Dangerous Minds (soundtrack)

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Dangerous Minds (soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released August 10, 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre Hip hop, R&B, hip hop soul
Length 53:53
Label Epic, 550, Hollywood
Producer

Jerry Bruckheimer (exec.), DeVante Swing (exec.), Don Simpson (exec.), Bass Mechanics, Claudio Cueni, Dalvin DeGrate, Cyrus Esteban, Evil Dee, Trevor Horn, Pimp C, Michael J. Powell, Doug Rasheed, Chris Stokes, Timbaland

Singles from Dangerous Minds
  1. "Gangsta's Paradise"
    Released: August 8, 1995
  2. "Feel the Funk"
    Released: September 22, 1995
  3. "Curiosity"
    Released: October 31, 1995
  4. "Gin & Juice"
    Released: January 23, 1996

The Dangerous Minds Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. The album was released on CD, LP and cassette in 1995 on Epic Records.

The soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 chart in 1995. By December 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]

The album reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the second spot on the R&B albums chart.[1] The album was certified platinum in September 1995 and triple platinum by December of the same year.[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic called the soundtrack "an expertly-crafted urban R&B/hip-hop collection, featuring stellar production and songwriting from a number of the best and most popular artists of 1995."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Sample(s)[4][5][6][7] Length
1. "Gangsta's Paradise" (feat. L.V.) Coolio 4:00
2. "Curiosity"   Aaron Hall 4:02
3. "Havin Thangs"   Big Mike   4:45
4. "Problems"   Rappin' 4-Tay   3:30
5. "True O.G." (feat. Static) Mr. Dalvin   3:40
6. "Put Ya Back Into It"   Tre Black 5:42
7. "Don't Go There"   24-K   3:31
8. "Feel the Funk"   Immature 4:44
9. "It's Alright" (feat. Craig Mack) Sista (Missy Elliott)   5:12
10. "A Message for Your Mind"   Rappin' 4-Tay 5:00
11. "Gin & Juice" (feat. Static) DeVante Swing   5:08
12. "This Is the Life"   Wendy & Lisa   4:39

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1995)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. R&B Albums 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[8][9]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 U.S. Top 40 Mainstream
1995 "Gangsta's Paradise"[10] 1 2 1 2 17
"Feel the Funk"[11] 46 15 26
"Curiosity" 20 36

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Cracked Rear View by Hootie & the Blowfish
Billboard 200 number-one album
September 2, 1995 - September 29, 1995
Succeeded by
Cracked Rear View by Hootie & the Blowfish
Preceded by
Daydream by Mariah Carey
Australian ARIA Charts number-one album
October 22, 1995 - November 4, 1995
Succeeded by
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[12]

  • composing – Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Hudson, Alphonso Mizell, Deke Richards, Danger Jay
  • executive production – Jerry Bruckheimer, DeVante Swing, Don Simpson
  • lyricist(s) – Aaron Hall
  • mastering – Herb Powers
  • music supervisor – Kathy Nelson
  • performer(s) – 24K, Big Mike, Tre Black, Coolio, Craig Mack, DeVante Swing, Aaron Hall, Immature, L.V., Danger Jay, Rappin' 4-Tay, Sista, Static, Wendy & Lisa
  • production – Bass Mechanics, Claudio Cueni, Dalvin DeGrate, Cyrus Esteban, Evil Dee, Danger Jay, Trevor Horn, Pimp C, Michael J. Powell, Doug Rasheed, Chris Stokes, Timbaland
  • soundtrack coordination – Lesley Allery, Kevin Breen, Christine Edwards, Bill Green, Todd Homme, Sylvia Krask

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