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Fearlessly mixing his metaphors, composer Aaron Zigman writes of The Ugly Truth, "I feel that in this romantic comedy I was able to spread my wings and step outside the box a bit...." Cut through those clichés, and it seems that Zigman, already represented in movie theaters in the same period with My Sister's Keeper and The Proposal, wanted to try something a little different in his music for director Robert Luketic's film about the contentious and eventually romantic encounter between a TV morning show producer and "a hardcore TV personality" (that's what it says in the press release). Not unreasonably, Zigman seems to have chosen the tango as his musical response to the plot, and starting with "Flick the Bean" and "Abby Calls Colin," the first two cues, he does just that, making use of short, sprightly, rhythmic motifs that have a distinctly Henry Mancini-like quality to them. Sometimes castanets and other percussion instruments add spice; sometimes Zigman turns to a wah-wah electric guitar for a light funk feel. There are lots of cues here — 35 in 38 minutes — so nothing goes on very long. But the overall sense of sly fun remains constant. Whether or not Zigman's wings are still in his box, he seems to have come up with an appropriate score for a summer comedy.

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Hot N Cold-Katy Perry; Cafe Metropole-Rick Krive; Catz Meow-Scott Robinson; Solo Violin 2-Daniel May; Everybody Got Their Something-Nikka Costa; Pocketful Of Sunshine-Natasha Bedingfield; Under The Covers-Josh Kelley; Soluna-Los Pinguos; De Vez En Cuando-Los Pinguos; El Gitano Del Amor-Latin Soul Syndicate; Chainsaw-Daniel Merriweather; Right Round-Flo Rida

u must be joking?

Are u kidding. A soundtrack is supposed to consist of songs that were used in a movie, not background music to a scene.

this is a score

This is a score not a soundtrack, does anyone know the names of the other songs played? Thanks


Born: January 6, 1963 in San Diego, CA

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Born on January 6, 1963 in San Diego, California, songwriter, composer, producer, and arranger Aaron Zigman has written songs for Carly Simon and the Jets, arranged works for Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole, and composed scores for numerous films, including The...
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