is the debut soundtrack for the Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show Nickelodeon TV series . The majority of the album was sung by the lead actress of the television series, Victorious Victoria Justice, with the Victorious cast being listed beside her. Some of the other singers on the album feature Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Miranda Cosgrove and Matt Bennett. The majority of the album was written by Michael Corcoran, Dan Schneider, Savan Kotecha, Kool Kojak and CJ Abraham with Victoria Justice involved in the composition of " Best Friend's Brother" and Leon Thomas III on "Song 2 You".
The album was released August 2, 2011 by
Nickelodeon Records, in association with Sony Music Entertainment. All of the songs on this soundtrack appear on previously aired episodes of both seasons of [2 ] Victorious. The soundtrack debuted on the at number 5 with over 40,000 copies sold. It also peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and the Billboard Kid Albums chart. Billboard Top Soundtracks
The lead single album released was "
Freak the Freak Out" on November 19, 2010. The song was the soundtrack's most successful single released, peaking on the at number 50. Other singles from the album include " Billboard Hot 100 Beggin' on Your Knees" (released April 1, 2011), " Best Friend's Brother" (released May 20, 2011) and " Leave It All to Shine" (released June 10, 2011).
Music structure and lyrics [ edit ]
Musically, the album is
pop and dance heavy, featuring influencs of mainstream electropop, teen pop and pop rock. The album features the heavy usage of [3 ] synthesizers, drum machine and Auto-Tune, prominent in songs like " Freak the Freak Out" and "Make It Shine". The lyrical themes involve light romance, happy and sad, and assertions of self-worth. [3 ] The album features peppy dance tracks like "All I Want Is Everything" and " [3 ] Best Friend's Brother" and lite piano ballads like "Song 2 You" and "Tell Me That You Love Me". " Give It Up", sung by Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies, is an urban pop track. "You're the Reason" and "Finally Falling" are guitar driven pop song written by Michael Corcoran, Dan Schneider, and CJ Abraham.
Singles [ edit ]
The lead single released was "
Freak the Freak Out" on November 19, 2010. The song was featured on the Victorious special, "Freak the Freak Out" and the soundtrack most successful single released, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 50. The single was accompanied by a two-minute music video that premiered on Nickelodeon in mid-November. " Beggin' on Your Knees" was released as second single and peaked at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was accompanied by a music video directed by Marc Wagner which was released on March 12, 2011. " Best Friend's Brother" was the third single released from the soundtrack on May 20, 2011. The music video for the single was released on May 28, 2011. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 93 and peaked at number 86. "All I Want Is Everything" was the fourth single released from the soundtrack on September 2, 2011, and was accompanied by a music video on the same day. "You're The Reason" was the fifth and final single released from the album, released on December 3, 2011 and accompanied by an acoustic music video.
"Make It Shine" was released as a promotional single on April 13, 2010. "
Leave It All to Shine" was released June 10, 2011, as the fifth single from the album and performed on the iCarly 90-minute special " iParty with Victorious" by the cast members of both iCarly and . Victorious
Track listing [ edit ]
"Make It Shine (
Dan Schneider, Michael Corcoran
Victoria Justice 3:07
Freak the Freak Out" CJ Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran,
Nick Hexum, Zack Hexum
Victoria Justice 3:54
Best Friend's Brother"
Allan Grigg, Savan Kotecha, Victoria Justice
Victoria Justice 3:38
Beggin' on Your Knees" Kotecha,
Victoria Justice 3:13
"All I Want Is Everything"
Lindy Robbins, Toby Gad
Victoria Justice 3:02
"You're the Reason"
Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran
Victoria Justice 2:53
"Give It Up"
Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran
Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande 2:45
I Want You Back"
Victoria Justice 2:59
"Song 2 You"
Brian Kierulf, Josh Schwartz, Leon Thomas III
Victoria Justice and Leon Thomas III 3:38
"Tell Me That You Love Me"
Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran,
Victoria Justice and Leon Thomas III 2:41
Drake Bell, Corcoran
Victoria Justice 2:50
Leave It All to Shine" Schneider, Corcoran
Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice 2:12
( iTunes bonus track) Schneider
References [ edit ]
^ Confirmation of "You're The Reason" final single release
^ amazon.com, " Victorious Soundtrack". Accessed 1 July 2011.
^ a b c allmusic.com, " ". Accessed 3 September 2011.