Songs from Movies

Heavy Petting (1989)

HEAVY PETTING is a hilarious and salacious exploration of the sexual mores of the 50's as seen through the eyes of a generation that lived through the Sexual Revolution. Creative baby boomers-- including musician David Byrne, performance artist Spalding Gray, comedian Sandra Bernhard, radical activist Abbie Hoffman, and poet Allen Ginsberg-- candidly recall their sexual coming-f-age tales in intimate interviews. Joyously campy and refreshingly carefree, HEAVY PETTING blends humorous, unbelievable footage of unhelpful sex-ed films with classic snippets of THE WILD ONE and Elvis' hip gyrations, not to mention Bernhard talking about playing "doctor", always observant Ginsberg on a disastrous encounter with a girl, and Byrne on the childhood myths of masturbation. Eternal mysteries such as the female orgasm, the universal appeal of Marilyn Monroe, and the rituals of high school are laid bare by this lovable group of characters.

The movie Heavy Petting, released in 1989, features 22 songs from artists like Fats Domino, Bobby Day, Johnny Burnette and The Contours. What is your favorite song from Heavy Petting?


Songs from Heavy Petting

Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino
Rockin' Robin
Bobby Day
You're Sixteen
Johnny Burnette
Do You Love Me
The Contours
The Way You Look Tonight
The Lettermen
Mickey's Monkey
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Annie Had a Baby
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters (as Hank Ballard and The Midnighters)
Baby Oh Baby
The Shells
Be Bop Baby
Ricky Nelson
Bongo Rock
Preston Epps
Dedicated To The One I Love
The Shirelles
Dressin' Up
The Elegants
I Wonder Why
Dion DiMucci (as Dion) and The Belmonts
Little Bitty Pretty One
Bobby Day
Little Darling
The Diamonds
Old Black Magic
Marilyn Monroe
Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Ready Teddy
Little Richard
Rock Around The Clock
New Jersey Teenagers
So Fine
The Fiestas
The Girl I Love
Ricky Nelson
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Ricky Nelson

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