Now Available: AbFab Soundtrack
For several years now, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have vowed that they’d be bringing back their comedically alcoholic characters Edina and Patsy for a full-length Absolutely Fabulous feature film, but as time passed, fans of the Britcom began to wonder if it was ever going to happen. At last, however, the wait is over: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is now in theaters, and – appropriately enough – its soundtrack is also now available digitally.
First things first: if you’re an AbFab fan, then you’re well familiar with its longtime theme song, “This Wheel’s on Fire,” so you’ll want to prepare yourself for a new version that’s been recorded for the film by none other than Kylie Minogue. Ms. Minogue is far from the only big name to be found on the soundtrack, however. You’ll also find tracks from Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Francois Hardy, Eartha Kitt, La Roux, Santigold, Nancy Sinatra, and many others. Plus, you’ll be treated to live cast performances of songs that you can find in the film, thereby keeping your memories – and the laughs – fresh in your mind.
Here’s the full track listing for your perusal. After you’ve read it, go see the movie and go buy the soundtrack…and if you feel the need to switch up the order in which you do those two things, all the better.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
1. This Wheel's On Fire - Kylie Minogue
2. Get Ugly - Jason Derulo
3. Can't Get Enough of Myself - Santigold
4. Hangin' - Formation
5. Sexotheque - La Roux
6. Upright Downtown - La Roux
7. Bird on a Wire - Leonard Cohen
8. Ready For The Good Life - Paloma Faith
9. Le Jeu du Téléphone - Lucky Blondo
10. Where Do You Go To My Lovely - Peter Sarstedt
11. Boum - Charles Trenet
12. At Seventeen (live version) - Julia Sawalha
13. Jah Jah - Deficio & Lindborg
14. Big Spender (live version) - Jane Horrocks
15. MacArthur Park - Nancy Sinatra
16. C'est Si Bon - Eartha Kitt
17. Il Est Tout Pour Moi - François Hardy
18. Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus - Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
19. Absolutely Fabulous Score Suite - Jake Monaco