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Frozen (soundtrack)

Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
A graphic of the album title over a snowflake
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 25, 2013 (2013-11-25)
Recorded 2012[1]
Studio Sunset Sound / Capitol Studios[2][3]
Genre
Length 63:40
Label Walt Disney
Producer
Walt Disney Animation Studios chronology
Wreck-It Ralph
(2012)
Frozen
(2013)
Big Hero 6
(2014)
Singles from Frozen
  1. "Let It Go (Demi Lovato version)"
    Released: October 21, 2013
  2. "Let It Go (Idina Menzel version)"
    Released: January 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sputnikmusic 2.1/5[4]
Filmtracks 3/5 stars[5]

Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the 2013 Disney animated film, Frozen. The soundtrack features 10 original songs written and composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and twenty-two score pieces composed by Christophe Beck. It features the critically acclaimed song "Let It Go"—film version performed by Idina Menzel; single version performed by Demi Lovato—which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Song, and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.[6][7][8]

Two editions of the soundtrack were released by Walt Disney Records on November 25, 2013: a single-disc regular edition, and a two-disc digipak deluxe edition, containing original demo recordings of songs and score compositions, unused outtake recordings, and instrumental versions of the film's main songs.[9] On October 21, 2013, the soundtrack's lead single, Lovato's cover of "Let It Go" was released.[10] Subsequent releases have been accompanied by foreign language translations of "Let It Go".

The album debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200 chart.[11] The soundtrack has topped the Billboard album chart for thirteen non-consecutive weeks,[12] and as of April 2015 has sold 4 million copies in the U.S.[13] The album has been certified triple-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America,[14] and peaked at number one on the aforementioned chart, becoming the fourth soundtrack album from an animated film to reach that milestone.[15][16]

Contents

  • Commercial success 1
  • Awards and recognition 2
  • Track listing 3
  • Charts 4
    • Weekly charts 4.1
    • Year-end charts 4.2
    • Tracks 4.3
  • Certifications 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Commercial success

As of December 11, 2014, the soundtrack for Frozen had had forty-three nonconsecutive weeks on top of Billboard Top Soundtracks.[17] On the US Billboard 200, the album debuted at #18, the highest chart position for the soundtrack in an animated film since the 2006 film Cars.[18] It later moved up to #10, becoming the tenth soundtrack from an animated film to reach top 10.[19] The soundtrack subsequently moved to #4, which is the highest position for an animated film soundtrack since Disney's Pocahontas in 1995.[20] In the week ending January 5, 2014, Frozen reached No. 1, surpassing Beyoncé's self-titled album (which had previously held the No. 1 position for three weeks after its unannounced release in December 2013) to become the fourth animated film soundtrack in history to reach this position.[21][22] It remained at number one for a second consecutive week, becoming the first theatrical film soundtrack to stay at No. 1 for multiple weeks since Dreamgirls (also featuring Beyoncé) in early 2007, and the first animated film to spend more than one week at No. 1 since Disney's The Lion King in 1994 and 1995.[23] With thirteen non-consecutive weeks at number one, Frozen earned the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Adele's 21 (24 weeks)[24] and the most weeks at No. 1 for a soundtrack since Titanic in 1998.[25][26]

Frozen was the fifth best-selling soundtrack album in the US in 2013 with 338,000 copies sold for the year.[27] Frozen continued to be the best-selling album in the US and the only album to sell more than a million units in the first half of 2014 with nearly 2.7 million units.[28] The song "Let It Go" performed by Idina Menzel also finished at #5 on the digital song chart with 2.8 million copies sold in the first six months of 2014.[28] The soundtrack reached its 3 million sales mark in the US in July 2014.[29] Nearly half these were digital sales, making the album the best-selling soundtrack in digital history.[30] Frozen was Billboard Year-End number one album of 2014, becoming the sixth soundtrack in history and the first soundtrack to earn this position since Titanic, as well as the second Disney album to reach this position (the first one is the soundtrack to Mary Poppins).[24] It became the second best-selling album of 2014 with 3,527,000 sold for the year. As of April 2015, it had sold 4 million copies in the US.[13] In Canada, the album has sold 202,000 copies in 2014 as of November 26, 2014.[31] The album sold a total of 226,000 copies in Canada in 2014.[32]

Worldwide, Frozen sold over 10 million copies in 2014 alone. It was the year's best-selling album globally.[33]

An exclusive vinyl LP edition of the soundtrack was released in March 2014.[34]

A soundtrack featuring only the first ten tracks was released under the name "Frozen: The Songs"[35]

Awards and recognition

At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, the Frozen soundtrack was nominated in two categories – Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (with credits going to Christophe Beck as composer) – and won the former; the song "Let It Go" won the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, with credits going to Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez as songwriters and Idina Menzel as performer.[8][36][37][38]

