One of the better musical scores on the shelves at the moment (the only other really good one being the soundtrack to "Moulin Rouge"), "Bridget Jones's Diary" boasts a lineup of past and present music greats. The album kicks off with Gabrielle's slow and sexy "Out Of Reach", seguing quickly into Aretha Franklin's take on independent women, "Respect". Chaka Khan makes an appearance with the classic "I'm Every Woman", while Shelby Lynne's completely gorgeous "Killin' Kind" will get your heart beating a little faster (Lynne appears again a little further down the playlist with the equally-mushy "Dreamsome").
Robbie Williams brings a little testosterone to the party with two new numbers penned specifically for the movie, the upbeat "Have You Met Miss Jones?" and the unexpectedly-romantic "Not Of This Earth". The best track, though, has to be Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye with "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)", a classic that should be listened to with a glass of chilled wine and someone you love. Dina Carroll ("Someone Like You"), Geri Haliwell ("It's Raining Men") and Aaron Soul ("Ring, Ring, Ring") close our a completely superb collection of great tracks. Miss this one at your peril!This article was first published on 16 Nov 2001.