- Released: April 6, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Hollywood Records
- 1.I Want You to Want Me - Letters To Cleo
- 2.Fnt - Semisonic
- 3.I Know - Save Ferris
- 4.Your Winter - Sister Hazel
- 5.Even Angels Fall - Jessica Riddle
- 6.New World - Leroy
- 7.Saturday Night - Ta-Gana
- 8.Atomic Dog - George Clinton
- 9.Dazz - Brick
- 10.Weakness in Me, The - Joan Armatrading
- 11.War - The Cardigans
- 12.Wings of a Dove - Madness
- 13.Cruel to Be Kind - Letters To Cleo
- 14.One More Thing - Richard Gibbs
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Original music composed by Richard Gibbs.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Kay Hanley (vocals); Greg McKenna, Michael Eisenstein (guitar); Jamie Muhoberac (piano, keyboards); Eddie Miller (percussion); Ralph Sall (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Ralph Sall; Robert Fernandez ; Tom Lord-Alge.
Recording information: Ocean Way Recording, LA, CA; Record One, LA, CA; Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA.
In the everything-old-is-new-again department, some crafty Hollywood types decided to reinterpret the premise of Shakespeare's TAMING OF THE SHREW as a pop song-filled teen movie. Those who pick up the soundtrack will be pleased to know that those tapped for contributions include the godfather of funk George Clinton ("Atomic Dog") and second-wave ska pioneers Madness ("Wings of a Dove"). The bulk of the album is occupied by younger artists, though; there are probably more than a few Madness albums in the collection of Save Ferris ("I Know"), while the chirpy pop of Letters to Cleo (who gamely tackle the Cheap Trick classic "I Want You To Want Me" and Nick Lowe's "Cruel to be Kind) is the ideal aural complement to the film's light-hearted feel.