Armageddon: The Album

Armageddon: The Album is the original soundtrack album to the 1998 Touchstone Pictures film Armageddon, released by Columbia Records and Hollywood Records on June 23, 1998. The album features several songs recorded specifically for the soundtrack, including "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and "What Kind of Love Are You On", performed by Aerosmith, "Remember Me", performed by Journey, and "Mister Big Time", performed by Jon Bon Jovi. Our Lady Peace's "Starseed" is a remixed version of the original. The album was commercially successful in Japan, and was certified double platinum for 400,000 copies shipped in 1999.[2]

Armageddon: An Original Columbia Records Soundtrack
Armageddon, The Album.jpeg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedJune 23, 1998 (1998-06-23)
GenreRock
Length57:05
LabelHollywood Records
Columbia Records
Sony Music Soundtrax
Singles from Armageddon: The Album
  1. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
    Released: August 18, 1998
  2. "What Kind of Love Are You On"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Remember Me"
    Released: June 23, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"Diane WarrenAerosmith4:59
2."Remember Me"Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Jack BladesJourney5:33
3."What Kind of Love Are You On"Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jack Blades, Tommy ShawAerosmith3:15
4."La Grange"Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank BeardZZ Top3:38
5."Roll Me Away"Bob SegerBob Seger4:42
6."When the Rainbow Comes"Karl WallingerShawn Colvin4:25
7."Sweet Emotion (David Thoener Remix)"Steven Tyler, Tom HamiltonAerosmith5:13
8."Mister Big Time"Jon Bon Jovi, Aldo NovaJon Bon Jovi2:51
9."Come Together"John Lennon, Paul McCartneyAerosmith3:48
10."Wish I Were You"Patty Smyth-MacEnroe, Glen BurtnikPatty Smyth3:53
11."Starseed"Raine MaidaOur Lady Peace4:23
12."Leaving on a Jet Plane"John DenverChantal Kreviazuk4:45
13."Theme from Armageddon"Trevor RabinTrevor Rabin3:12
14."Animal Crackers" (Dialogue by Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler)Warren, Rabin, Harry Gregson-WilliamsSteven Tyler2:40
Total length:56:41

Charts and certificationsEdit

ChartsEdit

Charts (1998) Peak position
Canadian Albums Chart 1
U.S. Top Pop Albums 94[3]
U.S. Billboard 200 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1998) Position
German Albums Chart[4] 48

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] Gold 35,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[6] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[7] 7× Platinum 700,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[8] 2× Platinum 400,000[2]
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[9] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] 4× Platinum 4,110,000[11]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Original Soundtrack: Armageddon". AllMusic.com. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1999年7月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. July 1999 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 478: 9. September 10, 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade – The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Vários – Armageddon - Trilha Sonora Original" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various Artists – Armageddon - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Music Canada. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Japanese album certifications – V.A. – アナと雪の女王 オリジナル・サウンドトラック" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved May 9, 2014. Select 1999年07月 on the drop-down menu
  9. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Soundtrack; 'Armageddon')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. ^ "British album certifications – Original Soundtrack – Armageddon - The Album". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 December 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Armageddon - The Album in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  11. ^ Basham, David (7 February 2002). "Got Charts?". Mtv. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Armageddon". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.