Ron Aniello, Joe Barresi, Jon Brion, Jimmy Harry, Oliver Leiber, Patrick Leonard, Mike Mangini, Eric Valentine, Pete Wingfield, Gavin Greenaway, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, Steve Greenberg, Marylata E. Jacob
Shrek: Music from the Original Motion Picture
Shrek introduced a new element to give the film a unique feel; The film used pop music and other Oldies to make the story more forward. Covers of songs like On the Road Again and Try a Little Tenderness were integrated in the film's score. As the film was about to be completed, Katzenberg suggested to the filmmakers to redo the film's ending in order to "go out with a big laugh"; Instead of ending film with just a storybook closing over Shrek and Fiona as they ride off into the sunset, they decided to add a song "I'm a Believer" by Smash Mouth and show all the fairytale creatures in the film.
Although Rufus Wainwright's version of the song "Hallelujah" appeared in the soundtrack album, it was John Cale's version that appeared in the film; in a radio interview, Rufus Wainwright suggested that his version of "Hallelujah" did not appear in the film due to the "glass ceiling" he was hitting because of his sexuality. An alternate explanation posits that because Wainwright was an artist for DreamWorks and John Cale was not, thus licensing issues prohibited Cale's version from appearing in the soundtrack album, despite having the filmmakers wanting to have Cale's version appear in the film.
Shrek: Original Motion Picture Score is the film score to the 2001 Academy Award winning animated feature, Shrek. It is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell and was the second soundtrack released from the film. Though the score album was originally planned to be released in mid-July 2001, the release was moved to December 4 due to plan changes.