Armageddon: The Album

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Armageddon: An Original Columbia Records Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released June 23, 1998 (1998-06-23)
Genre Rock
Length 57:05
Label Hollywood Records
Columbia Records
Sony Music Soundtrax
Singles from Armageddon: The Album
  1. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
    Released: August 18, 1998
  2. "What Kind of Love Are You On"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Remember Me"
    Released: June 23, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Armageddon: The Album is the original soundtrack album to the 1998 Touchstone Pictures film Armageddon, released by Columbia Records and Hollywood Records on June 23, 1998. The album features several songs recorded specifically for the soundtrack, including "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and "What Kind of Love Are You On", performed by Aerosmith, "Remember Me", performed by Journey, and "Mister Big Time", performed by Jon Bon Jovi. Our Lady Peace's "Starseed" is a remixed version of the original. The album was commercially successful in Japan, and was certified double platinum for 400,000 copies shipped in 1999.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Diane Warren Aerosmith 4:59
2. "Remember Me" Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Jack Blades Journey 5:33
3. "What Kind of Love Are You On" Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw Aerosmith 3:15
4. "La Grange" Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard ZZ Top 3:38
5. "Roll Me Away" Bob Seger Bob Seger 4:42
6. "When the Rainbow Comes" Karl Wallinger Shawn Colvin 4:25
7. "Sweet Emotion (David Thoener Remix)" Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton Aerosmith 5:13
8. "Mister Big Time" Jon Bon Jovi, Aldo Nova Jon Bon Jovi 2:51
9. "Come Together" John Lennon, Paul McCartney Aerosmith 3:48
10. "Wish I Were You" Patty Smyth-MacEnroe, Glen Burtnik Patty Smyth 3:53
11. "Starseed" Raine Maida Our Lady Peace 4:23
12. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" John Denver Chantal Kreviazuk 4:45
13. "Theme from Armageddon" Trevor Rabin Trevor Rabin 3:12
14. "Animal Crackers" (Dialogue by Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler) Warren, Rabin, Harry Gregson-Williams Steven Tyler 2:40
Total length: 56:41

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charts (1998) Peak position
Canadian Albums Chart 1
U.S. Top Pop Albums 94[3]
U.S. Billboard 200 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[4] 2× Platinum 400,000[2]
United States (RIAA)[5] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Original Soundtrack: Armageddon". AllMusic.com. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1999年7月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. July 1999 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 478: 9. September 10, 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade – The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Japanese album certifications – V.A. – アナと雪の女王 オリジナル・サウンドトラック" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved May 9, 2014.  Select 1999年07月 on the drop-down menu
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Armageddon". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 4, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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Preceded by
City of Angels (soundtrack) by Various artists
Billboard 200 number-one album
July 18–31, 1998
Succeeded by
Hello Nasty by Beastie Boys