| November 23, 2009|
23 November 2009
Walt Disney Records
| Randy Newman|
The Princess and the Frog
| Jazz, Gospel music, Rhythm and blues, Zydeco, Soul music|
Randy Newman albums, Jazz albums
The Princess and the Frog: Original Songs and Score is the soundtrack of the 2009 Disney animated film The Princess and the Frog. It was released by Walt Disney Records on November 23, 2009, just a day before the limited release of the film in New York City and Los Angeles. It contains ten original songs and seven score pieces, all but one of which were composed, arranged and conducted by Academy Award winner composer Randy Newman. "Never Knew I Needed" was written and performed by Ne-Yo. The song had an accompanying music video which featured rotation on Disney Channel. The song was also sent to rhythmic radio on October 27, 2009. The songs are performed by various artists most of which lend their voices to characters in the film. The score features African-American-influenced styles including jazz, zydeco, blues and gospel.
"Almost There" and "Down in New Orleans" were both nominated in the Best Original Song category at the 82nd Academy Awards; they lost to "The Weary Kind". "Down in New Orleans" was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 2011 Grammy Awards.
All tracks written by Randy Newman except "Never Knew I Needed" which was written by Ne-Yo.
In 2010, Rhapsody called it one of the all-time great Disney & Pixar soundtracks.
1Never Knew I NeededNe-Yo3:36The Princess and the Frog: Original Songs and Score Wikipedia
2Down in New Orleans (Prologue)Anika Noni Rose0:28
3Down in New OrleansDr John2:27