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Hitch OST

Review: Jack Foley

FOR a film based around a date doctor and falling in love, it should come as no surprise to find the Hitch soundtrack populated by romantic tunes.

That said, anyone expecting some truly slushy women-only music is in for a pleasant surprise, given that the soundtrack offers up a mutually pleasing mix of timeless classics and emerging modern acts.

Primary among these is Mark Ronson's superb Ooh Wee, a supremely funky slice of hip-hop cool that features prominently in one of the movie's key scenes.

It serves as a nice contrast to the likes of Jimmy Cliff's You Can Get It If You Really Want, which serves as an appropriate metaphor for the movie - that nothing, or no one, is unattainable.

Strong, too, are the likes of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas' Motown-steeped It's Easy To Fall In Love, which recalls the golden era of Aretha Franklin and the feelgood soul of its time.

Or The O'Jays Love Train, a slightly cheesy, but ever-popular dancefloor filler at any party occasion.

All of these tracks serve to provide some indication of the feel-good vibe running throughout the movie, as well as the welcome sense of familiarity that comes with hearing a record of this sort.

And it also guarantees that the album can work in its own right without even having to venture to the cinema.

Of the modern stuff, Amerie's 1 Thing is a contemporary slice of R'n'B that could easily come out of the Destiny's Child/Beyonce stable, complete with urgent beats and sassy female vocals.

While Kevin Lyttle's Turn Me On is a modern dancefloor filler that probably defines the album at its least likeable and cheesy (much like Heavy D & The Boyz's Now That We Found Love).

But Earth, Wind and Fire crop up twice (once with the support of Kelly Rowland) and John Legend contributes a hip contemporary version of Don't You Worry About A Thing, which, once more, serves as an appropriate metaphor for the album.

You can slide it into the CD player and forget about the worries of the day!

Track listing:
1. 1 Thing - Amerie
2. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - John Legend
3. This Is How I Feel - Earth, Wind & Fire Feat. Kelly Rowland And Sleepy Brown
4. Ooh Wee - Mark Ronson Feat. Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife Da God & Saigon
5. Happy - Meleni Smith
6. Love Train - The O'Jays
7. I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations
8. You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff
9. It's Easy To Fall In Love (With A Guy Like You) - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
10. Reasons - Earth, Wind & Fire
11. Never Gonna Let You Go (She's a Keepa) (No Rap Version) - Omarion
12. Turn Me On (Low Tide Remix) - Kevin Lyttle

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