Boomerang (soundtrack)

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Boomerang (soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released June 30, 1992
Recorded March - May 1992
Genre R&B, new jack swing, soul, hip hop
Length 55:24
Label LaFace
Producer

L.A. Reid (exec.), A Tribe Called Quest, Dallas Austin, Babyface, Buster, P.M. Dawn, Randy Ran, Shavoni, Daryl Simmons, Kenny Vaughan

Singles from Boomerang
  1. "Give U My Heart"
    Released: June 15, 1992
  2. "End of the Road"
    Released: July 14, 1992
  3. "I'd Die Without You"
    Released: October 9, 1992
  4. "Love Shoulda Brought You Home"
    Released: December 4, 1992

The Boomerang soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 1992 film Boomerang. The album was released June 30, 1992 on LaFace Records.

The soundtrack peaked at four on the Billboard 200 chart in 1992. By April 1995, it was certified triple platinum in sales by the RIAA, after sales exceeding 3,000,000 copies in the United States.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]

The album peaked at four on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on the R&B Albums chart.[3] The album was certified gold in August 1992 and eventually reached triple-platinum status by April 1995.[4]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic said in his review that the soundtrack was "actually better than the film itself," and stated that "most of the album is first-rate contemporary urban soul, hip-hop, and new jack swing."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Sample(s)[5] Length
1. "Give U My Heart" (Babyface feat. Toni Braxton) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons, Boaz Watson   5:01
2. "It's Gonna Be Alright" (Aaron Hall feat. Charlie Wilson) Louis Brown, Scott Parker, Charlie Wilson   5:34
3. "Tonight Is Right" (Keith Washington) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons   4:28
4. "I'd Die Without You" (P.M. Dawn) Attrell Cordes   4:11
5. "7 Day Weekend" (Grace Jones) Dallas Austin, Randy Ran, Clarence "Satch" Satchell   4:56
6. "End of the Road" (Boyz II Men) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons   5:48
7. "Reversal of a Dog" (feat. Damian Dame, Highland Place Mobsters, TLC, and Toni Braxton) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons, Melvin Davis, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes 5:45
8. "Love Shoulda Brought You Home" (Toni Braxton) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Daryl Simmons, Boaz Watson   4:56
9. "There U Go" (Johnny Gill) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons   5:16
10. "Don't Wanna Love You" (Shanice) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons   4:32
11. "Feels Like Heaven" (Kenny Vaughan and The Art of Love) Kenny Vaughan   2:04
12. "Hot Sex" (A Tribe Called Quest) Jonathan Davis, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik Taylor 2:45

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1992)[3] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 4
U.S. R&B Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 U.S. Top 40 Mainstream
1992 "Give U My Heart" 29 2 32
"End of the Road" 1 1 1 1
"I'd Die Without You" 3 21 16 2 2
"Love Shoulda Brought You Home"[7] 33 4 19

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[8]

  • bass – Kayo, Debra Killings
  • composing – Jonathan Davis, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik Taylor
  • coordination – Constance Armstrong, Sharliss Ashbury
  • drums – L.A. Reid
  • executive production – L.A. Reid
  • keyboards – Babyface, Bo Watson
  • mastering – Chris Gehringer
  • music supervision – Bill Stephney
  • percussion – L.A. Reid
  • performer(s) – Babyface, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Damian Dame, Johnny Gill, Aaron Hall, Highland Place Mobsters, Grace Jones, P.M. Dawn, Shanice, TLC, A Tribe Called Quest, Keith Washington, Charlie Wilson
  • piano – Jim Lunarci, Vance Taylor
  • production – Dallas Austin, Babyface, Buster, P.M. Dawn, Randy Ran, L.A. Reid, Shavoni, Daryl Simmons, A Tribe Called Quest, Kenny Vaughan
  • technical assistance – Donald Parks
  • vocals – Babyface, Boo Boo, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Damian Dame, Johnny Gill, Aaron Hall, Grace Jones, LaFace Cartel, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, P.M. Dawn, Shanice, T-Boz, A Tribe Called Quest, Kenny Vaughan, Keith Washington
  • vocals (background) – Babyface, Toni Braxton, Deah Dame, Kevin Edmonds, Melvin Edmonds, Debra Killings, Maniac, Keith Michell, Tye-V, Charlie Wilson

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "allmusic ((( Boomerang > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  2. ^ Linden, Amy (1992-07-31). "Boomerang — Music — EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  3. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Boomerang > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  4. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - March 6, 2011 : Search Results - Boomerang". RIAA. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Rap Sample FAQ - Quick FAQ Search: A Tribe Called Quest". The-Breaks.com. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( Boomerang > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  7. ^ "allmusic ((( Toni Braxton > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  8. ^ "allmusic ((( Boomerang > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 

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