Shark Tale Movie Soundtrack

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A fun soundtrack for the whole family.

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Parents need to know that the best songs are interesting covers of old hits, performed with fresh arrangements by current stars.

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What's the story?

This soundtrack features an assortment of contemporary music stars that includes Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott, Sean Paul, Ziggy Marley, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Mary J. Blige, and D12.

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This delightful soundtrack is all good fun, and it's also a great way for younger kids to hear "safe" music by performers whose other hits are inappropriate for their age or maturity level.Everyone brings talent and energy to the table, but the most successful tunes are the first two songs on the CD, "Three Little Birds"-- performed by Sean Paul and Ziggy Marley -- and "Car Wash" by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott. Both are inventive, freshly-produced covers of old hits, and both are more fun than most of the newer songs.

The lyrics are as squeaky-clean as the movie itself, definitely kid-friendly and relentlessly upbeat. The first two tracks, "Lies and Rumors" by D12 and "Gold Digger" by Ludacris (featuring Bobby V. and Lil' Fate) offer the highest fun factor. "Got To Be Real" by Mary J. Blige and Will Smith boasts a classic, danceable R&B arrangement and terrific vocal performances. The Pussycat Dolls and fan_3 keep the party going on "We Went As Far As We Felt Like Going" and "Digits." As you might expect, fish puns abound.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the original recordings of the songs and how the remakes stack up against them. It might be fun to find the original versions and play them for your kids. Or offer a prize to the family member who can find the most fish puns in the lyrics.

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:October 21, 2004
Label:Dreamworks
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 15 years old Written byPenguin Princess April 9, 2008
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This soundtrack was good as the movie.
Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008
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Teen, 16 years old Written bymc2004 April 9, 2008
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For the most part, rather bland

The Shark Tale soundtrack is well, eh. A couple songs are good, and Christina Aguilera's Carwash is nothing short of amazing, but other than that the soundtrack is nothing great. I was surprised by the amount of sexual refrences in Just Can't Wait and We Went As Far As We Felt Like Going, considering this CD is for children.

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