WWF The Music, Vol. 5 entered the US albums chart at #2 in February 2001 by selling 176,000 copies, and stayed in the top 20 for two weeks. Unlike the WWF-produced albums before it that reached platinum, it had sold approximately 640,000 copies by April 2002. 
Russell Baillie of The New Zealand Herald rated the album one star, stating "...they may fake it in the ring but this is truly, truly brutal." Likewise, Alex Ristic of Slam! Wrestling said that the album is "littered with inconsistencies and because of that only a true hardcore WWF should purchase this item."