Mermaids (soundtrack)

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Mermaids OST
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released November 13, 1990
Genre Pop
Label Geffen Records
Producer Peter Asher
Cher albums chronology
Outrageous
(1989)
Mermaids
(1990)
Love Hurts
(1991)

Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Mermaids is the soundtrack album from the film Mermaids starring Cher, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci and Bob Hoskins.

Soundtrack information[edit]

The Mermaids soundtrack was released on November 13, 1990, in Europe and December 8, 1990, in the U.S. The album also peaked at number sixty-five on the Billboard 200. Two singles, both recorded by Cher, were released to promote the soundtrack including "Baby I'm Yours" (originally recorded by Barbara Lewis), released as the soundtrack's first European single, and the worldwide hit "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" (originally recorded by Betty Everett), which was released as the soundtrack's second European single, and also Cher's first single from her album, Love Hurts. In the U.S., "The Shoop Shoop Song" was the soundtrack's first American single.

"Baby I'm Yours", the first single was not a success managing to peak at number eighty-nine only in the UK Singles Chart. The Shoop Shoop Song however became a world wide hit, becoming Cher's second number one hit in the UK. The song also peaked in the top ten of almost every European country. The song however failed to receive much attention from North America, peaking at number thirty-three in the U.S. and number twenty-one in Canada. Although the success in the Mainstream Airplay was not as strong in North America the song did receive strong Adult Contemporary airplay in both the U.S. and Canada. The song peaked at number seven in the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart and number four in the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Allmusic's Brian Mansfield gave the album three stars out of five, saying it is "full of whimsical pre-Beatles pop". He specifically described "Sleepwalk" as "gorgeous".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performers Length
1. "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)"   Rudy Clark Cher 2:51
2. "Big Girls Don't Cry"   Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons 2:25
3. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"   Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson and The Miracles 2:57
4. "It's My Party"   Walter Gold, John Gluck Jr., Herb Weiner Lesley Gore 2:21
5. "Johnny Angel"   Lyn Duddy, Lee Pockriss Shelley Fabares 2:22
6. "Baby I'm Yours"   Van McCoy Cher 3:19
7. "Just One Look"   Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne Doris Troy 2:26
8. "Love Is Strange"   Mickey Baker, Sylvia Vanderpool, Ethel Smith Mickey & Sylvia 2:55
9. "Sleepwalk"   Santo Farina, Johnny Farina Santo & Johnny 2:21
10. "If You Wanna Be Happy"   Joseph Royster, Carmella Guida, Frank Guida Jimmy Soul 2:11

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
U.S.
Hot100
U.S.
Sales
U.S.
AC
CAN UK GER NOR SWE IRE POL EU AUS
1990 "Baby I'm Yours" - - - - 89 - - - - - - -
1990 "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" 33 23 7 21 1 3 1 10 1 1 1 4

Production and personnel[edit]

  • Performer: Cher
  • Producer: Peter Asher
  • Performer: Shelley Fabares
  • Performer: Frankie Valli
  • Performer: The Four Seasons
  • Performer: Lesley Gore
  • Performer: Mickey & Sylvia
  • Performer: The Miracles
  • Performer: Santo & Johnny
  • Performer: Jimmy Soul
  • Performer: Doris Troy
  • Performer: Smokey Robinson
  • Music supervisor: John Kalodner
  • Mastering supervisor: David Donnelly
  • Mastering: Dan Hersch
  • Coordination: Debra Shallman
  • Photography: Kerry Hayes
  • Design: Kevin Reagan
  • Design: Janet Wolsborn

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[2] 65
Austrian Albums Chart 29
Norwegian Albums Chart 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian. Mermaids (soundtrack) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Mermaids - Original Soundtrack | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 

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