Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture

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Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
ReleasedDecember 5, 2006
RecordedThe Underlab, Los Angeles: December 2005 – April 2006
Genre
Length65:05
Label
Producer
Deluxe Edition cover
Cover for 2-disc Deluxe Edition
Singles from Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
    Released: December 5, 2006
  2. "One Night Only"
    Released: August 15, 2006
  3. "Listen"
    Released: January 29, 2007
 
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Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
ReleasedDecember 5, 2006
RecordedThe Underlab, Los Angeles: December 2005 – April 2006
Genre
Length65:05
Label
Producer
Deluxe Edition cover
Cover for 2-disc Deluxe Edition
Singles from Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
    Released: December 5, 2006
  2. "One Night Only"
    Released: August 15, 2006
  3. "Listen"
    Released: January 29, 2007

Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture is a soundtrack album for the 2006 film Dreamgirls. The album was released by Music World Entertainment and 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 several bonus tracks.

Background[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Critical reception[edit]

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. "Listen", "Love You I Do", and "Patience" were all nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Best Original Song. However, "Love You I Do" won the Grammy that same year for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

Commercial performance[edit]

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The one-disc version of Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture debuted at number 20 on the US Billboard 200, with sales of 92,000 units.[2] 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's #1's album, on which Knowles also appears and which debuted at number-one with 113,000 copies sold.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Track listing[edit]

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).

All lyrics written by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen (unless otherwise noted). 

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Move"  Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose 
2."Fake Your Way To The Top"  Eddie Murphy, Rose, Hudson, Knowles 
3."Cadillac Car"  Murphy, Rose, Hudson, Knowles, Rory O'Malley, Laura Bell Bundy, Anne Warren 
4."Steppin' To The Bad Side"  Jamie Foxx, Keith Robinson, Hinton Battle, Murphy, Rose, Hudson, Knowles 
5."Love You I Do"  Hudson 
6."I Want You Baby"  Murphy, Rose, Hudson, Knowles 
7."Family"  Keith Robinson, Hudson, Knowles, Rose, Foxx 
8."Dreamgirls"  Knowles, Hudson, Rose 
9."It's All Over"  Hudson, Foxx, Knowles, Rose, Robinson, Sharon Leal 
10."And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"  Hudson 
11."When I First Saw You"  Foxx 
12."Patience"  Murphy, Rose, Robinson 
13."I Am Changing"  Hudson 
14."I Meant You No Harm/Jimmy's Rap"  Murphy 
15."One Night Only"  Hudson 
16."One Night Only (Disco)"  Knowles, Rose, Leal 
17."Listen"  Knowles 
18."Hard To Say Goodbye"  Knowles, Rose, Leal 
19."Dreamgirls (Finale)"  Hudson, Knowles, Rose, Leal 
20."When I First Saw You (Duet)"  Foxx, Knowles 
Deluxe Edition[6]
Notes

Credits[edit]

Credits are adapted from the album's booklet.[1]

Technical and production

Orchestra

Chart history[edit]

Standard edition
Chart (2006–2007)Peak
position
Sales
UK R&B Albums[7]14
U.S. Billboard 20011,038,927
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart1
U.S. Billboard Top Soundtracks1
Deluxe edition
Chart (2007)Peak
position
Sales
U.S. Billboard 20039189,424
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart22
U.S. Billboard Top Soundtracks4
Combined
Chart (2006–2007)Peak
position
Sales
U.S. Billboard 2001
39
1,219,883
UK Albums Chart1 (2)
German Albums Chart28
Austrian Albums Chart21
Swiss Albums Chart27

Songs[edit]

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
TitlePeak chart positionsCertification
UKUSUS
R&B
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"326014
"Listen"86123
"One Night Only"67
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture (Liner notes) (Media notes). Music World, Columbia. 2006. 
  2. ^ Katie Hasty, "Ciara, Eminem, Stefani Overtake The Billboard 200", Billboard.com, December 13, 2006.
  3. ^ Hasty, Katie (Jan. 10, 2007). "'Dreamgirls' Takes No. 1 In Sluggish Sales Week". Billboard.com. Retrieved from http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1063394/dreamgirls-takes-no-1-in-sluggish-sales-week on Jan. 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Katie Hasty, "'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding", Billboard.com, January 17, 2006.
  5. ^ "Latest Music News, Band, Artist, Musician & Music Video News". Billboard.com. 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Dreamgirls (Music from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists". US: iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/17/2009-11-14/
  8. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 24, 2013.