Various Artists

Music From Do the Right Thing

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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

The soundtrack for director Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing is a veritable window into the hip-hop/contemporary R&B scene circa 1989. Peppered with "new jack" era slabs of wax from the likes of Public Enemy (the iconic "Fight the Power"), summer party staples from E.U. ("Party Hearty") and Teddy Riley ("My Fantasy"), and deep slow jams from Perri and Al Jarreau, it's the perfect background for a hot night in the city, and like the film itself, it's both frivolous and foreboding. [Motown reissued Do the Right Thing in 2001 with two remixes of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," and two remixes of Guy's "My Fantasy."].

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Public Enemy 05:23 Amazon
2 Guy / Teddy Riley / Terry Riley 04:58
3 E.U. 04:43 Amazon
4 Steel Pulse 05:06
5 Keith John 03:35 Amazon
6 Perri 05:40
7 Take 6 04:08 Amazon
8 Gerald Alston / Lori Perry 03:21
9 Perri 05:25
10 Al Jarreau 05:58 Amazon
11 Rubén Blades 05:01 Amazon
12 Take 6 00:15 Amazon
13 Public Enemy 06:48 Amazon
14 Public Enemy 03:54 Amazon
15 Guy / Teddy Riley / Terry Riley 05:28
16 Guy / Teddy Riley / Terry Riley 05:03
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