From the get-go, Helen Fielding's international best seller Bridget Jones's Diary seemed tailor-made for Hollywood, a town that rarely turns its back on the provocative, the hysterical, and the sexual

From the get-go, Helen Fielding's international best seller Bridget Jones's Diary seemed tailor-made for Hollywood, a town that rarely turns its back on the provocative, the hysterical, and the sexual—all prominent in Ms. Jones' lil' black book. Now, on the eve of the film's nationwide opening, along comes its accompanying soundtrack. Like Jones' wildly colorful life, the soundtrack brings together eclectic individuals, here ranging from Shelby Lynne and Sheryl Crow to Robbie Williams and Gabrielle to Jamie O'Neal and Chaka Khan. The biggest surprise is how nothing sounds out of place; the songs complement one another. New tracks from Crow ("Kiss That Girl"), Lynne ("Killin' Kind"), and Gabrielle ("Out of Reach") are postcard-perfect pop gems. Williams' "Have You Met Miss Jones?," O'Neal's "All by Myself," and Geri Halliwell's "It's Raining Men" are clever takes on songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Eric Carmen, and the Weather Girls, respectively. Rounding out the set is newcomer Rosey, whose Macy Gray-etched "Love" is an ultra-sublime hip-hop-spiked, alt-blues jam.—MP