Pokémon 2.B.A. Master

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Pokémon 2.B.A. Master
Pokémon 2BA Master.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released June 29, 1999; 17 years ago (1999-06-29)
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Pop, rock
Length 48:27
Label Koch Records
Producer John Loeffler
Various artists chronology
Pokémon 2.B.A. Master
(1999)
Pokémon: The First Movie
(1999)
Singles from Pokémon 2.B.A. Master
  1. "Pokémon Theme"
    Released: June 29, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Pokémon 2.B.A. Master is a 1999 album, the first soundtrack album released for the English localization of the Pokémon anime.

Production[edit]

In an interview with John Loeffler, it was revealed that it took three and a half weeks to produce the entire album.[2]

Reception[edit]

The album has sold over three million copies worldwide as of 2001.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Instrumental version of many songs on the album can be heard in Pokémon Puzzle League, while the short version of these songs are heard in the anime's opening, the "Pokérap" and "Pikachu's Jukebox".

Track list[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pokémon Theme" (Jason Paige) John Siegler, John Loeffler 3:18
2. "2B A Master" (Russell Velázquez) Russell Velázquez, Loeffler 4:04
3. "Viridian City" (Jason Paige) Neil Jason, Loeffler 3:29
4. "What Kind of Pokémon Are You?" (Joshua Tyler) Siegler, Loeffler, Norman J. Grossfeld 3:41
5. "My Best Friends" (Ray Greene) Michael Whalen 3:30
6. "Everything Changes" (Sheila Brody) Ken Cummings, Loeffler 4:41
7. "The Time Has Come (Pikachu's Goodbye)" (Marti Lebow) Siegler, Loeffler, Grossfeld 3:06
8. "Pokémon (Dance Mix)" (Vicki Sue Robinson) Siegler, Loeffler 3:54
9. "Double Trouble (Team Rocket)" (Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Adam Blaustein & Ted Lewis) Louis Cortelezzi, Bob Mayo, Loeffler 3:53
10. "Together Forever" (J. P. Hartmann) Cummings, Loeffler 3:55
11. "Misty's Song" (Yvette Laboy) Cummings, Loeffler 4:43
12. "PokéRAP" (James "D Train" Williams & Babi Floyd) Williams, Babi Floyd 3:03
13. "You Can Do It (If You Really Try)" (John Loeffler) Siegler, Loeffler, Grossfeld 3:10
Total length: 48:27

Chart performance[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[11] Gold 30,000*
Australia (ARIA)[12] Gold 35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[13]
German version titled "Schnapp' sie Dir alle!"
Platinum 50,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[14] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[16] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[17]
German version titled "Schnapp' sie Dir alle!"
3× Gold 750,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[18]
German version titled "Schnapp' sie Dir alle!"
Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] Gold 500,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r422746
  2. ^ Rys, Dan (August 1, 2016). "Can't Regret Them All: The Story of the Very Lucrative 'Pokemon Theme'". Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rave Music Selected by 4Kids Entertainment to Produce Music for YU-GI-OH!". Business Wire. Berkshire Hathaway. July 10, 2001. Retrieved February 16, 2017 – via TheFreeDictionary.com. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Top Albums Chart: SOUNDTRACK - POKÉMON - 2 B. A. MASTER (ALBUM) 12/12/1999". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Austrian Top Albums Chart: SOUNDTRACK - POKÉMON - SCHNAPP' SIE DIR ALLE! (ALBUM) 12/12/1999". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Dutch Top Albums Chart: SOUNDTRACK - POKÉMON - SCHNAPP' SIE DIR ALLE! (ALBUM) 12/12/1999". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ "RIANZ Top Albums Chart: SOUNDTRACK - POKÉMON - 2 B. A. MASTER (ALBUM) 12/12/1999". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Pokemon: 2.B.A. Master - Original Soundtrack". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2016. 
  9. ^ "1999: The Year in Music". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media: YE–93. December 25, 1999. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2000: The Year in Music". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 112 (53): YE–74, 78. December 20, 2000. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  13. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Pokemon – Schnapp sie dir alle" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Pokemon in the field Interpret. Enter Schnapp sie dir alle in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  14. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Pokemon – Para Ser Um Mestre" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. 
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various – Pokemon - 2.B.A. Master". Music Canada. 
  16. ^ "French album certifications – Pokemon – B.O. Série TV POKEMON" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  17. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Pokemon; 'Schnapp sie dir alle')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  18. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Pokemon; 'Schnapp sie dir alle')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Various Artists – Pokemon 2B A Master". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Pokemon 2B A Master in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Pokemon". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH