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Men in Black: The Album

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Released  July 1, 1997
Label  Columbia Sony
Release date  1 July 1997
Recorded  1996-1997
Artist  Men In Black The Album
Movie  Men in Black
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Producer  Poke & Tone Jermaine Dupri Michael-Anthony "Mookie" Taylor Deconzo Smith Jerome Malcolm Bob Mare The Ummah De La Soul Branford Marsalis
Genres  Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B
Awards  American Music Award for Top Soundtrack
Similar  Men in Black II, Big Willie Style, Born to Reign, Greatest Hits, Willennium

Men in Black: The Album is the soundtrack to the film Men in Black. It was released on July 1, 1997, distributed by Columbia Records and featured production from some of music's top producers, such as Poke & Tone, Jermaine Dupri and The Ummah.

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The album was a huge success, spending two consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as well as peaking at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 3 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The RIAA certified the album 3× Platinum for sales of over 3,000,000 copies in the United States.

Four singles were released from the album, Will Smith's "Men in Black" and "Just Cruisin'", Jermaine Dupri and Snoop Dogg's "We Just Wanna Party with You", and Nas' "Escobar '97". Except for the title song and the two Danny Elfman cues, none of the tracks on the album are in the film.

This soundtrack also marked the debuts of then-unknowns Alicia Keys and Destiny's Child.

Sample Credits

  • "Men in Black" features a sample from "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen written by Patrice Rushen, Terry McFadden and Fred Washington
  • "We Just Wanna Party with You" contains portions of "Get Down On It" by Kool & the Gang written by Robert Bell, James Taylor, George Brown, Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, Robert Mickens and E. Deodato
  • "Just Cruisin'" contains a sample of "I'm Back For More" by Al Johnson written by Kenneth Stover
  • "The 'Notic" contains replayed elements of "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind & Fire written by Larry Dunn, Maurice White and Philip Bailey
  • "Escobar '97" contains a sample of "I'll Move You No Mountain" by The Love Unlimited Orchestra written by Jerry Ragovoy and Aaron Schroeder
  • "Same Ol' Thing" contains a sample of "Miles Beyond" by The Mahavishnu Orchestra written by J. McLaughlin
  • Men In Black: The Score

    Columbia Records released a Danny Elfman score album, including the two tracks included on Men In Black: The Album, on December 1, 1997.

    1. M.I.B. Main Theme (2:58)
    2. D's Memories/Chase (3:57)
    3. Edgar's Truck/A New Man (2:58)
    4. Imports/Quiet Moment (2:22)
    5. J Contemplates (1:18)
    6. Headquarters (1:13)
    7. The Suit (1:28)
    8. Morgue Time (:49)
    9. Petit Mort (1:42)
    10. K Reminisces (:48)
    11. Orion's Belt/Cat Stinger (2:18)
    12. Noisy Cricket/Impending Trouble (2:08)
    13. Sexy Morgue Babe/Icon (5:41)
    14. Take Off/Crash (7:20)
    15. Finale (3:02)
    16. M.I.B. Closing Theme (2:36)

    Songs

    Men in BlackWill Smith3:47
    Dah Dee Dah (Sexy Thing)Alicia Keys4:11
    The 'NoticThe Roots - D'Angelo5:20

    References

    Men in Black: The Album Wikipedia


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