Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show

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Victorious:
Music from the Hit TV Show
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ReleasedAugust 2, 2011
Recorded2009-10
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Length36:52
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Victoria Justice chronology
Spectacular!
(2009)
Victorious:
Music from the Hit TV Show

(2011)
Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show
(2011)
Victorious soundtracks chronology
Victorious
(2011)
Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show
(2011)
Singles from Victorious
  1. "Freak the Freak Out"
    Released: November 19, 2010 [1]
  2. "Beggin' on Your Knees"
    Released: April 1, 2011 [2]
  3. "Best Friend's Brother"
    Released: May 20, 2011 [3]
  4. "All I Want Is Everything"
    Released: September 2, 2011 [4]
  5. "You're The Reason"
    Released: December 3, 2011 [5]

Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show is the debut soundtrack for the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious . The majority of the album was sung by the lead actress of the television series, Victoria Justice, with the Victorious cast being listed beside her. Some of the other singers on the album include Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Miranda Cosgrove, Matt Bennett, Daniella Monet and Avan Jogia. The majority of the album was written by Michael Corcoran, Dan Schneider, Savan Kotecha, Kool Kojak and CJ Abraham with Victoria Justice involved in the composition of "Best Friend's Brother" and Leon Thomas III on "Song 2 You".

A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music directly recorded from the soundtrack of a particular feature film or television show. The first such album to be commercially released was Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the soundtrack to the film of the same name, in 1938. The first soundtrack album of a film's orchestral score was that for Alexander Korda's 1942 film Jungle Book, composed by Miklós Rózsa. However, this album added the voice of Sabu, the film's star, narrating the story in character as Mowgli.

Nickelodeon is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. It broadcasts usually from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. It is primarily aimed at children and adolescents aged 2–17.

Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 to February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her older sister Trina's place in a showcase while getting into screwball situations on a daily basis. On her first day at Hollywood Arts, she meets Andre Harris, Robbie Shapiro, Rex Powers, Jade West, Cat Valentine, and Beck Oliver. The series premiered after the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards. The series won for Favorite TV Show award at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards and 2013 Kids' Choice Awards, beating out iCarly. Victorious earned four Emmy nominations.

Contents

The album was released August 2, 2011 by Nick Records, in association with Sony Music Entertainment. [6] [7] All of the songs on this soundtrack appear on previously aired episodes of both seasons of Victorious. The soundtrack debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 5 with over 40,000 copies sold. It also peaked at number one on the Billboard Kid Albums chart and the Billboard Top Soundtracks chart.

Nick Records is the record label for the children's television channel Nickelodeon. The label featured new and emerging young musical artists, "triple threat" singers who would also act and dance on the network's series, and soundtrack and compilations based on Nickelodeon TV shows.

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

Kid Albums is a music chart published weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks the top selling children's music albums in the United States. The chart debuted on the issue dated September 9, 1995. It originally began as a 15-position chart, but has now been expanded to 25. Rankings are compiled by point-of-purchase sales obtained by Nielsen Soundscan data and from legal digital downloads from an all music digital retailers.

The lead single album released was "Freak the Freak Out" on November 19, 2010. The song was the soundtrack's most successful single released, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 50. Other singles from the album include "Beggin' on Your Knees" (released April 1, 2011), "Best Friend's Brother" (released May 20, 2011) and "Leave It All to Shine" (released June 10, 2011).

Freak the Freak Out Single by Victoria Justice

"Freak the Freak Out" is a song performed by American pop recording artist Victoria Justice. It was produced by The Super Chris and Michael Corcoran, who also co-wrote the song with C.J. Abraham, Nick Hexum, Zack Hexum, Dan Schneider, for Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show (2011), the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious. It was released as the album's lead single on November 19, 2010 through Columbia Records. Musically, the song is a fast-paced electronic rock song with influences of electropop and teen pop lyrics, and the lyrics speak of getting the attention of a distant boyfriend.

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.

Beggin on Your Knees Single by Victoria Justice

"Beggin' on Your Knees" is a song performed by the Victorious cast featuring Victoria Justice. It was produced by Kristian Lundin and Shellback, who also co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha, for Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show (2011), the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious. It was released as the album's second single on April 1, 2011 through Columbia Records in association with Nickelodeon. Musically, the song runs through a synthpop oriented beat with teen pop lyrics, and the lyrics speak of vengeance against a cheating boyfriend.

Music structure and lyrics

The album features the heavy usage of synthesizers, drum machine and Auto-Tune, prominent in songs like "Freak the Freak Out" and "Make It Shine". [8] The lyrical themes involve light romance, happy and sad, and assertions of self-worth. [8]

Drum machine electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums or other percussion instruments

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion. Drum machines may imitate drum kits or other percussion instruments, or produce unique sounds. Most modern drum machines allow users to program their own rhythms. Drum machines may create sounds using analog synthesis or play prerecorded samples.

