Frozen (soundtrack)

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Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
A graphic of the album title over a snowflake
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 25, 2013 (2013-11-25)
Recorded 2012[1]
Studio Sunset Sound / Capitol Studios[2][3]
Genre
Length 63:40
Label Walt Disney
Producer
Walt Disney Animation Studios chronology
Wreck-It Ralph
(2012)
Frozen
(2013)
Big Hero 6
(2014)
Singles from Frozen
  1. "Let It Go (Demi Lovato version)"
    Released: October 21, 2013
  2. "Let It Go (Idina Menzel version)"
    Released: January 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sputnikmusic 2.1/5[4]
Filmtracks 3/5 stars[5]

Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the 2013 Disney animated film, Frozen. The soundtrack features 10 original songs written and composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and twenty-two score pieces composed by Christophe Beck. It features the song "Let It Go" (film version performed by Idina Menzel; single version performed by Demi Lovato), which received critical acclaim, including an Academy Award win for Best Original Song and a Critics' Choice Award for Best Song, as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song.[6][7]

Two editions of the soundtrack were released by Walt Disney Records on November 25, 2013: a single-disc regular edition, and a two-disc digipak deluxe edition (containing original demo recordings of songs and score compositions, unused outtake recordings, and instrumental versions of the film's main songs).[8] On October 21, 2013, the soundtrack's lead single, a cover of "Let It Go" by Demi Lovato was released.[9] Subsequent releases have been accompanied by foreign language translations of "Let It Go".

The album received widespread critical acclaim from music critics and debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart.[10] The soundtrack has topped the Billboard album chart for thirteen non-consecutive weeks,[11] and as of July 2014, it has sold over 3 million copies in the U.S.[12] The album has been certified triple-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America,[13] and peaked at No. 1 on the aforementioned chart, becoming the fourth soundtrack album from an animated film to reach that milestone.[14][15]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Tracks 1–10), Christophe Beck (Tracks 11–32) and Frode Fjellheim (Tracks 11, 31).

Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)[16][17]
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Frozen Heart"   Cast of Frozen 1:45
2. "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"   Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, and Katie Lopez 3:27
3. "For the First Time in Forever"   Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel 3:45
4. "Love Is an Open Door"   Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana 2:07
5. "Let It Go"   Idina Menzel 3:44
6. "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People"   Jonathan Groff 0:50
7. "In Summer"   Josh Gad 1:54
8. "For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)"   Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel 2:30
9. "Fixer Upper"   Maia Wilson and Cast of Frozen 3:02
10. "Let It Go" (single version) Demi Lovato 3:47
11. "Vuelie" (featuring Cantus) Christophe Beck and Frode Fjellheim 1:36
12. "Elsa and Anna"   Christophe Beck 2:43
13. "The Trolls"   Christophe Beck 1:48
14. "Coronation Day"   Christophe Beck 1:14
15. "Heimr Àrnadalr"   Christophe Beck 1:25
16. "Winter's Waltz"   Christophe Beck 1:00
17. "Sorcery"   Christophe Beck 3:17
18. "Royal Pursuit"   Christophe Beck 1:02
19. "Onward and Upward"   Christophe Beck 1:54
20. "Wolves"   Christophe Beck 1:44
21. "The North Mountain"   Christophe Beck 1:34
22. "We Were So Close"   Christophe Beck 1:53
23. "Marshmallow Attack!"   Christophe Beck 1:43
24. "Conceal, Don't Feel"   Christophe Beck 1:07
25. "Only an Act of True Love"   Christophe Beck 1:07
26. "Summit Siege"   Christophe Beck 2:32
27. "Return to Arendelle"   Christophe Beck 1:38
28. "Treason"   Christophe Beck 1:36
29. "Some People Are Worth Melting For"   Christophe Beck 2:06
30. "Whiteout"   Christophe Beck 4:17
31. "The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise)"   Christophe Beck and Frode Fjellheim 2:29
32. "Epilogue"   Christophe Beck 3:04
Total length:
1:09:40

Chart and commercial success[edit]

As of November 13, 2014, the soundtrack for Frozen has had forty nonconsecutive weeks on top of Billboard Top Soundtracks.[34] On the US Billboard 200, the album debuted at #18, the highest chart position for the soundtrack in an animated film since the 2006 film Cars.[35] It later moved up to #10, becoming the tenth soundtrack from an animated film to reach top 10.[36] The soundtrack subsequently moved to #4, which is the highest position for an animated film soundtrack since Disney's Pocahontas in 1995.[37] In the week ending January 5, 2014, Frozen reached No. 1, surpassing Beyoncé's self-titled album to become the fourth animated film soundtrack in history to reach this position.[38][39] It remained at number one for a second consecutive week, becoming the first theatrical film soundtrack to stay at No. 1 for multiple weeks since Dreamgirls in early 2007, and the first animated film to spend more than one week at No. 1 since Disney's The Lion King in 1994 and 1995.[40] With thirteen non-consecutive weeks at number one, Frozen earned the most weeks at No. 1 for a soundtrack since Titanic in 1998.[41][42]

Frozen was the fifth best-selling soundtrack album in the US in 2013 with 338,000 copies sold for the year.[43] Frozen continued to be the best-selling album in the US and the only album to sell more than a million units in the first half of 2014 with nearly 2.7 million units.[44] The song "Let It Go" performed by Idina Menzel also finished at #5 on the digital song chart with 2.8 million copies sold in the first six months of 2014.[44] The soundtrack reached its 3 million sales mark in the US in July 2014.[45] Nearly half these were digital sales, making the album the best-selling soundtrack in digital history.[46] It has sold 3.5 million in the US as of November 2014.[12]

An exclusive vinyl LP edition of the soundtrack was released in March 2014.[47]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Argentinian Albums Chart[48] 1
Australian Albums Chart[49] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[50] 32
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[51] 22
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[51] 18
Canadian Albums Chart[52] 1
Chinese Albums Chart[53] 1
Danish Albums Chart[51] 12
Dutch Albums Chart[54] 2
French Albums Chart[55] 5
German Albums Chart[51] 18
Irish Compilation Albums Chart[56] 1
Italian Compilation Albums Chart[57] 2
Japanese Albums Chart[58] 1
Mexican Albums Chart[59] 3
New Zealand Albums Chart[60] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[61] 6
Polish Albums Chart[62] 7
South Korean Albums Chart[63] 2
Spanish Albums Chart[64] 11
Swiss Albums Chart[50] 30
UK Compilation Albums Chart[65] 1
US Billboard 200[38][66] 1
US Billboard Top Soundtracks[34][67] 1

Tracks[edit]

Track title Performer(s) Peak position Certifications
US
[68]
CAN
[68]
AUS
[69]
IRE
[70]
JPN
[71]
KOR
[72]
NZ
[73]
UK
[74]
"Let It Go" (single version) Demi Lovato
38
31
25
34
51
50
13
42
"Let It Go" Idina Menzel
5
18
16
7
4
1
34
11
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, Katie Lopez
51
61
45
35
5
26
"For the First Time in Forever" Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel
57
70
62
54
14
4
38
"Love Is an Open Door" Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana
49
89
36
21
52
"In Summer" Josh Gad
104
90
67
84
"Fixer Upper" Maia Wilson and Cast of Frozen
94
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[89] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[90] Million 913,728[91]
Mexico (AMPROFON)[92] Gold 30,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[93] Platinum 15,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[94] Platinum 20,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[95] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[96] 3× Platinum 3,500,000[12]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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