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 John Williams
Released 1990
Genre Classical
Length 56:58
Label CBS Masterworks
John Williams chronology
Stanley & Iris
(1990)
Home Alone
(1990)
Hook
(1991)
Home Alone chronology
Home Alone
(1990)
Home Alone 2
(1992)

Home Alone 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.[2]

"Somewhere in my Memory" was actually 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").

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Home Alone Main Title" ("Somewhere in my Memory") - 4:53
  2. "Holiday Flight" - 0:59
  3. "The House" - 2:27
  4. "Star of Bethlehem" - 2:51
  5. "Man of the House" - 4:33
  6. "White Christmas" - The Drifters 2:40
  7. "Scammed by a Kindergartner" - 3:55
  8. "Please Come Home for Christmas" - Southside Johnny Lyon 2:41
  9. "Follow That Kid!" - 2:03
  10. "Making the Plane" - 0:52
  11. "O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") - 2:48
  12. "Carol of the Bells" - 1:25
  13. "Star of Bethlehem" - 2:59
  14. "Setting the Trap" - 2:16
  15. "Somewhere in my Memory" - 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 Tormé 3:05
  19. "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" / "End Title" - 4:15

Awards [edit]

Award Category/Recipient(s) Result
Academy Award Best Original Song ("Somewhere in My Memory") Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic Review by Johnny Loftus". Allmusic. 1990. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "The 63rd Academy Awards 1991". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 1991. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 

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