Godzilla: The Album

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Godzilla: The Album
Godzilla OST.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released May 19, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Rap rock, alternative rock
Length 59:04
Label Epic Records
Producer Various artists
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
  4. "Shinshoku (Lose Control)"
    Released: 8 July 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

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]

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]

Singles

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."

The album was released in Japan and The Philippines with a bonus track titled "Lose Control" by Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel. The single sold 938,401 copies in Japan.[7]

Track listing

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Heroes" The Wallflowers 3:56
2. "Come with Me" Puff Daddy featuring Jimmy Page 6:06
3. "Deeper Underground" Jamiroquai 4:42
4. "No Shelter" Rage Against the Machine 4:03
5. "Air" Ben Folds Five 3:20
6. "Running Knees" Days of the New 3:41
7. "Macy Day Parade" Michael Penn 4:18
8. "Walk the Sky" Fuel 3:17
9. "A320" Foo Fighters 5:44
10. "Brain Stew" (The Godzilla Remix) Green Day 3:57
11. "Untitled" Silverchair 3:31
12. "Out There" Fuzzbubble 2:48
13. "Undercover" Joey DeLuxe 5:11
14. "Opening Titles" David Arnold 2:42
15. "Looking for Clues" David Arnold 1:48
Total length: 59:04

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[8] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[9] Platinum 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References

  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. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&se=godzilla#search_section
  4. ^ "Dud 'Godzilla' Still Music To Sony's Ears". New York Daily News. July 22, 1998. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". Billboard. 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ See Come with Me (Puff Daddy song) § Certifications
  7. ^ "Shinshoku ~Lose Control~". Generasia. Retrieved August 19, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Various artists – Godzilla OST". Music Canada. 
  9. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Various artists – Godzilla OST" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Various artists – Godzilla OST". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

External links

Godzilla at MusicBrainz (list of releases)

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