Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George

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Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George
Soundtrack album by Jack Johnson
Released February 7, 2006
Genre Folk rock, surf, soft rock
Length 40:10
Label Brushfire, Universal
Producer Robert Carranza, Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson chronology
In Between Dreams
(2005)
Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George
(2006)
Sleep Through the Static
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the film Curious George is a soundtrack album by Jack Johnson and friends for the 2006 film Curious George. Along with Johnson, it features Adam Topol, Ben Harper, G. Love, Kawika Kahiapo, Matt Costa, Merlo Podlewski and Zach Gill. It was released on February 7, 2006, topping the U.S. Billboard Top 200, selling 149,000 copies in the process, and reaching #1 in the Australian albums (ARIA) chart in its debut week and in Canada on the Nielson Soundcan chart on the following February 25, remaining there for four consecutive weeks.

This was the first soundtrack to make it to #1 since the Bad Boys II Soundtrack in August 2003 and was the first soundtrack to an animated film to top the Billboard 200 since the Pocahontas soundtrack reigned for one week in July 1995.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jack Johnson except as noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Upside Down"     3:28
2. "Broken"     3:55
3. "People Watching"     3:19
4. "Wrong Turn"     2:53
5. "Talk of the Town" (with guitar & vocals by Kawika Kahiapo)   3:22
6. "Jungle Gym" (Featuring G. Love) Garrett Dutton 2:24
7. "We're Going to Be Friends" (Covering The White Stripes, orig 2001) Jack White 2:18
8. "The Sharing Song"   Adam Topol, Zach Gill 2:45
9. "The 3 R's" (revision of Schoolhouse Rock! song "Three Is a Magic Number") Bob Dorough; new lyrics by Johnson 2:55
10. "Lullaby" (Featuring Matt Costa) Matt Costa 2:48
11. "With My Own Two Hands" (Covering, and featuring Ben Harper) Ben Harper 2:59
12. "Questions"     4:10
13. "Supposed to Be"     2:54

Japan Bonus Track 14. The - (Money Mark Remash) 3 R's

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 48
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 50
Canadian Nielson Sounscan Albums Chart 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7] 9
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 25
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 42
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 3
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[12] 26
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[13] 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 2
US Billboard 200 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[15] Platinum 70,000^
Brazil (ABPD)[16] Platinum 60,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[17] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

Personnel[edit]

  • Jack Johnsonvocals, guitar, ukulele
  • Adam Topol – drums, vocals on "The Sharing Song"
  • Merlo Podlewski – bass guitar
  • Zach Gill – vocals, keys
  • Ben Harper – vocals, guitar on "With My Own Two Hands"
  • G. Love – vocals, guitar, harmonica on "Jungle Gym"
  • Matt Costa – vocals, guitar on "Lullaby"
  • Kawika Kahiapo – guitar on "Talk Of The Town"
  • Child backup vocals on "The Sharing Song" and "The 3 R's" – Baillie, Kayla, Jaclyn, Torin, John, Noa, Jake, Kona, Moe, Thatcher, Brooke, Tahnei, Andrew M Dunlap Jr

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS - Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  8. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS: Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  9. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  10. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  11. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  12. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  13. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  14. ^ "JACK JOHNSON AND FRIENDS – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  16. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Jack Johnson – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies: Songs For The Film Curious George" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. 
  17. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Jack Johnson – Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies: Songs For The Film Curious George" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Jack Johnson – Curious George OST". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Curious George OST in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Jack Johnson – Curious George: Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies for the". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Greatest Songs of the Fifties
by Barry Manilow
US Billboard 200 number-one album
February 19, 2006 - February 25, 2006
Succeeded by
Ghetto Classics by Jaheim
Preceded by
State of Emergency by The Living End
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
February 20 - February 26, 2006
Succeeded by
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
by Arctic Monkeys
Preceded by
Back to Bedlam by James Blunt
Canadian Nielson Soundscan number-one album
February 25 - March 18, 2006 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
Back to Bedlam by James Blunt
(re-entry)