hmv.com Presents... The Best Soundtracks of All Time: Wayne's World
With some great in-store offers on films and 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 1992 and we're looking at the soundtrack from Wayne's World...
Wayne's World, Mike Myers' first feature film based on his spoof cable TV show
So what’s the film about?
Wayne Campbell (Myers) and his buddy Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) are two slackers broadcasting their own budget TV show on a public access network from Wayne's parents' basement. When a sleazy TV executive named Benjamin Oliver (Rob Lowe) offers them the chance to make the show professionally, Wayen and Garth soon discover that the world of television isn't all it's cracked up to be, with the network turning their show into a schmaltzy chat show where Wayne is forced to interview their sponsors.
Meanwhile, Wayne falls in love with Cassandra (Tia Carrere) the bass player of a band who look set for big things, but Benjamin has plans of his own for Cassandra, not all of which involve music.
Is this a score or a soundtrack?
It’s a soundtrack featuring some solid gold rock classics
So who’s on it? Anyone I might know?
Queen? Heard of them? Well, their epic song Bohemian Rhapsody features in one of the film's most memorable scenes, which sees Wayne, Garth and friends furiously head-banging in Wayne's car. Elsewhere, the soundtrack to Wayne's World reads like a who's who of rock music, inlcuding everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Black Sabbath.
So which songs are on it? Did any of them become hits?
It's fair to say that most of the songs were already hits, including Jimi's 'Foxy Lady', Alice Cooper's 'Feed My Frankenstein' and, of course, Gary Wright's 'Dream Weaver.
Tia Carrere does also deliver a blistering version of The Sweet's 'Ballroom Blitz'.
What’s the best moment?
There are several, really, 'Ballroom Blitz' included, but it's hard to look past the Bohemian Rhapsody scene for sheer hilarity.
Has it stood the test of time?
The film, along with its soundtrack, are very much of a time, but even so there are some timeless classics on there that will never, ever get old.
You can pick up the soundtrack to Wayne's World from our download store