The Polar Express (soundtrack)

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The Polar Express: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released November 2, 2004 (2004-11-02)[1][2]
Genre Holiday
Length 44:06
Label Warner Sunset, Reprise[2] [3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]

The Polar Express: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the animated film of the same name, released in 2004 through Warner Sunset Records.

The song, "Believe", written by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, was nominated for Best Original Song at the 77th Academy Awards. It was sung at the 77th Academy Awards show by original performer Josh Groban with Beyoncé Knowles. It gained a Grammy Award in 2006.

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in November 2007.[5] Having sold 724,000 copies in the United States, it is the best-selling film soundtrack/holiday album hybrid since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking music sales in 1991.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "The Polar Express"   Tom Hanks 3:25
2. "When Christmas Comes to Town"   Matthew Hall and Meagan Moore 4:07
3. "Rockin' on Top of the World"   Steven Tyler 2:35
4. "Believe"   Josh Groban 4:18
5. "Hot Chocolate"   Tom Hanks 2:33
6. "Spirit of the Season"   Alan Silvestri 2:33
7. "Seeing Is Believing"   Alan Silvestri 3:47
8. "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"   Frank Sinatra 2:35
9. "White Christmas"   Bing Crosby 3:05
10. "Winter Wonderland"   The Andrews Sisters 2:43
11. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"   Perry Como with The Fontane Sisters 2:40
12. "Silver Bells"   Kate Smith 2:39
13. "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)"   Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters 3:04
14. "Suite from the Polar Express"   Alan Silvestri 6:02



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  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ "American certifications – Polar Express". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ Caulfield, Keith (December 6, 2014). "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Guardians' on Cassette Cashes In". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
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