Friday, October 12, 2007

Hairspray (1988) OST Revisited

I am fan of the old original John Water's 1988 film, Hairspray but haven't cared for any of the remakes/spinoffs. They do however, reinforce my liking for the original. What I particularly liked about the film was the eclectic soundtrack. The album that was released featured only 12 of the 29 Songs featured in the film. So I have searched exhaustively for the other songs and give you a collection of 26 songs from the original film. Chubby Checker was featured repeatedly on the soundtrack, which is nice because many of us only knew The Twist and Limbo Rock. The other tracks by Chubby Checker were also minor hits in their time and deserve to be remembered. I strongly recommend you purchase a best of Chubby Checker from the Cameo Parkway years. Some of the other artists appearing here are Gene Chandler, Gene Pitney, Barbara Lynn and Leslie Gore. These songs came from a variety of sources, about 15% came straight from CD, the rest from P2P sources. If anyone knows how to get the missing 3 songs please let me know. They are:
The Bracelettes - Waddle Waddle
The Two Du-Tones - The Bird
The Dovells - Do The New Continental

Download Album

14 comments:

UniversalHorror said...

Curiously, this blog appears to have had a download which seems to have contained two of the missing songs (their download link is dead):

http://santachuvareloaded.blogspot.com/2007/05/you-cant-stop-beat-aye-foi-uma-longa.html

Em-lee said...

Man, you're the only person that has this album, I can't find it anywhere else. Would you mind uploading again?

Synthetic said...

The download link is still good, you just have to follow some worthless instructions to get it from MegaUpload.

spattergroit said...

so i downloaded this and i didn't want to do it without telling you how awesome you are for uploading this. i am broke as a joke and i've been searching for this soundtrack like mad.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the name of the song is that was played in Motormouth Maybelle's record store when Tracy and Penny went dancing? I love that song and can't find it anywhere. Please help!

killingtheteratoma said...

This is totally amazing!!! I had given up on ever finding this until I stumbled on it at your blog. What a wonderful treat. Thanks, Steve! Now I can do the Roach on my own!

Darkfuture said...

has anyone the cover back of this cd?

Steve Engler said...

To answer a previous question, there are 2 songs played in the re3cord store. first Mother Mabel played The Bird by The Two Du-tones, second she played Hide And Go Seek By Bunker Hill.

Parkinsons Handjob said...

I have the Dovells song if anyone wants it.

Mattias said...

THANKS!

LOUCOM4EVER@AOL.COM said...

HAIRSDPRAY 62 DELETED (MEGA-BAN) SHIT...}:o(

PLEASE REPOST...}:o)

LOUCOM4EVER@AOL.COM

Steve Engler said...

It is reposted

http://www.mediafire.com/?b4owbp2ci4s4c6c

Winnie said...

Oh my gosh! This is wonderful! Thank you so much :)

Anonymous said...

Please Reupload! THX!