The soundtrack to 1967's To Sir With Love features the famous title track by Lulu, as well as two alternate versions of the song with different lyrics and arrangements. Lulu also sings "Stealing My Love From Me," and the Mindbenders deliver swinging '60s fun on their two tracks, "Off and Running" and "It's Getting Harder All the Time." An enjoyable nugget of '60s pop culture.
To Sir, with Love is a 1967 British drama film that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school. It stars Sidney Poitier and features Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall and singer Lulu making her film debut. James Clavell directed from his own screenplay, which was based on E. R. Braithwaite's 1959 autobiographical novel of the same name.
The film's title song "To Sir with Love", sung by Lulu, peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States for five weeks in the autumn of 1967 and ultimately was the best-selling single in the United States of that year. The movie ranked number 27 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 50 Best High School Movies.
A made-for-television sequel, To Sir, with Love II (1996), was released nearly three decades later, with Poitier reprising his starring role.
01. To Sir, With Love – Lulu
02. School Break Dancing “Stealing My Love From Me” – Lulu
03. Thackeray Meets Faculty, Then Alone (Instrumental) – Ron Grainer
04. Music From Lunch Break “Off And Running” – The Mindbenders
05. Thackeray Loses Temper, Gets An Idea (Instrumental) – Ron Grainer
06. Museum Outings Montage “To Sir, With Love” – Lulu
07. Classical Lesson (Instrumental) – Ron Grainer
08. Perhaps I Could Tidy Your Desk (Instrumental) – Ron Grainer
09. Potter’s Loss Of Temper In Gym (Instrumental) – Ron Grainer
10. Thackeary Reads Letter About Job (Instrumental) – Ron Grainer
11. Thackeray And Denham Box In Gym (Instrumental) – Ron Grainer
12. Funeral (Instrumental) – Ron Grainer
13. End Of Term Dance “It’s Getting Harder All The Time” – The Mindbenders
14. To Sir, With Love – Lulu