Hairspray (1988 soundtrack)

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Hairspray: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Hairspray (1988).jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
GenreRock and roll, traditional pop, rhythm and blues
LabelMCA Records
Hairspray soundtracks chronology
Hairspray: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Hairspray: Original Broadway Cast Recording

Hairspray: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack of the 1988 John Waters film, Hairspray. It features one original song and rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs by other artists that were used in the film. The soundtrack was released in 1988 by MCA Records. Several other songs were used, however, due to licensing restrictions, they could not be included for the album. Many of them were on Cameo Parkway Records, which was owned by Allen Klein.

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Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Hairspray" by Rachel Sweet with Deborah Harry - 3:13
  2. "The Madison Time" by The Ray Bryant Combo - 3:07
  3. "I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)" by The Ikettes - 2:28
  4. "Mama Didn't Lie" by Jan Bradley - 2:00
  5. "Town Without Pity" by Gene Pitney - 2:52
  6. "The Roach" by Gene and Wendell - 2:30

Side two[edit]

  1. "Foot Stompin'" by The Flares - 2:16
  2. "Shake a Tail Feather" by The Five Du-Tones - 2:21
  3. "The Bug" by Jerry Dallman and the Knightcaps - 2:15
  4. "You'll Lose a Good Thing" by Barbara Lynn - 2:18
  5. "I Wish I Were a Princess" by Little Peggy March - 2:13
  6. "Nothing Takes the Place of You" by Toussaint McCall - 3:17

Songs appearing in the film, but not on the soundtrack due to licensing restrictions:

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