Step Up Soundtrack (Soundtrack)
by Various Artists
Released: Aug 2006
Most modern soundtracks are dumping grounds for the throwaways, outtakes and recycled hits of today's stars and have little to do with the actual film. This isn't a bad thing, and Step Up is undoubtedly hot. Sean Paul's "(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me" is great Caribbean club pop, and Kelis' "80s Joint" nicely straddles the line between kitsch and homage. Chris Brown does his underage lover boy thing on "Say Goodbye," while Anthony Hamilton's "Dear Life" is predictably beautiful.