Mission: Impossible (soundtrack)

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For the movie's score, see Mission: Impossible (score).
Mission: Impossible
MI OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released May 14, 1996
Recorded 1995 -1996
Length 64:40
Label Island
Mission: Impossible chronology
Mission: Impossible
(1996)
Mission: Impossible II
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Mission Impossible: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture is the official soundtrack for 1996 film, Mission: Impossible. The soundtrack was a success, peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and spawning the top-10 hit "Theme from Mission: Impossible" by U2 members Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr..

"Theme from Mission: Impossible" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 copies on July 2, 1996 while the soundtrack reached gold status just two weeks later on July 16.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Theme From Mission: Impossible" - Larry Mullen & Adam Clayton (3:27)
  2. "Spying Glass" - Massive Attack (5:21)
  3. "I Spy" - Pulp (5:56)
  4. "Impossible Mission" - Danny Elfman (5:35)
  5. "Headphones" - Björk (5:40)
  6. "Weak" - Skunk Anansie (3:31)
  7. "On And On" - Longpigs (4:11)
  8. "Claire" - Danny Elfman (2:55)
  9. "Dreams" (Radio Edit) - The Cranberries (4:13)
  10. "You, Me And World War III" ('Big' Single Remix) - Gavin Friday (4:28)
  11. "So" - Salt (3:33)
  12. "Trouble" - Danny Elfman (3:32)
  13. "No Government" - Nicolette – (5:31)
  14. "Alright" - Cast (3:35)
  15. "The Dance of the Butterflies" - Benjamin Orr (7:02) †
  16. "Mission: Impossible Theme (Mission Accomplished)" - Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen (3:05)

† Track 15, "The Dance of the Butterflies", is not available on the U.S. release.

Note: Only five of the fifteen tracks on the album (Clayton & Mullen's first rendition of Lalo Schifrin's theme music, the contribution of The Cranberries and the three Danny Elfman score suites) are actually heard in the movie.

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