Stegzy's Music Project

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Original Soundtrack(#268)

on March 9, 2015

Chitty Chitty Bang BangChitty Chitty Bang Bang – Original Soundtrack

As the family film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was out several years before I was born by the time I was old enough to really appreciate it it was being shown on the telly regularly.  Just thinking about the film counjures up evocative memories of laying in front of the telly on Bank Holiday Mondays and Easter afternoons, the precious extra spare time before being back at school again.
Like any musical of the time it has a big impressive sound, written to be experienced on the silver screen, and from the style it feels like it could actually have been made any time between about 1930 and 1975.
Despite not having seen the film for about 30 years I found that when I listened to it I could cheerfully sing along with 90%+ accuracy to the entire album, which is just how it should be for a kiddy film.  The songs took me straight back to the feelings it created, fear for the characters – would Truly get found out as she pretended she was a music box figure? Or the rousing chorus of the onomatopoeic title track Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the thrill of seeing this characterful old car fly or float.
It is impossible to separate the film from the soundtrack, so I apologise if this seems to have had too much film and not enough music,  but I challenge you not to do the same in my shoes.  
I’ve put the track listing below, why not have a nostalgic little hum along to yourself?
  1. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – Caractacus Potts, Jemima, Jeremy and Truly
  2. Truly Scrumptious” – Jemima, Jeremy and Truly
  3. Hushabye Mountain” – Mr. Potts and Truly
  4. Me Ol’ Bamboo” – Mr. Potts and chorus
  5. Toot Sweets” – Mr. Potts and Truly
  6. The Roses of Success” – Grandpa Potts and Inventors
  7. Lovely Lonely Man” – Truly
  8. You Two” – Potts, Jemima and Jeremy
  9. Chu-Chi Face” – Baron and Baroness Bomburst
  10. Posh!” – Grandpa Potts
  11. Doll on a Music Box” – Truly
  12. Doll on a Music Box / Truly Scrumptious” – Truly and Mr. Potts
  13. Come to the Funfair


One response to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Original Soundtrack(#268)

  1. Denny Sinnoh says:

    Super! So glad I found this. I was just thinking about it yesterday. I have been using “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” as a euphemism for 30 years : )

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