Songs from Ally McBeal

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Songs from Ally McBeal
Soundtrack album by Vonda Shepard
Released May 5, 1998
Label 550 Music/Epic/SME Records
Ally McBeal chronology
Songs from Ally McBeal
(1998)
Heart and Soul: New Songs from Ally McBeal
(1999)
Vonda Shepard chronology
It's Good, Eve
(1996)
Songs from Ally McBeal
(1998)
By 7:30
(1999)

Songs from Ally McBeal is an album by Vonda Shepard released in 1998 as a soundtrack for the American television series Ally McBeal.

It reached number three in the UK Albums Chart, number one in Australia, and was a success in the US, Canada, and many European countries as well. The song "Searchin' My Soul", co-written by Shepard with Paul Gordon, was used as the Ally McBeal theme tune, and an earlier version had been featured on one of Vonda Shepard's previous albums, The Radical Light. The majority of the songs, however, are covers of old songs whose lyrics reflected what was happening in Ally's life onscreen.

It peaked No. 1 in Spain for a month in the summer of 1999, thanks to airplay, Vonda Shepard playing shows in Madrid and Barcelona and the TV series; it went on to sell more than 500,000 copies. It is a gold record in Poland.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Searchin' My Soul" (Vonda Shepard, Paul Gordon)[1] – 3:53
  2. "Ask the Lonely" (Ivy Hunter, William "Mickey" Stevenson) – 2:43
  3. "Walk Away Renee" (Michael Brown, Bob Calilli, Tony Sansone) – 3:08
  4. "Hooked on a Feeling" (Mark James) (originally by B.J. Thomas) – 2:58
  5. "You Belong to Me" (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Chilton Price) – 3:28
  6. "Wildest Times of the World" (Vonda Shepard, Michael Landau) – 5:15
  7. "Someone You Use" (Tommy Stough) – 2:34
  8. "End of the World" (Sylvia Dee, Arthur Kent) – 2:34
  9. "Tell Him" (Bert Berns) (originally by The Exciters) – 2:48
  10. "Neighborhood" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, John Sembello, Ralph Dino) – 2:21
  11. "Will You Marry Me?" (Vonda Shepard, Michael Landau) – 2:39
  12. "It's in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)" (Rudy Clark) (originally by Betty Everett) – 2:33
  13. "I Only Want to Be With You" (Ivor Raymonde, Michael Hawker) (originally by Dusty Springfield) – 2:12
  14. "Maryland" (Vonda Shepard) – 3:51

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
Preceded by
Psycho Circus by Kiss
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
October 11–17, 1998
Succeeded by
The Last Wave of Summer by Cold Chisel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Searchin My Soul". www.ascap.com. ASCAP. Retrieved 11 August 2014.