On July 19, 1995, director Amy Heckerling unleashed Clueless upon the world, and a generation was forever changed (I would wager to say for the better). Aside from infusing a nation’s lexicon with beautiful phrases like “As if!”, “I’m outtie!” and “He’s kind of a Baldwin.” the film also made an impact on fashion. Suddenly, girls everywhere were “exploring the challenging world of bare midriffs” and plaid mini skirts. But if using “Whatever!” — with a “W” hand gesture — didn’t come naturally, and dressing like Cher or Dionne left you feeling more like Tai (pre-makover) there was still one way to relive the movie’s undeniable magic: the Clueless soundtrack.
We have music supervisor, Karyn Rachtman, to thank for bringing us The Muffs‘ “Kids In America” cover, an introduction to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and, perhaps most importantly, Jill Sobule‘s “Supermodel”. And today (July 19) we’ll be re-listening to the entire Clueless soundtrack starting at 4pm ET. Jump below for details on how to join. Trust us, if you miss out you’ll be totally buggin’.
Friday, July 19 at 4 p.m. ET join us on Twitter using the hashtag #IdolatorBacktracking and chime in with your favorite memories of Clueless.
We’ll see you all at exactly 4pm as we press “play” together. In the meantime, get in the mood by watching the opening scene up top.