Pokémon: The First Movie (soundtrack)

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Pokémon: The First Movie
Pokémon The First Movie.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released November 9, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop, R&B, teen pop
Length 64:47
Label Atlantic
Producer Garry Hughes, Kaj Robole, Jimmy Bralower, Ron Fair, Neil Jason, Rhett Lawrence, Guy Roche, Eric Foster White, Blessid Union of Souls, Josh Deutsch, Emosia, John Loeffler, 98 Degrees, Todd Chapman, Craig Kallman, Steven Nikolas, Peter Zizzo, Brendon Sibley, Brian Steckler, Harvey Mason Jr., Gary Carolla, Darren Higman
Various artists chronology
Pokémon 2.B.A. Master
(1999)Pokémon 2.B.A. Master1999
Pokémon: The First Movie
(1999)
Pokémon World
(2000)Pokémon World2000
Singles from Pokémon: The First Movie
  1. "Don't Say You Love Me"
    Released: October 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[2]

Pokémon: The First Movie is the soundtrack to the first Pokémon film in the United States of America. Some of the songs were featured in the animated short Pikachu's Vacation, and some songs did not feature in either the short or the movie at all. The CD contains extra features, such as Pokémon videos and a screensaver. When it was released, it included a promotion to send in a proof of purchase for an exclusive Jigglypuff card from the Pokémon TCG.

Alongside this soundtrack, the orchestral score from the movie was also released on the CD Pokémon: The First Movie Original Motion Picture Score.

The soundtrack was released on Atlantic Records, at the time a sister company to Warner Bros., the film's distributor outside Japan.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Performed byLength
1."Pokémon Theme" (Movie Version)John Siegler, John LoefflerBilly Crawford3:22
2."Don't Say You Love Me"Marion Ravn, Marit Larsen, Peter Zizzo, Jimmy BralowerM2M3:46
3."It Was You**"Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Harvey Mason, Jr.Ashley Ballard with So Plush4:18
4."We're a Miracle"David Zippel, Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera4:12
5."Soda Pop**"Mikey Bassie, Eric Foster WhiteBritney Spears3:23
6."Somewhere, Someday**"Mark Muller, Andy Golomark'N Sync4:07
7."Get Happy**"Edele Lynch, Keavy Lynch, Sinéad O'Carroll, Lindsay Armaou, Ray Hedges, Martin BranniganB*Witched3:06
8."(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind"Rhett Lawrence, Melanie Chisholm, Emma BuntonEmma Bunton3:24
9."Fly with Me**"98°, S. P. Michel, Jerry Duplessis, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson98°3:52
10."Lullaby**"Steven Nikolas, Brendon Sibley, Amanda WillifordMandah4:00
11."Vacation*"Colleen Fitzpatrick, Josh DeutschVitamin C3:20
12."Makin' My Way (Any Way That I Can)**"Diane WarrenBillie Piper4:25
13."Catch Me If You Can*"Angela Trullinger, Brian M. StecklerAngela Via3:28
14."(Have Some) Fun with the Funk**"Steve LuntAaron Carter3:34
15."If Only Tears Could Bring You Back"Marjorie Maye Pulice, Russ DeSalvoMidnight Sons4:03
16."Brother My Brother"Loeffler, Ralph Schuckett, EmosiaBlessid Union of Souls3:49

* These tracks were not in the movie itself, but were part of Pikachu's Vacation.
** These tracks were not in the movie or the short at all.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[3] 9
Austrian Albums Chart[4] 8
French Albums Chart[5] 2
Canadian Albums Chart[6] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[7] 17
New Zealand Albums Chart[8] 18
Swedish Albums Chart[9] 14
Swiss Albums Chart[10] 65
U.S. Billboard 200[6] 8
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums[6] 15

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[11] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[12] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Score[edit]

Pokémon: The First Movie Original Motion Picture Score
Pokémon The First Movie Original Motion Picture Score.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released May 9, 2000
Genre Film score
Length 46:12
Label Koch Records
Producer John Loeffler
Various artists chronology
Pokémon World
(2000)Pokémon World2000
Pokémon: The First Movie Original Motion Picture Score
(2000)
Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Soundtrack
(2000)Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Soundtrack2000

Alongside this soundtrack, the orchestral score from the movie was also released on the CD Pokémon: The First Movie Original Motion Picture Score.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Birth of Mewtwo"
  2. "Dragonite Takes Flight"
  3. "Invitation to Danger"
  4. "Surviving the Storm"
  5. "Mewtwo's Island"
  6. "Pokémon Vs. Clone"
  7. "Tears of Life"
  8. "This Is My World Now"
  9. "Three on Three"
  10. "Mew's Theme"
  11. "Freeing Charizard"
  12. "Adventure in Paradise"
  13. "All Good Things Must End"

Sound Picture Box: The Birth of Mewtwo[edit]

Sound Picture Box: The Birth of Mewtwo (サウンドピクチャーボックス ミュウツーの誕生, Saundopikuchābokkusu myuutsū no tanjō) consists of two discs. The first disc contains episodes of the Japanese radio serial The Birth of Mewtwo (ミュウツーの誕生), released only in Japan and later adapted into Origin of Mewtwo. The second disc contains full score of the original Japanese release of the film in addition to two theme songs sung in Japanese.

