Just Go With It might not have won a lot of love from the critics, but despite being the less-than-proud recipient of two Golden Raspberry Awards (one for Worst Director and one for Worst Actor), it still managed to gross a mammoth $214 million at the worldwide box office. Even if the plot’s a little shaky, the one thing the movie got 100% right was the soundtrack, which consists of an eclectic mix of reggae, rock, and ska. Here’s how was rank all the songs from the Just Go With It soundtrack.
38. Tenderness – General Public
This sensational piece originally appeared on General Public’s 1984 album All the Rage.
37. When You’ve Had Enough – Ronald Ermini
Six years after appearing on the Just Go With It soundtrack, When You’ve Had Enough emerged on another Adam Sandler movie, this time Sandy Wexler.
36. Incomplete Without You – The After Hours
Up next is some classic ’80s rock from the After Hours.
35. Wally’s Waltz – Geoff Spencer
If you like Americana, you’ll find Wally’s Waltz too captivating to resist.
34. My Sweetheart – Ledward Ka Apana
Next up is this sunshine-infused hit from 1998, My Sweetheart.
33. Angel – Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro delivers a moment of gorgeous wistfulness next in the shape of the tender Angel.
32. Fishing For Love – The Hawaiian Beach Band
Another summery confection now, this time courtesy of The Hawaiian Beach Band and Fishing For Love.
31. O Fortuna – Carl Orff
O Fortuna was a long-forgotten medieval Latin Goliardic poem before composer Carl Orff’ reworked it into the cantata, Carmina Burana.32.
30. Lovely Hula Hands – The All-Star Hawaiian Band
If you’re compiling a playlist for your next beachside vacation, be sure to include this ray of sunshine from The All-Star Hawaiian Band.
29. Stars In The Morning Sky – Barry Flanagan
The dreamy Stars in the Morning Sky comes from the Hawaiian artist Barry Flanagan, an artist best known for his work as part of the duo Hapa with fellow singer Keli‘i Kaneali‘i,
28. Aloha Ia O Waianae – Ledward Ka Apana
Hawaiian folk artist Ledward Ka Apana’s signature slack key guitar style is out in force on the gorgeous Aloha Ia O Waianae.
27. Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi – Herb Ohta Jr.
Songs don’t get much more summery than this tropical delight from Herb Ohta Jr.
26. Canary In A Coalmine – The Police
The Police’s third studio album, Zenyatta Mondatta, is chock-a-block with sensational songs, not least the sublime Canary in a Coalmine.
25. Driven To Tears – The Police
In 1980, Sting dabbled his toes into the political waters for the first time with the sublime Driving to Tears.
24. Beggin’ – Madcon
Norwegian hip-hop duo Madcon’s version of the Four Seasons’ Beggin’ might be a world away from the original, but it’s still irresistibly good.
23. Love Is The Seventh Wave – Sting
Love Is the Seventh Wave originally appeared on Sting’s 1985 solo debut album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles.
22. The Dancefloor – Ekolu
If you need a mood lifter, this joyfully uplifting song from Ekolu should do the job perfectly.
21. Every Breath You Take – Jake Shimabukuro
Every Breath You Take get’s an instrumental make-over in the hand of Jake Shimabukuro on this track from the Just Go With It soundtrack.
20. Cooler Than Me – Mike Posner
The excellent Cooler Than Me gave Mike Posner a top ten hit in 2010.
19. Fire Burning – Sean Kingston
Described by Billboard as Sean Kingston’s “most danceable single yet,” the insanely catchy Fire Burning became one of the singer’s biggest ever hits in 2009, reaching the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100.
18. Nothin’ On You – B. o. B.
Released as the debut single of both B.o.B and Bruno Mars, this irrepressibly catchy tune claimed the top spot on both sides of the pond on its release in 2009.
17. Bye Bye Bye – NSync
Bye Bye Bye became a massive hit for NSync back in 2000, taking them to number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and picking up a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year.
16. Lovelier Than You – B. o. B.
B.o.B. contributed two songs to the Just Go With It soundtrack, including this gem from his debut album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray.
15. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
The most-played song on UK radio for the past 22 years? This 2005 hit from Snow Patrol.
14. You Still Touch Me – Sting
Up next is another contribution from Sting, this time the soulful love song, You Still Touch Me.
13. Waiting In Vain – Annie Lennox
18 years after Bob Marley recorded Waiting In Vain, Scottish singer Annie Lennox delivered a very different but no less lovely version on her 1995 album, Medusa.
12. Next To You – The Police
Next To You, the opening track of the Police’s debut album, Outlandos d’Amour, continued being a massive live draw for the rest of the band’s time together.
11. Hawaii – The Beach Boys
The 1963 album Surfer Girl is a must-listen for fans of the California Sound, not least for the pleasure of listening to the sublime Hawaii.
10. You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
Despite being so synonymous with disco, only one of the Bee Gees’ songs ever reached No. 1 on the dance charts – the boogie-tastic You Should Be Dancing.
9. It Must Be Love – Madness
Labi Siffre may have been the first one to record It Must Be Love in 1971, but Madness’ version from 10 years later remains the definitive version in many people’s eyes.
8. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Tainted Love has been covered numerous times over the years, most infamously by Marilyn Manson, but there’s no denying that Soft Cell’s original remains the definitive version.
7. Piano Man – Billy Joel
One of Billy Joel’s best-known songs, Piano Man reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 1974.
6. Umbrella – Rihanna
Umbrella represented a turning point for Rihanna, both in terms of her music style and image. Released in May 2007, it soared to number one in the US, UK, and numerous other countries.
5. Can’t Stand Losing You – The Police
Can’t Stop Losing You quickly became one of The Police’s signature songs on its release in 1978.
4. So Lonely – The Police
Sting has admitted that So Lonely was “unabashedly culled” from Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry, but rip-off or not, it’s still a first-rate tune.
3. Roxanne – The Police
Few songs about a man falling in love with a prostitute have become quite as successful as Roxanne. Not only has it been voted one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it’s also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
2. Every Breath You Take – The Police
Every Breath You Take dominated the airwaves in 1983, picking up Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, along with the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.
1. Is This Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers
What else could top our list than one of Bob Marley’s most beloved songs of all time?