'Sex and the City 2' Soundtrack Is a Mix of Styles

Sex and the City 2 movie soundtrack
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One word to describe the movie soundtrack for Sex and the City 2: diverse.


The soundtrack begins with Alicia Keys covering Blondie's "Rapture," but with the Sex and the City theme remixed in and the lyrics updated ... so it's more like a knock-off of the original than a true cover.

They include the predictable "Empire State of Mind" (however, I was severely disappointed it was the Alicia Keys original instead of the Jay-Z rendition that was in the previews) right alongside classics such as "Sunrise Sunset" and "If Ever I Would Leave You" performed by the Sex and the City Men's Choir (i.e., a group of gay boys performing at a certain somebody's wedding in the movie -- though I won't spoil it and say whose it was).

There's also Liza Minnelli singing Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)," which she performed at said wedding (have you come to the conclusion that this is a gay wedding yet?). And because the girls spent some time in exotic Abu Dhabi, there are several tunes with Arabian/Middle Eastern flair as well as the song that they did karaoke to while on vacation, "I Am Woman." And yes, it's Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis singing it on the soundtrack. Let's just say it's good that they took the acting route.

Arabian/gay/pop/classic/retro ... yes, I would definitely say it's diverse.

Have you heard the soundtrack? What'd you think of it?


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