album cover
Compilation album
Released October 7, 1997
Genre Jazz, rock
Length 45:48
Label Hollywood Records

Lounge-A-Palooza is a compilation album issued in 1997 by Hollywood Records. Released to capitalize on the 1990s lounge music revival, it features cover versions of songs, including classic lounge hits performed by contemporary artists and 1990s hits covered by lounge singers.[1]

Critical reception

The album received mixed reviews, as various critics identified different tracks as standouts and disappointments. Salon said it made "a grand attempt to attract both trendies and true believers,"[1] and Weekly Wire said it was "all over the map."[2] The A.V. Club called it "a pleasant surprise",[3] while AllMusic said it was "a mixed bag,"[4] and Entertainment Weekly concluded it "avoids lounge's smarmy irony while retaining its sense of fun."[5]

Track listing

No. Title Artist(s) Writer(s) Original artist Length
1. "Mini Skirt" Combustible Edison / Esquivel Esquivel Esquivel 2:32
2. "This Guy's in Love with You" Fastball Burt Bacharach / Hal David Herb Alpert 3:31
3. "She Don't Use Jelly" Ben Folds Five The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips 4:13
4. "A Rose Is a Rose" Poe Mark Z. Danielewski 4:01
5. "Black Hole Sun" Steve and Eydie Chris Cornell Soundgarden 4:33
6. "The Girl From Ipanema" Pizzicato Five Norman Gimbel / Antônio Carlos Jobim / Vinícius de Moraes Astrud Gilberto 3:47
7. "Zaz Turned Blue" PJ Harvey / Eric Drew Feldman David Was / Don Was Was (Not Was) 5:23
8. "I'm Not in Love" Fun Lovin' Criminals Graham Gouldman / Eric Stewart 10cc 4:36
9. "Wichita Lineman" Glen Campbell & Michelle Shocked with Texas Tornados Jimmy Webb Glen Campbell 4:04
10. "Witchcraft" Edwyn Collins Cy Coleman / Carolyn Leigh Frank Sinatra 4:58
11. "Love Will Keep Us Together" Flea / Jimmy Scott Howard Greenfield / Neil Sedaka Captain & Tennille 4:14
12. "Music to Watch Girls By" James Taylor Quartet Sid Ramin / Tony Velona Bob Crewe 3:39
13. "The Good Life" Cassandra Wilson Sacha Distel / Jack Reardon Tony Bennett 5:12
14. "Robert Goulet (On the River Nile)" Chris Ballew Chris Ballew / David Thiele 2:05

See also


  1. 1 2 Eden, Dawn (October 1, 1997). "Lounge-a-palooza". Salon. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  2. Frost, Bill (December 15, 1997). "Scene & Heard: Fringe Elements". Weekly Wire. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  3. Phipps, Keith (March 29, 2002). "Various Artists: Lounge-A-Palooza". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  4. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Lounge-A-Palooza - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  5. "Lounge-a-palooza". Entertainment Weekly. October 24, 1997. Retrieved November 26, 2016.

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