Batman Forever (soundtrack)

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For the Elliot Goldenthal musical score, see Batman Forever (score).
Batman Forever
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released May 23, 1995
Recorded September, 1994 - March, 1995
Genre Rock, R&B, hip hop, pop
Label Atlantic
Producer RZA
Batman soundtracks chronology
Batman Returns
(1992)
Batman Forever (soundtrack)
(1995)
Batman Forever (score)
(1995)
Singles from Batman Forever
  1. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"
    Released: April 5, 1995
  2. "Kiss from a Rose"
    Released: June 6, 1995
  3. "The Riddler"
    Released: October 24, 1995
  4. "Where Are You Now?"
    Released: 1995
  5. "Smash It Up"
    Released: 1995
  6. "Nobody Lives Without Love"
    Released: 1995
Seal's "Kiss from a Rose" from Seal (aka Seal II) and Batman Forever: Music from the Motion Picture.

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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B−)[2]
Vox (4/10)[3]

Batman Forever: Original Music from the Motion Picture is the 1995 soundtrack to the motion picture Batman Forever.

Background[edit]

Only five of the songs are actually featured in the movie.[4] Hit singles from the soundtrack include "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2 and "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal, both of which were nominated for MTV Movie Awards. "Kiss from a Rose" (whose video was also directed by Joel Schumacher) reached No. 1 in the U.S. charts as well. The soundtrack itself, featuring additional songs by The Flaming Lips, Brandy (both songs also included in the film), Method Man, Nick Cave, Michael Hutchence (of INXS), PJ Harvey, and Massive Attack, was an attempt to (in producer Peter MacGregor-Scott's words) make the film more "pop". The soundtrack was hugely successful, selling almost as many copies as Prince's soundtrack to the 1989 Batman film.[5] A second album, featuring over 40 minutes of Elliot Goldenthal's Original Motion Picture Score, was released two weeks after the soundtrack album.

Accolades

In 1996, "Kiss from a Rose" won three Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2 – 4:46
  2. "One Time Too Many" by PJ Harvey – 2:52
  3. "Where Are You Now?" by Brandy – 3:57
  4. "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal – 3:38
  5. "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" by Massive Attack and Tracey Thorn (Smokey Robinson cover) – 4:06
  6. "Nobody Lives Without Love" by Eddi Reader – 5:05
  7. "Tell Me Now" by Mazzy Star – 4:17
  8. "Smash It Up" by The Offspring (The Damned cover) – 3:26
  9. "There Is a Light" by Nick Cave – 4:23
  10. "The Riddler" by Method Man – 3:30
  11. "The Passenger" by Michael Hutchence (Iggy Pop cover) – 4:37
  12. "Crossing the River" by The Devlins – 4:45
  13. "8" by Sunny Day Real Estate – 5:27
  14. "Bad Days" by The Flaming Lips – 4:39

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 6
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 49
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 29
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 10
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 16
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 42
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 42
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 29
U.S. Billboard 200[16] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Batman Forever". Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ Browne, David (July 14, 1995). "Review: Batman Forever". Time Inc. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Shaun. "Review: Various Artists – Batman Forever (Eastwest)". Vox (IPC Media) (VOX58): 80. 
  4. ^ Willman, Chris (July 14, 1995). "Feature: ROCKIN' IN THE REEL WORLD". Time Inc. Retrieved October 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ "RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved January 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman Forever". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman Forever" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman Forever" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman Forever" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Soundtrack: Batman Forever" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  11. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  12. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman Forever" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman Forever". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman Forever". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Soundtrack – Batman Forever". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Billboard Albums: Batman Forever". Allmusic. Retrieved May 23, 2010.