Beauty and the Beast (2017 soundtrack)

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Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released March 10, 2017 (2017-03-10)[1]
Recorded 2015–2016
Studio
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 53:43
131:56 (Deluxe Edition)
Label Walt Disney
Producer
  • Alan Menken
  • Matt Sullivan
  • Mitchell Leib
Singles from Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Beauty and the Beast"
    Released: February 2, 2017
  2. "Evermore"
    Released: March 3, 2017[2]

Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2017 film Beauty and the Beast. In the film, Belle is taken prisoner by a fearsome Beast in his enchanted castle and learns to look beyond his appearance while evading a narcissistic hunter who seeks to take Belle for himself.

The album, largely based on material from Disney's 1991 animated version, features songs and instrumental score composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and three new songs composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Tim Rice. The songs feature vocal performances by the film's ensemble cast including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Alan Menken.

No.TitleLyricsPerformer(s)Length
1."Overture"  3:05
2."Main Title: Prologue Pt. 1" (Includes narration by Hattie Morahan)  0:42
3."Aria"Tim RiceAudra McDonald1:02
4."Main Title: Prologue Pt. 2" (Includes narration by Hattie Morahan)  2:21
5."Belle"Howard AshmanEmma Watson, Luke Evans, Ensemble5:33
6."How Does a Moment Last Forever (Music Box)"Tim RiceKevin Kline1:03
7."Belle (Reprise)"Howard AshmanEmma Watson1:15
8."Gaston"Howard AshmanLuke Evans, Josh Gad, Ensemble4:25
9."Be Our Guest"Howard AshmanEwan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Ian McKellen4:48
10."Days in the Sun"Tim RiceAdam Mitchell, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Clive Rowe2:40
11."Something There"Howard AshmanEmma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw2:54
12."How Does a Moment Last Forever (Montmartre)"Tim RiceEmma Watson1:55
13."Beauty and the Beast"Howard AshmanEmma Thompson3:19
14."Evermore"Tim RiceDan Stevens3:14
15."The Mob Song"Howard AshmanLuke Evans, Josh Gad, Ensemble, Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Mack, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ewan McGregor, Gerard Horan, Haydn Gwynne2:28
16."Beauty and the Beast (Finale)"Howard AshmanAudra McDonald, Emma Thompson, Ensemble2:14
17."How Does a Moment Last Forever"Tim RiceCeline Dion3:37
18."Beauty and the Beast"Howard AshmanAriana Grande & John Legend3:47
19."Evermore"Tim RiceJosh Groban3:09
Total length:53:43

All lyrics written by Tim Rice; all music composed by Alan Menken.

All music composed by Alan Menken.

  • The Spotify version of the album instead opens with Celine Dion's "How Does a Moment Last Forever", followed by Ariana Grande and John Legend's "Beauty and the Beast", and Josh Groban's "Evermore", with the rest of the songs in the same order.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with 57,000 units, 48,000 of which are traditional album sales.[4] It has sold 337,000 copies in the United States as of July 2017.[5]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[32] Silver 60,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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