5.To Think I Used to Love You - Uncle Kracker (DJ Homicide mix)
6.Keep Your Hands to Yourself - The Calling
7.Bring on the Day - Charlotte Martin
8.Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Sheryl Crow
9.You Got Me - Jason Chan
10.Now That I Know - Shannon McNally
11.Marry Me - Dolly Parton
12.Weekend Song - Freestylers
13.Felony Melanie / Sweet Home Alabama Suite - George Fenton
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Original score composed by George Fenton.
The soundtrack to this Reese Witherspoon flick is crammed with contemporary pop stars such as Jewel, Sheryl Crow and SheDaisy, and flavors of the moment such as Avril Lavigne and Uncle Kracker. Jewel's version of the Lynyrd Skynyrd title track is as creditable as you'd expect, while SheDaisy's hit "Mine All Mine" still sounds catchy even though it's no longer current. Avril Lavigne shows why she's the toast of teenage girls countrywide with her statement of intent "Falling Down" ("Someday I'll live in a house, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera/but you know that's not for now"), and the aforementioned Uncle Kracker sound suitably downhome with "To Think I Used to Love You."
Of course no early '00s soundtrack would be complete without press darling Ryan Adams, whose upbeat shuffle "Gonna Make You Love Me" sticks in the brain long after it's made its exit. Sheryl Crow shows her range with Hank Williams's "Long Gone Lonesome Blues," and finally Dolly Parton brightens up the closing credits with her cheerful Appalachian "Marry Me," perhaps SWEET HOME ALABAMA's best track.