These days, we take the availability of music for granted. Want to listen to “Love My Way” by Psychedelic Furs? Just find it on Spotify or buy it on iTunes. This was not the case in the 90s, hence the appeal of “Now that’s what I call music” film compilations and soundtracks. In the case of “The Wedding Singer,” buying the soundtrack was an easy and affordable way to instantly own a collection of a dozen classic 80s hits in one place, without having to search and buy them all. complete albums. the songs originally appeared on. Many people jumped at this chance, because the soundtrack went double platinum in the United States and also sold very well in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom
The soundtrack to “The Wedding Singer” was so successful, in fact, that it was the rare example of a movie soundtrack later having a “Volume 2”. The second installment not only included songs from the film that weren’t in the first batch, but also corrected the glaring mistake (or perhaps a sleazy marketing ploy) of not including Adam’s “Grow Old With You” Sandler. In fact, both “Wedding Singer” soundtracks are so beloved that they’ve even since been reissued in vinyl formatwhich is suitable for a collection of songs from the 80s.