Friday, July 19, 2024

“Cruella” the Movie Isn’t a Blockbuster But Its Soundtrack is Selling Like Crazy Stuffed with Oldies


The movie “Cruella” may not be the blockbuster Disney hoped for, but the soundtrack is selling like crazy.

“Cruella” is stuffed with oldies from the Bee Gees, Supertramp, Ike and Tina Turner, The Doors, Nina Simone, ELO, Queen, Blondie, The Clash, and the Ohio Players. The music is used to great effect during the film although a score of songs didn’t make the soundtrack even though they’re in the movie. (See below, thanks to a sharp eyed fan.)

Interestingly, the soundtrack is only available for download on iTunes or streaming on amazon. There is no CD. Disney simply skimped out on licensing, obviously. But fans are downloading the iTunes version in droves. The iTunes only album is hanging in there at number 5 after release on May 21st.

You can only imagine if there had been a full album with the songs below, and CDs. “Guardians of the Galaxy” milked the oldies market for a couple of hit albums still on the charts today.

Boys Keep Swinging – David Bowie
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Eternelle – Brigitte Fontaine
Hush – Deep Purple
I Am Woman – Helen Reddy classic
I Get Ideas (When We Are Dancing) – Tony Martin
I Gotcha – Joe Tex American singer
Inside – Looking Out – The Animals
Nightmares – The J. Geils Band
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps – Doris Day
She’s A Rainbow – The Rolling Stones
Smile – Judy Garland
Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
The Wild One – Suzi Quatro
The Wizard – Black Sabbath
Theme from a Summer Place – Norrie Paramour and His Orchestra
These Boots are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
Time of the Season – The Zombies
Watch the Dog that Brings the Bone – Sandy Gaye soul-funk
You’re Such A Good Looking Woman – Joe Dolan

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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