The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture

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The Matrix:
Music from the Motion Picture
The Matrix soundtrack cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMarch 30, 1999
Recorded1992–1999
Genre Electronic, heavy metal, experimental, alternative rock
Length62:36
Label Warner Bros. / Maverick / Real Gone
Producer Marilyn Manson, Michael Beinhorn, Sean Beavan, Rob Dougan, Meat Beat Manifesto, Lunatic Calm, Liam Howlett, Charlie Clouser, Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, Terry Date, Dave Wyndorf, Jacob Hellner, Rammstein, Garth Richardson, Rage Against the Machine
The Matrix chronology
The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture
(1999)
The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Score
(1999)
Singles from The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "Rock Is Dead"
    Released: June 14, 1999
  2. "Bad Blood"
    Released: September 14, 1999
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The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture is one of the two 1999 soundtrack albums from the blockbuster film, The Matrix (the other being The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Score ).

A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program, or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film, video, or television presentation; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound.

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Contents

The soundtrack included most of the tracks the film popularized such as Rob Zombie's "Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)" or the "lobby shootout music", actually called "Spybreak!", played by the British big beat duo Propellerheads. It also included a number of songs that were not present in the film.

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Track listing

  1. "Rock Is Dead" by Marilyn Manson – 3:11
  2. "Spybreak! (Short One)" by Propellerheads – 4:00
  3. "Bad Blood" by Ministry – 5:00
  4. "Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Mix)" by Rob D – 7:26
  5. "Prime Audio Soup" by Meat Beat Manifesto – 6:17
  6. "Leave You Far Behind" by Lunatic Calm – 3:13
  7. "Mindfields" by The Prodigy – 5:40
  8. "Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)" by Rob Zombie – 4:37
  9. "My Own Summer (Shove It)" by Deftones – 3:34
  10. "Ultrasonic Sound" by Hive – 4:54
  11. "Look to Your Orb for the Warning (Radio Edit)" by Monster Magnet – 4:42
  12. "Du hast" by Rammstein – 3:54
  13. "Wake Up" by Rage Against the Machine – 6:04

Track order by movie appearance

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Charts

Chart (1999)Peak
position
scope="row"Australian Albums (ARIA) [2] 5
scope="row"Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria) [3] 2
scope="row"Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) [4] 19
scope="row"Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) [5] 16
Canadian Albums ( Billboard ) [6] 7
scope="row"Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) [7] 27
scope="row"Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) [8] 6
scope="row"French Albums (SNEP) [9] 12
scope="row"German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [10] 4
scope="row"New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) [11] 5
scope="row"Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) [12] 2
Spanish Albums (AFYVE) [13] 13
scope="row"Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [14] 11
UK Compilation Albums (OCC) [15] 16
US Billboard 200 [6] 7

Year-end charts

Chart (1999)Position
German Albums Chart [16] 43

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA) [17] Platinum70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria) [18] Gold25,000*
France (SNEP) [19] Gold100,000*
Japan (RIAJ) [20] Gold [21] 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ) [22] Gold7,500^
Poland (ZPAV) [23] Gold50,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) [24] Gold25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) [25] Gold100,000^
United States (RIAA) [26] Platinum1,460,000 [27]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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