Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show

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Victorious:
Music from the Hit TV Show
Victorious soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by Victoria Justice and Victorious Cast
Released August 2, 2011
Recorded 2009— 10
Genre
Length 36:52
Label
Victoria Justice chronology
Spectacular!
(2009)
Victorious
(2011)
Victorious 2.0
(2012)
Victorious soundtracks chronology
Victorious
(2011)
Victorious 2.0
(2012)
Singles from Victorious
  1. "Freak the Freak Out"
    Released: November 19, 2010
  2. "Beggin' on Your Knees"
    Released: April 1, 2011
  3. "Best Friend's Brother"
    Released: May 20, 2011
  4. "All I Want Is Everything"
    Released: September 2, 2011
  5. "You're the Reason"
    Released: December 3, 2011[1]

Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show is the debut soundtrack for the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious. The majority of the album was sung by the lead actress of the television series, 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, Matt Bennett, Daniella Monet and Avan Jogia. 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 Nick Records, in association with Sony Music Entertainment.[2] All of the songs on this soundtrack appear on previously aired episodes of both seasons of Victorious. The soundtrack debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 5 with over 40,000 copies sold. It also peaked at number one on the Billboard Kid Albums chart and the Billboard Top Soundtracks chart.

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 Billboard Hot 100 at number 50. Other singles from the album include "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 influences of mainstream electropop, teen pop and pop rock.[3] The album features the heavy usage of synthesizers, drum machine and Auto-Tune, prominent in songs like "Freak the Freak Out" and "Make It Shine".[3] 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 "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 songs written by Michael Corcoran, Dan Schneider, and CJ Abraham.

The mix of some tracks on the album are slightly altered in comparison to the versions heard in the show. The vocals of "Tell Me That You Love Me" are heard with a piano in the show, but the song has more instruments here. "Finally Falling" in this album removes Avan Jogia's opening verse. The show version of "All I Want Is Everything" has more prominent vocals from the other cast members. Full versions of the former two can be streamed at the show's student website, TheSlap.com.

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.

Promotional singles[edit]

"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. "You're the Reason" was the third and final promotional single released from the album, released on December 3, 2011 and accompanied by an acoustic music video.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist(s) Length
1. "Make It Shine (Victorious Theme)" Dan Schneider, Lukasz Gottwald, Michael Corcoran Victoria Justice 3:07
2. "Freak the Freak Out" CJ Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran, Nick Hexum, Zack Hexum Victoria Justice 3:54
3. "Best Friend's Brother" Allan Grigg, Savan Kotecha, Victoria Justice Victoria Justice 3:38
4. "Beggin' on Your Knees" Kotecha, Shellback Victoria Justice 3:13
5. "All I Want Is Everything" Lindy Robbins, Toby Gad Victoria Justice 3:02
6. "You're the Reason" Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran Victoria Justice 2:53
7. "Give It Up" Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande 2:45
8. "I Want You Back" The Corporation Victoria Justice and Victorious Cast 2:59
9. "Song 2 You" Brian Kierulf, Josh Schwartz, Leon Thomas III Victoria Justice and Leon Thomas III 3:38
10. "Tell Me That You Love Me" Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran, Sara Bareilles Victoria Justice and Leon Thomas III 2:41
11. "Finally Falling" Abraham, Schneider, Drake Bell, Corcoran Victoria Justice 2:50
12. "Leave It All to Shine" Schneider, Gottwald, Corcoran Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice 2:12
13. "Broken Glass" (iTunes bonus track) Schneider Matt Bennett 2:25
14. "Favorite Foods" (Asia bonus track) Schneider Victorious Cast 1:54
15. "Finally Falling" (Asia bonus track) Abraham, Schneider, Bell, Corcoran Victoria Justice and Avan Jogia 3:01
16. "You're the Reason (Acoustic Version)" (Asia bonus track) Abraham, Schneider, Corcoran Victoria Justice 3:02

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 5
US Digital Albums 5
US Kid Albums 1
US Soundtracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Confirmation of "You're The Reason" final single release
  2. ^ amazon.com, "Victorious Soundtrack". Accessed 1 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b c allmusic.com, "[1]". Accessed 3 September 2011.