Track listing

All music composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Tracks 1–10), Christophe Beck (Tracks 11–32) and Frode Fjellheim (Tracks 11, 31).
Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)[39][40]
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Frozen Heart"   Cast of Frozen 1:45
2. "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"   Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, and Katie Lopez 3:27
3. "For the First Time in Forever"   Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel 3:45
4. "Love Is an Open Door"   Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana 2:07
5. "Let It Go"   Idina Menzel 3:44
6. "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People"   Jonathan Groff 0:50
7. "In Summer"   Josh Gad 1:54
8. "For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)"   Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel 2:30
9. "Fixer Upper"   Maia Wilson and Cast of Frozen 3:02
10. "Let It Go" (single version) Demi Lovato 3:47
11. "Vuelie" (featuring Cantus) Christophe Beck and Frode Fjellheim 1:36
12. "Elsa and Anna"   Christophe Beck 2:43
13. "The Trolls"   Christophe Beck 1:48
14. "Coronation Day"   Christophe Beck 1:14
15. "Heimr Àrnadalr"   Christophe Beck 1:25
16. "Winter's Waltz"   Christophe Beck 1:00
17. "Sorcery"   Christophe Beck 3:17
18. "Royal Pursuit"   Christophe Beck 1:02
19. "Onward and Upward"   Christophe Beck 1:54
20. "Wolves"   Christophe Beck 1:44
21. "The North Mountain"   Christophe Beck 1:34
22. "We Were So Close"   Christophe Beck 1:53
23. "Marshmallow Attack!"   Christophe Beck 1:43
24. "Conceal, Don't Feel"   Christophe Beck 1:07
25. "Only an Act of True Love"   Christophe Beck 1:07
26. "Summit Siege"   Christophe Beck 2:32
27. "Return to Arendelle"   Christophe Beck 1:38
28. "Treason"   Christophe Beck 1:36
29. "Some People Are Worth Melting For"   Christophe Beck 2:06
30. "Whiteout"   Christophe Beck 4:17
31. "The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise)"   Christophe Beck and Frode Fjellheim 2:29
32. "Epilogue"   Christophe Beck 3:04
Total length:
1:09:40

Charts

Tracks

Track title Performer(s) Peak position Certifications
US
[90]
CAN
[90]
AUS
[91]
IRE
[92]
JPN
[93]
KOR
[94]
NZ
[95]
UK
[96]
"Let It Go" (single version) Demi Lovato 38 31 25 34 51 50 13 42
"Let It Go" Idina Menzel 5 18 16 7 4 1 34 11
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum[97]
  • ARIA: 4× Platinum[98]
  • BPI: Platinum[103]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[104]
  • RIAJ: Gold[105]
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, Katie Lopez 51 61 45 35 5 26
  • RIAA: Platinum[106]
  • ARIA: Gold[98]
  • BPI: Silver[103]
  • MC: Platinum[107]
"For the First Time in Forever" Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel 57 70 62 54 14 4 38
  • RIAA: Gold[108]
  • ARIA: Gold[98]
  • BPI: Silver[103]
"Love Is an Open Door" Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana 49 89 36 21 52
  • RIAA: Gold[109]
"In Summer" Josh Gad 104 90 67 84
  • RIAA: Gold[110]
"Fixer Upper" Maia Wilson and Cast of Frozen 94
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[111] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Belgium (BEA)[112] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[113] 3× Platinum 226,000[114]
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[115] Gold 10,000^
Germany (BVMI)[116] Platinum 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[117] Gold 30,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[118] Million 980,383[119]
South Korea (Gaon) 76,604[120]
Mexico (AMPROFON)[121] Gold 30,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[122] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[123] 3× Platinum 60,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[124] 3× Platinum 900,000^
United States (RIAA)[125] 4× Platinum 4,000,000[13]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[126] 2× Platinum 2,000,000
Worldwide (IFPI) 10,000,000[127]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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  90. ^ a b Peak chart positions for charted songs in the United States and Canada:
    • "Let It Go (Single)|Demi Lovato Version"
    • "Let It Go"
    • "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
    • "For The First Time In Forever", "Love Is An Open Door"
    • "In Summer"
  91. ^ Australian Frozen peak positions:
    • "Let It Go" (single version), "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?", "For the First Time in Forever" and "In Summer":
    • "Let It Go":
    • "Love Is an Open Door":
  92. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in Ireland:
    • "Let It Go (Single)"
    • "Let It Go"
    • "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?"
    • "For The First Time In Forever"
  93. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in Japan:
    • "Let It Go (Single)"
    • "Let It Go"
  94. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in South Korea:
    • "All Songs"
  95. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in New Zealand:
    • "Let It Go (Single)"
    • "Let It Go"
  96. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in the United Kingdom:
    • "Let It Go (Single)"
    • "Let It Go"
    • "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
    • "Love Is an Open Door"
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  125. ^ If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  126. ^ UNSUPPORTED OR EMPTY REGION: Europe (IFPI).
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External links

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