Considering that The Parent Trap was virtually designed as a marketing exercise, it's not surprising that its soundtrack feels as carefully assembled as the film itself. The movie turned out to be quite enjoyable, and the soundtrack comes close to being equally fun. Its weakest moments are the newer tracks; they're reasonably entertaining -- Super 8 lead vocalist Bob Khaleel acquits himself well on a cover of "Here Comes the Sun," and Nobody's Angel's revival of the Hayley Mills tune "Let's Get Together "is appropriately fun -- but they don't quite compare to the originals that comprise the rest of the album. Nat King Cole's "L-O-V-E," the Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe in Magic," Linda Ronstadt's "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons," Young-Holt Unlimited's "Soulful Strut," George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone," and the La's' magnificent "There She Goes "provide an eclectic but entertaining core to this fun, if unremarkable soundtrack. Alan Silvestri's score is similarly pleasant but forgettable, but it all adds up to a diverting soundtrack.
Performance CreditsNatalie Cole Track Performer
La's Track Performer
Lovin' Spoonful Track Performer
Linda Ronstadt Track Performer
Pato Banton Track Performer
Young-Holt Unlimited Track Performer
Nat King Cole Track Performer
Shonen Knife Track Performer
Alan Silvestri Conductor
George Thorogood & the Destroyers Track Performer
Bronx Style Bob Track Performer
Jakaranda Track Performer
Nobody's Angel Track Performer
Ta-Gana Track Performer
Karl Geldof Track Performer
Technical CreditsAllan Mason Contributor
Dennis Sands Engineer
Alan Silvestri Producer
Sandy De Crescent Contributor
William Ross Orchestration
Mitchell Leib Executive Producer
Nancy Meyers Executive Producer
Charles Shyer Executive Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Parent Trap [1998 Original Soundtrack] based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
I absolutely love the music from the movie! There is everything on this CD - dance, jazz, rock, and more. It's energizing and a wonderful break from the modern music that is so common on the radio. This is a wonderful treat for anyone of any age!
i love this cd, it's sooo awesome!! i also love the movie. this is a gr8 cd 4 anytime, lots of happy musik. fun fun fun.
Ok! First of all the movie was so great! And to top it off....a perfect soundtrack! The songs are fun and upbeat! Even if the songs get "out of date" they are always great to listen to! You should all go get this soundtrack..
This is one of my fave car CDs - or housecleaning for that matter. You cannot keep your toes from dancing. I've heard lots-o moms say that they & their daughters rate The Parent Trap CD #1.
I think this movie has some cool songs in it I really don't have a favorite song in it they are all really good I think