Auto-Tune Audio processor

Auto-Tune is an audio processor created by, and registered trademark of, Antares Audio Technologies which uses a proprietary device to measure and alter pitch in vocal and instrumental music recording and performances. It was originally intended to disguise or correct off-key inaccuracies, allowing vocal tracks to be perfectly tuned despite originally being slightly off-pitch.

The mix of some tracks on the album are slightly altered in comparison to the versions heard in the show. The vocals of "Tell Me That You Love Me" are heard with a piano in the show, but the song has more instruments on the soundtrack. "Finally Falling" in this album removes Avan Jogia's opening verse. The show version of "All I Want Is Everything" has more prominent vocals from the other cast members. Full versions of the former two can be streamed at the show's student website, TheSlap.com.

Singles

The lead single released was "Freak the Freak Out" on November 19, 2010. The song was featured on the Victorious special, "Freak the Freak Out" and the soundtrack most successful single released, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 50. The single was accompanied by a two-minute music video that premiered on Nickelodeon in mid-November. "Beggin' on Your Knees" was released as second single and peaked at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was accompanied by a music video directed by Marc Wagner which was released on March 12, 2011. "Best Friend's Brother" was the third single released from the soundtrack on May 20, 2011. The music video for the single was released on May 28, 2011. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 93 and peaked at number 86. "All I Want Is Everything" was the fourth single released from the soundtrack on September 2, 2011. "You're the Reason" was the fifth and final single released from the album, released on December 3, 2011.

Best Friends Brother Single by Victoria Justice

"Best Friend's Brother" is a song performed by American pop recording artist Victoria Justice, billed as Cast of Victorious featuring Victoria Justice. It was produced by Kool Kojak, who also co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha and Victoria Justice, for Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show (2011), the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious. It was released as the album's third single on May 20, 2011 through Columbia Records in association with Nickelodeon. Musically, the song runs through an electropop oriented dance beat with teen pop lyrics, and the lyrics speak of a girl's crush on her best friend's brother.

Promotional singles

"Make It Shine" was released as the first promotional single on April 13, 2010. [9] "Leave It All to Shine" was released June 10, 2011, as the second single from the album and performed on the iCarly 90-minute special "iParty with Victorious" by the cast members of both iCarly and Victorious . [10]

Leave It All to Shine Promocional single by Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice

"Leave It All to Shine" is a song performed by Miranda Cosgrove from iCarly and Victoria Justice from Victorious for the crossover episode "iParty with Victorious". The song is a mash-up of the shows' theme songs, "Leave It All to Me" and "Make It Shine".

<i>iCarly</i> American teen sitcom

iCarly is an American teen sitcom created by Dan Schneider that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series stars Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress, and tells the story of Carly Shay, a teenager who creates her own web show called 'iCarly' with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson. The web show quickly becomes an internet phenomenon and the trio must deal with their newfound fame, while also dealing with adolescence.

iParty with Victorious is a 2011 special 90-minute television movie crossover episode of the television series iCarly and Victorious. It premiered on Nickelodeon June 11, 2011.

Track listing

Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show– Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
1."Make It Shine (Victorious Theme)" (featuring Victoria Justice) Victorious Cast3:07
2."Freak the Freak Out" (featuring Victoria Justice)
Cast3:54
3."Best Friend's Brother" (featuring Victoria Justice)
Cast3:38
4."Beggin' on Your Knees" (featuring Victoria Justice)
Cast3:13
5."All I Want Is Everything"3:02
6."You're The Reason"
  • Abraham
  • Schneider
  • Corcoran
  • Cast
  • Justice
2:53
7."Give It Up" (featuring Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande)
  • Abraham
  • Schneider
  • Corcoran
Cast2:45
8."I Want You Back" The Corporation
  • Cast
  • Justice
2:59
9."Song 2 You" (featuring Leon Thomas III and Victoria Justice)
  • Brian Kierulf
  • Josh Schwartz
  • Leon Thomas III
Cast3:38
10."Tell Me That You Love Me" (featuring Victoria Justice and Leon Thomas III)
Cast2:41
11."Finally Falling"
  • Cast
  • Justice
2:50
12."Leave It All to Shine" (featuring Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice)
  • Schneider
  • Gottwald
  • Corcoran
2:12
Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show– European bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
13."Broken Glass" (featuring Matt Bennett)SchneiderCast2:25
Total length:36:52
Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show– Asia bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Artist(s)Length
14."Favorite Foods"SchneiderCast1:54
15."Finally Falling"
  • Abraham
  • Schneider
  • Bell
  • Corcoran
3:01
16."You're the Reason" (Acoustic version; featuring Victoria Justice)
  • Abraham
  • Schneider
  • Corcoran
Cast3:02

Charts

Chart (2011)Peak
position
US Billboard 200 [11] 5
US Digital Albums [12] 5
US Kid Albums [13] 1
US Soundtracks [14] 1

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