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The Dictator Soundtrack List Features Arabic Cover Versions of Marvin Gaye, Dolly Parton, R.E.M. and Dr. Dre & Snopp Dog
Songs Featured in The Dictator Movie
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Sacha Baron Cohen and his team of music geniuses have gone out of their way to hopefully appease and not appall Motown and country music legends as well as pop and rap mega-stars with cover versions of songs on The Dictator Soundtrack list.
It's been said of The Dictator that some of the middling comedy is made that much funnier thanks to cover versions of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On", Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" as sung by Michelle J. Nasser, R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" and an uber-fun version of "The Next Episode" originally sung by Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg.
The Dictator was released in theaters May 16, 2012. 12 songs are featured on the Dictator Soundtrack which include the four cover versions as well as other original songs from the movie and songs are available as an album or individual song download from both Amazon.com and iTunes.
But what's great fun is to pull up the songs on YouTube or elsewhere online and to play them back to back and in some ways it almost makes you appreciate even more the comic genius of Sacha Baron Cohen and his brother who have trumped up these songs in an original, novel way that I would have never predicted. Have a listen below.
BTW, if you haven't seen the movie already, check out Sacha Baron Cohen who has both a singing and acting role in the critically acclaimed movie musical adaptation Les Miserables.
Photo Source: Amazon.com
Updated 5/27 & 6/14/2013
The Dictator Soundtrack List - Cover Songs in the Movie
Do You Love The Cover Versions or Hate 'Em?
Marvin Gaye's Classic Seduction Song - Enticing in Any Language
"Everybody Hurts" - R.E.M.
A Dolly Parton Standard - "9 to 5"
"The Next Episode" - Dr. Dre Vs. Aiwa, Mr Tibbz & Admiral General Aladeen
The Dictator Movie Release Date
May 31, 2012
What do you you think of the Dictator Movie and Soundtrack
and the cover versions of the songs in the movie?