Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture


Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released December 5, 2006
Recorded The Underlab, Los Angeles: December 2005 – April 2006
Genre Soul, R&B, disco
Length 65:05 (standard edition)
116:00 (deluxe edition)
Label Music World/Columbia
Producer The Underdogs, Beyoncé Knowles, Richie Jones
Deluxe Edition cover
Cover for 2-disc Deluxe Edition
Singles from Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "One Night Only"
    Released: August 15, 2006
  2. "Listen"
    Released: January 29, 2007 (US)
    Released: February 19, 2007 (UK)
  3. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
    Released: December 5, 2006 (digital download)

Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack album for the 2006 DreamWorks/Paramount film Dreamgirls, adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name. The album was released by Music World Entertainment through Sony Music Entertainment's Columbia Records on December 5, 2006 in two versions: a single-disc standard release, and a two-disc deluxe edition. The one-disc version includes highlights from the film's songs, including "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "One Night Only", and "Listen", while the two disc version includes all songs present in the film alongside a handful of bonus tracks.

Contents

Overview

Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas of the production team The Underdogs served as producers and arrangers for the film's soundtrack, which is performed by the actors in the film, including Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal, Keith Robinson, and others. The soundtrack includes four new songs not present in the stage version of Dreamgirls: "Listen", "Love You I Do", "Patience", and "Perfect World". "Listen" was released to radio the week of October 16 as the first official Dreamgirls soundtrack single; the disco version of "One Night Only" was issued in late summer as a 12" club single and as an exclusive download on iTunes. "Listen", "Love You I Do", and "Patience" were all nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

The Dreamgirls soundtrack was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, losing to The Beatles' Love. However, "Love You I Do" won the Grammy that same year for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

The one-disc version of Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200, with sales of 92,000 units.[1] In its fifth week of release, the soundtrack reached the top of the Billboard 200 with a low sales week of 68,000 units. In a way Beyoncé Knowles broke her own record because the Dreamgirls soundtrack charted at number-one with the lowest number of SoundScan-tracked sales for a number-one album since the Destiny's Child #1's album, on which Knowles also appears and which debuted at number-one with 113,000 copies sold.[2] The following week, the soundtrack broke its own all time low record, holding on to the number one spot with a sales decrease of 9% good for 60,000.[3] This record was later broken by Taylor Swift selling 52,000 copies of her album Speak Now in its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 in January 2011.[4]

Track listing

See "Performers" section below for credited singers on each track. All songs written by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen unless otherwise noted. All tracks produced by The Underdogs (Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas) Matt Sullivan and Randy Spendlove except for the dance mixes on the Deluxe set (remixed by Eric Kupper & Richie Jones)

Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture

  1. "Move"
  2. "Fake Your Way To The Top"
  3. "Cadillac Car"
  4. "Steppin' To The Bad Side"
  5. "Love You I Do"
  6. "I Want You Baby"
  7. "Family"
  8. "Dreamgirls"
  9. "It's All Over"
  10. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
  11. "When I First Saw You"
  12. "Patience"
  13. "I Am Changing"
  14. "I Meant You No Harm"/"Jimmy's Rap"
  15. "One Night Only"
  16. "One Night Only (Disco)"
  17. "Listen"
  18. "Hard To Say Goodbye"
  19. "Dreamgirls (Finale)"
  20. "When I First Saw You (Duet)"

Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture: Deluxe Edition

Disc one

  1. "I'm Lookin' For Something"
  2. "Goin' Downtown"
  3. "Takin' The Long Way Home"
  4. "Move"
  5. "Fake Your Way To The Top"
  6. "Big" (Jazz Instrumental)
  7. "Cadillac Car"
  8. "Steppin' To The Bad Side"
  9. "Love You I Do"
  10. "I Want You Baby"
  11. "We Are A Family"
  12. "Dreamgirls"
  13. "Heavy"
  14. "It's All Over"
  15. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" 1

