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La Bamba soundtrack


La Bamba (1987)
 
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 07599256052
Label: Warner Bros
Label number: 25605
Running time: 31m19s
Shipping date: October 25th, 1990
 
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Album Tracklist
1.  La Bamba - Los Lobos [2:55]
2.  Come On, Let's Go - Los Lobos [2:01]
3.  Ooh! My Head - Los Lobos [1:44]
4.  We Belong Together - Los Lobos [2:01]
5.  Framed - Los Lobos [2:35]
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
Crying, Waiting - Buddy Holly
Over The Mountain, Across The Sea - Johnnie & Joe (The best of Chess, Checker & Argo Doo-Wop LP?) 
Rip It Up - Little Richard
Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny (found on the Mermaids soundtrack CD)

Add more missing songs to this list, or tell us in what scenes these songs are heard or where they can be found.
 
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: There's a song played when Ritchie's brother hears the news of the crash and when the funeral procession is going to the cemetery... a guitar instrumental. What is the title of this song or the artist? (from KT in Milwaukee, WI)
A: It's called "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny. (thanks to Frank, Las Vegas NVadd more info
A: "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea" by Johnnie & Joe (thanks to Jay, Walhalla, add more info

Q: Which song is playing at the very end of the movie, and is there any way to get that song? Thank you. (from jeff in Las Vegas, NV USA)
A: "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny can be found on track 1 off a CD called "The Best of Santo & Johnny." (thanks to Mendez, Victorvilleadd more info

Q: What is the name of the singer for the song in the movie where the mexican man is singing and playing the guitar in the new house richie bought for his mom? (from jessica aka Ca in Los Banos, California)
A: "Tweedlee Dee" by Georgia Gibbs (thanks to Xavier, Covina,Caadd more info
A: LaVern Baker (thanks to niteperson, las vegasadd more info
A: I think the name of the group is Los Dos Compadres but the name of the song I dont know. (thanks to G-Money, Chicago add more info
A: The song's name is "Corrido Del Compadre" sung by actor Daniel Valdez II who plays Lelo. (thanks to Turi, San Dimas,CA USAadd more info

Q: There is a song sung by a group in this movie and I would like to know the name. Ritchie drives up to a curb in a blue thunderbird convertible. As he talks to Donna and several students wanting autographs, a song is playing in the background on the car radio. You hear about 40 seconds of the song, can anyone identify the song on the car radio? (from joemm in Greensboro,NC)
A: "This I Swear" by The Skyliners (thanks to Katherine, San Antonio, Txadd more info

Q: What's the name of that song where Bob and Valens play at a bar in front of cowboys? I think it goes something like "...All my love, all my kissing You dont know what you are missing..." (from billy in somewhere)
A: "Oh Boy." Words & Music by Sunny West, Bill Tilghman & Norman Petty (thanks to emevev, Bulgariaadd more info
A: Buddy Holly (thanks to Alexander D, Maturin, Monagas, Venezuelaadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song in the opening, heard when the brother is riding on the motorcycle? (from kat in Phoenix, AZ)
A: Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love." It's on the soundtrack. (thanks to Ric, Englandadd more info

Q: What's the name of the song playing when Richie takes his mom to see her new house he buys her? It goes something like "...I'm as happy as can be..." (from JEN in San Antonio, Texas)
A: "Tweedlee Dee" by Georgia Gibbs (thanks to Laura, New Jerseyadd more info

Q: What is the song that Buddy Holly performs at their last show? (from slater in fredericksburg tx)
A: Crying, Waiting, Hoping (thanks to Mike, Jacksonville, Fladd more info
A: That is per the movie, the list of songs that Buddy played that night doesn't mention "Crying Waiting Hoping" (thanks to Alexander D, Maturin, Monagas, Venezuelaadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song the black guy sings before Richie performs? (from JJ in Wisconsin)
A: "Lonely Teardrops" by Jackie Wilson (thanks to Softball Baby Doll, Morristown TN USAadd more info

Q: What is the song playing in the restaurant scene? Dottie asked him if he liked rock and roll and this song starts playing. My friend is trying to find the song but cannot remember the name of it. (from Angie in Illinois)
A: "Your Precious Love" (thanks to niteperson, Las Vegasadd more info
A: If I remember the movie well, the version was performed by Jerry Butler & The Impressions (thanks to Alexander D, Maturin, Monagas, Venezuelaadd more info

Q: What is the name of the song Ritchie sings in the garage scene when he is auditioning? (from Rubensito in Houston)
A: "Charlena" by The Sevilles (thanks to mimidogs, Californiaadd more info
A: "Rip It Up" by Little Richard (thanks to Dr. John, Santa Barbara CAadd more info

