Dangerous Minds (soundtrack)

Dangerous Minds: Music from the Motion Picture is the official soundtrack to the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. The album was released in 1995 on MCA Records.

Dangerous Minds:
Music from the Motion Picture
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Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedAugust 11, 1995
Recorded1994–1995
GenreHip hop, R&B, hip hop soul, funk
Length53:53
LabelMCA
ProducerJerry Bruckheimer (exec.), DeVante Swing (exec.), Don Simpson (exec.), Bass Mechanics, Claudio Cueni, Dalvin DeGrate, Cyrus Esteban, Evil Dee, Trevor Horn, Pimp C, Michael J. Powell, Doug Rasheed, Chris Stokes, Timbaland
Singles from Dangerous Minds: Music from the Motion Picture
  1. "Gangsta's Paradise"
    Released: August 8, 1995
  2. "Feel the Funk"
    Released: September 22, 1995
  3. "Curiosity"
    Released: October 31, 1995
  4. "Gin & Juice"
    Released: January 23, 1996

The soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 chart in 1995. By December 1995, it was certified triple platinum by the RIAA, for shipments exceeding 3,000,000 copies in the United States.

Release and receptionEdit

The album reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the second spot on the R&B albums chart.[1] The album was certified platinum in September 1995 and triple platinum by December of the same year.[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic called the soundtrack "an expertly-crafted urban R&B/hip-hop collection, featuring stellar production and songwriting from a number of the best and most popular artists of 1995."[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Gangsta's Paradise" (feat. L.V.)Coolio4:00
2."Curiosity"Aaron Hall4:02
3."Havin Thangs"Big Mike4:45
4."Problems"Rappin' 4-Tay3:30
5."True O.G." (feat. Static)Mr. Dalvin3:40
6."Put Ya Back Into It"Tre Black5:42
7."Don't Go There"24-K3:31
8."Feel the Funk"Immature4:44
9."It's Alright" (feat. Craig Mack)Sista (Missy Elliott)5:12
10."A Message for Your Mind"Rappin' 4-Tay5:00
11."Gin & Juice" (feat. Static)DeVante Swing5:08
12."This Is the Life"Wendy & Lisa4:39

PersonnelEdit

Information taken from Allmusic.[4]

  • composing – Berry Gordy Jr., Frank Hudson, Alphonso Mizell, Deke Richards, Danger Jay
  • executive production – Jerry Bruckheimer, DeVante Swing, Don Simpson
  • lyricist(s) – Aaron Hall
  • mastering – Herb Powers
  • music supervisor – Kathy Nelson
  • performer(s) – 24K, Big Mike, Tre Black, Coolio, Craig Mack, DeVante Swing, Aaron Hall, Immature, L.V., Danger Jay, Rappin' 4-Tay, Sista, Static, Wendy & Lisa
  • production – Bass Mechanics, Claudio Cueni, Dalvin DeGrate, Cyrus Esteban, Evil Dee, Danger Jay, Trevor Horn, Pimp C, Michael J. Powell, Doug Rasheed, Chris Stokes, Timbaland
  • soundtrack coordination – Lesley Allery, Kevin Breen, Christine Edwards, Bill Green, Todd Homme, Sylvia Krask

ChartsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions[20][21]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 U.S. Top 40 Mainstream
1995 "Gangsta's Paradise"[22] 1 2 1 2 17
"Feel the Funk"[23] 46 15 26
"Curiosity" 20 36
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[25] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[26] 4× Platinum 400,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[27] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[28] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved July 28, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - September 10, 2010 : Search Results - Dangerous Minds". RIAA. Retrieved September 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved July 20, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved July 20, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  14. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  15. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  16. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums for 1995". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved May 9, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1995". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1995". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Jahreshitparade Alben 1996". austriancharts.at. Retrieved May 9, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved September 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "allmusic ((( Dangerous Minds (Clean) > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved September 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "allmusic ((( Gangsta's Paradise > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved September 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "allmusic ((( We Got It > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved September 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "1995 - Aria Albums Charts". Aria Charts. Retrieved 5 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  26. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds". Music Canada. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  27. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. p. 940. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved October 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Dangerous Minds". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 5, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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