The Soundtrack to Bad Teacher
I happened to watch this film the other night and while the movie was okay, not something I would rush out and add to my DVD collection, there was something in it that grabbed my attention. It was the soundtrack! While I was watching it, I first heard the all time classic Judas Priest track “You Got Another Thing Comin.” My first thought was this was a throw back to the 80s when a lot of films threw in a metal tune or two in the hopes that metalheads would buy their soundtrack. The 1985 film “Visionquest” is prime example of this. I mean where else would you find Madonna on the same record as Sammy Hagar, Journey and Dio?
As the movie progressed, other songs began to catch my attention as well. There was “Still of the Night” by Whitesnake. When I heard that, I thought, “Okay, another metal tune to tempt me to buy the soundtrack” but then something happened that took me by surprise. In the background of one scene there was the song “Rainbow In the Dark” by Dio playing loud and proud. That wasn’t the end of it, whoever put together the soundtrack went back into the archives and pulled out what is for me a gem of a Priest classic, “The Ripper.” Take these songs and the final song at the end credits by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and you got yourself one hell of a compilation album!
I have tried both Amazon and Gemm and couldn’t find the soundtrack on either. It just comes up with the DVD. Of course there are other issues like some non metal tracks from the likes of Hall And Oates. That’s movie soundtracks for you. So, instead why not just listen to these great metal songs on their own and thank the film for putting them all together in one movie soundtrack.
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