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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

  • 1. Love Stinks
    2. Nothin' But a Good Time
    3. Tainted Love
    4. Baby, Baby
    5. Express Yourself - (Mocean Worker Remix, Moccan Worker remix)
    6. Mondo Bongo
    7. Lay Lady Lay - (featuring Gemma Hayes)
    8. I Melt with You
    9. Nobody Does It Better
    10. Let's Never Stop Falling in Love
    11. Assassin's Tango
    12. Used to Love Her (But I Had to Kill Her)
    13. You Are My Sunshine
    14. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    15. Making Love Out of Nothing at All
    16. You Give Love a Bad Name
    17. Love Will Keep Us Together
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 33827

  • Credits
    ProducerSkip Williamson (Compilation); Brian McNelis (Compilation)

    Any soundtrack that kicks off with the J. Geils Band's 1980 hit "Love Stinks," a hooky narrative about the never-ending tribulations of romance, is off to a great start. Surprisingly, the rest of the soundtrack to MR. & MRS. SMITH, a 2005 star vehicle for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, holds up nicely. Many of the songs are about troubled love, a theme that mirrors the film's premise (Pitt and Jolie play married assassins assigned to kill each other). Soft Cell's "Tainted Love," the Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," and the Captain and Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" serve a narrative function then, in addition to being great songs.
    Much of the soundtrack consists of covers, and these too come across impressively. Atreyu outdoes Bon Jovi with her version of "You Give Love a Bad Name, while the Voodoo Glow Skulls take on Guns and Roses' "Used to Love Her (But I Had to Kill Her)." There are some tender moments, such as 8mm's Beatles-esque version of "Nobody Does It Better," and Magnet and Gemma Hayes' modernization of Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay." All in all, this soundtrack has enough variety, quality, and fun to match the film's box office cache, and--given the great tunes here--to even outlast it.

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