You watched the HBO series, “Sex and the City,” and caught the first movie back in 2008. You couldn’t get enough of the fab four glamor girls, Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York, so you’re back for more. May 27 is the release of “Sex and the City 2,” the sequel and second spin-off movie from the TV series. There’s more adventure, more drama, more fashions and fun.
It’s been two years since we last saw the BFF’s, (Best Friends Forever). Carrie is enjoying married life with Mr. Big, but a challenge in her relationship looms. Samantha is the picture of health after leaving Smith and California, and still hasn’t lost her sexual drive. Miranda is a working mom who got the love back in her marriage since the reconciliation with her hubby. However, Charlotte is falling apart under the pressures of her marriage and raising her two adopted kids.
The perfect solution: a trip to Abu Dhabi. Sounds exotic and exciting. Once they arrive, the action and adventure begins. There’s nothing like a little lust and temptation, hot guys, and vacation get-aways to distant lands. After all, that’s what the TV show was all about, sexuality, and life for four single women in Manhattan, “The Big Apple.”
“Sex and the City” had two soundtracks on the New Line label. Volume One was released May 26, 2008 and debuted at the number two position on the Billboard 200 chart. A compilation of pop, rock, R&B, and soul, it featured artists like Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, India Arie, Al Green, Joss Stone, and Run-D.M.C..
Volume Two showcased such artists as Ciara, Janet Jackson, and Amy Winehouse. It was released in September of 2008. The new ‘Sex and the City 2″ combines the talents of various artists on an audio CD and will be available May 25, 2010 on the Watertower label. (Click here to pre-order).
I have heard that the soundtrack is going to be better than the movie. Interesting. Judge for yourself. Check out these ten reasons to get excited about the SATC 2 music.
1. “Rapture” Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys rocks the screen with her song during the opening credits. She has updated the Blondie classic and made it hip and contemporary. Check out the rhythm guitar on this tune. Nice.
2. “Everything To Lose”Dido
A sweet number. Dido, singer, songwriter from the U.K. is back with this electro-rock, dance-style tune and her unique vocal sound.
3. “Window Seat”Erykah Badu
This song, recorded by sultry singer, Erykah Badu, is featured on the soundtrack. She has the voice that sounds like Billie Holiday, melodic, haunting, and draws you in. The nice hip hop beat sounds great on the big screen.
4. “Kidda” Natacha Atlas
When you hear this song, you will be transported right to Abu Dhabi. Picture yourself on a camel, riding through the desert, just like Carrie and Samantha in the movie, (see video, click here). Talk about adventure!
5.“Empire State of Mind, Part 2: Broken Down” Alicia Keys
What is one way to spell New York City? A-L-I-C-I-A K-E-Y-S. Her big hit, “Empire State of Mind,” is a salute to the greatest city in the world. Of course, that’s what we New Yorkers think. This is the city where it all began for the fearsome four. A city that inspired them, brought then together, and where they created lasting memories.
6. “Love is Your Color” Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis
American Idol alum and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson teamed up with soulful songstress Leona Lewis from the U.K. (those ladies from the U.K. can rock!), to make this contribution to the movie soundtrack. Nice harmonies and their voices match well.
7. “Can’t Touch It” Ricki Lee
She’s an R&B, pop artist with gritty vocals from Queensland, New Zealand. This is one of my favorites. It’s an up tempo groove, with a hot beat and sensual message–just perfect for background music for our fab four ladies in their movie. Get on your feet and get ready to dance. (Ricki’s website).
8. “True Colors” Cyndi Lauper
Rock and pop have never been the same since Cyndi Lauper came on the scene. The Queens, New York native daughter turned the music world around with her fun-loving tune that has a simple, but serious message: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
9. “Single Ladies Put a Ring On It” Liza Minnelli
Ageless and with energy, to boot, this Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-winner, (Did I forget one?), is still performing at 64 years old. Liza looks great in the wedding scene and still has those signature long legs. Wow! Must be those good genes. Her mom was Judy Garland and her dad was movie director Vincent Minnelli. I have seen her perform live and I was totally mesmerized. It was amazing! She’s going to put a nice twist to Beyonce’s song.
10.“I Am Woman” Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon
Looks like our lovely ladies are going to sing a tune together, a song made famous by Aussie, Helen Reddy. Released in 1972, it was the anthem for the woman’s lib movement. Upon the song’s release, it went to number one on the Billboard charts, was a sensational hit, and garnered a Grammy for Reddy. Very fitting the Sex and the City gals are singing this number. They are the epitome of what the words stand for. Click here to hear the original.
Mark your calendars: May 27, 2010. We’ve been waiting and soon, they will be at a theatre near you.
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