|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||June 30, 1992|
|Recorded||March - May 1992|
|Genre||R&B, new jack swing, soul, hip hop, hip hop soul|
|Producer||L.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)|
Release and reception
The album peaked at four on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on the R&B Albums chart. The album was certified gold in August 1992 and eventually reached triple-platinum status by April 1995.
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.||"Give U My Heart" (Babyface feat. Toni Braxton)||Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons, Boaz Watson||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||5:01|
|2.||"It's Gonna Be Alright" (Aaron Hall feat. Charlie Wilson)||Louis Brown, Scott Parker, Charlie Wilson||Buster & Shavoni||5:34|
|3.||"Tonight Is Right" (Keith Washington)||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||4:28|
|4.||"I'd Die Without You" (P.M. Dawn)||Atrell Cordes||Cordes||4:11|
|5.||"7 Day Weekend" (Grace Jones)||Dallas Austin, Grace Jones, Satch Hoyt||Austin, Randy Ran||4:56|
|6.||"End of the Road" (Boyz II Men)||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||5:48|
|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" Lopes||Reid, Edmonds||5:45|
|8.||"Love Shoulda Brought You Home" (Toni Braxton)||Edmonds, Simmons, Watson||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||4:56|
|9.||"There U Go" (Johnny Gill)||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||5:16|
|10.||"Don't Wanna Love You" (Shanice)||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||Edmonds, Reid, Simmons||4:32|
|11.||"Feels Like Heaven" (Kenny Vaughan and The Art of Love)||Vaughan||Vaughan||2:04|
|12.||"Hot Sex" (A Tribe Called Quest)||Kamaal Fareed, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik Taylor||Fareed, Muhammad, Taylor||2:45|
- Sample credits
- "Reversal of a Dog" contains an intro sample of "Fast Peg", written by James Todd Smith, Bryan Philpot and James Brown, and performed by LL Cool J; a replay of "Atomic Dog", written by George Clinton, Garry Shider and David Spradley, and performed by George Clinton; a brief sample riff of "Get on the Good Foot", written by James Brown, Fred Wesley and Joseph Mims, and performed by James Brown; and a final drum loop sample of "You're Gettin' a Little Too Smart", written by Abrim Tilmon, Jr., and performed by The Detroit Emeralds.
- "Hot Sex" contains a sample of "Who's Making Love", written by Homer Banks, Bettye Crutcher, Don Davis and Raymond Jackson, and performed by Lou Donaldson.
|U.S. Billboard 200||4|
|U.S. R&B Albums||1|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|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|
|"Love Shoulda Brought You Home"||33||—||4||19||—|
|"I Don't Wanna Love You"||57||—||—||—||—|
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
- 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
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