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
GenreSoul, rhythm and blues, disco
Length65:05 (standard edition)
116:00 (deluxe edition)
LabelMusic World/Columbia
ProducerThe 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)
 
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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
GenreSoul, rhythm and blues, disco
Length65:05 (standard edition)
116:00 (deluxe edition)
LabelMusic World/Columbia
ProducerThe 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.

Overview[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. 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 US 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's #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[edit]

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[edit]

  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[edit]

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Disc one[edit]

  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[edit]

  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[edit]

Performers[edit]

  • "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[edit]

Orchestra[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Album: Standard Edition[edit]

Chart (2006–2007)Peak
position
Sales
UK R&B Albums[5]14
U.S. Billboard 20011,038,927
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart1
U.S. Billboard Top Soundtracks1

Album: Deluxe Edition[edit]

Chart (2007)Peak
position
Sales
U.S. Billboard 20039189,424
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart22
U.S. Billboard Top Soundtracks4

Album: Combined[edit]

Chart (2006–2007)Peak
position
Sales
U.S. Billboard 2001
39
1,219,883
UK Top 751 (2)
German Top 10028
Austria Top 7521
Swiss Top 10027

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.

References[edit]

  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/articles/news/1063394/dreamgirls-takes-no-1-in-sluggish-sales-week on Jan. 10, 2007.
  3. ^ Katie Hasty, "'Dreamgirls' Remains No. 1 As Sales Keep Sliding", Billboard.com, January 17, 2006.
  4. ^ "Latest Music News, Band, Artist, Musician & Music Video News". Billboard.com. 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/17/2009-11-14/
  6. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
Preceded by
21 by Omarion
Billboard 200 number-one album
January 14, 2007 - January 27, 2007
Succeeded by
Daughtry by Daughtry