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Shag soundtrack

Shag (1989)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 07599258002
Label: Warner Bros
Label number: 25800
Running time: 31m11s
Shipping date: August 2nd, 1989
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1.  I'm In Love Again - Randy Newman [2:03]
2.  Surrender - Louise Goffin [4:11]
3.  Our Day Will Come - k.d. lang / The Reclines / Take 6 [2:37]
4.  Ready To Go Steady - The Charmettes [3:20]
5.  Diddley Daddy - Chris Isaak [4:04]
...see complete tracklist
Music from the movie not on this soundtrack CD
39-21-40 Shape - The Showmen
Alley Oop - Hollywood Argyles (heard during the party) 
Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke
Baby Work Out - Jackie Wilson (heard during the party) 
Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley
Easier Said Than Done - Essex
Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl
He's So Fine - Chiffons
It Will Stand - The Showmen
Let Me In - The Sensations (heard when going to Myrtle Beach) 
Mama Said - The Shirelles
Monkey Time - Major Lance (heard when Pudge and Chip dance) 
Oooo Ahhh - Jackie O (heard while fishing) 
Seven Lonely Days - k.d. land / The Reclines
Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners (heard when Carson and Buzz dance) 
Sixty Minute Man - The Voltage Brothers (heard during the end credits) 
Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price (heard when Pudge and Chip compete) 
Stay - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs (The band that portrayed 'Big Dan and The Sand Dollars' is called the Voltage Brothers.) 
Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters (song at the beach) 
Up on the Roof - The Drifters (heard while they danced in the kitchen) 
What Kind of Fool - The Tams
You Belong To Me - The Duprees

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 is a song which is played just when the girls get in to Myrtle Beach and again in the shag contest just before Pudge and Chip dance something with "rock and roll..." I can't make out the lyrics enough to do a search for it. This is a great dance tune and I'd love to know what it is. HELP... I've looked everywhere! (from glenn in usa)
A: "It Will Stand" by the Showman. (thanks to sandy, pittsburghadd more info

Q: Is the "Oooo Ahhh" song available to buy? I would like to hear the full song. Possibly more than once. (from Non in Fresno, CA)
A: "Ooo Aah" is available on three different albums that I've found: "20 Hard to find Jams" by various artists, "Dedicated to You" by Art Laboe Presents, and "I Will Always Be There For You" by various artists. Hope this helps! (thanks to Sandra, Bridgeport,WVadd more info
A: Search "Jakki O - Oooh Aaah." This is the only spelling that brings the right results. (thanks to Jakki, n/aadd more info

Q: I really want to know what the song is that is playing after Buzz tells the story about the movie the Hustler. Then Pudge and Chip leave, and Carson and Chip are left alone to talk. It starts out with the words " are so beautiful..." and then goes on. I love it. I need it!! I hope you can help. (from pineapplesplit in Canada)
A: It's "39-21-40" by The Showmen! (thanks to sh3lly801, oxford,msadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when Pudge first tries to teach Chip how to Shag, when they are at the burger place? It begins playing and everyone starts to dance. (from Kyle in NY)
A: I think the name of the song is "Are You Ready" (thanks to CB, ncadd more info
A: "Monkey Time" by Major Lance (thanks to ap, new jerseyadd more info

