Sex and the City Soundtrack

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Eclectic mix is more city than sex.
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Parents say

age 2+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

For the most part, this is a collection of songs that detail the complexity and variety of emotions found in interpersonal relationships. The songs are not overly-sentimental or over-sexed.

Violence
Sex

Although this is the soundtrack to Sex and the City, there really isn't much sex on the album. The only song that contains questionable lyrics is the '80s classic "Walk This Way" -- although lyrics like "Seesaw swinging with the boys in school and your feet flyin' up in the air/singin' hey diddle-diddle with your kitty in the middle and you swingin' like you didn't care" and the line "just gimme some head" are not kid friendly, the lyrics are often masked by guitar riffs.

Language
Consumerism

Fergie's "Labels or Love" is a love song to designer labels. She sings "I already know what my addiction is/I be looking for labels/I ain't looking for love/I shop for purses while I walk out the door/Don't cry, buy a bag and then get over it." and drops designer names like Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Audigier, Manolo, and Polo just to name a few. She reinforces the idea that buying expensive clothing on a credit card will help solve all your problems.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know this eclectic soundtrack is nowhere near as "adult" as the TV series. Aside from the Aerosmith/Run D.M.C. crossover classic "Walk This Way" which has some objectionable lyrics, there's not much sexuality on this album. Parents should, however, take note of the gratuitous consumerism promoted by Fergie on "Labels or Love." With its retro-sounding songs and a bit of an older vibe (the remix of Nina Simone's "The Look of Love," for example), parents will probably be drawn to this CD more than their teens.

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What's the story?

The musical accompaniment to the Sex and the City film combines lots of different genres into a soundtrack that is both fun party music and equally as fun to listen to all by your lonesome. The soundtrack runs the spectrum of artists from classy acts like Jennifer Hudson and Nina Simone to cutting edge tracks supplied by House music star Kaskade and the quirky duo The Bird and The Bee.

Is it any good?

If all the artists on this album got together for a Sex and the City-style cocktail party, it would be quite the hip and stylish affair. With uptown chic songs from Jennifer Hudson ("All Dressed In Love") and Bliss ("Kissing") juxtaposed with a subtle version of "Auld Lang Syne" from Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis and the timeless rap "Walk this Way" from Aerosmith and Run D.M.C., the album covers many moods, all blending together to make for an audio celebration. India.Arie's cover of the Don Henley favorite "Heart of the Matter" proves even better than the original, with a controlled emotion and exquisite vocals that make it one of the highlights of the album. It would have been nice to hear a few more "girlfriend" themed songs about friendship, but as a collection, the album's variety keeps the party from ever becoming boring.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether this collection of songs defines a certain image for modern professional women. The Sex and the City franchise has remained popular with women for many years. How does the soundtrack reinforce a certain set of values, namely spending lots of money and being obsessed with fashion and appearances?

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