Dangerous Minds (soundtrack)

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Dangerous Minds:
Music from the Motion Picture
Dangerous Minds (Soundtrack) 1995.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedJuly 11, 1995
Recorded1994–1995
GenreHip hop, R&B, hip hop soul
Length53:53
LabelMCA
ProducerJerry Bruckheimer (exec.), DeVante Swing (exec.), Don Simpson (exec.), Bass Mechanics, Claudio Cueni, Dalvin DeGrate, Cyrus Esteban, Evil Dee, Trevor Horn, Pimp C, Michael J. Powell, Doug Rasheed, Chris Stokes, Timbaland
Singles from Dangerous Minds: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "Gangsta's Paradise"
    Released: August 8, 1995
  2. "Feel the Funk"
    Released: September 22, 1995
  3. "Curiosity"
    Released: October 31, 1995
  4. "Gin & Juice"
    Released: January 23, 1996

Dangerous Minds: Music from the Motion Picture is the official soundtrack to the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. The album was released in 1995 on MCA Records.

The soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 chart in 1995. By December 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]

The album reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the second spot on the R&B albums chart.[1] The album was certified platinum in September 1995 and triple platinum by December of the same year.[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic called the soundtrack "an expertly-crafted urban R&B/hip-hop collection, featuring stellar production and songwriting from a number of the best and most popular artists of 1995."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Gangsta's Paradise" (feat. L.V.)Coolio4:00
2."Curiosity"Aaron Hall4:02
3."Havin Thangs"Big Mike4:45
4."Problems"Rappin' 4-Tay3:30
5."True O.G." (feat. Static)Mr. Dalvin3:40
6."Put Ya Back Into It"Tre Black5:42
7."Don't Go There"24-K3:31
8."Feel the Funk"Immature4:44
9."It's Alright" (feat. Craig Mack)Sista (Missy Elliott)5:12
10."A Message for Your Mind"Rappin' 4-Tay5:00
11."Gin & Juice" (feat. Static)DeVante Swing5:08
12."This Is the Life"Wendy & Lisa4:39

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[4]

  • composing – Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Hudson, Alphonso Mizell, Deke Richards, Danger Jay
  • executive production – Jerry Bruckheimer, DeVante Swing, Don Simpson
  • lyricist(s) – Aaron Hall
  • mastering – Herb Powers
  • music supervisor – Kathy Nelson
  • performer(s) – 24K, Big Mike, Tre Black, Coolio, Craig Mack, DeVante Swing, Aaron Hall, Immature, L.V., Danger Jay, Rappin' 4-Tay, Sista, Static, Wendy & Lisa
  • production – Bass Mechanics, Claudio Cueni, Dalvin DeGrate, Cyrus Esteban, Evil Dee, Danger Jay, Trevor Horn, Pimp C, Michael J. Powell, Doug Rasheed, Chris Stokes, Timbaland
  • soundtrack coordination – Lesley Allery, Kevin Breen, Christine Edwards, Bill Green, Todd Homme, Sylvia Krask

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1995)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. R&B Albums 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[5][6]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 U.S. Top 40 Mainstream
1995 "Gangsta's Paradise"[7] 1 2 1 2 17
"Feel the Funk"[8] 46 15 26
"Curiosity" 20 36
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
  2. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - September 10, 2010 : Search Results - Dangerous Minds". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds (Clean) > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  7. ^ "allmusic ((( Gangsta's Paradise > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  8. ^ "allmusic ((( We Got It > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-10.

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