Hot Tub Time Machine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists on Apple Music

16 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

With a movie about a three middle-aged guys reliving their 1986 glory days on the ski-slopes via time-travel through a magical hot tub, an accompanying soundtrack seems like a no-brainer — or in this case a half-brainer since it begins anachronistically with Public Enemy’s “Louder Than a Bomb” from 1988. But the rest of the songs included on Hot Tub Time Machine fit the plot like a well knit pair of leg-warmers starting with Scritti Politti’s R&B tinged “Perfect Way” and the following new-wave staple “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats. Of course no ‘80s-themed compilation would be complete without David Bowie’s “Modern Love” and New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” the latter digging a bit deeper with the Shep Pettibone 12” Remastered Remix (making for a mix more compatible with clubs than the slopes). Other highlights include actor Craig Robinson’s character Nick Webber performing a solid cover of Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” as well as his comical attempts to bring futuristic tunes to the past with the Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started” and George Michael’s “Freedom 90.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

With a movie about a three middle-aged guys reliving their 1986 glory days on the ski-slopes via time-travel through a magical hot tub, an accompanying soundtrack seems like a no-brainer — or in this case a half-brainer since it begins anachronistically with Public Enemy’s “Louder Than a Bomb” from 1988. But the rest of the songs included on Hot Tub Time Machine fit the plot like a well knit pair of leg-warmers starting with Scritti Politti’s R&B tinged “Perfect Way” and the following new-wave staple “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats. Of course no ‘80s-themed compilation would be complete without David Bowie’s “Modern Love” and New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” the latter digging a bit deeper with the Shep Pettibone 12” Remastered Remix (making for a mix more compatible with clubs than the slopes). Other highlights include actor Craig Robinson’s character Nick Webber performing a solid cover of Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” as well as his comical attempts to bring futuristic tunes to the past with the Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started” and George Michael’s “Freedom 90.”

TITLE TIME
1 3:00
2 4:04
3 2:44
3:33
5 3:57
3:19
7 4:29
3:55
9 3:33
10 5:38
2:41
6:41
4:18
14 4:04
3:46
3:27

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