Godzilla: The Album

Godzilla: The Album is the soundtrack to the 1998 film Godzilla. It was released on May 19, 1998, through Epic Records and mainly consists of alternative rock songs. The soundtrack was a success, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and reaching platinum certification. The album was commercially successful in both the United States and Japan, being certified platinum by the RIAJ and RIAA in June and July 1998, respectively.[2][3]

Godzilla: The Album
Godzilla OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedMay 19, 1998
Recorded1997–1998
GenreRap rock, alternative rock
Length59:04
LabelEpic Records
Producer
Singles from Godzilla: The Album
  1. "Come with Me"
    Released: July 1, 1998
  2. "Deeper Underground"
    Released: 13 July 1998
  3. "No Shelter"
    Released: 12 February 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

By July 1998, the album sold 2.5 million copies worldwide.[4] It was #56 on the Billboard chart of 1998's best-selling albums, having sold 1.3 million copies in the United States by the end of 1998.[5]

SinglesEdit

The album's most successful single was Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page's "Come with Me" which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum. The single sold a certified 2.025 million copies worldwide.[6]

Other hit singles included Jamiroquai's "Deeper Underground", the band's only No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, and The Wallflowers' cover of "Heroes", which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1998.

A notable entry is "No Shelter" by Rage Against the Machine, in which a line in the lyrics of the song appears to criticize the film for distracting the public, saying, "Godzilla, pure motherfucking filler. Get your eyes off the real killer."

Track listingEdit

Godzilla: The Album[7]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Heroes" (The Wallflowers)Andrew Slater3:56
2."Come with Me" (Puff Daddy featuring Jimmy Page)Sean "Puffy" Combs6:06
3."Deeper Underground" (Jamiroquai)Jay Kay4:42
4."No Shelter" (Rage Against the Machine)
4:03
5."Air" (Ben Folds Five)Brendan O'Brien3:20
6."Running Knees" (Days of the New)Travis MeeksScott Litt3:41
7."Macy Day Parade" (Michael Penn)Michael PennBrendan O'Brien4:18
8."Walk the Sky" (Fuel)Carl BellBrendan O'Brien3:17
9."A320" (Foo Fighters)Foo FightersFoo Fighters5:44
10."Brain Stew (The Godzilla Remix)" (Green Day)
3:57
11."Untitled" (Silverchair)Nick Launay3:31
12."Out There" (Fuzzbubble)
2:48
13."Undercover" (Joey DeLuxe)Joey DeLuxeDavid Arnold5:11
14."Opening Titles" (David Arnold)David ArnoldDavid Arnold2:42
15."Looking for Clues" (David Arnold)David ArnoldDavid Arnold1:48
Total length:59:04

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[8] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[9] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[10] Platinum 200,000^
Singapore 9,000[11]
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,300,000[5]
Summaries
Worldwide 2,500,000[4]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Godzilla: The Album - Original Soundtrack". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 September 2009.
  2. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1998年7月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. July 1998 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 466: 9. September 10, 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America.
  4. ^ a b "Dud 'Godzilla' Still Music To Sony's Ears". New York Daily News. July 22, 1998. Archived from the original on September 22, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Best-Selling Records of 1998". Billboard. Vol. 111, no. 5. January 30, 1999. p. 75. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  6. ^ See Come with Me (Puff Daddy song) § Certifications
  7. ^ Godzilla: The Album (booklet). Epic. 1998.
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various artists – Godzilla OST". Music Canada.
  10. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Various artists – Godzilla OST" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved December 26, 2020. Select 1998年7月 on the drop-down menu
  11. ^ "Singapore Films". Billboard. August 8, 1998. p. APQ-4. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Godzilla". Recording Industry Association of America.

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