Home Alone: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Home Alone: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Home Alone (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).jpg
Film score by
Released1990
RecordedSeptember - November 1990
Studio20th Century Fox Scoring Stage
Genre
Length56:58
LabelCBS Masterworks
John Williams chronology
Stanley & Iris
(1990)
Home Alone: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(1990)
Hook
(1991)
Home Alone chronology
Home Alone
(1990)
Home Alone 2
(1992)

Home Alone: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack of the 1990 film of the same name.[1] The score was composed by John Williams and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score; the film's signature tune "Somewhere in My Memory" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

"Somewhere in My Memory" was written to "run alongside the film" by Williams.[citation needed] It can be heard in numerous sections of the film, either in full length or fragments, forming the backbone for the film's soundtrack. "Somewhere in My Memory" is performed in many Christmas concerts in schools or professional orchestras and choirs alike across the globe.[citation needed] A version in Spanish was recorded in Spain for the ending credits of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. This version was performed by singer Ana Belén and is entitled "Sombras de otros tiempos" ("Shadows of Other/Former Times"). Making the Plane is inspired by Trepak by Tchaikovsky.

Track listing[edit]

Additionally, two songs, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Run Run Rudolph", are featured in the film but not on the soundtrack.

All tracks written and conducted by John Williams except where noted.

No.TitlePerformerLength
1."Theme from Home Alone ("Somewhere in My Memory")" (lyrics: Leslie Bricusse, music: John Williams) 4:53
2."Holiday Flight" 0:59
3."The House" 2:27
4."Star of Bethlehem" 2:51
5."Man of the House" 4:32
6."White Christmas"The Drifters2:40
7."Scammed by a Kindergartener" 3:55
8."Please Come Home for Christmas"Southside Johnny Lyon2:41
9."Follow That Kid!" 2:03
10."Making the Plane" 0:57
11."O Holy Night ("Cantique de Noël")" (Adolphe Adam) 2:48
12."Carol of the Bells" (Mykola Leontovych) 1:24
13."Star of Bethlehem" (Bricusse, Williams) 2:59
14."Setting the Trap" 2:12
15."Somewhere in My Memory" (Bricusse, Williams) 1:04
16."The Attack on the House" 6:53
17."Mom Returns and Finale" 4:19
18."Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"Mel Tormé3:06
19."We Wish You a Merry Christmas/End Title" (Traditional, Williams) 4:15

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for Home Alone: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Chart (2019–2020) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 179

Expanded score[edit]

Home Alone – Expanded Original Motion Picture Score
Soundtrack album by
John Williams
ReleasedNovember 23, 2011
GenreClassical
Length78:48
LabelLa-La Land Records

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Somewhere in My Memory" – 3:24
  2. "Star of Bethlehem" (orchestral version) – 2:54
  3. "Theme from Home Alone" – 1:27
  4. "Go Pack Your Suitcase/Introducing Marley/In Good Hands" – 1:51
  5. "Banished to the Attic" – 1:07
  6. "We Slept In/Hand Count" – 1:20
  7. "Making the Plane" – 0:54
  8. "The Basement" – 2:18
  9. "Target Practice/Sledding on the Stairs" – 1:31
  10. "Lights On/Guess Who's Home/Paris Arrival" – 3:18

Awards [edit]

Award Category Recipient(s) Result
Academy Award Best Original Score John Williams Nominated
Academy Award Best Original Song for "Somewhere in My Memory" John Williams and Leslie Bricusse Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic Review by Johnny Loftus". Allmusic. 1990. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart: January 2, 2021". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2020.

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