Boomerang (soundtrack)

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Boomerang (soundtrack)
Boomerang Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedJune 30, 1992
RecordedMarch - May 1992
GenreR&B, new jack swing, soul, hip hop, hip hop soul
Length55:24
LabelLaFace
ProducerL.A. Reid (exec.), A Tribe Called Quest, Dallas Austin, Babyface, Buster, P.M. Dawn, Randy Ran, Shavoni, Daryl Simmons, Kenny Vaughan
Singles from Boomerang (soundtrack)
  1. "Give U My Heart"
    Released: June 15, 1992
  2. "End of the Road"
    Released: July 14, 1992
  3. "I'd Die Without You"
    Released: October 9, 1992
  4. "Love Shoulda Brought You Home"
    Released: December 4, 1992
  5. "7 Day Weekend"
    Released: 1992
  6. "Hot Sex"
    Released: 1992

The Boomerang soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 1992 film Boomerang. The album was released June 30, 1992 on LaFace Records.

The soundtrack peaked at four on the Billboard 200 chart in 1992. By April 1995, it was certified triple platinum in sales by the RIAA, after sales exceeding 3,000,000 copies in the United States.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA[2]

The album peaked at four on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on the R&B Albums chart.[3] The album was certified gold in August 1992 and eventually reached triple-platinum status by April 1995.[4]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic said in his review that the soundtrack was "actually better than the film itself," and stated that "most of the album is first-rate contemporary urban soul, hip-hop, and new jack swing."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Give U My Heart" (Babyface feat. Toni Braxton)Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons, Boaz WatsonEdmonds, Reid, Simmons5:01
2."It's Gonna Be Alright" (Aaron Hall feat. Charlie Wilson)Louis Brown, Scott Parker, Charlie WilsonBuster & Shavoni5:34
3."Tonight Is Right" (Keith Washington)Edmonds, Reid, SimmonsEdmonds, Reid, Simmons4:28
4."I'd Die Without You" (P.M. Dawn)Atrell CordesCordes4:11
5."7 Day Weekend" (Grace Jones)Dallas Austin, Grace Jones, Satch HoytAustin, Randy Ran4:56
6."End of the Road" (Boyz II Men)Edmonds, Reid, SimmonsEdmonds, Reid, Simmons5:48
7."Reversal of a Dog" (feat. Damian Dame, Highland Place Mobsters, TLC and Toni Braxton)Reid, Edmonds, Simmons, Melvin "E-Locc" Davis, Lisa "Left-Eye" LopesReid, Edmonds5:45
8."Love Shoulda Brought You Home" (Toni Braxton)Edmonds, Simmons, WatsonEdmonds, Reid, Simmons4:56
9."There U Go" (Johnny Gill)Edmonds, Reid, SimmonsEdmonds, Reid, Simmons5:16
10."Don't Wanna Love You" (Shanice)Edmonds, Reid, SimmonsEdmonds, Reid, Simmons4:32
11."Feels Like Heaven" (Kenny Vaughan and The Art of Love)VaughanVaughan2:04
12."Hot Sex" (A Tribe Called Quest)Kamaal Fareed, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik TaylorFareed, Muhammad, Taylor2:45
Sample credits

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1992)[3] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 4
U.S. R&B Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[5]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 U.S. Top 40 Mainstream
1992 "Give U My Heart" 29 2 32
"End of the Road" 1 1 1 1
"I'd Die Without You" 3 21 16 2 2
"Hot Sex" 27 99
"Love Shoulda Brought You Home"[6] 33 4 19
"I Don't Wanna Love You" 57

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[7]

  • bass – Kayo, Debra Killings
  • composing – Jonathan Davis, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik Taylor
  • coordination – Constance Armstrong, Sharliss Ashbury
  • drums – L.A. Reid
  • executive production – L.A. Reid
  • keyboards – Babyface, Bo Watson
  • mastering – Chris Gehringer
  • music supervision – Bill Stephney
  • percussion – L.A. Reid
  • performer(s) – Babyface, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Damian Dame, Johnny Gill, Aaron Hall, Highland Place Mobsters, Grace Jones, P.M. Dawn, Shanice, TLC, A Tribe Called Quest, Keith Washington, Charlie Wilson
  • piano – Jim Lunarci, Vance Taylor
  • production – Dallas Austin, Babyface, Buster, P.M. Dawn, Randy Ran, L.A. Reid, Shavoni, Daryl Simmons, A Tribe Called Quest, Kenny Vaughan
  • technical assistance – Donald Parks
  • vocals – Babyface, Boo Boo, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Damian Dame, Johnny Gill, Aaron Hall, Grace Jones, LaFace Cartel, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, P.M. Dawn, Shanice, T-Boz, A Tribe Called Quest, Kenny Vaughan, Keith Washington
  • vocals (background) – Babyface, Toni Braxton, Deah Dame, Kevon Edmonds, Melvin Edmonds, Debra Killings, Maniac, Keith Michell, Tye-V, Charlie Wilson

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "allmusic ((( Boomerang > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  2. ^ Linden, Amy (1992-07-31). "Boomerang — Music — EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  3. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Boomerang > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  4. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - March 6, 2011 : Search Results - Boomerang". RIAA. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Boomerang > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( Toni Braxton > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  7. ^ "allmusic ((( Boomerang > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-03-06.

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