The Smurfs 2: Music from and Inspired by
Text: Sherman Yang
The soundtrack to the movie The Smurfs 2 opens with the infectious ‘Ooh La La’ by pop icon Britney Spears. The synth-pop track has a pumping beat and an infectious hook. Before you know it, you’ll be singing “baby come with me and be my ooh la la” at the top of your lungs. The cute music video even includes Britney’s sons Jayden and Sean.
Girl group G.R.L, who are marketed as the next generation of The Pussycat Dolls, released their debut single ‘Vacation’ on the soundtrack as well. The uber-pop track is fun and flirty and thank goodness features more than one vocalist unlike the PCD (a.k.a Nicole Scherzinger and friends). With such a bubbly debut single, we can’t wait to hear what else the girls have to offer in their upcoming debut album.
Becky G and Austin Mahone perform a cover of B.o.B’s ‘Magic’ in an aptly titled ‘Magik 2.0’. The vamped-up version gets off to a rocketing start with Becky G rapping (although she does sound a little like Nicki Minaj). Mahone then bursts into the head-bopping chorus which makes you fall in love with the track.
One of rock and roll’s biggest hits is also included on the soundtrack. Originally sung by Little Richard, Buckwheat Zydeco’s cover of ‘Tutti Frutti’ is equally as brilliant. The track contains the iconic line, “A-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-bom”, which is clearly a mouthful.
‘High Life’ by Nelly Furtado is however a let down on the album with a bland and boring melody, not to mention the annoying “la la la”.
The album closes with the absolutely hilarious ‘I’m Too Smurfy’ by English band Right Said Fred which is a remake of their track ‘I’m Too Sexy’. It’s hard not to laugh at lyrics such as “I’m too smurfy for my shirt” (especially since the Smurfs really don’t wear shirts).
Recommended Tracks: ‘Ooh La la’, ‘Magik 2.0’
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