'American Dreams' Spawns Soundtrack Album
As tipped here last month, the NBC drama "American Dreams," which centers on the 1960s version of the classic music show "American Bandstand," has spawned a soundtrack.As tipped here last month, the NBC drama "American Dreams," which centers on the 1960s version of the classic music show "American Bandstand," has spawned a soundtrack. The 15 songs on "American Dreams Original Soundtrack: 1963-1964," due May 6 on Hip-O/Universal, include hits from such seminal '60s artists as the Beach Boys, Martha & the Vandellas, Otis Redding, and the Kinks.
In addition to songs performed by the original artists, the soundtrack sports cover versions of songs by current pop artists who made guests appearances on "American Dreams" as '60s pop singers: Vanessa Carlton as Dusty Springfield, B2K as the Temptations, India.Arie as Nina Simone, Duncan Sheik as Bobby Darin, and Vivian Green as Brenda Holloway.
Elsewhere, "American Dreams" co-stars Brittany Murphy and Vanessa Lengies make their musical debut singing backup vocals on Stacie Orrico's version of the Angels' "My Boyfriend's Back." Also on the album is "Generation," the "American Dreams" original theme song performed by Tonic lead singer Emerson Hart.
Here is the tracklist for "American Dreams Original Soundtrack: 1963-1964" (order to be determined):
"Wishin' and Hopin'," Vanessa Carlton
"Come Ye," India.Arie
"My Girl," B2K featuring Marques Houston
"Beyond the Sea," Duncan Sheik
"My Boyfriend's Back," Stacie Orrico
"Every Little Bit Hurts," Vivian Green
"Generation," Emerson Hart
"Heat Wave," Martha & the Vandellas
"She's Not There," the Zombies
"The Sounds of Silence," Simon & Garfunkel
"Don't Worry Baby," the Beach Boys
"That's How Strong My Love Is," Otis Redding
"People Get Ready," the Impressions
"Gone, Gone, Gone," the Everly Brothers
"You Really Got Me," the Kinks