A Few Best Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Remixes)
Olivia Newton-John & The Wedding Band
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||Weightless||Olivia Newton-John||3:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Rain, The Park & Other Things (Lo Five Remix)||Olivia Newton-John||2:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Nips Are Getting Bigger||The Wedding Band||2:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Daydream Believer (Chew Fu Fix)||Olivia Newton-John||3:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Pushbike Song (Pablo Calamari Remix)||Olivia Newton-John||4:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Wankered||The Wedding Band||1:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Afternoon Delight||The Wedding Band||2:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Beautiful Morning||The Wedding Band||2:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Brand New Key (Archie Remix)||Olivia Newton-John||3:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Love Boat (Roulette Remix)||Olivia Newton-John||3:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Live It Up||The Wedding Band||2:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sugar Sugar (Chew Fu Fix)||Olivia Newton-John||3:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Living In the Seventies||The Wedding Band||2:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Devil Gate Drive (Chew Fu & PVH Night Fever Remix)||Olivia Newton-John||2:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Georgy Girl (Roulette Remix)||Olivia Newton-John||4:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Think I Love You (Chew Fu & PVH Love Hurts Remix)||Olivia Newton-John||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Two Out of Three Ain't Bad (Lo Five Remix)||Olivia Newton-John||5:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mickey (Chew Fu Fix)||Olivia Newton-John||3:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Weightless (Punk Ninja Remix)||Olivia Newton-John||3:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Olivia Newton John's scene-stealing turn as a coke-snorting mother of the bride in 2012's Aussie comedy A Few Best Men came as something of a shock, considering she'd spent the decade prior seemingly content to drift into late middle age with a string of easy listening covers, duets, and spiritual albums. This unexpected wild streak appears to have carried over to its official soundtrack, with the 63-year-old reinventing herself as something of a dance diva on 14 club-friendly renditions of classic '60s and '70s songs heavily featured in the Stephan Elliott-directed film about a young groom (Xavier Samuel) traveling to the Blue Mountains with his three best friends. This Cher-like change in direction works wonders on the classy, progressive, electro cover of the Seekers' "Georgy Girl," her slinky R&B treatment of the Cowsills' "The Rain, The Park & Other Things," and the Goldfrapp-esque electro-glam interpretation of Suzi Quatro's "Devil Gate Drive," while the filtered house adaptation of Jack Jones' "The Love Boat" theme and original composition "Weightless" recall the unashamedly campy pop of her "Physical" heyday. But there are occasions when the impressive array of remixers gets it hopelessly wrong, whether it's Chew Fu's HI-NRG trance-pop take on the Monkees' "Daydream Believer," Archie's heavily Auto-Tuned drum‘n'bass reworking of Melanie's "Brand New Key," or Pablo Calamari's glitchy techno edit of the Mixtures' "The Push Bike Song," all of which try far too hard to propel the vintage material into the 21st century. The six contributions from the rest of the cast (credited here as "the Wedding Band") are no more enjoyable, turning the Rascals' "A Beautiful Morning" and Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight" into novelty reggae numbers, while one of the actors seems to think he's in a different movie altogether, judging by the pirate-esque sea shanty vocals on Mental as Anything's "The Nips Are Getting Bigger" and Skyhooks' "Living in the 70s." A curious affair then, and it's certainly not without merit, but Newton-John would have perhaps been better off saving the best songs for a new studio album rather than frittering them away on a mixed bag of a soundtrack which makes the fatal mistake of being more fun to record than to listen to. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi
So much fun!
The songs here are such a departure for Olivia Newton-John! (Though "Two Out of Three..." is more like her trademark heartfelt ballads, and just stunning!) She clearly had fun making this music (and the movie) I only wish some of the mixes had more of her still-amazing vocals, but it's all good and a fun/updated trip down memory lane. To quote the diva herself "If you have any preconceived ideas about me, you'd better hold on to your hats!" ;-)
Been waiting on the release. Love Olivia - anything she does is awesome!
Love the remixes. Olivia never disappoints me!! Love her!
Born: September 26, 1948 in Cambridge, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s