Mortal Kombat (soundtrack)

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Mortal Kombat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Mortal Kombat Original Motion Picture Soundtrack cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedAugust 15, 1995
Genre
Length68:28
LabelTVT
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Mortal Kombat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the compilation album which accompanied the 1995 film Mortal Kombat. Three songs from Stabbing Westward were included in the movie, but were omitted from the soundtrack: "Lost", "Lies" and "Can't Happen Here", all of which appear on the album Ungod. Metal vocalist Burton C. Bell is the only artist on the album to appear twice; once with his primary band Fear Factory, and again with side-project GZR. The album features primarily electronic dance music (EDM) along with rock music.

Reception[edit]

Mortal Kombat was nominated for the Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Golden Reel Award. It won the BMI Film & TV Awards BMI Film Music Award.[2] The soundtrack went Platinum[3] in less than a year reaching No. 10 on the Billboard 200,[4] and was included in the 2011 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition as the "most successful video game spin-off soundtrack album".[5] It also made history as the first electronic dance music (EDM) record to receive a Platinum certification in the United States.[6] Its popularity inspired the album Mortal Kombat: More Kombat.

Track listing[edit]

Mortal Kombat
No.TitleArtistLength
1."A Taste of Things to Come"George S. Clinton0:49
2."Goodbye (Demo Version)"Gravity Kills3:10
3."Juke-Joint Jezebel (Giorgio Moroder Metropolis Mix)"KMFDM5:17
4."Unlearn (Josh Wink's Live Mix)"Psykosonik4:50
5."Control (Juno Reactor Instrumental)"Traci Lords6:26
6."Halcyon + On + On"Orbital9:24
7."Utah Saints Take on The Theme from Mortal Kombat"Utah Saints3:00
8."The Invisible"GZR3:43
9."Zero Signal"Fear Factory5:57
10."Burn"Sister Machine Gun4:45
11."Blood & Fire (Out of the Ashes Mix)"Type O Negative4:34
12."I Reject"Bile2:47
13."Twist the Knife (Slowly)"Napalm Death2:51
14."What U See/We All Bleed Red"Mutha's Day Out4:16
15."Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)"The Immortals3:21
16."Goro Vs. Art"George S. Clinton feat. Buckethead2:59
17."Demon Warriors/Final Kombat"George S. Clinton3:49

Chart positions[edit]

Chart positions from Billboard magazine (North America)
Year Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top Soundtracks Top Tastemakers Albums
1995 10 2 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (1995-08-15). "Mortal Kombat [Original Soundtrack] - Original Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  2. ^ Awards for Mortal Kombat on IMDb
  3. ^ "Search Results for Mortal Kombat". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Mortal Kombat [Original Soundtrack] - Original Soundtrack | Awards". AllMusic. 1995-08-15. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  5. ^ J.C. Reeves (February 10, 2012). "'Mortal Kombat' Franchise Boasts Numerous Guinness World Records". Game Rant. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Couch, Aaron (August 18, 2015). "'Mortal Kombat': Untold Story of the Movie That "Kicked the Hell" Out of Everyone". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Mortal Kombat". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 22 March 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.