Batman & Robin: Music from and Inspired by the "Batman & Robin" Motion Picture Soundtrack album by
Released May 27, 1997 Recorded September 1996 – March 1997 Genre Rock / Metal, Pop Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop / Rap, Electronica / Techno Length 67: 06 Label Warner Bros. chronology Batman soundtracks
Singles from Batman & Robin
is the Batman & Robin: Music from and Inspired by the "Batman & Robin" Motion Picture soundtrack album to the motion picture (1997).
Batman & Robin
Background [ edit ]
Despite the overwhelming negative publicity the film received, its
soundtrack became very popular and was well received, being certified platinum by the RIAA. The soundtrack included songs by  R. Kelly, Arkarna, Jewel, Goo Goo Dolls, R.E.M., Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, and The Smashing Pumpkins, whose song " The End Is the Beginning Is the End" won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance, which was played during the movie's closing credits. Three songs from the soundtrack became top-ten hits in the United States; Jewel's contribution, a radio-mix version of "Foolish Games" (US number two), as well as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's " Look into My Eyes" (US number four) and R. Kelly's " Gotham City" (US number nine).
Moloko's "Fun for Me" reached number four on the US Dance Play Chart and led for Roisin Murphy and Mark Brydon to kick off their US invasion, with the release of their first album as part of the late 90s electronica hype and "Day for Night" (or rather, the Blakdoktor Afterglow Mix) as a follow-up single in 1998 which, unfortunately, only reached #37 on the Dance Play Chart thus ending their US stint prematurely; however, unbeknownst to them, the Boris D mix of "Sing it Back" would become a club-turned-mainstream hit a year later.
Track listing [ edit ]
The End Is the Beginning Is the End" by The Smashing Pumpkins – 5:10 "
Look into My Eyes" by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – 4:28 "
Gotham City" by R. Kelly – 4:56 "House on Fire" by
Arkarna – 3:24 "Revolution" by
R.E.M. – 3:04 "
Foolish Games" by Jewel – 4:00 "
Lazy Eye" by Goo Goo Dolls – 3:46 "
Breed" by Lauren Christy – 3:05 "The Bug" by
Soul Coughing – 3:09 "Fun for Me" by
Moloko – 5:08 "
Poison Ivy" by Meshell Ndegeocello – 3:33 "True to Myself" by
Eric Benét – 4:41 "A Batman Overture" by
Elliot Goldenthal – 3:35 "
Moaner" by Underworld – 10:17 "The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning" by The Smashing Pumpkins – 4:58
Personnel [ edit ]
Executive album producers: Danny Bramson and Gary LeMel
Executive in charge of music for Warner Bros. Pictures: Gary LeMel
Music supervisor: Danny Bramson
Album business affairs: Keith Zajic, Lisa B. Margolis and David Altschul
Design: Lawrence Azerrad
Soundtrack coordination: Jason Cienkus
Mastering: Keith Blake at W.B.I.H.S.
Singles [ edit ]
A : "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" did not chart on the ^ Billboard Hot 100, but did peak on the chart at number 50. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay
B : "Look into My Eyes" also peaked on the ^ chart at number 4. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
C : "Gotham City" also peaked on the ^ Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 9. D: "Fun for Me" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but did peak on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart at number 4.
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