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Threesome

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The soundtrack to the sex comedy Threesome functions more like a mid-'90s time capsule than a collection of film music, gathering shiny alternative rock-like Tears for Fears' "New Star," Brad's "Buttercup," and Jellyfish's "He's My Best Friend." The album also has its fair share of oddities, such as General Public's well-meaning but curiously flat cover of the Staple Singers' "I'll Take You There," Teenage Fanclub's similarly 'off' cover of "Like a Virgin," and U2's somewhat hard-to-find "Dancing Barefoot" -- a song that wasn't collected on a U2 album until their 1998 Best Of 1980-1990 B-Sides compilation was released. Likewise, Duran Duran's live version of "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" didn't appear on one of their own releases until 2003's Singles 81 -- 85 collection. Human Sexual Response's "What Does Sex Mean to Me?" Bryan Ferry's "Is Your Love Strong Enough?" and New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle" are all apt enough for the film's themes, but aside from the formerly rare tracks it features, Threesome isn't an especially distinctive or entertaining soundtrack.

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