Synopsis[edit]

The first three episodes of the drama mirror the anime short seen in Origin of Mewtwo, describing the circumstances behind Mewtwo's creation under a team of scientists and the tragic loss of his first friend, Amber. However, the last two episodes take place during the start of the first movie, after the prologue ends. The drama also goes into detail the leadership of Team Rocket under Madame Boss and the last known whereabouts of Miyamoto (ミヤモト), the mothers of Team Rocket members Giovanni and Jesse respectively.[15][16]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
  1. "Episode 1: The Phantom 'Mew'" (第1話 幻の「ミュウ」)
  2. "Episode 2: The Birth of Mewtwo" (第2話 ミュウツーの誕生)
  3. "Episode 3: Mewtwo and Ai" (第3話 ミュウツーとアイ)
    Also titled "Mewtwo and Amber"
  4. "Episode 4: The World's Strongest Pokémon" (第4話 世界最強のポケモン)
  5. "Episode 5: Mewtwo Strikes Back" (第5話 ミュウツーの逆襲)
Disc two
  1. "The Phantom 'Mew'" (幻の「ミュウ」)
  2. "The Awakening of Mewtwo" (ミュウツーの目覚め)
  3. "The Strong Mewtwo" (強者ミュウツー)
  4. "Beginning to Strike Back" (逆襲のはじまり)
  5. "Aim to Be the Pokémon Master '98" (opening theme) (めざせポケモンマスター'98 (オープニング主題歌), Mezase pokemonmasutā)
    Re-recording of the Japanese opening theme of Pokémon: Indigo League
    Lyrics by Shōgo Toda (ja), composed by Hirokazu Tanaka, arranged by Chell Watanabe (ja), sung by Rica Matsumoto
  6. "Pikachu Not Giving Up" (ピカチュウあきらめないニャ)
  7. "Flying Kairyu" (FLYINGカイリュー)
    Also titled "Flying Dragonite"
  8. "Messenger" (メッセンジャー)
  9. "Sign of the Storm" (嵐の予兆)
  10. "Departing for the Pokémon Castle!" (ポケモン城へ出発!)
  11. "A Stormy Sea" (嵐の海を)
  12. "Pokémon Castle" (ポケモン城)
  13. "The Shadow Haunting Team Rocket" (ロケット団につきまとう影)
  14. "Mewtwo Appears" (ミュウツー登場)
  15. "Cloned Pokémon Awaken!" (コピーポケモン目覚める!)
  16. "Showdown! Real vs. Cloned Pokémon" (対決! 本物対コピーポケモン)
  17. "Flight of the Poké Balls" (乱れ飛ぶモンスターボール)
  18. "Watch Out! Pikachu!" (危うし! ピカチュウ!)
  19. "Satoshi's Will to Battle" (サトシ戦いの決意)
  20. "Real vs. Cloned! Which Is Stronger?!" (本物とコピー! 強いのはどっちだ!)
  21. "The Meaning of Life" (命あるもの)
  22. "Tears of Miracle" (奇跡の涙)
  23. "Sky of Hope" (希望の空へ)
  24. "The Storm Clears" (晴れゆく嵐)
  25. "Together with the Wind" (ending theme) (風といっしょに(エンディング主題歌), Kaze to issho ni)
    Lyrics by Shōgo Toda (ja), composed by Hirokazu Tanaka, arranged by Tanaka and Kan Sawada

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ australian-charts.com - Soundtrack - Pokémon - The First Movie, australian-charts.com
  4. ^ Soundtrack - Pokémon - The First Movie, austriancharts.at
  5. ^ Soundtrack - Pokémon - The First Movie, lescharts.com
  6. ^ a b c Pokémon: The First Movie > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums, allmusic
  7. ^ Soundtrack - Pokémon - The First Movie, finnishcharts.com
  8. ^ Soundtrack - Pokémon - The First Movie, charts.org.nz
  9. ^ Soundtrack - Pokémon - The First Movie, swedishcharts.com
  10. ^ Soundtrack - Pokémon - The First Movie, hitparade.ch
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Soundtrack – Pokémon THE FIRST MOVIE - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK". Music Canada. 
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Various Artists – Pokémon - The First Movie". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Pokémon - The First Movie in the search field and then press Enter.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – The First Movie". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  15. ^ Takeshi Shudo. "WEB Animation Magazine: 第183回 『ミュウツーの逆襲』疲れました。" (in Japanese). STYLE CO,.LTD. Retrieved September 29, 2017. 
  16. ^ "THE BIRTH OF MEWTWO CD DRAMA". Retrieved 29 September 2017.