Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
|Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by various artists|
|Released||June 30, 1992|
|Genre||Grunge, alternative rock, heavy metal, alternative metal|
Singles is the original soundtrack album to the film Singles, primarily focused on the ascendant grunge scene of the early 1990s. It also features contributions from Minneapolis's Paul Westerberg (his first solo material after the breakup of The Replacements), Chicago's The Smashing Pumpkins, and past Seattle rockers Jimi Hendrix and The Lovemongers (Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart). It was released on June 30, 1992. The album has been certified two times platinum by the RIAA in the United States.
The soundtrack is considered to have helped open the door to the explosive popularity of Seattle grunge in the early 1990s. According to Steve Huey of AllMusic, "Singles helped crystallize the idea of the 'Seattle scene' in the mainstream public's mind, and it was also one of the first big-selling '90s movie soundtracks (it went platinum and reached the Top Ten) to feature largely new work from contemporary artists...it's a milestone in the breakthrough of alternative rock into mainstream popular culture, neatly and effectively packaging the Seattle phenomenon for the wider national consciousness."
|1.||"Would?"||Alice in Chains||3:27|
|4.||"Dyslexic Heart"||Paul Westerberg||4:28|
|5.||"The Battle of Evermore" (live Led Zeppelin cover)||The Lovemongers||5:41|
|6.||"Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns"||Mother Love Bone||8:16|
|8.||"State of Love and Trust"||Pearl Jam||3:46|
|10.||"Waiting for Somebody"||Paul Westerberg||3:25|
|11.||"May This Be Love"||The Jimi Hendrix Experience||3:10|
|12.||"Nearly Lost You"||Screaming Trees||4:06|
|13.||"Drown"||The Smashing Pumpkins||8:17|
|United States (RIAA)||2× Platinum||2,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Huey, Steve. "Singles (Original Soundtrack) review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-15.
- Gitter, Mike (25 July 1992). "Various 'Singles Soundtrack'". Kerrang! 402. London, UK: EMAP.
- "American album certifications – SOUNDTRACK – SINGLES". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2016-07-06. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH