Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show

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Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show
Soundtrack album by Victoria Justice and Victorious Cast
Released August 2, 2011
Recorded 2009–10
Genre Pop, dance
Length 36:52
Label Nickelodeon Records, Sony Music Entertainment
Victorious soundtracks chronology
Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show
(2011)
Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show
(2012)
Singles from Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show
  1. "Freak the Freak Out"
    Released: November 19, 2010
  2. "Beggin' on Your Knees"
    Released: April 1, 2011
  3. "Best Friend's Brother"
    Released: May 20, 2011
  4. "Leave It All to Shine"
    Released: June 10, 2011
  5. "You're the Reason"
    Released: December 3, 2011

Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show is the debut soundtrack for the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious. The majority of the album was sung by the lead actress of the television series, Victoria Justice, with the Victorious cast being listed beside her. Some of the other singers on the album feature Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Miranda Cosgrove and Matt Bennett. The majority of the album was written by Michael Corcoran, Dan Schneider, Savan Kotecha, Kool Kojak and CJ Abraham with Victoria Justice involved in the composition of "Best Friend's Brother" and Leon Thomas III on "Song 2 You".

The album was released on August 2, 2011 by Nickelodeon Records, in association with Sony Music Entertainment.[1] All of the songs on this soundtrack appear on previously aired episodes of both seasons of Victorious. The soundtrack debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 5 with over 40,000 copies sold. It also peaked at number one on the Billboard Kid Albums chart and the Billboard Top Soundtracks chart.

The lead single released was "Freak the Freak Out" on November 19, 2010. The song was the soundtrack's most successful single released, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 50. Other singles from the album include "Beggin' on Your Knees" (released April 1, 2011), "Best Friend's Brother" (released May 20, 2011) and "Leave It All to Shine" (released June 10, 2011).

Music structure and lyrics[edit]

Musically, the album is pop and dance heavy, featuring influencs of mainstream electropop, teen pop and bubblegum pop.[2] The album features the heavy usage of synthesizers, drum machine and Auto-Tune, prominent in songs like "Freak the Freak Out" and "Make It Shine".[2] The lyrical themes involve light romance, happy and sad, and assertions of self-worth.[2] The album features peppy dance tracks like "All I Want Is Everything" and "Best Friend's Brother" and lite piano ballads like "Song 2 You" and "Tell Me That You Love Me". "Give It Up", sung by Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies, is an urban pop track. "You're the Reason" and "Finally Falling" are guitar driven pop song written by Michael Corcoran, Dan Schneider, and CJ Abraham.

Singles[edit]

A sample of "Make It Shine"

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The lead single released was "Freak the Freak Out" on November 19, 2010. The song was featured on the Victorious special, "Freak the Freak Out" and the soundtrack most successful single released, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 50. The single was accompanied by a two-minute music video that premiered on Nickelodeon in mid-November. "Beggin' on Your Knees" was released almost a year after the first single was released and was featured on the first episode of the second season of the same name which Victoria Justice performed at the end of the episode and at the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. It was the soundtracks second most successful single, peaking at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was accompanied by a music video directed by Marc Wagner which was released on March 12, 2011. "Best Friend's Brother" was the fourth single released from the soundtrack on May 20, 2011. It was featured on the season two episode "Prom Wrecker." The music video for the single was released on May 28, 2011. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 93 and peaked at number 86. "Leave It All to Shine" was released June 10, 2011, as the fifth single off the album and performed on the iCarly 90-minute special "iParty with Victorious" by the cast members of both iCarly and Victorious.

Promotional singles

"Make It Shine" was released as a promotional single on April 13, 2010.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Make It Shine (Victorious Theme)" (performed by Victoria Justice) Dan Schneider, Lukasz Gottwald, Michael Corcoran 3:07
2. "Freak the Freak Out" (performed by Victoria Justice; featured in the episode of the same name) CJ Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran, Nick Hexum, Zack Hexum 3:54
3. "Best Friend's Brother" (performed by Victoria Justice; featured in the episode "Prom Wrecker") Allan Grigg, Savan Kotecha, Victoria Justice 3:38
4. "Beggin' on Your Knees" (performed by Victoria Justice; featured in the episode of the same name) Kotecha, Shellback 3:13
5. "All I Want Is Everything" (performed by Victoria Justice; featured in the episode "Locked Up") Lindy Robbins, Toby Gad 3:02
6. "You're the Reason" (performed by Victoria Justice; featured in the episode "The Birthweek Song") Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran 2:53
7. "Give It Up" (performed by Elizabeth Gillies & Ariana Grande; featured in the episode "Freak the Freak Out") Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran 2:45
8. "I Want You Back (Jackson 5 cover)" (performed by Victoria Justice; featured in the episode "Locked Up") The Corporation (Alphonzo Mizell, Berry Gordy, Deke Richards, Freddie Perren) 2:59
9. "Song 2 You" (performed by Leon Thomas III & Victoria Justice; featured in the episode "The Diddly Bops") Brian Kierulf, Josh Schwartz, Leon Thomas III 3:38
10. "Tell Me That You Love Me" (performed by Victoria Justice and Leon Thomas III; featured in the episode "The Great Ping-Pong Scam") Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran 2:41
11. "Finally Falling" (performed by Victoria Justice; featured in the episode "Tori The zombie) Abraham, Schneider, Drake Bell, Corcoran 2:50
12. "Leave It All to Shine" (performed by Victoria Justice and Miranda Cosgrove; featured in the iCarly crossover episode "IParty with Victorious") Schneider, Gottwald, Corcoran 2:12
13. "Broken Glass (iTunes bonus track)" (performed by Matt Bennett; featured in the episode "The Diddly Bops") N/A 2:25

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 5
US Digital Albums 5
US Kid Albums 1
US Soundtracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ amazon.com, "Victorious Soundtrack". Accessed 1 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b c allmusic.com, "[1]". Accessed 3 September 2011.