Original Soundtrack

Caddyshack

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Widely regarded as the funniest golf movie of all time, Caddyshack will be forever remembered for its superb cast of wacky characters and infamous one-liners. The first half of the soundtrack has four of Kenny Loggins' more recognizable songs present, particularly the driving gopher rocker "I'm Alright (Theme From Caddyshack)" and "Make the Move," featuring a smooth-layered vocal intro intertwined with the movie. What follows is a mixed bag of scores, from Journey's fist pumping "Anyway You Want It," now permanently linked to Rodney Dangerfield's fairway dancing, to the Johnny Mandel lounge instrumental "Marina," worthy of multitudes of Chevy Chase's goofball facial expressions. Mandel's other instrumentals, "Divine Intervention" and "The Big Bang," give classic compositions an overworked royal shanking. "There She Goes" by the Beat is another eagle, but then there's the triple bogey "Something on Your Mind" by Hilly Michaels, which sounds like Queen on Carl Spackler's specially grown grass (still Bill Murray's finest hour). The fact remains that the majority of this music exists elsewhere, leaving what's left better enjoyed during the film, rendering this overall decent outing a solid par.

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