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Have you all heard of the new hit Broadway show, Rock of Ages yet? It is described as "the new Broadway musical starring American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis. Set in 1987 in a legendary Sunset Strip rock club, a small-town girl meets a big-city dreamer and they fall in love to the greatest metal songs of the 80's. The musical is an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more."
I haven't seen it yet, but I've heard really fabulous things! I was given the opportunity to listen and review the soundtrack for the One2One network, and I jumped at the chance. I'm a closet 80's hair band fan :) I've always had a thing for the great power ballads of the time. So when I heard about Rock of Ages was a show that fused together the great songs of that decade to tell a story, I knew I would like it.
I wasn't wrong! The singers are really talented and bring these songs to life all over again. I was really impressed with their vocals, and I couldn't help singing along. Here is the track listing, if you're curious:
Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But A Good Time
We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands
I Wanna Rock
We're Not Gonna Take It
Heaven/More Than Words / To Be With You
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Wanted Dead Or Alive
I Want To Know What Love Is
Cum On Feel The Noize / We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night
Here I Go Again
The Final Countdown
Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Can't Fight This Feeling
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
The Search Is Over
Don't Stop Believin
Doesn't it sound fun?! It really is. I definitely recommend you checking out Rock Of Ages: Original Broadway Cast Recording if you're a fan of the 80's. I hope to be able to see the show in NY sometime soon, but until then, I'll be rocking out to the soundtrack at home!
The One2One network also gave me a link to a cool video about the making of the soundtrack, if you're interested.