Let It Shine (soundtrack)

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Let It Shine
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released June 12, 2012
Recorded 2011–12
Genre R&B, hip hop, pop, gospel
Length 35:32
Label Walt Disney Records
Singles from Let It Shine
  1. "Don't Run Away"
    Released: April 20, 2012
  2. "What I Said"
    Released: May 22, 2012

The Let It Shine soundtrack features 13 original songs and was released on June 12, 2012. The tracks were written by top songwriters and producers in the pop and R&B business.

The soundtrack debuted at number 29 on the US Billboard 200. It has also charted at number 22 on the US Digital Albums chart 3 on the US Rap Albums chart, number 2 on the US Top Soundtracks chart and topped the US Kid Albums chart. On June 29th, 2012, the soundtrack topped the US Rap Albums chart at 1.

Singles[edit]

  • "Don't Run Away" was the first single released from the soundtrack, performed by Tyler James Williams featuring IM5. The song was released on April 20, 2012.[1] It was written by Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges and Jon Vella, produced by Tim James and Antonina Armato.
  • "What I Said" was the second single released from the soundtrack, performed by Coco Jones. The song was released on May 22, 2012.[2][3] It was written by Lambert "Stereo" Waldrip, Justin Mobley, Anya Vasilenko, Tocarra Phillips and Steven Jones, produced by Lambert "Stereo" Waldrip

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]

Matt Collar of Allmusic gave a review: "The soundtrack to the 2012 Disney musical, Let It Shine features a mix of pop R&B, dance-oriented hip-hop, and contemporary gospel numbers. The film is conceived as a modern hip-hop version of the Cyrano de Bergerac story, and the soundtrack includes cuts by stars Tyler James Williams as Cyrus DeBarge and Coco Jones as Roxanne "Roxie" Andrews, along with others. On the pop end, these are bright, slickly produced tracks that bring to mind a mix of the dance-club sound of Mike Posner, Lupe Fiasco, and Usher. Elsewhere, there are a few passionate, gospel-tinged ballads, including Jones' "Good to Be Home" and the uplifting title track."[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The soundtrack debuted at number 29 then peak at number 12 on the US Billboard 200. It has also charted at number 22 on the US Digital Albums chart 3 on the US Rap Albums chart, number 2 on the US Top Soundtracks chart and topped the US Kid Albums chart. It topped the US Rap Albums on June 29, 2012.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Don't Run Away" (Tyler James Williams featuring IM5) Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon Vella Tim James, Antonina Armato 2:56
2. "Guardian Angel" (Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones) Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon Vella Tim James, Antonina Armato 3:42
3. "Me and You" (Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones) Gad, Robbins, Toby Gad 3:36
4. "What I Said" (Coco Jones) Lambert "Stereo" Waldrip, Justin Mobley, Anya Vasilenko, Tocarra Phillips, Steven Jones Lambert "Stereo" Waldrip 3:01
5. "Who I'm Gonna Be" (Coco Jones)   Alfred Wegener 2:52
6. "You Belong to Me" (Tyler James Williams) Armato, James, In-Q, Sturges, Jon Vella Tim James, Antonina Armato 2:36
7. "Tonight's the Night" (Brandon Mychal Smith, Spencer Lee and Tyler James Williams) Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, David Banner, J-Doe Toby Gad 3:13
8. "Around the Block" (Let It Shine cast) Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon Vella Tim James, Antonina Armato 1:25
9. "Moment of Truth" (Brandon Mychal Smith and Tyler James Williams) Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon Vella Tim James, Antonina Armato 3:15
10. "Joyful Noise" (Let It Shine cast) Dapo Torimiro, Jay L'Oreal Dapo Torimiro 2:16
11. "Good to Be Home" (Coco Jones) Adam Watts, Andy Dodd Adam Watts, Andy Dodd 3:25
12. "Let It Shine" (Coco Jones and Tyler James Williams) (Harry Dixon Loes) Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon Vella Tim James, Antonina Armato 2:53
13. "Self Defeat" (Tyler James Williams) Antonina Armato, Tim James, In-Q, Thomas Armato Sturges, Jon Vella Tim James, Antonina Armato 2:22
Total length:
35:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Spain Albums Charts[5] 71
US Billboard 200[6] 12
US Kid Albums (Billboard)[6] 1
US Rap Albums (Billboard)[6] 1
US Soundtracks (Billboard)[6] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don't Run Away (feat. IM5): Tyler James Williams: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  3. ^ "What I Said (From "Let It Shine"): Coco Jones: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  4. ^ a b Collar, Matt (2012-06-12). "Let It Shine - Original Soundtrack : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  5. ^ http://www.promusicae.org/files/listassemanales/albumes/top%20100%20albumes%20(publicar)_w39.2012.pdf
  6. ^ a b c d "Rap Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21.