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hmv.com presents… The Best Soundtracks Of All Time: Some Like It Hot
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hmv.com presents… The Best Soundtracks Of All Time: Some Like It Hot

With some great in-store offers coming this summer on film soundtracks as part our 'Decades' series, every day we'll be picking the best soundtrack, one for every year, starting with 1950 right through to the present day. Today we're up to 1959 and one of the all-time great comedies, Some Like It Hot... 

 

What?

Some Like It Hot.

 

 

When?

1959.

 

So what’s this film?

Only one of the greatest comedies of all time. The plot goes a bit like this: When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee town in an all female band disguised as women, a band fronted by Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, played by the wonderful Marilyn Monroe. Desperate to avoid big-time gangster Spats Columbo, who carried out the hit, they head off to Florida to play a show, but trouble follows them there... 

 

Is this a score or soundtrack?

A soundtrack and a rollicking great one at that. 

 

So who’s on it? Anything I might know?

 

So many swinging hits, all sung by Marilyn Monroe, you'll know 'I'm Through With Love', 'Running Wild', 'I Wanna Be Loved By You' and, of course, the brilliant title track. 

 

 

What does it give the film?

It is the film, the dialogue between tracks is sharp, funny and very quotable, but it's the songs that really light up the film. 

 

What’s the best moment?

That would be the moment when Marilyn breaks into 'I'm Through With Love', it's one of the most iconic film moments of all time. 

 

Has it stood the test of time?

A very silly question. This is one of the all-time great comedies, which is still as funny, witty and heartfelt as the day it came out. The soundtrack is still just as good too. 

Some Like It Hot
Some Like It Hot Billy Wilder
Some Like it Hot (1959) Movie Trailer

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