Ella Enchanted (soundtrack)

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Ella Enchanted: Original Soundtrack
Ella Enchanted OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released April 6, 2004
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Pop, pop rock, Dance pop
Label Hollywood
Producer Robbie Buchanan

Ella Enchanted: Original Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the movie Ella Enchanted which was released by Hollywood Records. The album features Kelly Clarkson, Jesse McCartney and Raven-Symoné. Anne Hathaway also performs three songs on this album including one duet with Jesse McCartney.

<i>Ella Enchanted</i> (film) 2004 film by Tommy OHaver

Ella Enchanted is a 2004 fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Tommy O'Haver and written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith loosely based on Gail Carson Levine's 1997 novel of the same name. Starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy, the film plays with the usual fairy tale genre.

Hollywood Records, Inc. is an American record label of the Disney Music Group. The label focuses in pop, rock, alternative, hip hop, and country genres, as well as specializing in mature recordings not suitable for the flagship Walt Disney Records label. Founded in 1989, its current roster includes artists such as Jordan Fisher, Zella Day, Demi Lovato, Queen, Zendaya, Ocean Park Standoff, Dreamers, Bea Miller, Martina Stoessel, Breaking Benjamin, Jorge Blanco, Sabrina Carpenter, R5, Olivia Holt, Sofia Carson, Forever in Your Mind, New Hope Club, Joywave, Maddie Poppe and In Real Life. The label also releases Marvel Studios's soundtrack and compilation albums in conjunction with Marvel Music.

Kelly Clarkson American singer-songwriter, actress

Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the reality competition television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the country's best-selling single of 2002. It was followed by the release of her debut album, Thankful (2003), which debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Trying to reinvent her image, Clarkson decided to part ways with Idol management and shifted to pop rock music for her second album, Breakaway (2004). After numerous top 40 radio number-one singles, such as "Since U Been Gone" and "Because of You", the album sold over 15 million copies worldwide and earned Clarkson two Grammy Awards.

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Promotion

In 2006, Disney made a new music video for the Disney Princess franchise to "It's Not Just Make Believe" by Kari Kimmel with footage from various Disney animated films, which was shown on the Disney Channel numerous times and featured on the Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs: Perfectly Princess DVD in Sing-Along form.

<i>Disney Princess</i> media franchise owned by The Walt Disney Company

Disney Princess, also called the Princess Line, is a media franchise and toy-line owned by The Walt Disney Company. Created by Disney Consumer Products chairman Andy Mooney in the early 2000s, the franchise features a line-up of fictional female protagonists who have appeared in various Disney franchises.

Kari Kimmel American musician

Kari Meredyth Kimmel is an American singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. She is best known for the theme track It's Not Just Make Believe for Ella Enchanted, the theme track Black for The Walking Dead trailer, and the theme track Where You Belong for The Fosters. Her music ranges across the genres of pop, rock, folk, and R&B.

Disney Channel US youth-targeted television channel owned by the Walt Disney Company

Disney Channel is an American pay television network that serves as the flagship property of owner Disney Channels unit of the Walt Disney Television division of The Walt Disney Company.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
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Heather Phares, from Allmusic said: "Though the film is technically a Miramax offering," "the soundtrack is downright Disney, gathering songs from the studio's stable of prefab teen pop singers." She praised Kelly Clarkson "out-sings them all on "Respect", which, despite its canned-sounding accompaniment, makes the most of her voice". [1]

Miramax, LLC is a Qatari-owned American entertainment company known for producing and distributing films and television shows. It is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Miramax was founded in 1979 by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and was a leading independent film motion picture distribution and production company before it was acquired by The Walt Disney Company on June 30, 1993. Shortly thereafter, Pulp Fiction was released. The Weinsteins operated Miramax with more creative and financial independence than any other division of Disney until September 30, 2005, when they left the company and founded a new studio, The Weinstein Company. Miramax was sold by Disney to Filmyard Holdings, a joint venture of Colony NorthStar, Tutor-Saliba Corporation, and Qatar Investment Authority, in 2010, ending Disney's 17-year ownership of the studio. In 2016, ownership of the company was transferred to the beIN Media Group.

Respect (song) single by Otis Redding

"Respect" is a song written and originally released by American recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for R&B singer Aretha Franklin. The music in the two versions is significantly different, and through a few changes in the lyrics, the stories told by the songs have a different flavor. Redding's version is a plea from a desperate man, who will give his woman anything she wants. He won't care if she does him wrong, as long as he gets his due respect when he brings money home. However, Franklin's version is a declaration from a strong, confident woman, who knows that she has everything her man wants. She never does him wrong, and demands his "respect". Franklin's version adds the "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" chorus and the backup singers' refrain of "Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me...".

She concludes "Indeed, most of the Ella Enchanted soundtrack plays like a souped-up school musical, although that does give it sort of an awkward charm."

Track listing [1]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" Jesse McCartney, Anne Hathaway 3:10
2."It's Not Just Make Believe" Kari Kimmel 3:07
3."True to Your Heart" Raven-Symoné 3:44
4."Respect^" Kelly Clarkson 2:17
5."You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (Remix)"Anne Hathaway3:20
6."Walking on Sunshine" Jump5 4:06
7."Magic" Stimulator 3:53
8."Strange Magic" Darren Hayes 3:52
9."Somebody to Love"Anne Hathaway3:23
10."Once Upon a Broken Heart" The Beu Sisters 4:09
11."If You Believe"Andrea Remanda, Bryan Adams 3:59
12."Let Me Entertain You"Cast0:39

^previously released on American Idol: Greatest Moments

<i>American Idol: Greatest Moments</i> 2002 soundtrack album by American Idol Season 1 Finalists

American Idol: Greatest Moments is the first American Idol soundtrack, with music from the first season of American Idol. It contains two cover songs from both Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, the winner and runner-up of the original season, one song from the remaining eight finalists, one song by all the finalists, and Clarkson's two songs from her debut single as bonus tracks. It is the only American Idol album that endorses the winner's single. The album was released on October 1, 2002.

Possible alternate release [2]

  1. Jesse McCartney and Anne Hathaway - "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart"
  2. Kari Kimmel - "It's Not Just Make Believe"
  3. Kelly Clarkson - "Respect"
  4. Jump5 - "Walking On Sunshine"
  5. Raven Symone - "True to Your Heart"
  6. Kaci - "I Think I Love You"
  7. Anne Hathaway - "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (Remix)
  8. Anne Hathaway - "Somebody to Love"
  9. Andrea Remanda and Bryan Adams - "If You Believe"
  10. Darren Hayes - "Strange Magic"
  11. Stimulator - "Magic"
  12. The Beu Sisters - "Once Upon a Broken Heart"
  13. Sean Devel - Score Suite

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