This category is self-explanatory. This contains both classic and new sound tracks. Music I feel may be worthy of your ear!
I wasn’t really sure if I should write about today’s artist because music really wasn’t his “calling.” Well, at least when we look at his movie roster, clearly he was meant to be more of an actor than a singer. The late, legendary Patrick Swayze, was a phenomenally talented actor, dancer, singer, songwriter, and I think choreographer too. Although I can’t find anything confirming that he was a choreographer; somehow, something tells me that he was a huge influence in the movie “Dirty Dancing (1987).” About the beginning of the 1990s, People Magazine voted Patrick “The Most Sexiest Man Alive.”
Patrick has had a pretty successful acting career. Playing in very popular and successful movies such as Ghost (1990), Roadhouse (1989), To Wong Foo (1995), and of course, Dirty Dancing (1987). You may not like all his movies, however, it is very clear he was a phenomenal actor in his own right. He was a rare breed in that, he was one of the very few that could say he was talented in every aspect of the entertainment business.
I estimate between 2007 & 2009, Swayze, confirmed to his fans that he indeed was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was heartbreaking seeing this once incredibly handsome man, have the life literally sucked out of him by cancer. Pancreatic cancer is no joke at all. Like many artists who learn they are terminally ill, they continue working. Around the time of his diagnosis, he was working on the first season of a new TV cop show called “The Beast (2009).” That same year in 2009, after the first season was complete, Patrick passed away.
As far as I can tell, when it comes to music, Patrick has only released one song in his entire career. That one song hit #3 on the Top 100 Charts. It was from the “Dirty Dancing” and it’s called “She’s Like The Wind (1987).” Now, this song is probably way too mellow for most people today. However, it’s a beautiful love song that thrusts you right back to the eighties! I really would have loved to hear more songs from Patrick. I think he would have had a huge music career, just as much as his acting.
Immediately off the back, let me start off by saying I have NOT seen the new movie “A Star Is Born (2018).” However, IMDB has a rating of 8.2, and Rotten Tomatoes has an audience score of 81! That’s quite impressive. I was in total shock when I saw those ratings. Well, what do you expect? I’m someone who grew up in a particular era, and I’m not highly fond of most of today’s remakes. When you’ve seen so many bad ones as I, people like me aren’t immediately enthusiastic about spending $20+ for any remake. Especially for a love story such as this one. Thank Goodness for IMDB and RT!!
IMDB Has A 8.2 Rating!
Now that I know the movie got positive responses, I’ll just have to add this movie to my IMDB list. Although, I do find it curious… Technically, since Streisand’s “A Star Is Born (1976)” actually ranked lower in comparison to Gaga’s; it does bring a little concern that younger kids are rating it higher just because Lady Gaga is in the movie. But I do know, Lady Gaga has the windpipes to pull it off!! Now before I veer off topic 🙄 let’s talk about the sound track to the movie.
Lady Gaga Has Windpipes
There are some songs on the sound track I really liked. Gaga tore up “La Vie En Rose.” It just amazes me how a talent like that can sing a song in any language, and still convey the emotion in that song. That is not an easy thing to do with some languages, because they don’t always translate in the same way. I also love “Look What I’ve Found.” That’s a really fun song.
Bradley Cooper’s Voice
Bradley Cooper’s voice is nice too. However, I prefer listening to the songs he sang that has a folk tempo to them, such as “Maybe It’s Time.” I also loved his guitar solo called “Out Of time.” I think it’s safe to say that Bradley is a music new comer. So far the only songs I saw from him are the songs from the “Star Is Born” sound track. I hope I hear more music from him later on.
The Duets between them were pretty cool too. “Diggin’ My Grave” is a good one. Never expected that song to be so up beat, but I didn’t see the movie yet, so I don’t know it’s context. The last duet “I’ll Never Love Again” was pretty powerful. All in all, I think it is a pretty decent album. The music is pretty diverse, well written, and a lot of emotion. Check out “A Star Is Born” sound track on Spotify.