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Spongebob Squarepants Movie
Review By: Zane
SpongeBob SquarePants Theme - Avril Lavigne
SpongeBob & Patrick Confront The Psychic
Wall Of Energy - The Flaming Lips
Just A Kid - Wilco
Goofy Goober Song, The - Mike Simpson/SpongeBob
Prince Paul's Bubble Party - The Waikikis
Bikini Bottom - Electrocute
Best Day Ever, The - SpongeBob SquarePants
They'll Soon Discover - The Shins
Ocean Man - Ween
Under My Rock - Patrick
Now That We're Men - SpongeBob SquarePants
- (featuring Patrick & The Monsters)
Goofy Goober Rock - Tom Rothrock/Jim Wise
You Better Swim - Motorhead
Jellyfish Song By The Jellyfish Band,
The - Plus-Tech Squeezebox/SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants Theme - The Pirates
The soundtrack to the large screen version
of Spongebob Squarepants is a collection of songs that are overflowing
with the same energy and humor that have made the cartoon so popular.
Fans of the show and the movie will love the soundtrack and even non fans
might have some fun with these aquatic themed songs.
One of the few missteps on the soundtrack
is Avril Lavigne’s version of the “Spongebob Squarepants Theme”.
This version loses all of the original’s sing along ability in favor of
a generic pop/rock riff. At least it is a very short rendition.
The Flaming Lips provide the catchy, Beatles
under water with philosophical depth song, “Spongebob and Patrick Confront
the Psychic Wall of Energy”. Wilco follows that up with the simple
piano and guitar led “Just a Kid”, including kids on background vocals.
“The Goofy Goober Song” is the first of
several little songs that propel the plot of the movie, just like the following
“Prince Paul’s Bubble Party”. They are good for a few listens but
eventually start getting skipped over for the proper songs. Electrocute
give us some electronic surf music with “Bikini Bottom”. “The Best
Day Ever” is Spongebob’s turn to take the solo spotlight in a song with
a pretty Beach Boys melody. Thankfully Spongebob’s voice blends in
well and doesn’t grate on the nerves too much.
“They’ll Soon Discover” is another catchy
song done by the Shins, with more than a passing debt to the Beatles.
Ween offer up the previously released “Ocean Man” which fits the movie
and the soundtrack well with its airy beat and underwater theme.
Spongebob doesn’t get to keep the spotlight
to himself; Patrick gets a credit for the garage rock ode to his house
in “Under My Rock”. “Now That we’re Men” is the Spongebob and Patrick
duet complete with marching band and rah-rah chorus. The Twisted
Sister song “I Wanna Rock” is made over as “Goofy Goober Rock”, and to
be honest there isn’t much difference between the two.
If there is a band that can show up where
they don’t belong and not only fit but steal the show, it would be Motorhead.
They may be playing the same riff that has been in every blues song since
blues was invented but the steady crunch and Lemmy’s sense of humor help
“You Better Swim” be one of the soundtracks highlights.
The album is the closed out with the movie
version of the Spongebob theme, complete with orchestra and harmonizing
Much of the soundtrack deals with growing
up and becoming men but still being able to be young and have some mindless
fun. The soundtrack is the perfect extension of the movie and each
song is very short but will help your imagination revel in the sights and
sounds of Bikini Bottom. But don’t over do it, the sugar could rot
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