The Cheetah Girls 2 (soundtrack)

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The Cheetah Girls 2
The Cheetah Girls 2 OST cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by The Cheetah Girls
Released August 15, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre
Length 42:22
Label Walt Disney
Producer Kenny Ortega, Debra Martin Chase, Raven-Symoné, Whitney Houston
The Cheetah Girls chronology
Cheetah-licious Christmas
(2005)
The Cheetah Girls 2
(2006)
In Concert: The Party's Just Begun Tour
(2007)
Alternative cover
Special edition cover
Singles from The Cheetah Girls 2
  1. "The Party's Just Begun"
    Released: July 11, 2006
  2. "Strut"
    Released: August 8, 2006
  3. "Step Up"
    Released: August 17, 2006
  4. "Amigas Cheetahs"
    Released: August 26, 2006
  5. "Dance With Me"
    Released: September 2, 2006

The Cheetah Girls 2 is the soundtrack album to the 2006 Disney Channel Original Movie, The Cheetah Girls 2. The album was released on August 15, 2006, through Walt Disney Records.[1] The album was produced by Kenny Ortega, Debra Martin Chase, Raven-Symoné and Whitney Houston.[2] The album features appearances from Drew Seeley and Belinda.

The songs on the soundtrack are a diverse blend of pop, R&B, Latin, and dance-pop. The album debuted at number five on Billboard 200 album chart. On November 14, 2006, the album was certified Platinum in the United States selling over one-million copies.[3]

Background and release[edit]

Following the success of The Cheetah Girls first soundtrack selling over 2 million copies in the United States.[4] On August 15, 2006, The Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack was released just ten days before the film premiered. On October 10, 2006, a karaoke version of the album was released titled "Disney's Karaoke Series: Cheetah Girls 2".[5]

On November 7, 2006, a 2-disc special edition of the album was released on November 7, 2006, featuring all original songs from the soundtrack, the new single "Route 66" which was used to promote the film "Cars", a remix of "Strut", Live at Disneyland DVD of the concert special that aired on Disney Channel, and an exclusive interview with The Cheetah Girls.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Heather Phares from Allmusic reviewed the album giving it a 3.5 star rating stating "Two years after the original Cheetah Girls movie, Galleria, Chanel, Aquanette, and Dorinda return with The Cheetah Girls 2, a sequel and a full-length soundtrack. The film's subtitle is "When in Spain," and exotic flourishes such as Spanish guitar and sweeping pianos color many of the album's tracks. While the entirely en español songs feel a little forced, hints of this sound give songs like "Strut" and "Amigas Cheetahs" the feeling of being the great-great-granddaughters of Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" or the Spice Girls' "Spice Up Your Life." As expected, Raven-Symoné dominates the Cheetah Girls, both in character as Cheetah Girl Galleria and as herself."[7]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]

Singles[edit]

"The Party's Just Begun" was released as the first single from the album on July 11, 2006 in the United States and January 8, 2007 in the United Kingdom.[8][9] The song debuted at number ninety-four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 9, 2006.[10] In it's second week the song peaked at eighty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 16, 2006.[11] In the United Kingdom the song debuted at number fifty-three on the UK Singles Chart on January 2007.[12]

"Strut" was released as the second single on August 8, 2006 in the United States. The song debuted at number sixty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 9, 2006.[10] In it's second week the song reached it's peak charting at number fifty-three on September 16, 2006.[11]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 87,000 copies on September 2, 2006, becoming the highest-peaking album for the group and their first album to reach the U.S. top ten.[13][14] The album remained at number five in it's second week selling a further 81,000 copies.[15] The album also peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Soundtracks Albums chart[16] and the Top Kids Albums chart.[17]

In the United Kingdom the album debuted at number fifty-nine on the UK Albums Chart on January 7, 2007.[18] In it's second week the album fell to number sixty-eight.[19] In it's third week the album rose two places to number sixty-five.[20] In it's fourth week the album fell to number eighty before leaving the Top 100 spending a total of four weeks on the chart.[21] In Scotland the album debuted at number fifty-seven[22] and in Ireland the album debuted at fifty-five.[23] It was certified platinum by the RIAA on November 14, 2006,[3] having sold 1.4 million copies in the United States.[24]

Track listing[edit]

Soundtrack – Standard
No. Title Writer(s) Recording Artist(s) Length
1. "The Party's Just Begun"
  • Matthew Gerrard
  • Robbie Nevil
The Cheetah Girls 3:10
2. "Strut" Jamie Houston The Cheetah Girls 3:18
3. "Dance With Me"
  • Ray Cham
  • Charlene Licera
Drew Seeley & Belinda 3:12
4. "Why Wait"
  • Gerrard
  • Nevil
Belinda 3:01
5. "A la Nanita Nana"
  • Traditional
The Cheetah Girls & Belinda 2:12
6. "Do Your Own Thing"
  • Gerrard
  • Nevil
  • Raven-Symoné
Raven-Symoné 3:17
7. "It's Over"
  • David Lawrence
  • Faye Greenberg
The Cheetah Girls 3:08
8. "Step Up"
  • Gerrard
  • Nevil
The Cheetah Girls 3:08
9. "Amigas Cheetahs"
  • Houston
  • Will Robinson
The Cheetah Girls & Belinda 4:06
10. "Cherish the Moment"
  • Houston
  • Greg Curtis
The Cheetah Girls 3:26
11. "Cheetah Sisters (Barcelona Mix)" Houston The Cheetah Girls 2:42
12. "Everyone's a Star"
  • Gerrard
  • Nevil
  • Raven-Symoné
Raven-Symoné 3:51
13. "It's Gonna Be Alright"
  • Gerrard
  • Nevil
  • Raven-Symoné
Raven-Symoné 3:48

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref
United States August 15, 2006 CD, Digital download Original Soundtrack Walt Disney Records [1]
October 10, 2006 CD Karaoke [5]
November 7, 2006 Two-disc Special Edition [6]
United Kingdom [30]
December 25, 2006 CD Original Soundtrack [31]

References[edit]

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