Disc two

  1. "I'm Somebody" 2
  2. "When I First Saw You"
  3. "Patience"
  4. "I Am Changing"
  5. "Perfect World"
  6. "I Meant You No Harm"/"Jimmy's Rap"
  7. "Lorrell Loves Jimmy"/"Family (Reprise)"
  8. "Step On Over"
  9. "I Miss You Old Friend"
  10. "Effie, Sing My Song" 3
  11. "One Night Only"
  12. "One Night Only (Disco)"
  13. "Listen"
  14. "Hard To Say Goodbye"
  15. "Dreamgirls (Finale)"
  16. "Curtain Call" 4
  17. "Family (End Title)"
  18. "When I First Saw You (Duet)"
  19. "One Night Only (Dance Mix)"
  20. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going (Dance Mix)"
  21. "Patience (Composer Demo)" 5

Notes

  • 1 Additional song on this track: "Love Love Me Baby".
  • 2 Track also includes a medley of "Move", "Love Love Me Baby", and "Heavy".
  • 3 Present in the musical, "Effie, Sing My Song" was recorded and shot for the film, but cut after early previews and replaced with an alternate dialogue version of the corresponding scene.
  • 4 Contains instrumental versions of "Dreamgirls", "Dreamgirls (Finale)", and "Love You I Do".
  • 5 Hidden song on this track: "Effie White's Gonna Win".

Performers

  • "I'm Looking for Something"
Maxi Anderson, Charlene Carmen, Keisha Heely
  • "Goin' Downtown"
Steve Russell, Durrell Babbs, Luke Boyd, Eric Dawkins
  • "Takin' the Long Way Home"
Michael-Leon Wooley
  • "Move"
Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose
  • "Fake Your Way to the Top"
Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles
  • "Cadillac Car"
Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Rory O'Malley, Laura Bell Bundy, Anne Warren
  • "Steppin' to the Bad Side"
Jamie Foxx, Keith Robinson, Hinton Battle, Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles
  • "Love You I Do"
Jennifer Hudson
  • "I Want You Baby"
Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles
  • "Family"
Keith Robinson, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Jamie Foxx
  • "Dreamgirls"
Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose
  • "Heavy"
Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose
  • "It's All Over"
Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal
  • "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
Jennifer Hudson
  • "Love Love Me Baby"
Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal
  • "I'm Somebody"
Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal
  • "When I First Saw You"
Jamie Foxx
  • "Patience"
Eddie Murphy, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson
"Composer's Demo" by Henry Krieger
  • "I Am Changing"
Jennifer Hudson
  • "Perfect World"
Steve Russell
  • "I Meant You No Harm"/"Jimmy's Rap"
Eddie Murphy
  • "Lorrell Loves Jimmy"/"Family (Reprise)"
Anika Noni Rose, Beyoncé Knowles, Sharon Leal
  • "Step On Over"
Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal
  • "I Miss You Old Friend"
Loretta Devine
  • "Effie, Sing My Song"
Keith Robinson, Jennifer Hudson
  • "One Night Only"
Jennifer Hudson
  • "One Night Only (Disco)"
Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal
  • "Listen"
Beyoncé Knowles
  • "Hard To Say Goodbye"
Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal
  • "Dreamgirls (Finale)"
Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Sharon Leal
  • "When I First Saw You" (Duet End Title Version)
Jamie Foxx and Beyoncé Knowles
  • "Effie White's Gonna Win"
Jennifer Hudson

Credits

  • Produced by Damon Thomas and Harvey Mason, Jr. (The Underdogs) Matt Sullivan and Randy Spendlove
  • Engineered by Chris Spilfogel and Dabling Harward from the Underlab in Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Mixed by Manny Marroquin, Aaron Renner, and Chris Spilfogel
  • Assistant Engineers: Aaron Renner and Riley Mackin
  • Mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Music Studios in New York City, New York, USA
  • Music Supervised by Randy Spendlove and Matt Sullivan
  • Vocals Supervised by Paul Bogaev
  • Art Direction: Erwin Gorostiza, Fusako Chubachi
  • Album Design: Fusako Chubachi
  • Photography: David James
  • Package Coordinators: Tom Choi and Steven Jacobson
  • Executive Producers: Bill Condon, Mathew Knowles, and Glen Brunman
  • Arrangements by The Underdogs, Randy Spendlove, David Campbell, Matt Sullivan, Damon Intrabartolo, Deborah Lurie, Bill Condon, Henry Krieger, Jerry Hey, and Tim Carmon
  • Music Editor: Paul Rabjohns
  • Orchestal Contractors: Jolie Levine and Ivy Skoff
  • Copyists: Mark Graham, Jo Anne Kane Music
    • Strings Recorded by:
  • Jess Sutcliffe at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA
    • (Assistant Engineers: Paul Smith, Aaron Walk, Bryan Walk)
  • Scott Campbell at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA
    • (Assistant Engineer: Kevin Mills)
  • Troy Halderson at Clinton Studios in New York City, New York, USA
    • (Assistant Engineers: Sheldon Yellowhair, Bryan Smith)
  • Additional Recording done at the Record Plant in Los Angeles, California, USA

