The Associate (soundtrack)

The Associate is the original motion picture soundtrack of the 1996 film The Associate, starring Whoopi Goldberg.

The Associate
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedOctober 15, 1996
RecordedApril, 1996 - September, 1996
ProducerCassandra Mills
Christopher Tyng
Daryl Simmons
Donald Lawrence
Narada Michael Walden
Chris "Tricky" Stewart
Sean K.Hall
DJ Clark Kent
Vassal Benford
Steve Russell
Clifton "Specialist" Dillon
James Brown
Steve Lindsey
Leif Larson
Erik "E Smooth" Hicks
Compact disc
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]

The soundtrack features actress and rapper Queen Latifah, Sophie B. Hawkins, American country singer Wynonna Judd, Canadian-American recording artist Tamia, CeCe Peniston, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson (both of The B-52s), Jamaican reggae singer Patra and Swedish musician Louise Hoffsten.

The cover version of "Yes We Can Can", originally released by the American R&B girl group The Pointer Sisters as their first hit single (No.#11 on the US Hot 100) in 1973,[2] was re-recorded for the soundtrack by Taral Hicks, Chantay Savage, LaShanda Reese and the Pointer Sisters themselves. Kate Pierson along with Cindy Wilson contributed with the new version of the McFadden & Whitehead's disco track "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" (No.#1 in the US R&B,[3] at #5 in UK Top 75[4] in 1979). From the classics, James Brown's composition "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (No.#1 on the US R&B in 1966),[5] and Elton John's gospel ballad "The Border Song" (No.#92 in the US Hot 100 in 1970[6] were also present.

Track listingEdit

1."All That I Need"Christopher Tyng, Taylor TyngCeCe Peniston4:06
2."Makin' My Way (Any Way That I Can)"Diane WarrenWynonna Judd5:23
3."The Border Song"Bernie Taupin, Elton JohnSophie B. Hawkins3:53
4."Keep Hope Alive"Narada Michael Walden, Sally Jo DakotaTamia4:42
5."Eventually"Christopher A.Stewart, Sean K.Hall, London D.JonesShades4:49
6."Mr. Big Stuff"J.Broussard, R.Williams, C.Washington, Queen Latifah, Free, DJ Clark KentQueen Latifah, Shades and Free4:13
7."Yes We Can Can"Allen ToussaintTaral Hicks, Chantay Savage, LaShanda Reese and The Pointer Sisters3:37
8."Are You Ready for Me"Dorothy Smith, Clifton Dillon, Roy JobePatra4:32
9."The Turning Point"Narada Michael Walden, Erik HicksLaShanda Reese5:25
10."It's a Man's Man's Man's World"James Brown and Betty Jean NewsomeJames Brown2:46
11."Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"Jerry Cohen, McFadden & WhiteheadKate Pierson and Cindy Wilson5:45
12."Nice Doin' Business"Louise HoffstenLouise Hoffsten4:04
Total length:53:15


Credits and personnelEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. The Associate at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
  2. ^ 'The pointer Sisters' US peak chart positions' Retrieved 13 November 2010
  3. ^ 'McFadden & Whitehead's US peak chart positions' Retrieved 13 November 2010
  4. ^ 'McFadden & Whitehead's UK peak chart positions' Retrieved 13 November 2010
  5. ^ 'James Brown's US peak chart positions' Retrieved 13 November 2010
  6. ^ 'Elton John's US peak chart positions' Retrieved 13 November 2010

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