The Cheetah Girls: One World (Soundtrack)
by Various Artists
Released: Aug 2008
Label: Walt Disney
Since the premise of the Cheetah Girls' 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie is that the Girls (sans Raven-Symone) are set to star in a Bollywood musical, it's pretty much a given that the soundtrack is going to be packed to the gills with samples of tablas, sitar and bhangra cuts. Cases in point: "Dance Me If You Can," the ebullient title track. But we're talking about the Cheetah Girls here, so there's also plenty of feel-good sentiment and booty-shaking beats. Case in point: uh, everything. Each Girl takes a solo; in fact, the album oddly ends on Kiely's sad slow jam.