Let It Shine (soundtrack)

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Let It Shine
Let It Shine Soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedJune 12, 2012
Recorded2011–12
GenreR&B, hip hop, pop, gospel
Length35:32
LabelWalt Disney Records
Singles from Let It Shine
  1. "Don't Run Away"
    Released: April 20, 2012
  2. "What I Said"
    Released: May 22, 2012

The soundtrack of the film Let It Shine features 13 original songs and was released on June 12, 2012. The tracks were written by top songwriters and producers in the pop and R&B business.

The soundtrack debuted at number 29 on the US Billboard 200. It has also charted at number 22 on the US Digital Albums chart 3 on the US Rap Albums chart, number 2 on the US Top Soundtracks chart and topped the US Kid Albums chart. On June 29, 2012, the soundtrack topped the US Rap Albums chart at 1.

Singles[edit]

  • "Don't Run Away" was the first single released from the soundtrack, performed by Tyler James Williams featuring IM5. The song was released on April 20, 2012.[1] It was written by Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges and Jon Vella, produced by Tim James and Antonina Armato.
  • "What I Said" was the second single released from the soundtrack, performed by Coco Jones. The song was released on May 22, 2012.[2][3] It was written by Lambert "Stereo" Waldrip, Justin Mobley, Anya Vasilenko, Tocarra Phillips and Steven Jones, produced by Lambert "Stereo" Waldrip

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[4]

Matt Collar of Allmusic gave a review: "The soundtrack to the 2012 Disney musical, Let It Shine features a mix of pop R&B, dance-oriented hip-hop, and contemporary gospel numbers. The film is conceived as a modern hip-hop version of the Cyrano de Bergerac story, and the soundtrack includes cuts by stars Tyler James Williams as Cyrus DeBarge and Coco Jones as Roxanne "Roxie" Andrews, along with others. On the pop end, these are bright, slickly produced tracks that bring to mind a mix of the dance-club sound of Mike Posner, Lupe Fiasco, and Usher. Elsewhere, there are a few passionate, gospel-tinged ballads, including Jones' "Good to Be Home" and the uplifting title track."[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The soundtrack debuted at number 29 then peak at number 12 on the US Billboard 200. It has also charted at number 22 on the US Digital Albums chart 3 on the US Rap Albums chart, number 2 on the US Top Soundtracks chart and topped the US Kid Albums chart. It topped the US Rap Albums on June 29, 2012.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Don't Run Away" (Tyler James Williams featuring IM5)Antonina Armato, Tim James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon VellaTim James, Antonina Armato2:56
2."Guardian Angel" (Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones)Antonina Armato, Tim James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon VellaTim James, Antonina Armato3:42
3."Me and You" (Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones)Gad, Robbins,Toby Gad3:36
4."What I Said" (Coco Jones)Lambert "Stereo" Waldrip, Justin Mobley, Anya Vasilenko, Tocarra Phillips, Steven JonesLambert "Stereo" Waldrip3:01
5."Who I'm Gonna Be" (Coco Jones) Alfred Wegener2:52
6."You Belong to Me" (Tyler James Williams)Antonina Armato, Tim James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon VellaTim James, Antonina Armato2:36
7."Tonight's the Night" (Brandon Mychal Smith, Spencer Lee and Tyler James Williams)Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, David Banner, J-DoeToby Gad3:13
8."Around the Block" (Let It Shine cast)Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon VellaTim James, Antonina Armato1:25
9."Moment of Truth" (Brandon Mychal Smith and Tyler James Williams)Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon VellaTim James, Antonina Armato3:15
10."Joyful Noise" (Let It Shine cast)Dapo Torimiro, Jay L'OrealDapo Torimiro2:16
11."Good to Be Home" (Coco Jones)Adam Watts, Andy DoddAdam Watts, Andy Dodd3:25
12."Let It Shine" (Coco Jones and Tyler James Williams)(Harry Dixon Loes) Armato, James, In-Q, Thomas Sturges, Jon VellaTim James, Antonina Armato2:53
13."Self Defeat" (Tyler James Williams)Antonina Armato, Tim James, In-Q, Thomas Armato Sturges, Jon VellaTim James, Antonina Armato2:22
Total length:35:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Spain Albums Charts[5] 71
US Billboard 200[6] 12
US Kid Albums (Billboard)[6] 1
US Rap Albums (Billboard)[6] 1
US Soundtracks (Billboard)[6] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don't Run Away (feat. IM5): Tyler James Williams: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  2. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  3. ^ "What I Said (From "Let It Shine"): Coco Jones: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  4. ^ a b Collar, Matt (2012-06-12). "Let It Shine - Original Soundtrack : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  5. ^ http://www.promusicae.org/files/listassemanales/albumes/top%20100%20albumes%20(publicar)_w39.2012.pdf[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ a b c d "Rap Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-21.