What Songs Appear on the '50 First Dates' Soundtrack?

Love Songs From the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Film

They say that you fall in love with your partner all over again every day; that sounds lovely, of course, but wait if you had to make that happen? That's the story in the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Columbia Pictures romantic comedy 50 First Dates, which reunites the two stars of the 1998 romantic comedy The Wedding Singer (Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore would make another romantic comedy together after this too, Blended, which was released in 2014).

 50 First Dates was a success at the box office, grossing nearly $200 million worldwide, about $70 million more than The Wedding Singer.

Henry Roth (Adam Sandler), who is a veterinarian at Sea Life Park in Hawaii, falls in love with Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore), a lovely woman who has one problem—because of an injury she suffered in a car accident, Lucy suffers from anterograde amnesia, meaning that she wakes up every morning forgetting the events of the previous day. Henry tries to figure out how to help Lucy so that she will also fall in love with him. Naturally, Lucy's family, who have been very protective of her since her accident, are skeptical—and on top of that, Henry finds it incredibly difficult to "date" a woman who forgets everything about their time together just hours later.

On February 3, 2004—ten days before the release of the film—Maverick Records released the 50 First Dates: Love Songs from the Original Motion Picture soundtrack album.

Interestingly, the all-new soundtrack also features then-current artists giving classic 1980s songs a reggae twist. For example, Wyclef Jean and Eve cover The Outfield's "Your Love," UB40 covers The Police's "Every Breath You Take," Seal covers Echo and the Bunnymen's "Lips Like Sugar" and Jason Mraz covers Modern English's "I Melt With You." 

50 First Dates: Love Songs from the Original Motion Picture was produced by two very popular artists. Nick Hexum (singer of 311) produced five of the songs on the album while Tony Kanal (bassist of No Doubt) produced three others. 311 also covered "Love Song" (originally recorded by The Cure) for the album. Gwen Stefani, the lead singer of No Doubt and bandmate of Tony Kanal, contributed background vocals to "Slave to Love," a cover of the Roxy Music song by reggae artist Roxy Music.

The album also features one original song—"Forgetful Lucy"—which was co-written and performed by Adam Sandler, who is a well-known musician in his own right.

The 50 First Dates: Love Songs from the Original Motion Picture soundtrack album was a big success. The album peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Soundtracks Chart and #30 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart. "Lovesong" by 311 was released as a single from the soundtrack album and it reached #59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart, #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart, and #7 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs Chart.

50 First Dates: Love Songs from the Original Motion Picture Track Listing:

  1. "Your Love (L.O.V.E. Reggae Mix)" (Originally recorded by The Outfield) - Wyclef Jean (featuring Eve)
  1. "True" (Originally recorded by Spandau Ballet) - Will.I.Am & Fergie
  2. "Drive" (Originally recorded by The Cars) - Ziggy Marley
  3. "Every Breath You Take" (Originally recorded by The Police) - UB40
  4. "Ghost In You" (Originally recorded by Psychedelic Furs) - Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray)
  5. "Slave To Love" (Originally recorded by Roxy Music) - Elan Atias (backing vocals by Gwen Stefani)
  6. "Hold Me Now" (Originally recorded by the Thompson Twins) - Wayne Wonder
  7. "Love Song" (Originally recorded by The Cure) - 311
  8. "Lips Like Sugar" (Originally recorded by Echo and the Bunnymen) - Seal (featuring Mikey Dread)
  9. "Friday, I'm in Love" (Originally recorded by The Cure) - Dryden Mitchell
  10. "I Melt With You" (Originally recorded by Modern English) - Jason Mraz
  11. "Breakfast In Bed" (Originally recorded by UB40) - Nicole Kea
  12. "Forgetful Lucy" - Adam Sandler

    Edited by Christopher McKittrick

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