Sex and The City 2 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Sex and the City 2 defies expectations and delivers an amazing and decadent spectacle. So does the soundtrack.
Although the soundtrack isn't what you might expect it does have many pleasant surprises and must-hear tracks. The one word to describe the soundtrack is surprising! Popular artists sing songs you might not expect, some artists switch genres and the soundtrack itself includes some surprising tracks.
The most notable and memorable song on the soundtrack is gay icon Liza Minnelli covering Beyonce's "Single Ladies." If you can get over the pure insanity of it you can enjoy the masterful revision of the song. Minnelli also does a heartfelt rendition of Ella Fitzgerald's "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye." Alicia Keyes covers Blondie's "Rapture" with a mash-up of the "Sex and the City" theme. The soundtrack also includes Keyes' popular hit "Empire State of Mind, Pt 2: Broken Down."
Cee-Lo breaks from his Gnarles Barkely past and channels Peter Gabriel and Marvin Gaye in his song "Language of Love." It also has a Moroccan/Middle Eastern theme as a send up to the women's trip to Abu Dhabi. There is also the song "Euphrates Dream" and Natacha Atlas' "Kidda" that give some Arabian flair.
Dido and Erykah Badu offer ambient and catchy songs that fans of their music will greatly appreciate. Ricky Lee offers the generic bubble gum pop song "Can't Touch It" that gives you that feel of girl power you would expect from a movie like Sex and the City.
On an unnecessary note, the soundtrack includes 3 songs by the "Sex and the City Male Chorus," from the memorable wedding scene from the film. This seems like the last thing you want to bop your head to if you bought the soundtrack for the other songs from the film. Also, as timeless as Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" is, its presence on the soundtrack seems a little unnecessary.
If you're a fan of the movie of some of the very visionary covers be sure to pick up the album. However, be aware that a significant portion of the album is full of songs that seem extraneous.