Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

 
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Smooth, smoldering soundtrack is tamer than the movie.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Many of the messages here are about strong, independent women -- setting a good example for young girls.

Positive role models

Much like the SATC characters they're singing about, these artists may not always exemplify or advocate for model behaviors, but they ultimately remain focused on positive personal growth.

Violence

Alicia Keys' remake of the Blondie song, "Rapture," includes some psychedelic lyrics about a "man from Mars" who "shoots you dead and eats your head."

Sex

Some mild allusions to sexuality, such as "Ladies, show 'em what you got, shake it all around."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

A few products mentioned, such as Seven jeans and Prada.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple of light references to drinking, like "Girls out, 'bout to bubble it up."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this soundtrack is tamer than the film: it contains little in the way of sexual content, and no explicit language. Like the SATC characters themselves, the songs have a strong focus on independence, self-reflection, and personal strength.

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What's the story?

The recent reappearance of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda in a second Sex and the City film has resulted in a new collection of songs from the movie. The soundtrack features a wide range of artists, almost all of whom are women: Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, Dido, and even Liza Minelli. Like the SATC characters themselves, the songs have a strong focus on independence, self-reflection, and personal strength. However, the overall soundtrack is a lot less risque than the movie, including no graphic language and almost no adult content beyond a few light sexual references.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The producers of this soundtrack did an exceptional job of matching the tunes with the overall SATC vibe. The result of their efforts is a collection of songs with a super smooth, sultry tone -- from the R&B stylings of Erykah Badu to an electronically-infused tune by Sia. Some of the tracks are slightly off the wall: Liza Minelli does an odd cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies," while the actress who portrays Miranda, Cynthia Nixon, performs a silly cover of "I Am Woman." Still, the entire CD is worth a listen for fans of both SATC and music with a smoldering touch.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how the themes of independence, strength, and more that are contained in these songs relate to the SATC characters themselves. Which song(s) best describe Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte?

  • How do artists like Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, and others on the album compare to the SATC characters?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:May 25, 2010
Label:Watertower Music
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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