We Love Disney (2015 album)

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We Love Disney
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Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2015
RecordedFall 2014-August 2015
StudioVerve Studios, Santa Monica
Capitol Studios, Hollywood
Air Studios, London
Sunset Sound, Hollywood
Carrington House Studios, Burbank
Henson Studios, Los Angeles
The Village Studios, Los Angeles
The Grip Studio, Nashville
Red Bull Studios, London
Length46:24
Label
ProducerDavid Foster
We Love Disney series chronology
We Love Disney
(2014)
We Love Disney
(2015)

We Love Disney is a 2015 compilation album and third entry in the eponymous series, featuring cover versions of Disney songs by English-speaking musicians from various genres.[1] It was released by Verve Records and Walt Disney Records in the United States on October 30, 2015.[2] Two editions of the album were released: a single-disc standard edition, and a digipak deluxe edition, containing two bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Friend Like Me" (from Aladdin)Ne-Yo3:02
2."Part of Your World" (from The Little Mermaid)Jessie J3:20
3."Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants Ingonyama" (from The Lion King)Jason Derulo3:49
4."Rainbow Connection" (from The Muppet Movie)Gwen Stefani3:24
5."Zero to Hero" (from Hercules)Ariana Grande2:39
6."In a World of My Own / Very Good Advice" (from Alice in Wonderland)Jhené Aiko4:55
7."I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" (from The Jungle Book)Fall Out Boy3:19
8."Colors of the Wind" (from Pocahontas)Tori Kelly4:06
9."A Spoonful of Sugar" (from Mary Poppins)Kacey Musgraves3:38
10."Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" (from The Aristocats)Charles Perry3:08
11."A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (from Cinderella)Jessie Ware3:54
12."Let It Go" (from Frozen)Rascal Flatts & Lucy Hale4:07
13."It's a Small World"Ne-Yo, Jessie J, Derulo, Stefani, Grande, Aiko, Fall Out Boy, Kelly, Musgraves, Perry, Ware, Rascal Flatts & Hale3:03
Total length:46:24
Bonus tracks
No.TitleArtistLength
14."It's Not Easy Being Green" (from The Muppet Show)Brenna Whitaker3:55
15."A Whole New World" (from Aladdin)Yuna2:33
Total length:52:52
Japan Bonus Tracks
No.TitleArtistLength
16."Colors of the Wind" (from Pocahontas)Sarah Àlainn4:06

Production[edit]

After a successful run with localized versions in France, Australia and Germany (titled "I Love Disney" for the latter), David Foster decided to produce a new compilation album for the United States market.[3] During development, Foster created a wish list of American music artists for the album.[4] Foster often choose the song he felt fit the artist's style and vocal abilities, although several artists, such as Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, and Kacey Musgraves began with different songs before ultimately settling on their eventual selections.[4] Lucy Hale was suggested at Disney's behest, as Hale also appears on the company's Hollywood Records roster.[4]

We Love Disney is a co-production between Verve Records and Walt Disney Records, with Universal Music Group providing worldwide distribution and marketing from Disney Music Group, alongside Universal.[5]

Release[edit]

The album's release date was announced on August 14, 2015 at Disney's D23 Expo, where Ne-Yo performed "Friend Like Me" as part of the company's tribute to Robin Williams, who performed the original song in the film.[3] A music video for Ne-Yo's cover was released on October 1, 2015.[6] Later that year, Derulo, Grande, Kelly, Perry, and Aiko performed their selections from their album at the 2015 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label
United States October 30, 2015[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

We Love Disney debuted at No. 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart with 31,000 album-equivalent units; it sold 26,000 copies in its first week, with the remainder of its unit total reflecting the album's streaming activity and track sales.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 54
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 58
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 44
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 74
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 118
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 13
US Billboard 200[16] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vaughn, Shamontiel (8 July 2015). "We Love Disney album will release in October". Orlando Sun Times. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Verve Records & Walt Disney Records Announce Tracklisting For Compilation Album We Love Disney, Due October 30th" (Press release). PR Newswire. Burbank, California. August 14, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Lee, Ashley (November 1, 2015). "Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy, Kacey Musgraves Cover Disney Hits for New Album". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Atkinson, Katie (October 30, 2015). "David Foster on 'We Love Disney,' Making Carla Bruni a Global Pop Star & If Ariana Is His New Celine". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  5. ^ Willman, Chris (November 20, 2015). "Disney Music Group President Ken Bunt on the 'Star Wars' Soundtrack and Harnessing the Force for the House of Mouse". Billboard. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  6. ^ Vain, Madison (October 1, 2015). "Ne-Yo's 'Friend Like Me' music video is an Aladdin throwback". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  7. ^ Hassan, Adeel (October 30, 2015). "Your Friday Briefing: Syria, China, Breast Cancer". The New York Times. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Various Artists - We Love Disney: Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B014HDTXYY. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Caulfield, Keith (November 8, 2015). "Chris Stapleton Soars to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart After CMAs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  10. ^ Ryan, Gavin (November 14, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Elvis Presley Has the No 1 Album in Australia Again". Noise11. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  11. ^ [2015&cat=a "Austriancharts.at – – We Love Disney [2015]"] (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  12. ^ [2015&cat=a "Ultratop.be – – We Love Disney [2015]"] (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  13. ^ [2015&cat=a "Ultratop.be – – We Love Disney [2015]"] (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  14. ^ [2015&cat=a "Lescharts.com – – We Love Disney [2015]"]. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  15. ^ [2015&cat=a "Swisscharts.com – – We Love Disney [2015]"]. Hung Medien. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/277740/various-artists/chart

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