Sonny with a Chance (soundtrack)

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Sonny with a Chance
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released October 5, 2010
Recorded 2008–2010
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 28:22
Label Walt Disney

Sonny with a Chance is the soundtrack album from the Disney Channel Original Series of the same name. It was released on October 5, 2010 from Walt Disney Records. "Me, Myself and Time" was release as promotional single. The song managed to peak at number 6 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

Background[edit]

Four out of the nine total tracks on the soundtrack are performed by the series' star, Demi Lovato. Co-stars Tiffany Thornton and Sterling Knight each perform two tracks. Hollywood Records group Allstar Weekend appears once on the soundtrack. The theme song, "So Far, So Great", was written by Aris Archontis, Jeannie Lurie and Chen Neeman.[1]

Singles[edit]

"Me, Myself and Time", performed by Demi Lovato, was released as promotional single on August 3, 2010. It was featured in an episode of the TV series and was later sent to Radio Disney for airplay. It is the first track of the soundtrack, written by Antonina Armato, Tim James and Devrim Karaoglu.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

The soundtrack received mixed reviews from music critics. Andrew Leahey of AllMusic gave a review: Released toward the end of the show’s second season, this soundtrack features nine songs performed by the cast of Sonny with a Chance. Lovato, who plays title character Allison "Sonny" Munroe, gets the most air time, singing lead on four songs (including the theme "So Far, So Great") and leaving co-stars Tiffany Thornton and Sterling Knight with two tunes apiece. Allstar Weekend, a Disney-affiliated emo band with ties to the show, also contribute a song. Thornton and Knight both deserve kudos for co-writing their own tunes, but that doesn’t overshadow the fact that most of the material here is formulaic pop/rock, stripped of anything unique or different from other Disney albums. The vocals are Auto-Tuned, a move that smoothes out the natural quirks in each singer’s voice, and the music is played by a group of session musicians who aren’t even listed in the credits. None of that really matters, of course—the kids who watch Sonny with a Chance don’t give a hoot about the name of the soundtrack’s bass player—but it doesn’t reflect well on Lovato, who has the most to lose as an aspiring musician when albums like this are released.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The soundtrack debuted number 163 on the Billboard 200, making Lovato's lowest debut and peaking soundtrack there.[3] It has also debuted at number 3 on the US Kid Albums and at number 8 on the US Top Soundtracks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition

No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "Me, Myself and Time"   Antonina Armato, Tim James, Devrim Karaoglu Demi Lovato 3:47
2. "Hanging"   Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Scott Spock, Sterling Knight Sterling Knight 2:58
3. "Kiss Me"   Adrian Gurvitz, Tiffany Thornton Tiffany Thornton 3:34
4. "What to Do"   Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman Demi Lovato 3:03
5. "How We Do This"   Christy, Edwards, Spock, Knight Sterling Knight 2:52
6. "Work of Art"   Adam Anders, Nikki Hasman, Pam Sheyne Demi Lovato 2:56
7. "Come Down with Love"   Zachary Porter, Nathan Darmody, Mike Daly Allstar Weekend 3:05
8. "Sure Feels Like Love"   Marshall Altman, Jeff Cohen, Thornton Tiffany Thornton 3:43
9. "So Far So Great"   Lurie, Archontis, Neeman Demi Lovato 2:14

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 163
US Kid Albums 3
US Top Soundtracks 8

So Far, So Great[edit]

"So Far, So Great"
Song by Demi Lovato from the album Sonny with a Chance
Recorded 2008
Genre Power pop
Length 2:14
Label Walt Disney
Writer Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman
Producer Lurie, Archontis, Neeman
Sonny with a Chance track listing
Sure Feels Like Love
(8)
"So Far, So Great"
(9)

"So Far, So Great" is a song by American singer-songwriter and actress Demi Lovato. The song was written and produced by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman. The song served as the theme song from the series. The song was included as a bonus track from Lovato's second album Here We Go Again.

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