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My Best Friend's Wedding [Soundtrack]

Hal David, James Newton Howard, Burt BacharachAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. I Say A Little Prayer (Reggae Mix)Diana King 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Wishin' and Hopin'Ani Difranco 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. You Don't Know MeJann Arden 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Tell HimThe Exciters 2:33Album Only
listen  5. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Album Version)Nicky Holland 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I'll Be OkayAmanda Marshall 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Way You Look Tonight (Album Version)Tony Bennett 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. What The World Needs Now Is LoveJackie DeShannon 3:11Album Only
listen  9. I'll Never Fall In Love AgainMary Chapin Carpenter 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Always YouSophie Zelmani 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. If You Wanna Be HappyJimmy Soul 2:19Album Only
listen12. I Say A Little PrayerCast 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Suite from My Best Friend's WeddingJames Newton Howard 6:11$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 17, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0045DO83I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,037 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ani DiFranco steals the show with her ace rendition of Dusty Springfield's "Wishin' and Hopin'." But DiFranco was playing the lyrics for smirks, which made it hard to wrap yourself up in the performance. Elsewhere, you get Mary-Chapin Carpenter covering "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," a version of "What the World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon; Diana King (of "Stir It Up" fame) doing a lite-reggae version of "I Say a Little Prayer," and a Tony Bennett moment. Burt Bacharach's songs are all over this CD, which is good. But aside from DiFranco and Bennett, many of the artists turned loose to sing them could've been better deployed. Overall, rather slight. --Gavin McNett

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music from the motion picture

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good CD July 9, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I only noticed this cd after one of my friends told me about it, but I'm glad that she did, because this cd is definitely worth it. My personal favorite song on the cd is "Say A Little Prayer For You", the cast version. Though it isn't much like the movie version (which was a lot better, I think due to the way it was performed), its a great song, and even funnier to listen to with this version. The reggae version is pretty good too. I also enjoyed "Wishin and Hoping", which is just a nice song. However, I think to understand what the meaning of the songs are (to this soundtrack), you need to see the movie, so I recommend that you see the movie, and then take the time to appreciate the soundtrack.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected, but I like it anyway. September 4, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have to agree with the review written by a fan from Olympia, WA: the songs on the soundtrack were not the same versions as in the movie, and this was a disappointment. The cast version of "I Say A Little Prayer" was nothing like the great performance in the film, and Diana King's version of the same song had a reggae flavor; it was fine, but not the version of the song that I had been hoping for. I still enjoy the CD, but it would have been much better if the actual songs from the movie had been included.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie, Good Soundtrack! August 7, 2005
By Rocky
Format:Audio CD
This album I got for one reason, well really two reasons but the one most important reason was because at the end of My Best Friend's Wedding, one of Julia Robert's best films in my opinion, I heard Amanda Marshall's song I'll Be Okay and I was blown away. I loved the song, it was so powerful and yet so honest.

That song was enough to buy this album alone for me but I also bought it because of Jann Arden's song You Don't Know Me, which was to me the second best song on here and very beautiful. Amanda Marshall and Jann Arden to me are the stars on this album, but good runners up are:

- Ani DiFranco's cute song Wishing and Hoping

- And the very lovely song by Nicky Holland I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself,

- Diana King sings a good song I Say A Little Prayer

- And the Exciters have a very strong and fast song that's fun to hear,

- And so is the fun song by Jimmy Soul If You Wanna Be Happy.

- Sophie Zelmani has a good song on here called Always You. I found myself liking this song.

So overall I think this album is very good, but the two songs that stand out the most, and that I listen to the most, are Amanda Marshall and Jann Arden's two songs and the whole reason I bought the soundtrack. I recommend the c.d. definitely. It has cute, sometimes funny, and also very touching songs on here. One of the best sountracks put out.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! November 19, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Tony Bennett's "The Way You Look Tonight" is WONDERFUL. Makes my heart go pitter-patter!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the movie August 18, 2001
Format:Audio CD
When I saw this movie, I was disappointed. I thought it was ridiculous... but as I watched the movie, I felt that the soundtrack would be great to have - and I was right! It is fun, with a nicely diverse collection of songs. I recommend this soundtrack to those who like variety.
Ani DiFranco very cutely sings "Wishin' and Hopin'. 'You Don't Know Me' is sweetly, sadly and beautifully sung by Jann Arden. The Exciters deliver 'Tell Him' in a peppy, strong manner. Nicky Holland enables us to feel Julia Robert's character's loneliness when she sings 'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself.' 'The Way You Look Tonight' has always been one of my favorite love songs. It is so dreamy and sweet!
Mary Chapin Carpenter excellently and magically brings us 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again.' She is a gutsy girl to sing a Karen Carpenter song! You go girl!
I do not know who Sophie Zelmani or Amanda Marshall are, but they did very nicely on 'Always You' and 'I'll Be Okay', respectively. Also, James Newton Howard's 'Suite From My Best Friend's Wedding' is wonderfully done.
This is a splendid album. Go ahead ... order it. Go on!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack as fun as the movie!!! January 28, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Such great music!! Nice that it includes some of the songs by the actors, many soundtracks miss those. Notably missing, however, is my personal favorite -- Dermot Mulroney singing The Way You Look Tonight. Now that would make it complete!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD September 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I love this CD! I've had it for years and have now added most of the songs to my IPOD. In fact, I am planning on playing many of them at my sister's upcoming bridal shower.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jann Arden's You Dont' Know Me is incredible!!! August 15, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Buy this album for Jann Arden's You Don't Know Me. It is one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded. That voice of hers does something to me every time I hear this song.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must-have
Love this albulm, except for the "Suite". If they had left that off, there would have been room for some more great tunes.
Published 16 days ago by A Survivor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The songs are great and the variety of different singers is also a plus.
Published 1 month ago by sjaneengray
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Very upbeat music, I can listen to it over and over again! Puts you into a good mood. Especially if you saw the movie.
Published 3 months ago by Debbie P
5.0 out of 5 stars My Best Friend's Wedding
I bought the movie sound track because I loved the movie.It's a great sound track. If You loved the movie You'll love the soundtrack
Published 5 months ago by Denise M. Bristow
5.0 out of 5 stars Too addicting!
this was absolutely my favorite purchase, I love this soundtrack!! They really picked a great mix! Favorite ever grouping for a movie soundtrack
Published 6 months ago by bekah rutledge
5.0 out of 5 stars A Staple For Any Movie collection
One of the great I am still in love with him/her movies. This should be in every collection for anybody who enjoys a great laugh and a suttle tear.
Published 6 months ago by LNB
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Julia Roberts at her best. This DVD is very cute, it will make you happy, and sad and even cry at times but, it is a great movie...
Published 11 months ago by Kathryn Marie Pfeifle
5.0 out of 5 stars nice album
I bought this cd primarily for the Amanda Marshall song, but was pleasantly surprised to hear so many other good songs too
Published 12 months ago by Tracey Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable cd
I purchased this cd because I really enjoy watching the movie and I like all the songs that are on the movie. It is an excellent cd.
Published 18 months ago by Judy
5.0 out of 5 stars "The moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup; I say a little...
This is one of my favorite romantic comedies and Julia Roberts' best performance in a rom/com. It is not what I would call a chick flick as I believe this film appeals equally to... Read more
Published 19 months ago by R. Edward Merrell, Jr.
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