Shrek 2 Soundtrack

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Kid-friendly but also lots for adults too!

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

It's all fine.

Violence & Scariness

Very young kids might wonder about "Little Drop of Poison" by Tom Waits.

Sexy Stuff
Language

Squeaky clean.

Consumerism

Younger kids might miss the tongue-in-cheek delivery of "Fairy Godmother Song" ("With a flick of the wrist and just a flash/you land a prince with a ton of cash").

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Nothing to worry about.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a delightful soundtrack from a delightful movie. Very young, literal-minded kids might have questions about Tom Waits' deliciously evil "Little Drop of Poison," or miss the tongue-in-cheek ethos of "Fairy Godmother Song." But that's nitpicking -- it's all good clean (but interesting) fun. A great CD for road trips because it's kid-friendly but also entertaining for the adults.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysziolek April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written bykaratedude April 9, 2008

Hard to explain

This is hard to explain... some of the songs get kind of old after the first time the chorus is sung. I think they should have chosen better known artists... bu... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bybookkeeper July 12, 2011

Everyone Knows "Accidentally in Love"

Great mix of songs, especially the Counting Crows song that everyone loves (which may be the only happy song Adam Duritz has ever penned). Fun for roadtrips, wi... Continue reading

What's the story?

The SHREK 2 SOUNDTRACK begins with the wonderfully upbeat \"Accidentally in Love\" by Counting Crows, and continues to delight, with an unusually rich collection of artists and songs from beginning to end. Very young, literal-minded kids might need to talk through Tom Waits' deliciously evil \"Little Drop of Poison\" (\"I like my town with a little drop of poison/Nobody knows they're lining up to go insane/I'm all alone, I smoke my friends down to the filter/But I feel much cleaner after it rains\"). But like the movie, this CD is amusing on so many different levels that older kids and parents won't be bored.

Is it any good?

Highlights are the Counting Crows and Tom Waits songs, as well as Frou Frou's "Holding Out for a Hero," and "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas manage to pull off a credible version of "Livin' La Vida Loca" without an ounce of musical talent between them. It's all great fun -- a rare "family CD" with something for everyone.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether the songs help you remember the movie scenes. Can you picture when the song played? Do you think music is important to have in the movie? How does it change or impact a scene?

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