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Movie Theme Songs

 
   

John Waters' movies are full of great music, and the theme songs are no exception. Click a movie title to jump to its theme song.

Note: All songs are copyright their owners.

Movie Titles
Female Trouble
Polyester
Hairspray
Cry-Baby
Serial Mom
Pecker



Female Trouble

Female Trouble
Written by: John Waters and Bob Harvey
Sung by: Divine

I've got lots of problems
Female trouble
Maybe I'm twisted
Female trouble

They say I'm a skank
But I don't care
Go ahead, put me in the electric chair

I've got lots of problems
Female trouble
Maybe I'm twisted
Female trouble

Hey, spare me your morals
Look, everyone does
What pleases me is paradise

I've got lots of problems
Female trouble

Oink! Oink!
Oink! Oink!

I'm berserk!
I like it fine!
As long as I'm grabbing headlines!
Ah, ha, ha, yeah!

I've got lots of problems


Female Trouble | Polyester | Hairspray | Cry-Baby | Serial Mom | Pecker | Top


Polyester

Polyester
Written by: Deborah Harry (and Chris Stein, we're pretty sure)
Sung by: Tab Hunter with Deborah Harry
Note: These lyrics were gleaned from a VHS cassette with poor sound. We'll check them against the DVD when we get a chance. If you have the complete lyrics, please send them along!

See the houses
Look at the trees
Swaying
In the cool breeze, mm-hmm
Oh, what a lovely street
It's a dead end
Hey, why don't you come on in?

French provincial
They do their best
To stay neutral
Expressionless, ah-hah,
Come on upstairs
Meet your polyester queen, Francine

You know about abundant women
Well, this girl only aims to please
Outside there's a load of noisy neighbours
Upstairs there's a polyester squeeze

Polyester
This is your life
Francine
Smell the fragrant perfumed means
Darling, my dreams
Purely polyester queen, Francine


Female Trouble | Polyester | Hairspray | Cry-Baby | Serial Mom | Pecker | Top


Hairspray

Hairspray
Written by: Rachel Sweet
Sung by: Rachel Sweet

(spoken)
Hey, girl! What you doin' over there?
Can't you see? I'm sprayin' my hair!

Let me tell you 'bout the latest craze
Mama's hoping that it's just a phase
But I know it's gonna last forever
You gotta see the way it keeps my head together

I gave my dollar to the drugstore man
I bought that magic potion in a twelve-ounce can
Now I know that when I make the scene
They're gonna stop and wonder, who's that beauty queen

Hairspray, mama told me not to use it
Hairspray, but if I don't, I'm gonna lose it
Hairspray, gimme gimme control
Hairspray, it's got stand-up soul

When the band is playing loud and fast
I duck around the corner, give it one more blast
What a gas! I got an inspiration
We'll be doing the hairspray all over the nation

Hairspray, mama told me not to use it
Hairspray, but if I don't, I'm gonna lose it
Hairspray, I'm gonna rat my hair
They'll be doing the hairspray everywhere

How do you do it? You shake it, you shake that can
Teasing up your hair with the other hand
And then you aim it, you squeeze it, press your finger down
You're doing the hairspray all over town

(spoken)
Hey, girl, I have a dream when I close my eyes
I wish my hair was ten feet high!

Hairspray, mama told me not to use it
Hairspray, but if I don't, I'm gonna lose it
Hairspray, I'm gonna rat my hair
They'll be doing the hairspray everywhere


Female Trouble | Polyester | Hairspray | Cry-Baby | Serial Mom | Pecker | Top


Cry-Baby
Note: We've included both the movie theme song and Cry-Baby's personal theme song because we like them both.

Cry-Baby
Written by: Morgan C. Robinson and Lawrence Robinson
Sung by: Beth Anderson, Susie Benton, Rosemary Butler, and Terry Wood

My baby, he's such a cry-baby
Cryin' all the time, all the time

When the raindrops start to fall
Tears fall from my eyes
Then my heart starts to call
Don't you realize, realize

My baby, he's such a cry-baby
Cryin' all the time, all the time

When the bad boy looks at me
Everybody knows
Ooh! Ouch! My blood turns hot
Right down to my toes, to my toes

When they tell me he's no good
Oh, what do they know?
What's bad for them is good to me
He sure makes me glow, makes me glow

My baby, he's such a cry-baby
Cryin' all the time, all the time
 

King Cry-Baby
Written by:
Doc Pomus
Sung by: James Intveld
Note: We believe the following are the original Doc Pomus lyrics. The movie version includes a couple extra verses, but we haven't included them because we're pretty sure they were written specifically for the movie.

Well, I was born on the wrong side of the tracks
In the backseat of a stolen Cadillac
I had my first cigarette before I could walk
And I was strumming this guitar before I could talk

'Cause I'm the king, king cry-baby
Yeah, I'm the king, king cry-baby
Yeah, I'm the king, king cry-baby

A king cry-baby with a tear in my eye
And if you're with the king you're gonna cry

Well, I'm a lonely king who needs a queen
You're the sweetest hunk of sugar that I've ever seen
You've got a way, I'm crying for you
If I had your love I'd lose these cry-baby blues

'Cause I'm the king, king cry-baby
Yeah, I'm the king, king cry-baby
Yeah, I'm the king, king cry-baby

A king cry-baby with a tear in my eye
And if you're with the king you're gonna cry

Oh baby cry, oh baby cry
Oh baby cry cry cry


Female Trouble | Polyester | Hairspray | Cry-Baby | Serial Mom | Pecker | Top


Serial Mom
Note: This doesn't play over the opening credits, but we're including it because it's a great song.
These lyrics were gleaned from a DVD with no subtitles. If you have the complete lyrics, please send them along!

Gas Chamber
Written by: John Waters
Sung by: L7

Blindfold me and hang me high
Lethal injection, watch me fry

I won't flinch and I won't break a sweat
When I take the cyanide gas
Gas chamber

Only way you're gonna shut me up
Only way you're gonna shut me up
Gas chamber

Watch me riddle him through the glass
Smiling as I take the last step

Justifiable homicide
Almond blossom-scented cyanide
Gas chamber

Your god says thou shalt not kill
Gas chamber

Only way you're gonna shut me up
Only way you're gonna shut me up
Gas chamber


Female Trouble | Polyester | Hairspray | Cry-Baby | Serial Mom | Pecker | Top


Pecker

Happy-Go-Lucky Me
Written by:
Paul Evans
Sung by: Paul Evans

I can laugh
When things ain't funny
Ha ha, happy-go-lucky me

Yeah, I can smile
When I ain't got no money
Ha, ha, happy-go-lucky me

It may sound silly but I don't care
I got the moonlight, I got the sun
I got the stars above

Me and my filly, we both share
Slappy-go-happy
Happy-go-lucky love

Well, life is sweet
Sweet as honey
Ha ha, happy-go-lucky me


Female Trouble | Polyester | Hairspray | Cry-Baby | Serial Mom | Pecker | Top


 
       
         
     

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