Orchestra

  • Orchestra Conducted by Henry Krieger
  • PIANO: John Beasley, Tim Carmon, Eric Griggs, Greg Phillinganes, Kevin Randolph
  • SAXOPHONES: Frederick Fiddmont, Daniel Higgins
  • GUITARS: Darrell Crooks, Eric Jackson, Michael Thompson, Randy Spendlove
  • TRUMPETS: Wayne Bergeron, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey
  • BASS: Nathan East, James Johnson, Harvey Mason, Jr.
  • TROMBONES: Steve Holtman, William Reichenbach
  • DRUMS: Glendon Campbell, Gordon Campbell, Ricky Lawson, Harvey Mason, Jr., Harvey Mason, Sr., Anthony Moore
  • HARP: Gayle Levant
  • PERCUSSION: Harvey Mason, Sr., Harvey Mason, Jr.
  • KEYBOARDS: Harvey Mason, Jr., Kevin Randolph, Randy Spendlove, Damon Thomas
  • CELLI: Larry Corbett, Steve Erdody, Suzie Katamaya, Daniel Smith, Jennifer Kuhn, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Rudolph Stein
  • BACKGROUND VOCALS: Melissa Bereal, Richard Bowers, Raven Dillard, Natalie Ganther, Nicole Ganther, Larry Greene, Camile Grigsby, Cassandra Grigsby, Chara Hammond, Eric King, Erica King, Kalia Rafa, Kevin Shannon, Nicole Thrash, Robert Thrash
  • VIOLAS: Robert Becker, Denyse Buffum, Andrew Duckles, John Hayhurst, David Stenske, Shalini Vijayan, Kristin Wilkinson
  • VIOLINS: Roberto Cani, Darius Campo, Susan Chatman, Daphne Chen, Mario Deleon, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Endre Granat, Alan Grunfeld, Julian Hallmark, Neil Hammond, Geraldo Hilera, Sharon Jackson, Peter Kent, Songa Lee-Kitto, Natalia Leggett, Demitri Leivici, Cynthia Moussas, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Michele Richards, Anatoly Rosinsky, Haim Shtrum, Tereza Stanislav, Josefena Vergera, John Wittenberg, Kenneth Yerke

Chart history

Album: Standard Edition

Chart (2006–2007) Peak
position
Sales
U.S. Billboard 200 1 1,038,927
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Top Soundtracks 1

Album: Deluxe Edition

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Sales
U.S. Billboard 200 39 189,424
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart 22
U.S. Billboard Top Soundtracks 4

Album: Combined

Chart (2006–2007) Peak
position
Sales
U.S. Billboard 200 1
39
1,219,883
UK Top 75 1 (2)
German Top 100 28
Austria Top 75 21
Swiss Top 100 27

Songs

As individual singles, there have been three notable ones that have charted in several countries. "Listen" by Beyoncé has by far been the most successful, and overall the singles have performed best in the United Kingdom.

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Peak chart positions
UK US US
R&B
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" 32 60 14
"Listen" 8 61 23
"One Night Only" 67
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Notes

  1. ^ Katie Hasty, "Ciara, Eminem, Stefani Overtake The Billboard 200", Billboard.com, December 13, 2006.
  2. ^ Hasty, Katie (Jan. 10, 2007). "'Dreamgirls' Takes No. 1 In Sluggish Sales Week". Billboard.com. Retrieved from http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003530344 on Jan. 10, 2007.
  3. ^ Katie Hasty, "'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding", Billboard.com, January 17, 2006.
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/news#/news/taylor-swift-s-speak-now-takes-no-1-in-record-1004138604.story
Preceded by
21 by Omarion
Billboard 200 number-one album
January 14, 2007 - January 27, 2007
Succeeded by
Daughtry by Daughtry

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