Q: What's the song playing when the girls are in Bridget Fonda's room as they escape down the ladder while her father is trying to get in? (from geraardo in Ireland)
A: I've been a HUGE fan of Shag: The Movie ever since I first saw it at the movie theatre back in 1989 when it first came out. Below is a chronological list I made of the songs as they appear in the Shag: The Movie DVD. First is the Name Of The Song, then The Artist, then when it appears in the movie. A song marked with an asterix (*) means that is on the Official Shag: The Movie Soundtrack. Enjoy:)!
"The Shag" by Tommy Page (Opening Credits)*
"Harlem Shuffle" by Bob And Earl (Melaina Avoids Her Father)
"Saved" by La Vern Baker (The Girls Play "How Mature Are You"")*
"Let Me In" by The Sensations (The Girls Arrive In Myrtle Beach)
"Easier Said Than Done" by The Essex (Melaina Reads Miss Galaxy's Beauty Tips)
"What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am"" by The Tams (Girls On Strip First Night)
"Stay" by The Voltage Brothers (First Song The Sand Dollars Play At The Pavilion)
"Since I Don't Have You" by The Skyliners (Carson And Buzz Dance)
"Diddly Daddy" by Chris Isaak (Limbo Contest)*
"Seven Lonely Days" by K.D. Lang And The Reclines (Luanne Gets Left At Pavilion)
"Shaggin' On The Grand Stand" by Hank Ballard (At Amusement Park)*
"Catfight" by Andy Paley (Melaina Fights Big Bob In Car)
"Ready To Go Steady" by The Charmettes (First Song At Drive-In Restaurant)*
"39-21-46 Shape" by The Showmen (Buzz Apologizes To Carson At Drive-In Restaurant)
"Monkey Time" by Major Lance (Song Played On Jukebox At Drive-In Restaurant)
"Dixie" by The Royal Doulton Band (Melaina Dances With Confederate Flag)
"Up On The Roof" by The Drifters (Pudge And Chip Dance In Kitchen)
"Weekend Whirlwind" by Ehm's Law (Song On Radio At Beach)
"Under The Boardwalk" by The Drifters (Pudge And Chip Play the "Are You Experienced"" Game)
"Oooo Ahhh" by Jacki O (Carson and Buzz Kiss)
"Alley Cat Song" by Bent Fabric (Contestants Walk Out For Beauty Contest)
"Oh, What A Night" by Nick Kamen (Inside Beauty Contest Dressing Room)*
"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley (Jimmy Valentine Sings To Elvis Record)
"I'm In Love Again" by Randy Newman (Pudge And Chip Dance In Living Room)*
"Alley Oop" by The Hollywood Argyles (First Song Played At Big Party)
"Baby Work Out" by Jackie Wilson (Second Song Played At Big Party)
"I'm Leaving It All Up To You" by La Vern Baker and Ben E. King (Song Played At End Of Party)*
"Everyday I Have To Cry" by Ben E. King (Melaina And Pudge Talk About Chip)
"Sixty-Minute Man" by The Voltage Brothers (Pudge Drops Off Melaina At Pavilion)
"It Will Stand" by The Showmen (First Three Couples Compete In Contest)
"Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price (Pudge And Chip Compete In Shag Contest)
"Our Day Will Come" by K.D. Lang And The Reclines (Garden Party)*
"Far Above Cayugus Waters" by Cornell University (Girls Sing Their Alma Mater)
"Sixty-Minute Man" by The Voltage Brothers (First Half Of Closing Credits)
"Surrender" by Louise Goffin (Second Half Of Closing Credits)*
(thanks to Scoop, Pigsknuckle, Arkansasadd more info

Q: What is the song playing when they are in the car? It's like "...I used to smoke I used to drink I used to smoke drink and dance..." (from kim in us)
A: It is called "Saved" by La Vern Baker, which can be found on the Shag The Movie soundtrack (track #7). (thanks to Scoop, Pigsknuckle, Arkansasadd more info

Q: Where can I get the song "Sixty-Minute Man" by The Voltage Brothers? First half of closing credits. (from JD in PA usa)
A: Look for Billy Ward And The Dominoes. That's the original hit version. (thanks to Love Rock & Roll!, USAadd more info

Q: Who sings the intro song, and what is the name of the song? (from PARIS in ORLANDO FLORIDA)
A: Tommy Page, "Shag" (thanks to DixieGal, Danville, VAadd more info

Q: Who sings the song "You're Just to Beautiful"? It's kind of a slow song, and I think it plays when Carson just got sick from the ride and now she's eating a burger on the back of the car. (from crystal in ct)
A: "39-21-40 Shape" by the Showmen. General Johnson singing it. (thanks to Angel, Charlotte, NCadd more info

Q: "Stagger Lee" in the movie is not the original hit version. Anyone know what version/source it is?
...from jamesy in marietta, ga (answer jamesy's question)

Q: What song is playing in the competition of the couple (the rival woman and man in jeans)? I didn't see it anywhere in the list. It goes like "Rock and roll forever will stand." Why no mention of that great song?? (from LA in Panama City, FL, USA)
A: That's "It Will Stand" by The Showmen. It's a fantastic song!! One of my favourites from the film! (thanks to Net, Irelandadd more info

Q: What song is playing when Melinda (Bridget Fonda) jumps into that '57 Chevy with the guy after fighting with those girls?
...from LA in Clearwater, Florida (answer LA's question)

Q: What song has the lyrics "...rock and roll music, it will live forever and ever..."?
...from greg in mich (answer greg's question)

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