Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released March 16, 1990 (1990-03-16)
Genre Hip hop, techno, new jack swing
Length 44:08
Label SBK
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film Soundtrack chronology
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Secret of the Ooze: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Singles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Turtle Power"
    Released: April 13, 1990 (1990-04-13)
  2. "Spin That Wheel"
    Released: 1990 (1990)
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the licensed soundtrack to the 1990 New Line Cinema film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was released by SBK Records on March 16, 1990.

The collection is made up mostly of hip-hop and New Jack Swing styled tracks, with several film score cues at the end.

Track list[edit]

  1. "This Is What We Do" - M.C. Hammer
  2. "Spin That Wheel" - Hi Tek 3
  3. "Family" - Riff
  4. "9.95" - Spunkadelic
  5. "Turtle Power" - Partners in Kryme
  6. "Let The Walls Come Down" - Johnny Kemp
  7. "Every Heart Needs A Home" - St. Paul
  8. "Shredder's Suite" - John Du Prez
  9. "Splinter's Tale I & Splinter's Tale II" - John Du Prez (feat. Kevin Clash)
  10. "Turtle Rhapsody" - Orchestra on the Half Shell

Notes[edit]

  • Turtle Power was re-released on the third Ninja Turtles soundtrack.
  • Both parts of Splinter's Tale differ from what was heard in the film.
    • Part I Splinter pauses after he says "...she persuaded Yoshi to flee with me to America" and picks up after an instrumental interlude with "But Saki vowed vengeance...".
    • Part II features more dialog from the newly mutated infant turtles with a different voice actor.
  • Turtle Rhapsody does not feature any of Raphael's dialog from the film.
  • When the soundtrack was released on cassette, the cassette was available in red, blue, orange, and purple - the four mask colors of the Turtles. Subsequent releases were in black.
  • The soundtrack came with a sticker with art by Peter Laird of the turtles on a rooftop preparing to fight the Foot Soldiers that have them completely surrounded. This was eventually used as the cover art for both the comic book adaptation and the Game Boy game Fall of the Foot Clan. Both were released in 1990.
  • A lyric in Turtle Power states Raphael as the leader. Though Raphael is the turtle focused on the most, this is incorrect. The group dynamic is (according to the 1987 cartoon theme song) constituted thusly; Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines, Raphael is cool but rude, and Michelangelo is a party dude.

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