I was looking through Central Library's CD collection for something to listen to the other day and happened upon an old favorite of mine; the soundtrack to "Bye Bye Birdie". The original with Ann-Margaret and Bobby Rydell not the remake starring Chyna Phillips and I don't even know who the guy star was. I just remember the remake was pretty awful.
Now, back to Bye Bye Birdie. It's early 60's and pre-Beatles. Ann-Margaret portrays teenager Kim McAfee newly pinned by Hugo Peabody (Bobby Rydell) and also chosen to be the girl that will receive a farewell kiss("One Last Kiss") from teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie before he leaves to serve his country. Suffice it to say the movie itself is a treat and the soundtrack is just full of the catchy little tunes from the movie. From the beginning telephone montage as the classmates share the news via the grapevine to the classics "I Got a Lot of Living to do" and "Put on a Happy Face" this is the kind of movie soundtrack that just puts you in a good mood. So "Put on a Happy Face" with Dick VanDyke and enjoy listening to this wonderful soundtrack.
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