Some lighter fare before more music biz fodder.
Here’s Part Deux of Shrekology.
I really don’t care for sequels because they just never seem to reach the heights of the original blockbuster movie. However, every so often a sequel actually lives up to it’s potential. Of course, Shrek 2 is largely “made” by one rockin’ cat — literally.
Puss, Puss in Boots played by the wonderfully funny and absofreakin’lutely sexay, Antonio Banderas. I must admit, I thought Antonio was a wee bit shallow and boy toy with the whole Melanie Griffith thing, but I was wrong. Lerve him. And how completely wonderful is he, here, doing These Boots are Made for Walkin’?
Banderas brought a new and exciting character to the Shrek franchise that was fun and extremely entertaining (particularly for cat “people” who get the cat subtelties). Here’s Puss (Antonio) and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) jammin’ on Ricky Martin’s Livin’ La Vida Loca:
Love the Big Bad Wolf on mandolin….the subtleties are masterful.
Even our old friend, Bonnie Tyler, is used to per-FECK-shun with Jennifer Saunders singing Holding Out for a Hero.
The Shrek 2 soundtrack sold 1.2 million CDs. Here is the track listing:
- “Accidentally in Love” performed by Counting Crows – 3:08
- “Holding Out for a Hero” performed by Emery & Frou Frou – 3:22
- “Changes” performed by Butterfly Boucher & David Bowie – 3:22
- “As Lovers Go” performed by Dashboard Confessional – 3:29
- “Funkytown” performed by Lipps Incorporated – 3:59
- “I’m on My Way” performed by Rich Price – 3:21
- “I Need Some Sleep” performed by Eels – 2:28
- “Ever Fallen in Love?” performed by Pete Yorn – 2:32
- “Little Drop of Poison” performed by Tom Waits – 3:11
- “You’re So True” performed by Joseph Arthur – 3:55
- “People Ain’t No Good” performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – 5:39
- “Fairy Godmother Song” performed by Celine Dion – 1:52
- “Livin’ La Vida Loca” performed by Antonio Banderas & Eddie Murphy – 3:29
- “Holding Out for a Hero” performed by Celine Dion – 3:56 (Bonus Track)
And, of course, the DVD provides another “extra”. This time, it provides Far, Far Away Idol complete with Simon Cowell as guest judge. Forgive the Russian subtitles, it’s the only quality version I could find on YouTube, but it’s well worth watching.
A preview of the Shrek 3 Soundtrack still to come….