Hairspray (Rachel Sweet)
The Movie This is From: Hairspray
The Better Known Song From This Soundtrack: None
The original Hairspray movie might now be less famous than the Broadway show it spawned, not to mention that show’s film adaptation, but to many John Waters fans it’s the superior product. The movie is set in 1962 and the soundtrack features many, often obscure, songs from that time. But it does include two new compositions, including this one. Singer (and co-composer) Rachel Sweet released four albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s but by 1988 she was mostly out of the music business – though fortunately not completely out!
Fun fact: Sweet also recorded songs for the 1990 John Water’s movie Cry-Baby.