WWF Forceable Entry

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WWF Forceable Entry
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Soundtrack album by World Wrestling Federation
Released March 26, 2002 (2002-03-26)
Genre
Length 71:25
Label Columbia
Smackdown! Records
Producer
World Wrestling Federation chronology
WWF The Music, Vol. 5
(2001)WWF The Music, Vol. 52001
WWF Forceable Entry
(2002)
WWE Anthology
(2002)WWE Anthology2002

WWF Forceable Entry is a soundtrack album by WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF). Released on March 26, 2002 by Columbia Records, it features entrance music of WWE wrestlers re-recorded by various hard rock and heavy metal artists and bands. It is also the last album released under the "WWF" name, as the company changed its name to "WWE" in May 2002 (after a British court ruled in favor of the World Wide Fund for Nature for ownership of the "WWF" name and branding (the World Wrestling Federation and the World Wide Fund for Nature had used the "WWF" name and branding since 1979 at the time)).[1] The album was a commercial success, charting at number three on the US Billboard 200.

Composition[edit]

Johnny Loftus of music website AllMusic categorised WWF Forceable Entry as alternative metal, post-grunge and rap metal.[2] The album features a number of cover versions (including Kid Rock's cover of "Legs" by ZZ Top) and remixes (such as Limp Bizkit's "Rollin'" and Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People"), as well as new tracks.[2][3] Some tracks are also new recordings of wrestlers' entrance themes, including Drowning Pool's cover of Motörhead's "The Game" (Triple H) and Disturbed's recording "Glass Shatters" (Stone Cold Steve Austin).[2][3] Finger Eleven's song "Slow Chemical" is a bonus track on some versions of the album as well.

Release[edit]

WWF Forceable Entry was released on March 26, 2002 by Columbia Records in association with SmackDown! Records, a division of WWE.[4]

Reception[edit]

Commercial[edit]

WWF Forceable Entry was a commercial success. In the US, the album reached number three on the US Billboard 200; in Canada, it reached number three on the Canadian Albums Chart.[5] It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, indicating sales of over 500,000 units.[6] The album sold over 145,000 copies in the US in its first week on sale.[7]

Critical[edit]

Music website AllMusic awarded the album two out of five stars. Writer Johnny Loftus noted that Forceable Entry "will be most relevant to wrestling fans," but joked that "fans of heavy music ... might seek this set out in the local sale bin."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Subject(s)Length
1."The Game" (performed by Drowning Pool)Triple H3:28
2."Legs" (performed by Kid Rock)Stacy Keibler4:53
3."Young Grow Old" (performed by Creed)Backlash 20024:43
4."Glass Shatters" (performed by Disturbed)Stone Cold Steve Austin3:54
5."Rollin'" (Dead Man mix, performed by Limp Bizkit)The Undertaker3:33
6."Whatever" (performed by Our Lady Peace)Chris Benoit3:53
7."Never Gonna Stop" (the Black Cat Crossing mix, performed by Rob Zombie)Edge3:40
8."One of a Kind" (performed by Breaking Point)
  • Brett Erickson
  • Justin Rimer
Rob Van Dam3:28
9."The Beautiful People" (the WWF remix, performed by Marilyn Manson)SmackDown!4:16
10."Across the Nation" (performed by The Union Underground)
Raw3:00
11."Break the Walls Down" (performed by Sevendust)JohnstonChris Jericho3:16
12."Turn the Tables" (performed by Saliva)JohnstonThe Dudley Boyz4:21
13."Live for the Moment" (performed by Monster Magnet)
The Hardy Boyz4:59
14."End of Everything" (performed by Stereomud)
Raven3:27
15."Ride of Your Life" (performed by Neurotica)
  • Kelly Schaefer
  • Migwell Przybyl
  • Doug Kaye
King of the Ring 20023:38
16."Just Another Victim" (performed by Cypress Hill)Tazz4:14
17."No Chance" (performed by Dope)
Vince McMahon4:01
18."Lovefurypassionenergy" (performed by Boy Hits Car)
Lita4:41

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 3
Canadian Albums Chart (Billboard)[5] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wildlife charity wins battle of the WWF brands | Society | The Guardian". The Guardian. February 27, 2002. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Loftus, Johnny. "WWF Forceable Entry - Various Artists: Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Wiederhorn, Jon (February 7, 2002). "Creed, Limp Bizkit Meet In Ring On WWF Forceable Entry". MTV. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Rock's Hottest Stars Get Down & Dirty on WWF Forceable Entry CD Featuring Creed, Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit, Drowning Pool, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Sevendust, Saliva, & Others". Sony Corporation of America. March 4, 2002. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "WWF Forceable Entry - Various Artists: Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "RIAA Gold & Platinum Search "WWF"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Basham, David (April 5, 2002). "Got Charts? Wrestling With WWF LPs; Breaking Records With Celine". MTV. Retrieved October 6, 2015.