Anastasia (soundtrack)

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Anastasia: Music from the Motion Picture
Anastasia CD.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedOctober 28, 1997
GenreMusical theater, classical
ProducerDavid Newman
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Don Bluth Music of Films chronology
The Pebble and the Penguin
Titan A.E.
Singles from Anastasia Original Soundtrack
  1. "At the Beginning"
    Released: October 21, 1997
  2. "Journey to the Past"
    Released: November 6, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Filmtracks3/5 stars[2]

Anastasia: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack for the 1997 Fox Animation Studios film Anastasia. It contains songs from the film written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, selections of the original score composed by David Newman, and performed by Liz Callaway, Jim Cummings, Jonathan Dokuchitz, and Kelsey Grammer, among others, and featured singles by Aaliyah and Deana Carter and a duet with Richard Marx and Donna Lewis, along with tracks from the film's score composed by David Newman. It was released on October 28, 1997, on CD and audio cassette.

The songs "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December" were given nominations from the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Newman also received his first Oscar nomination for the score. The single "At the Beginning" managed to position #45 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also to #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Lynn Ahrens; all music is composed by David Newman and Stephen Flaherty.

No.TitleWriter(s)Recording Artist(s)Length
1."A Rumor in St. Petersburg"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyJonathan Dokuchitz, Kelsey Grammer3:25
2."Journey to the Past"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyLiz Callaway2:55
3."Once Upon a December"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyLiz Callaway2:48
4."In the Dark of the Night"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyJim Cummings3:21
5."Learn to Do It"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyJonathan Dokuchitz, Kelsey Grammer, Liz Callaway2:36
6."Learn to Do It (Waltz Reprise)"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyKelsey Grammer1:45
7."Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyJonathan Dokuchitz, Bernadette Peters3:02
8."At the Beginning"Lynn Ahrens, Stephen FlahertyRichard Marx, Donna Lewis3:40
9."Journey to the Past"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyAaliyah4:04
10."Once Upon a December"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyDeana Carter3:34
11."Prologue"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty; David Newman 6:23
12."Speaking of Sophie"David Newman 2:36
13."The Nightmare"David Newman 3:05
14."Kidnap and Reunion"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen Flaherty; David Newman 4:29
15."Reminiscing with Grandma"David Newman 3:17
16."Finale"David Newman 2:59
17."Viaje Tiempo Atrás (Journey to the Past)"Lynn Ahrens; Stephen FlahertyThalía3:07



Chart (1997) Peak
French Albums (SNEP)[3] 55
US Billboard 200[4] 41

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Anastasia [Music from the Motion Picture]". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on August 2, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Anastasia (soundtrack) review". Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  3. ^ " – Soundtrack – Anastasia". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Anastasia [Music from the Motion Picture] (Awards)". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Anastasia". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.