Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Singles is the original soundtrack album to the film Singles, primarily focused on the ascendant Seattle grunge scene of the early 1990s. It also features contributions from Minneapolis's Paul Westerberg (his first solo material after the breakup of The Replacements), Chicago's The Smashing Pumpkins, and past Seattle rockers Jimi Hendrix and The Lovemongers (Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart). It was released on June 30, 1992. The album has been certified two times platinum by the RIAA in the United States.
|Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
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|Released||June 30, 1992|
|Genre||Grunge, alternative rock, heavy metal, alternative metal|
|Singles from Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
The soundtrack was reissued in a 2×CD and 2×LP edition on May 19, 2017, coincidentally one day following Chris Cornell's death, although the release date had been announced in January. The reissued soundtrack features a new mastering and a bonus disc of previously unreleased material, including previously rare Chris Cornell recordings. The reissue includes 18 bonus tracks in addition to the original 13-song soundtrack, and also new liner notes and track-by-track descriptions by Cameron Crowe, demos, instrumentals, and live recordings from the likes of Paul Westerberg, Alice in Chains and Mudhoney. Also included is “Touch Me I’m Dick” by Matt Dillon’s fictional band in the film, Citizen Dick, featuring Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. It marks the first commercial release of “Touch Me I’m Dick” as part of the soundtrack.
The soundtrack is considered to have helped open the door to the explosive popularity of Seattle grunge in the early 1990s. According to Steve Huey of AllMusic, "Singles helped crystallize the idea of the 'Seattle scene' in the mainstream public's mind, and it was also one of the first big-selling '90s movie soundtracks (it went platinum and reached the Top Ten) to feature largely new work from contemporary artists...it's a milestone in the breakthrough of alternative rock into mainstream popular culture, neatly and effectively packaging the Seattle phenomenon for the wider national consciousness."
|1.||"Would?"||Jerry Cantrell||Alice in Chains||3:27|
|2.||"Breath"||Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard||Pearl Jam||5:25|
|3.||"Seasons"||Chris Cornell||Chris Cornell||5:45|
|4.||"Dyslexic Heart"||Paul Westerberg||Paul Westerberg||4:28|
|5.||"The Battle of Evermore" (live Led Zeppelin cover)||Jimmy Page and Robert Plant||The Lovemongers||5:41|
|6.||"Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns"||Andrew Wood, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Gregory Gilmore, and Bruce Fairweather||Mother Love Bone||8:16|
|7.||"Birth Ritual"||Matthew D. Cameron, Kim A. Thayil, and Christopher J. Cornell||Soundgarden||6:05|
|8.||"State of Love and Trust"||Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, and Jeff Ament||Pearl Jam||3:46|
|10.||"Waiting for Somebody"||Paul Westerberg||Paul Westerberg||3:25|
|11.||"May This Be Love"||Jimi Hendrix||The Jimi Hendrix Experience||3:10|
|12.||"Nearly Lost You"||Van Conner, Mark Lanegan, and Lee Conner||Screaming Trees||4:06|
|13.||"Drown"||Billy Corgan||The Smashing Pumpkins||8:17|
2017 reissue bonus tracksEdit
|1.||"Touch Me I'm Dick"||Citizen Dick||3:00|
|2.||"Nowhere But You"||Chris Cornell||5:10|
|3.||"Spoon Man"||Chris Cornell||3:35|
|4.||"Flutter Girl"||Chris Cornell||6:23|
|6.||"Would? (live)"||Alice In Chains||3:58|
|7.||"It Ain't Like That (live)"||Alice In Chains||4:44|
|8.||"Birth Ritual (live)"||Soundgarden||5:27|
|9.||"Dyslexic Heart (acoustic)"||Paul Westerberg||3:42|
|10.||"Waiting for Somebody (score acoustic)"||Paul Westerberg||1:40|
|12.||"Heart and Lungs"||Truly||4:20|
|13.||"Six Foot Under"||Blood Circus||3:51|
|14.||"Singles Blues I"||Mike McCready||1:54|
|15.||"Blue Heart"||Paul Westerberg||3:27|
|16.||"Lost In Emily's Woods"||Paul Westerberg||1:44|
|17.||"Ferry Boat #3"||Chris Cornell||4:59|
|18.||"Score Piece #4"||Chris Cornell||2:05|
|United States (RIAA)||2× Platinum||2,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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- "Singles soundtrack to be reissued in May with 18 bonus tracks, new liner notes from Cameron Crowe". Consequence of Sound. January 26, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
- "50 Greatest Grunge Albums". Rolling Stone. April 1, 2019.
- "American album certifications – SOUNDTRACK – Singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2016-07-06. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.