Singles (soundtrack)

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Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released June 30, 1992
Recorded Various dates
Genre Grunge, alternative rock, heavy metal, alternative metal
Length 64:49
Label Epic Soundtrax
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[2]

Singles is the original soundtrack album to the film Singles, primarily focused on the ascendant grunge scene of the early 1990s. It also features contributions from Minneapolis's Paul Westerberg (his first solo material after the breakup of The Replacements), Chicago's The Smashing Pumpkins, and past Seattle rockers Jimi Hendrix and The Lovemongers (Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart). It was released on June 30, 1992. The album has been certified two times platinum by the RIAA in the United States.

"Seasons" by Chris Cornell appeared in the 2013 film Man of Steel.

Overview[edit]

The soundtrack is considered to have helped open the door to the explosive popularity of Seattle grunge in the early 1990s. According to Steve Huey of Allmusic, "Singles helped crystallize the idea of the 'Seattle scene' in the mainstream public's mind, and it was also one of the first big-selling '90s movie soundtracks (it went platinum and reached the Top Ten) to feature largely new work from contemporary artists...it's a milestone in the breakthrough of alternative rock into mainstream popular culture, neatly and effectively packaging the Seattle phenomenon for the wider national consciousness."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Would?"   Alice in Chains 3:27
2. "Breath"   Pearl Jam 5:25
3. "Seasons"   Chris Cornell 5:45
4. "Dyslexic Heart"   Paul Westerberg 4:28
5. "The Battle of Evermore" (live Led Zeppelin cover) The Lovemongers 5:41
6. "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns"   Mother Love Bone 8:16
7. "Birth Ritual"   Soundgarden 6:05
8. "State of Love and Trust"   Pearl Jam 3:46
9. "Overblown"   Mudhoney 2:58
10. "Waiting for Somebody"   Paul Westerberg 3:25
11. "May This Be Love"   The Jimi Hendrix Experience 3:10
12. "Nearly Lost You"   Screaming Trees 4:06
13. "Drown"   The Smashing Pumpkins 8:17
Total length:
64:49

Note: "Dyslexic Heart" was the theme song of Philippine television program T.G.I.S. on GMA Network from 1995-1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Singles (Original Soundtrack) review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ Gitter, Mike (25 July 1992). "Various 'Singles Soundtrack'". Kerrang! 402. London, UK: EMAP.