Q: What is the song playing on the radio that is interrupted by the news of Ritchie's plane going down when Bob hears about it while working under a car? (from Rubensito in Houston,TX.)
A: Johnnie & Joe "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea" (thanks to Katherine C, San Antonio, Txadd more info
A: "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea" by Bobby Vinton (thanks to Erin, New Jerseyadd more info

Q: The song "Oh Boy" heard in the movie is, as far as I know, an old Buddy Holly song. Do anyone know if it is possible to buy this soundtrack-version of the song? I think that the soundtrack-version is performed by Los Lobos, but in fact I don't know! (from ldk10 in Denmark)
A: It is sung by Buddy Holly and the Crickets and is available on The "Chirping" Crickets album. (thanks to Erin, New Jerseyadd more info
A: I am with you on this. I just love the Los Lobos version of "Oh Boy" but I don't think it can be found anywhere. (thanks to feather, arizonaadd more info
A: It's on Los Lobos "El Cancionero Mas y Mas" disc #2 (thanks to Alex, Californiaadd more info
A: It's not on disc 2... (thanks to Roberta, Upchurchadd more info

Q: What is the instrumental music we hear right after "La Bamba" at the very end of the movie? (from Rohith in India)
A: "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny (thanks to Mystikal Mike, Hollywood, CAadd more info

Q: What instrumental song is playing when Richie Valens goes to Donna's house to speak to her parents?
...from gloria in ft stockton texas (answer gloria's question)

Q: What is the song that is about Richie's brother? Part of this song was spoken.
...from lostapache in Eugene Or (answer lostapache's question)

Q: What's the Spanish song playing when Ritchie gets home for his party? It's when Bob is covering his face with his jacket. It looks like home footage or something!!! (from ghostface in Santa Fe New Mexico)
A: Hey Ghostface! I just found the answer to that very question myself. It's "Abuelitos Cortos" by the Lobos themselves. Best Wishes, Ernesto (thanks to Ernest Ruiz, Detroit, Miadd more info
A: The song is "El Corrido del Compadre" sung by actor Daniel Valdez II who plays Lelo. (thanks to Turi, San Dimas,CA USAadd more info

Q: What is the name of the opening song? It's an electric guitar-type solo. (from stephen in new mexico)
A: "Sleepwalk" by Ritchie Valens himself. (thanks to jazz, brightonadd more info

Q: Who is the artist and the name of the spanish song playing in the background when Ritchie gets home from his tour? Bob covers his face with his jacket at the time... (from e dogg in los angeles)
A: "Los Abuelitos Cortos" by Los Lobos Orale Loco (thanks to G-money, Chicagoadd more info
A: The song is "El Corrido del Compadre" sung by actor Daniel Valdez II who plays Lelo. (thanks to Turi, San Dimas,CA USAadd more info

Q: What is the song Ritchie sings in his audition? Some of the words are "...I'm gonna rock it up gonna shake it up gonna ball it up..." (from cristina in Robstown)
A: The song you are looking for is by a performer named Little Richard and the song title "Rip it Up". (thanks to markan23, Geelong Australiaadd more info

Q: What's the background instrumental music segments in each of the following scenes: (1) When Ritchie approaches & introduces himself to Donna after he saw her for the first time in class...and (2) Background music when Ritchie's mom is on ice cream truck promoting Ritchie's upcoming show?
...from Bondiac in San Jose, CA  (answer Bondiac's question)

Q: When Bob screams out "Richie!" in shock, what instrumental song is playing? (from Emily in chicago)
A: I believe it is "Sleepwalk" by Santo & Jonny (thanks to Ernest Ruiz, Detroit, Miadd more info
A: The song is called "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" but I can't recall who it's by. (thanks to jstorm75, Salinas, Caadd more info
A: I am positive that S.G.I.Y.E. version Yr 1958, The Platters (thanks to Alexander D, Maturin, Monagas, Venezuelaadd more info

Q: Where can you buy the song by Los Lobos when Ritchie hears "La Bamba" for the 1st time in that Mexican bar? Also, is there another name for it? (from Dan in Austin)
A: That's the Lobo's traditional cover of "La Bamba." Mariachi Vargas has a good cover of it. I think the Lobos earlier album has it also. (thanks to Ernest Ruiz, Detroit, Miadd more info

Q: What is the guitar solo played by Santana when Ritchie and Bob climb the hill outside the work camp? How do I score this beautiful solo?
...from nico in Cali (answer nico's question)

