Music & Popcorn #7: Daphne A. Brooks on the “Waiting to Exhale” soundtrack (1995)

29th July 2021

This week, we’re talking to professor and writer Daphne Brooks about the soundtrack to Waiting to Exhale.

Episode notes

We continue our Music and Popcorn miniseries, where we chat about some of our favorite movie soundtracks. This week, we’re talking to professor and writer Daphne Brooks about the soundtrack to Waiting to Exhale. We get into Babyface’s prolific career, Whitney Houston’s presence on both the soundtrack and the movie, and the mystery surrounding DJ Theo Mizuhara.

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Show Tracklisting (all songs from the Waiting to Exhale OST unless otherwise indicated):

  •  Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
  • My Funny Valentine
  • My Love, Sweet Love
  • Count On Me
  • It Hurts Like Hell
  • Why Does It Hurt So Bad
  • Let It Flow
  • Not Gon’ Cry
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Sittin’ Up In My Room
  • Wey U
  • Kissing You
  • Let It Flow
  • Prince: Head
  • Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
  • Maxwell: Sumthin’ Sumthin’
  • A Tribe Called Quest: Hot Sex
  • Dionne Farris: I Know
  • Oleta Adams: Get Here
  • En Vogue: Don’t Let Go (Love)

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  • Daphne A. Brooks

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