Nina Woodford; Brian Higgins; Dimitri Tikovoi; Ali Thompson; Charlie Mole; Jony Rockstar; Martin Terefe; Jeremy Wheatley; Tom Stanley; Brio Taliaferro
Number of Discs
45m : 12s
Album Notes and Credits
Lyricist: Ali Thompson.
Personnel: Emily Smith (vocals); Nick Coler (guitar, keyboards, programming); Tom Baxter (guitar); Remi Nicole (electric guitar); Brian Higgins, Tim Powell (keyboards, programming); Tom Peters (drums); Miranda Cooper, Dimitri Tikovoi, Johnny Rockstar (programming).
Audio Mixers: Iain Hill; Dyre Gormsen; Nina Woodford; Brian Higgins; Tim Powell ; Jeremy Wheatley.
This various-artists soundtrack to the British film St. Trinian's features performances by members of the cast and some tracks written especially for the picture, including the leadoff song, "Theme to St. Trinian's" (aka "Defenders of Anarchy"), performed by Girls Aloud, which suggests a cross between a cockney version of Glee and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. That's right, the film is set at an English girls school, and the musical sensibility dates from around 1986 or so, the era of post-punk dance-rock in the U.K., as purveyed by the likes of Sigue Sigue Sputnik and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Sophie Ellis-Bextor's "If I Can't Dance," in fact, sounds like it could be a Frankie track with a female vocal over it. Remi Nicole's "Teenage Kicks," meanwhile, casts back a bit toward late-`70s punk, recalling X-Ray Spex. Somewhere among the forceful dance beats and heavily accented British female voices, Rupert Everett and Colin Firth turn up singing the 1978 John Paul Young hit "Love Is in the Air" in the campiest manner imaginable, as if they were Pet Shop Boys, and the Four Aces' 50s hit "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" makes an unlikely appearance. ~ William Ruhlmann
Theme To St. Trinian's - Girls Aloud
Oh My God - Lily Allen/Marc Ronson
Love Is In The Air - Colin Firth/Rupert Everett
Don't Give Up - The Noisettes
Nine2Five - Lady Sovereign/The Ordinary Boys
If I Can't Dance - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Teenage Kicks - Remi Nicole
Sanctuary - Gabriella
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing - Al Alberts/The Four Aces
Three Spoons of Suga - Sugababes
On My Way to Satisfaction - Girls Aloud
Defenders of Anarchy (The St. Trinian's School Song)