It’s that time again, people.
That is, it’s time for my next post in the Soundtrack Lovin’ series! And this post is being dedicated to another favorite movie of mine - Save the Last Dance (2001). It’s about a white girl whose mother dies suddenly so she is forced to move to a very urban, largely African-American populated part of Chicago with her estranged father. Having to, of course, switch schools to a predominantly black school, she meets a black guy and the two bond over their love of dance while facing interracial relationship challenges; he also helps her rediscover her forgotten love for ballet. It’s a lovely movie, really. It features Julia Styles and Sean Patrick Thomas, who provides major eye candy for the ladies.
The soundtrack is really slammin’ (that’s some slang from the movie) and and I really hope you guys take a chance to listen to it or at least watch the movie.
You Make Me Sick – P!nk
And most people don’t even know about P!nk’s R & B days.
Crazy – K-Ci & JoJo
Only You – 112 (feat The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
And my personal favorites…
You Can Do It – Ice Cube (feat. Mack 10 & Ms. Toi)
I really wish I could have found a video for this scene on YouTube because this is honestly one of the best parts of the movies. Sarah (Julia Styles) has been learning how to dance with a little bit of flavor from Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas) and she finally showcases a routine he taught her at the local club. The routine is widely loved, of course.
You – Raphael Saadiq (feat. Q-Tip & Snoop Dogg)
Murder She Wrote – Chaka Demus & Pliers
This is one of the BEST dance songs. EVER. And I’m still listening to it years later and it was first released in the 1990s. I think that’s saying something. This scene from the movie is also really awesome.
U Know What’s Up – Donell Jones