Q: What model year was blue Ford Thunderbird driven by Richie? Thx
...from cogomoro in Vancouver (answer cogomoro's question)

Q: What is the name of the song playing in the background when Bob is getting high with his friend and his wife, Rosie gets mad and leaves them to go to her room? (from Trish in El Paso, TX)
A: The name of the song is "Don't You Just Know It" by Huey Piano Smith. Its from the late 50s (thanks to Pete, Philadelphia, PAadd more info

Q: What is the song that Ritchie plays when Bob gets in a fight at Ritchie's show?? (from Confused in Roanoke Va)
A: I believe the song is "Framed." (thanks to Ernest Ruiz, Detroit, Miadd more info

Q: What is the song Ritchie is dancing to while he is ironing his pants? (from A.B. in Garden City, Michigan, U.S.A.)
A: The song is called "Ready Teddy" by Little Richard. (thanks to crazy_music_man, txadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Donna drives up to Ritchie in her red car? (from jess in sheffield, uk)
A: The song is called "This I Swear" by the Skyliners. (thanks to Sylvie, Hainault Essex UKadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when Ritchie and Bob are arguing after the X-Mas party and when Bob accidentally rips off Ritchie's necklace?
...from kim in Sweden (answer kim's question)

Q: I was listening to the song "Angel Baby" by Rosie & the Originals today and had a flash back to this movie La Bamba... was this song featured in this movie or am I mistaken? (from Star in SF)
A: No, that song wasn't in it... you may have been thinking about the movie Mi Familia/My Family. Esai Morales is in that as well. (thanks to Pacononame, San Antonio, TXadd more info

Q: What's the name and artist of the song that's playing on the radio when Bob finds out that the plane crashed and Ritchie's dead? Bob's working on the car and there's a song playing on the radio, and it is interrupted for a special news bulletin about the crash.
...from Brandy in Lex Vegas, Virginia (answer Brandy's question)

Q: I know the song is they play is "Rip It Up" by Little Richard, but is it really his singing or is it a cover of some other band? Like when they play "La Bamba," it's by Los Lobos.
...from ccihla in swisher, iowa (answer ccihla's question)

Q: What song is playing when the Camara is going around the house filming and Bob covers his face with his jacket? (from trojanfanaj2008 in so cali)
A: Try "Corrido del Compadre" performed by the actor Daniel Valdez. (thanks to angela, Texasadd more info

Q: What type of electric guitar is Ritchie Valens using for "Sleepwalk"? (from rat in new zealand)
A: That's not Ritchie playing the Sleepwalk song. That's Santo and Johnny. And the guitar playing the main 'wailing' guitar lead isn't on an electric guitar but instead on a steel guitar. You can see the video of them playing on YouTube. (thanks to Mike, San Antonio, TXadd more info

Q: What's the opening song of the movie, playing when they are showing the credits and I think he is riding his moto? (from sublime630 in USA)
A: "Who Do You Love" - Bo Diddley. Original by George Thorogood (thanks to Hard Justice, Tdotadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when Richie's mom gets him to play in the Bar? The part where Bob gets to play the drums.
...from Missy in Victoria, Texas (answer Missy's question)

Q: What's the song from this movie with the lyrics "Tweedle-la-dee, tweedle-le-jack, you make my heart go clickety-clack..."? Greatly appreciated it if you can tell me. Thank you!
...from Jen in Peterborough, ON, Canada (answer Jen's question)

Q: What is the guitar solo we hear when Bob is at the bar watching Ritchie play "Oh Donna" on TV, gets mad, and goes home drunk tearing his paintings?
...from louis111 in san antonio (answer louis111's question)

Q: What's the little tune playing in the movie that has no words - just guitar sound. I think it's heard at the end of the movie.  (from indio in odessa,texas U.S.A)
A: "Sleepwalk" by Santo & Johnny (thanks to Popeye Doyle, el paso, texasadd more info

Q: Is the song "Corrido Del Compadre" on this soundtrack?
...from desperate-song-girl in texas (answer desperate-song-girl's question)

Q: Can anyone please help with the song Ritchie sings in the phone booth when he calls Amanda?
...from Bryan in Toronto, Canada (answer Bryan's question)

Q: Where can I find the version of La Bamba that's playing in the movie by Los Lobos when Bob took Richie to Mexico??????
...from mely9 in So. Cali (answer mely9's question)

Q: What song is playing in the beginning with the plane and kid, and at the end when Richie dies?
...from maribel in california (answer maribel's question)


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