Toy Story 2 (soundtrack)

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Toy Story 2: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedNovember 9, 1999
Recorded1998–1999
GenreFilm score
Length47:06
LabelWalt Disney
Pixar soundtrack chronology
A Bug's Life
(1998)
Toy Story 2
(1999)
Monsters, Inc.
(2001)
Randy Newman chronology
Pleasantville
(1998)
Toy Story 2
(1999)
Meet the Parents
(2000)
Singles from Toy Story 2: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
  1. "When She Loved Me"
    Released: November 24, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Empire[2]
Filmtracks.com[3]

Toy Story 2: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to Toy Story 2. The score for the film is composed by Randy Newman, who previously composed for its predecessor, Toy Story. It was released by Walt Disney Records on November 9, 1999.[4][5] Although out of print in the U.S., the CD is available in the U.S. as an import and all but one song is available digitally.[6]

The album features two original songs written for the film – "When She Loved Me" (the main song in the film)[7] and "Woody's Roundup" along with Newman's score. The song from the first film "You've Got a Friend in Me", was also reused.[8]

The music received several nominations at prominent award ceremonies, including Academy, Golden Globe, Satellite and Saturn award nominations. It won the Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Music in a Feature Production for Newman, and the song "When She Loved Me" won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. In addition to the awards, the track was also considered for the nomination for AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs in 2004, by the American Film Institute.

Songs

Randy Newman wrote two new songs for Toy Story 2 as well as the complete original score. "When She Loved Me" is performed by Newman, along with Sarah McLachlan. The track is used in the flashback montage in which Jessie experiences being loved, forgotten, then abandoned by her owner, Emily. "When She Loved Me" received praise from critics, who found the song moving and heartbreaking, praising Newman's songwriting and McLachlan's vocal performance. It earned a reputation as one of the saddest sequences in both Pixar and Disney films, as well as one of the saddest film songs ever written. The song was nominated at the Academy Awards in 2000 for Best Original Song, but lost Phil Collins for "You'll Be in My Heart" from another Disney animated film, Tarzan.[9][10] It also lost the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song to Collins for the same track.[11]

Another song "Woody's Roundup" is performed by Newman and Riders in the Sky. It is the theme song for the Woody's Roundup television show, while also being used in the end-credit music. The film carried over one song from Toy Story, "You've Got a Friend in Me," sung at two different points during the film by Tom Hanks as Woody and Robert Goulet, the singing voice of Wheezy.[12]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Randy Newman.

Toy Story 2: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack track listing
No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Woody's Roundup"1:53
2."When She Loved Me"
3:05
3."You've Got a Friend in Me"
2:56
4."Zurg's Planet"Newman3:39
5."Wheezy and the Yard Sale"Newman3:11
6."Woody's Been Stolen"Newman1:28
7."Chicken Man"Newman1:17
8."Woody's Dream"Newman3:55
9."Jessie and the Roundup Gang"Newman1:24
10."Woody's a Star"Newman1:28
11."Let's Save Woody"Newman2:07
12."Off to the Museum"Newman1:29
13."Talk to Jessie"Newman0:43
14."The Cleaner"Newman1:50
15."Al's Toy Barn"Newman4:00
16."Emperor Zurg Vs. Buzz"Newman2:41
17."Use Your Head"Newman4:18
18."Jessie's in Trouble"Newman2:14
19."Ride Like the Wind"Newman1:29
20."You've Got a Friend in Me" (Instrumental Version)
2:59
Total length:47:06

Chart positions

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[13] 111

Accolades

Year Award Category Recipients Result
2000 Academy Awards[14][15] Best Original Song Randy Newman (for "When She Loved Me") Nominated
Saturn Awards[15] Best Music Randy Newman
Annie Awards[16] Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production Randy Newman Won
Golden Globe Awards[17][18] Best Original Song Randy Newman (for "When She Loved Me") Nominated
Motion Picture Sound Editors[15] Best Sound Editing, Music – Animation Bruno Coon & Lisa Jaime
Satellite Awards[19] Best Original Song Sarah McLachlan (for "When She Loved Me") Won
2001 Grammy Awards[20][21] Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Randy Newman (for "When She Loved Me")
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Randy Newman Nominated
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Riders in the Sky (for "Woody's Roundup")

References

  1. ^ Phares, Heather (November 9, 1999). "Toy Story 2". AllMusic. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  2. ^ Jeffries, Neil. "Empire's Toy Story 2 Soundtrack Review". Empire. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Toy Story 2 (Randy Newman)". Filmtracks.com. November 20, 1999. Archived from the original on August 2, 2018. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  4. ^ Phares, Heather (November 9, 1999). "Randy Newman – Toy Story 2". AllMusic. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Green, Brad (2000). "Toy Story 2: Soundtrack". Urban Cinefile. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Toy Story 2 (OST)(Import, Soundtrack)". Amazon. Archived from the original on March 8, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  7. ^ McCarthy, Todd (November 17, 1999). "Toy Story 2". Variety. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Toy Story 2 (An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack)". iTunes. January 1, 1999. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Mallory, Michael (November 18, 1999). "Creating a New Buzz". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 18, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "This Day in Music". Billboard. March 26, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Winners & Nominees Best Original Song - Motion Picture – 2000". Golden Globes. Archived from the original on January 11, 2018. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  12. ^ Price 2008, p. 183
  13. ^ Toy Story 2 – Randy Newman Awards Archived January 10, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 29, 2013.
  14. ^ "The 72nd Academy Awards (1999) Nominees and Winners". Academy Award. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  15. ^ a b c "Toy-Story-2 – Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  16. ^ "28th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2000)". Annie Awards. The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 24, 2008. Retrieved January 28, 2009.
  17. ^ Wolk, Josh (January 23, 2000). "Good as Golden". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  18. ^ "Best Original Song – Motion Picture". Golden Globe Award. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Archived from the original on May 8, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  19. ^ "2000 4th Annual Satellite Awards". Satellite Awards. The International Press Academy. Archived from the original on December 3, 2007. Retrieved February 1, 2009.
  20. ^ "Past Winners Search". Grammy Award. National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on November 23, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  21. ^ "43rd Annual Grammy Nomination List". Variety. January 2, 2001. Archived from the original on August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2015.

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