Rocketman: Music from the Motion Picture

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Rocketman (Music from the Motion Picture)
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released24 May 2019 (2019-05-24)
GenreRock, pop
Length1:12:52
LanguageEnglish
Label
Producer

Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture was released by Virgin EMI (UK) and Interscope Records (US) on CD and digital formats on 24 May 2019 and is the official soundtrack album to the 2019 biographical musical film of Elton John entitled Rocketman.[1] The album contains 22 tracks of several hits performed by the cast of the film and a newly written track "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" featuring vocals by Taron Egerton and John together.[2] This is the only song featuring Elton. The soundtrack was also released by Interscope Records on vinyl on August 23, 2019.

Commercial success[edit]

On June 7, 2019, the album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 58 and at number six on the Billboard soundtrack album charts, selling 6,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. In the second week, the soundtrack moved to No. 50 on the Billboard 200, moving up 13 percent with another 12,000 album-equivalent units.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Giles Martin; except "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" produced by Martin and Greg Kurstin.

All tracks written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Bitch Is Back" (introduction) (performed by Taron Egerton and Sebastian Rich) 1:53
2."I Want Love" (performed by Kit Connor, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard and Steven Mackintosh) 2:13
3."Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" (performed by Taron Egerton and Kit Connor) 3:10
4."Thank You for All Your Loving" (performed by Taron Egerton)3:24
5."Border Song" (performed by Taron Egerton) 3:25
6."Rock and Roll Madonna" (interlude) (performed by Taron Egerton) 2:42
7."Your Song" (performed by Taron Egerton) 4:01
8."Amoreena" (performed by Taron Egerton) 4:20
9."Crocodile Rock" (performed by Taron Egerton) 2:53
10."Tiny Dancer" (performed by Taron Egerton) 5:25
11."Take Me to the Pilot" (performed by Taron Egerton) 3:43
12."Hercules" (performed by Taron Egerton) 5:26
13."Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (interlude) (performed by Taron Egerton and Rachel Muldoon) 1:34
14."Honky Cat" (performed by Taron Egerton and Richard Madden) 2:34
15."Pinball Wizard" (interlude) (performed by Taron Egerton)Pete Townshend2:02
16."Rocket Man" (performed by Taron Egerton) 4:31
17."Bennie and the Jets" (performed by Taron Egerton) 2:28
18."Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (performed by Taron Egerton and Celinde Schoenmaker) 2:40
19."Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (performed by Taron Egerton) 2:15
20."Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (performed by Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell) 4:05
21."I'm Still Standing" (performed by Taron Egerton) 3:58
22."(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (performed by Elton John and Taron Egerton) 4:11
Total length:01:12:52

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 46
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 42
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 81
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 55
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 67
Italian Albums (FIMI)[11] 80
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[12] 9
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[13] 40
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[14] 28
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sexton, Paul (1 May 2019). "Elton John Catalogue Reimagined By Giles Martin On 'Rocketman' Soundtrack". UDiscover Music. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ Willman, Chris (1 May 2019). "'Rocketman' Soundtrack Will Include a Newly Written Elton John/Taron Egerton Duet". Variety. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Elton John Achieves 20th Top 10 Album On Billboard 200 Chart With 'Diamonds'". Billboard magazine. 2019-06-12. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
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  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Soundtrack – Rocketman" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Soundtrack – Rocketman" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Soundtrack – Rocketman". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Soundtrack – Rocketman". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Soundtrack – Rocketman". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – Soundtrack – Rocketman". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Soundtrack – Rocketman". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Soundtrack – Rocketman". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Soundtrack – Rocketman". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 July 2019.