The Peanuts Movie (soundtrack)

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The Peanuts Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by Various artists
ReleasedOctober 23, 2015 (2015-10-23)
Recorded2015
Genre
Length47:18
Label
ProducerVarious artists
Christophe Beck film scores chronology
Ant-Man
(2015)
The Peanuts Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(2015)
Sisters
(2015)
Singles from The Peanuts Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Better When I'm Dancin'"
    Released: October 13, 2015

The Peanuts Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album by various artists for The Peanuts Movie, a 2015 3D computer-animated comedy film based on the 1950s comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. It was released on October 23, 2015 through Epic Records. Following the announcement that Christophe Beck would score the film, it was revealed that Meghan Trainor would write an original song for the soundtrack. The song, titled "Better When I'm Dancin'", was released as a promotional single from the soundtrack on October 13, 2015. Along with Beck and Trainor, the soundtrack features songs by Vince Guaraldi Trio and Flo Rida.

Background[edit]

In October 2014, 20th Century Fox revealed that Christophe Beck would score the film.[1] Beck stated, "With the Peanuts movies, I grew up on those specials from the '60s and '70s, that, of course, rerun to this day. I'm very fond of all that Vince Guaraldi music, so what we did was try to find spots in the film where we could sort of touch down and remind people who were watching the film that it's still a Peanuts movie, and there's still a place for that music in the film. There's a bunch of spots where we quote the Guaraldi music, or we actually re-record his pieces quite faithfully." He also added that the score would be more orchestral than Guaraldi's previous scores, which were mainly a small jazz combo.[2] Jazz pianist David Benoit contributed to Beck's score.[3] On July 28, 2015, Fox announced that American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor was writing and performing an original song for the film, titled "Better When I'm Dancin'".[4] About the song, Trainor stated that "They wanted a song about confidence and knew I was good at writing those. I feel better when I’m onstage dancing and having fun, so I wrote about that!”[5]

Promotional single[edit]

"Better When I'm Dancin'" by Meghan Trainor was released as a promotional single from the soundtrack on October 13, 2015. The song, which is a tropical track, strays from Trainor's usual musical style, being described as "breezy and harmless" with traces of house music.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[8]
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
1."Linus and Lucy"Vince GuaraldiVince Guaraldi Trio3:04
2."Better When I'm Dancin'"Meghan Trainor, Thaddeus DixonMeghan Trainor2:56
3."That's What I Like" (featuring Fitz)Jamie Sanderson, Breyan Isaac, Miles Beard, Vincent Venditto, Teemi Brunila, Tramar Dillard, Thomas Troelsen, Jimmy Marinos, Mike Skill, Wally Palamarchuck, Frederick HibbertFlo Rida3:15
4."Skating"GuaraldiVince Guaraldi Trio2:23
5."Christmas Time Is Here"Guaraldi, Lee MendelsonVince Guaraldi Trio2:45
6."Snow Day"Christophe BeckChristophe Beck2:26
7."Fifi's Theme"BeckChristophe Beck1:13
8."Charlie Brown in Love"BeckChristophe Beck1:38
9."Wingwalking"BeckChristophe Beck2:18
10."The Library"BeckChristophe Beck1:10
11."The Assembly"BeckChristophe Beck2:20
12."Curse You Red Baron"BeckChristophe Beck3:30
13."Winter Becomes Spring"BeckChristophe Beck2:01
14."Never Give Up"BeckChristophe Beck3:50
15."Carnival Panic/Linus and Lucy"Beck, GuaraldiChristophe Beck2:17
16."Pen Pal Partners"BeckChristophe Beck1:23
17."Good Ol' Charlie Brown"Beck, GuaraldiChristophe Beck1:03
18."Skating"GuaraldiChristophe Beck2:39
19."Christmas Time is Here/Christmas is Coming" (Medley)GuaraldiChristophe Beck2:53
20."Linus and Lucy"GuaraldiChristophe Beck2:14
Total length:47:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mipmarkets (October 11, 2014). Keynote: Peanuts Reimagined - MIPJunior 2014. YouTube. Retrieved October 11, 2014. Events occur at 8:03 (budget), 9:00 (Beck).
  2. ^ Huver, Scott (July 17, 2015). "INTERVIEW: CHRISTOPHE BECK COMPOSES "ANT-MAN'S" BIG SCORE". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Burlingame, Josh (August 19, 2015). "How Composers Are Using (or Tossing) Classic TV Themes in Film Reboots". Variety. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  4. ^ Guglielmi, Jodi (July 28, 2015). "First Look: Meghan Trainor Writing Song for The Peanuts Movie – See Her as a Cartoon Character!". People. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  5. ^ Gracie, Bianca (July 29, 2015). "Meghan Trainor To Appear On 'The Peanuts Movie' Soundtrack". Idolator. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Daw, Robbie (October 9, 2015). "Meghan Trainor's "Feel Better When I'm Dancin'" From 'The Peanuts Movie': Listen To A Clip". Idolator. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  7. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (October 15, 2015). "Meghan Trainor Boogies With 'Peanuts' Gang in "Better When I'm Dancing" Video". Fuse. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "iTunes (U.S.) - Music - Various Artists - The Peanuts Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes (U.S.). October 23, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  9. ^ "Peanuts Movie Soundtrack - Target Exclusive". Target. October 23, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "iTunes (UK) - Music - Various Artists - The Peanuts Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes (UK). October 23, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  11. ^ "iTunes Japan - The Peanuts Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Japan Version]". iTunes (Japan). October 23, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015.

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