Mermaids (soundtrack)

Mermaids (soundtrack)
Mermaids OST
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released November 13, 1990
Genre Pop
Label Geffen Records
Producer Peter Asher
Cher albums chronology
Love Hurts

Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Mermaids is the soundtrack album from the film Mermaids starring Cher, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci and Bob Hoskins.


Soundtrack information

The Mermaids soundtrack was released on November 13, 1990 in Europe and December 8, 1990 in the U.S. The album also peaked at number sixty-five on the Billboard 200. Two singles, both recorded by Cher, were released to promote the soundtrack including "Baby I'm Yours" (originally recorded by Barbara Lewis), released as the soundtrack's first European single, and the worldwide hit "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (originally recorded by Betty Everett), which was released as the soundtrack's second European single, and also Cher's first single from her album, Love Hurts. In the U.S., "The Shoop Shoop Song" was the soundtrack's first American single.

"Baby I'm Yours", the first single was not a success managing to peak at number eighty-nine only in the UK Singles Chart. The Shoop Shoop Song however became a world wide hit, becoming Cher's second number one hit in the UK. The song also peaked in the top ten of almost every European country. The song however failed to receive much attention from North America, peaking at number thirty-three in the U.S. and number twenty-one in Canada. Although the success in the Mainstream Airplay wasn't as strong in North America the song did receive strong Adult Contemporary airplay in both the U.S. and Canada. The song peaked at number seven in the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and number four in the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Allmusic's Brian Mansfield gave the album three stars out of five, saying it is "full of whimsical pre-Beatles pop". He specifically described "Sleepwalk" as "gorgeous".[1]

Track listing

# Song Performer Duration
1 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) Cher 2:51
2 Big Girls Don't Cry Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons 2:25
3 You've Really Got a Hold on Me Smokey Robinson and The Miracles 2:57
4 It's My Party Lesley Gore 2:21
5 Johnny Angel Shelley Fabares 2:22
6 Baby I'm Yours Cher 3:19
7 Just One Look Doris Troy 2:26
8 Love Is Strange Mickey & Sylvia 2:55
9 Sleepwalk Santo & Johnny 2:21
10 If You Wanna Be Happy Jimmy Soul 2:11


Year Title Chart positions
1990 "Baby I'm Yours" - - - - 89 - - - - - - -
1990 "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" 33 23 7 21 1 3 1 10 1 1 1 4

Production and personnel

  • Performer: Cher
  • Producer: Peter Asher
  • Performer: Shelley Fabares
  • Performer: Frankie Valli
  • Performer: The Four Seasons
  • Performer: Lesley Gore
  • Performer: Mickey & Sylvia
  • Performer: The Miracles
  • Performer: Santo & Johnny
  • Performer: Jimmy Soul
  • Performer: Doris Troy
  • Performer: Smokey Robinson
  • Music supervisor: John Kalodner
  • Mastering supervisor: David Donnelly
  • Mastering: Dan Hersch
  • Coordination: Debra Shallman
  • Photography: Kerry Hayes
  • Design: Kevin Reagan
  • Design: Janet Wolsborn


Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[2] 65
Austrian Albums Chart 29
Norwegian Albums Chart 11


  1. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian. Mermaids (soundtrack) at Allmusic
  2. ^ "Mermaids - Original Soundtrack |". Retrieved April 24, 2011. 

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