latest film project is the new comedy The Wedding Singer
, which opens nationwide on February 13. Set in 1985, the film stars Sandler
as a suburban wedding crooner who guarantees all a good time. In keeping with the 80's setting of the film, this soundtrack album features more than a dozen classic tunes from the decade of big shoulder pads.
Certified latinum by the RIAA. (4/98)
Sounding like a flashback of the first few years of MTV, the soundtrack of The Wedding Singer starts as an intended goof and ends up quite listenable, thanks. While a couple of these songs (Musical Youth's "Pass the Dutchie" in particular) had already fallen off the cultural radar by 1985, when the movie's action takes place, what's most impressive is the staying power most of them hold. If anything, the Psychedelic Furs' "Love My Way" sounds even better than it did then, and of course "How Soon Is Now," and "Blue Monday" are classics that have transcended their era: Just ask Matt Pinfield. Or Adam Sandler. Or Steven Morrissey. --Rickey Wright