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Party on Wayne! Party on Garth! Today we celebrate one of the greatest movie soundtracks ever – WAYNES WORLD! This album is significant to me for a number of reasons, the first being, this was the first album I had ever gotten on CD! It was for my 12th birthday, I got ‘Wayne’s World’ and Hammer’s ‘Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em’, yeeeeah!

Another reason was the STACKED lineup of bands and songs that were picked to accompany the movie so perfectly, including the resurgence of the 1975 Queen smash hit “Bohemian Rapsody”! The scene in the movie where Wayne, Garth & friends are all crammed in the light blue (with flames) AMC Pacer all headbanging to the breakdown in “Bohemian Rapsody” is one of my favorites. The Pacer was a 1976 model that came straight from the factory with a yellow exterior, which was later painted that light blue color with the flames to make the car unique to the movie. I remember seeing clips of that scene during the commercials for the movie on TV. Because of that song, it made me want to see the movie even more, and get that song so that I could play it over and over and over again… which I did!

Most of the songs on the soundtrack I had never heard before being only 12 years old. So, needless to say, after listening to the soundtrack from cover-to-cover countless times, it really opened my eyes to all sorts of the really cool music that is out there in the world to absorb! The second track on the album was from Philadelphia’s own Cinderella with “Hot and Bothered” – always a killer tune to crank up! Another track that was new to me on the ‘Wayne’s World’ soundtrack, was Gary Wright’s 1975 hit “Dream Weaver”, which Wright, re-recorded specifically for the movie.

When I heard Tia Carrere rock out to Ballroom Blitz on the album and in the movie, I had no idea that it was a cover song. I think the Tia Carrere version is just as cool and rocking as The Sweet tune is. Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady” was another great addition to the album and one of my first experiences with Hendrix when I was a pre-teen. Another song that totally blew my mind on the soundtrack was Alice Cooper’s “Feed My Frankenstein” – quite possibly my all-time favorite Cooper song! “We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!”

There were several songs that were in the Wayne’s World movie that didn’t make the final soundtrack including, Ugly Kid Joe’s “Everything About You”, “All Night Thing” from Temple of the Dog and a couple of covers done by Tia Carrere in the movie, Hendrix’s “Fire” and Private Life’s “Touch Me” to name a few. There are also some versions of the soundtrack that include “Loud Love” from Soundgarden, my original version of the album, picture here, doesn’t.

Today we salute one of the greatest (in my opinion) movie soundtracks ever – Wayne’s World! SHHHHWING!

Wayne’s World Soundtrack – Track Listing:

  1. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
  2. “Hot and Bothered” – Cinderella
  3. “Rock Candy” – BulletBoys
  4. “Dream Weaver” – Gary Wright
  5. “Sikamikanico” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  6. “Time Machine” – Black Sabbath
  7. “Wayne’s World Theme” – Mike Myers/Dana Carvey
  8. “Ballroom Blitz” – Tia Carrere
  9. “Foxy Lady” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  10. “Feed My Frankenstein” – Alice Cooper
  11. “Ride With Yourself” – Rhino Bucket
  12. “Loving Your Lovin'” – Eric Clapton
  13. “Why You Wanna Break My Heart” – Tia Carrere (Dwight Twilley cover)
  14. “Loud Love” – Soundgarden (Not included on all versions)

Mike Myers: Lorne Michaels Wanted Him to Make This Film, Not ‘Wayne’s World’ (wmmr.com)

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