sounded too modern for the time setting of the plot. but either way, it was a fun song and i have nothing to complain over. i can't wait to buy the dvd! what a fun movie and soundtrack!...more info
  • Great music to a great movie
    THe soundtrack to Hairspray if filled with memorable songs that will make you feel good. You will be singing these songs even after the cd is through. It's a lot of fun!...more info
  • gift for niece
    My niece just loved the soundtrack. She has been wanting it for sometime. Price was reasonable and shipping was fast....more info
  • Fun Fluff
    Based on the Tony-award-winning Broadway show of the same name, Hairspray comes through with most of its bouncy songs intact and some of its inside jokes being used. Though having little in common with the John Waters film, this one gives a new perspective to the race-relations story. All cast members do an outstanding job especially Nikki Blonski and John Travolta. The sound is well-engineered and performers are miked close enough to understand but not so close as to overwhelm the band. Look for the Easter Egg at the end of "Mamma I'm a Big Girl Now", which features all three ladies who have played Tracy. A fun one to have that is listenable more than once....more info
  • Five very bright stars *****
    If listening to this CD doesn't make you want to dance around the house or wherever you are at the time, you must be dead from the neck down ! Brilliant performances of a priceless score - just makes you want to see the movie again and again, and experience that very rare TOTAL sense of satisfaction that a musical can provide. Five very bright stars*****...more info
  • so much fun
    There's nothing wrong with this album. If you didn't like the music from the movie, obviously you're not even going to consider buying the soundtrack. Watch the movie first. Then decide if the soundtrack is worth your money....more info
  • Keeps me singing
    I have a long daily commute and I use music to keep my sanity. Like the movie, this soundtrack is fun, upbeat, and provides a wonderful distraction from the traffic. If you love musical theatre, you can't go wrong with this one....more info
  • If you loved the movie...
    Yes, I suppose you can compare other things to other versions. However, I was very pleased with the new movie and I loved the songs. While I'm not a huge fan of everyone's voices, they all did their best, enough to warrant this the full five stars. Mostly though, it's the songs themselves that really got my feet tapping. The music is simply fun....more info
  • . . . and then I couldn't turn it off . . .
    Truly, I think this CD should have an "addictive" warning label on it. It's beginning to interfere with my studies. Almost entirely clean, I would caution parents that a few songs contain some pretty explicit sexual references. While I would have loved the music at age nine, I'm pretty confident my parents would not have wanted me going around quoting some of these lyrics. Try age 13 and above . . . but other than that, this truly is just all around good fun. I'm a huge Brittany Snow fan, and her song "New Girl in Town" makes me happy every time I hear it . . . Nikki Blonsky is stellar in her role as the overweight dancing queen, and Zac Efron . . . well, I never thought I'd admit it, but he can SING! Of course, Elijah Kelly and Amanda Bynes do more than justice to their roles, and Michelle Pfeiffer is . . . well, pretty intense . . . and John Travolta as a woman? I'm not even gonna go there. Just get the CD. You won't regret it....more info
  • Hairspray CD
    I bought this cd for my 2 year old daughter. She loves to dance to this moving and really enjoyed the cd....more info
  • Amazing!!
    I have never seen the Broadway production, so I'm certain it's better than the film (it always is) but this movie and its accompanying soundtrack are wonderful!

    Nikki Blonsky is fantastic start to finish, as are Zac Efron and Elijah Kelley. And as to someone who criticized Travolta's was the most accurate Baltimore accent I've ever heard from a non-Bahl-merian, "hon"s and all.

    The soundtrack is great, light tunes, pensive tunes, dance's all here, as with any good musical. I heartily recommend it to anyone who's ever been in a bad won't last long with this CD playing....more info
  • I'm in love with Hairspray, the Musical
    I am totally in love with the music and the video of this musical. The voices are great and the music immediately picks up my mood. I find myself humming or singing the tunes all the time. I even wake up with the songs playing in my head. It sets me up for a high energy and positive thinking day....more info
  • Love It!!!
    Love All the songs! They are fun and upbeat! Just like the movie! If you like the movie you will the love the soundtrack!...more info