The Full Monty Soundtrack

The Full Monty Soundtrack

The music of The Full Monty film

There are a number of instantly recognisable music tracks in The Full Monty and ones that get your feet tapping along. The producers of the film did a great job in choosing the music and since the film was released the soundtrack did exceptionally well as a result.

Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing

The song was originally a 1975 b-side. Not convinced that the song was a hit, producer Mickie Most put it on the flip of the Hot Chocolate 45 rpm single "Blue Night." The song was remixed at a later date by Most, who re-released it as an a-side some months later on his RAK Records label. The song was a massive hit. 

Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

On the heels of a string of hits, this track was number one in about a month after its release, while the follow-up "Bad Girls" danced at number three of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

The Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance was awarded to Summer early in 1980 making Summer the first African-American artist to achieve that feat.  

Tom Jones - You Can Leave Your Hat On

In the film, with not much left to lose, and a sold-out show, the men decide to go for it for one night. Dave finds his confidence and joins the rest of the group, stripping to Tom Jones' version of You Can Leave Your Hat 

M People - Moving On Up

M People were a British house music act from Manchester which formed in 1990. They consisted of Mike Pickering, Heather Small and Paul Heard and Shovell.  

Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime...moi Non Plus

The song was known much for its racy undertones and the simple repetition of the title phrase (which translates as "I love you... I don't either") detailed by Birkin's breathy moans. The lyrics of the song, sung in very sultry tones, with Gainsbourg and Birkin/Bardot alternating, are considered by some to be somewhat explicit.

David Lindup - Zodiac

The film opens with the inspirational 'The Zodiac' by David Lindup, played over the chintz black and white sixties promotional film for Sheffield.

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Come Up And See Me Make Me Smile 

Some people have previously commented that musically the song seems to be strongly influenced by Roxy Music; however, the Harley song possesses an irresistible hook line and quality of production rarely seen in a Bryan Ferry song. In a television interview recorded in 2002, Steve Harley described how the lyrics are vindictively directed at the former band members, whom he felt had abandoned him - a fact which eludes a majority of listeners who enjoy the apparently happy chorus 

Gary Glitter - Rock 'n' Roll

"Rock and Roll", also known as "The Hey Song," is a song performed by British glam rocker Gary Glitter that was released in 1972 as a single and on the album Glitter. Co-written by Glitter and Mike Leander, the song is in two parts: Part 1 is a vocal track reflecting on the history of the genre, and Part 2 is a mostly instrumental piece. 

Wilson Pickett - Land Of A 1000 Dances

"Land of a Thousand Dances" is a soul song originally recorded by Chris Kenner in 1962, though its most popular and recognizable version was recorded by soul singer Wilson Pickett in 1966.

Anne Dudley - Full Monty

Irene Cara - Flashdance (what a feeling) 

"Flashdance... What a Feeling" is a song from the 1983 film Flashdance which was performed by Irene Cara. The music was written and produced by Giorgio Moroder, and the lyrics were written by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara. In addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a platinum record in 1983, it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1984. Despite the song's title, the word "Flashdance" never appears in the

Sister Sledge - We Are Family

"We Are Family" was a 1979 dance hit song by Sister Sledge, composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

Rodgers and Edwards offered the song to Atlantic Records; although the record label initially declined, the track was released as a single from the album of the same name and quickly began to gain club and radio play.

Joe Loss Orchestra - Stripper

The Joe Loss orchestra was one of the most successful acts of the Big band era, in the nineteen forties, with hits such as "In the mood", "March of the Mods" and "The Stripper".