An eclectic mix of new n' old make this a classic soundtrack, opening with Starship's "Wild Again" (not a patch on "Waiting For A Star To Fall") it picks up about half way with the GA Satellites bar anthem "Hippy Hippy Shake" and Bobby McFerrin's smooth classic "Don't Worry, Be Happy".
The Beach Boys steal the album with "Kokomo", whilst John Cougar Mellancamp revives the 80's almost as well as Kenny Loggins. Later on, Ry Cooder does a passable cover of "All Shook Up" (although Ricky Van Shelton would've done it better). This sets us up for the closing track, and old time rock n' roll hit: "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard. Like the movie, this is a light, but pretty good album -and hey: it'll sound even better if you're sober...
The following song tracks were featured in Cocktail
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Wild Again - StarshipPowerful Stuff - The Fabulous ThunderbirdsSince When - Robbie NevilDon't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McferrinHippy Hippy Shake - The Georgia SatellitesKokomo - The Beach BoysRave On - John MellencampAll Shook Up - Ry Cooder, John MellencampOh, I Love You So - Preston SmithTutti Frutti - Little RichardThis Magic Moment - Leroy GibbonsShelter Of Your Love - Jimmy CliffChantilly Lace - The Big BopperAddicted to Love - Robert PalmerWhen Will I Be Loved - The Everly BrothersAre We Missing Any?Song Trivia
Did you know that the feature song 'Kokomo' from the Beach Boys, is actually about a real place. As the song says, "off the Florida Keys, there's a place called Kokomo", it is a bar in a resort called The Holiday Isle in Isla Morada. So get there fast and then take it slow, way down in Kokomo. Add some more trivia about the songs used in Cocktail
Tom Cruise doing what he does best...