Batman & Robin (soundtrack)

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Batman & Robin
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released May 27, 1997
Recorded September, 1996 - March, 1997
Genre Rock, pop, R&B, hip hop, electronic
Label Warner Bros.
Batman soundtracks chronology
Batman Forever (score)
(1995)
Batman & Robin
(1997)
Batman Begins
(2005)
Singles from Batman & Robin
  1. "The End Is the Beginning Is the End"
    Released: April 4, 1997
  2. "Look into My Eyes"
    Released: May 2, 1997
  3. "Gotham City"
    Released: June 8, 1997
  4. "Foolish Games"
    Released: July 8, 1997
  5. "Moaner"
    Released: August 16, 1997
  6. "Lazy Eye"
    Released: October 21, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]

Batman & Robin: Music from and Inspired by the "Batman & Robin" Motion Picture is the soundtrack album to the motion picture Batman & Robin (1997).

Background[edit]

Despite the overwhelming negative publicity the film received, its soundtrack became very popular and was well received, being certified platinum by the RIAA.[3] The soundtrack included songs by R. Kelly, Arkarna, Jewel, Goo Goo Dolls, R.E.M., Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and The Smashing Pumpkins, whose song "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance, which was played during the movie's closing credits. Three songs from the soundtrack became top-ten hits in the United States; Jewel's contribution, a radio-mix version of "Foolish Games" (U.S. number two), as well as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's "Look into My Eyes" (U.S. number four) and R. Kelly's "Gotham City" (U.S. number nine).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" by The Smashing Pumpkins – 5:02
  2. "Look into My Eyes" by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – 4:28
  3. "Gotham City" by R. Kelly – 4:56
  4. "House on Fire" by Arkarna – 3:24
  5. "Revolution" by R.E.M. – 3:04
  6. "Foolish Games" by Jewel – 4:00
  7. "Lazy Eye" by Goo Goo Dolls – 3:46
  8. "Breed" by Lauren Christy – 3:05
  9. "The Bug" by Soul Coughing – 3:09
  10. "Fun for Me" by Moloko – 5:08
  11. "Poison Ivy" by Meshell Ndegeocello – 3:33
  12. "True to Myself" by Eric Benét – 4:41
  13. "A Batman Overture" by Elliot Goldenthal – 3:35
  14. "Moaner" by Underworld – 10:17
  15. "The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning" by The Smashing Pumpkins – 4:58

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 31
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 40
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 76
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 20
U.S. Billboard 200[9] 5

Singles[edit]

Title Artist Charts and peak positions
US US Rock AUS AUT CAN GER NL NOR NZ SWE SWI UK
"The End Is the Beginning Is the End" The Smashing Pumpkins [A] 12 10 40 29 66 74 5 6 19 37 10
"Look into My Eyes" Bone Thugs-n-Harmony 4[B] 87 3 16
"Gotham City" R. Kelly 9[C] 100 7 37 6 9 10 20 9 9 9
"Foolish Games" Jewel 2 12 2 10 23
"Moaner" Underworld 69 89
"Lazy Eye" Goo Goo Dolls 9 71
  • A^ : "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart at number 50.
  • B^ : "Look into My Eyes" also peaked on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 4.
  • C^ : "Gotham City" also peaked on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 9.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Batman & Robin (soundtrack) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Browne, David (June 27, 1997). "Batman & Robin". Entertainment Weekly. 
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum - January 02, 2011". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman & Robin". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Soundtrack - Batman & Robin" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman & Robin" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman & Robin". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Billboard Albums: Batman & Robin". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-05-23.