I Am Sam (soundtrack)

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I Am Sam
I Am Sam soundtrack cover.jpg
Soundtrack album (Beatles tribute album) by
Various Artists
ReleasedJanuary 8, 2002
RecordedNovember 2001
GenreRock
Length55:03
LabelV2 Records
ProducerMitch Rotter, Rob Schnapf
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Pitchfork Media3.7/10 link

I Am Sam is the soundtrack to the 2001 film I Am Sam.[1] It was released on January 8, 2002 by V2 Records (see 2002 in music). The album contents are made up entirely of cover versions of songs by The Beatles, although it was originally intended to consist of the group's original recordings. When producers were unable to obtain the rights to the original tracks, they commissioned the artists featured on the album to record the versions released.

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks written by Lennon–McCartney, except "Here Comes the Sun" and "If I Needed Someone", which were written by George Harrison.
  1. "Two of Us", performed by Aimee Mann and Michael Penn – 3:30
  2. "Blackbird", performed by Sarah McLachlan – 2:21
  3. "Across the Universe", performed by Rufus Wainwright – 4:08
  4. "I'm Looking Through You", performed by The Wallflowers – 2:39
  5. "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", performed by Eddie Vedder – 2:09
  6. "Strawberry Fields Forever", performed by Ben Harper – 4:26
  7. "Mother Nature's Son", performed by Sheryl Crow – 2:42
  8. "Golden Slumbers", performed by Ben Folds – 1:41
  9. "I'm Only Sleeping", performed by The Vines – 3:05
  10. "Don't Let Me Down", performed by Stereophonics – 4:08
  11. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", performed by The Black Crowes – 3:50
  12. "Julia", performed by Chocolate Genius – 4:34
  13. "We Can Work It Out", performed by Heather Nova – 2:15
  14. "Help!", performed by Howie Day – 3:33
  15. "Nowhere Man", performed by Paul Westerberg – 3:29
  16. "Revolution", performed by Grandaddy – 3:02
  17. "Let It Be", performed by Nick Cave – 3:30
  • Bonus Tracks (European Edition):
  1. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", performed by Aimee Mann – 3:41
  2. "Two of Us", performed by Neil Finn and Liam Finn – 3:16
  3. "Here Comes the Sun", performed by Nick Cave – 3:00
  • Korean Bonus Tracks (Korean Edition):
  1. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", performed by Aimee Mann – 3:41
  2. "Two of Us", performed by Neil Finn and Liam Finn – 3:16
  • Japanese Bonus Tracks (Japanese Edition):
  1. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", performed by Aimee Mann – 3:41
  2. "Two of Us", performed by Neil Finn and Liam Finn – 3:16
  3. "If I Needed Someone", performed by Tica – 2:52

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Soundtrack = All-star Beatles Covers". Chart Attack, November 7, 2001
  2. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Soundtrack – I Am Sam". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Soundtrack – I Am Sam". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Soundtrack – I Am Sam" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  5. ^ "Charts.nz – Soundtrack – I Am Sam". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  6. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  7. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Soundtrack Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  8. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums for 2002". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  9. ^ "Top 200 Albums of 2002 (based on sales)". Jam!. Archived from the original on August 12, 2004. Retrieved March 24, 2022.
  10. ^ "Canada's Top 200 Alternative albums of 2002". Jam!. Archived from the original on December 4, 2003. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  11. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2002". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  12. ^ "2002 The Year in Music". Billboard. Vol. 114, no. 52. December 28, 2002. p. YE-96. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2002 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 27, 2021.
  14. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – I Am Sam - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Music Canada. Retrieved November 25, 2022.
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – I Am Sam". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 28, 2022.