My Little Pony: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
MLP The Movie Soundtrack Cover.jpg
Official album cover
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedSeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
Recorded2016–2017
StudioOcean Way Studios[1]
Nashville, Tennessee
Genre
Length40:14
Label
Producer
My Little Pony chronology
Explore Equestria: Greatest Hits
(2016)
My Little Pony: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(2017)
Singles from My Little Pony: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  1. "Rainbow"
    Released: September 15, 2017
  2. "Off to See the World"
    Released: October 5, 2017

My Little Pony: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack album to the 2017 film My Little Pony: The Movie. The soundtrack album was released on September 22, 2017 by RCA Records.

Composition

Daniel Ingram (pictured).
Daniel Ingram (pictured).

Most of the film's songs and its score were composed by My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic songwriter Daniel Ingram, who first announced at GalaCon 2015 that he would be collaborating with a live studio orchestra for the film.[3] On his songwriting for the film, Ingram said, "I had to challenge myself to push beyond what had been done in the TV show; to write bigger, more epic."[4]

At Hasbro's Toy Fair investor presentation on February 17, 2017, the company announced that there would be seven original songs on the soundtrack.[5] Around 5,800 pages of sheet music were created for all orchestral parts of the score.[6] Recording for the score began on June 5, 2017, and finished on June 11.[7][8]

Sia contributed an original song to the film's soundtrack.[9] Danish band Lukas Graham also contributed an original song for the film titled "Off to See the World",[10] which was used in the film's first trailer. Other artists included in the album are American band DNCE and K-pop singer CL.[11]

Promotion

Sia's "Rainbow" was released as a single on September 15, 2017.[12] In a Facebook Live session on September 12, 2017, Twilight Sparkle (voiced by Tara Strong) and Pinkie Pie (voiced by Andrea Libman) announced that the song's music video would be released on Entertainment Weekly's Facebook page on September 14, featuring Sia's regular alter ego played by Maddie Ziegler.[13] Entertainment Weekly released the video later on September 19.[14] "Off to See the World" by Lukas Graham was also released on October 5 as a single.[15]

Track listing

See also: List of songs in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic § My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)

Songs from the film not included on the soundtrack are Rachel Platten's modified cover of "We Got the Beat" by The Go-Go's and the instrumental version of "The Girl from Ipanema" by Stan Getz and João Gilberto. All tracks after track 7 are left out of the film.

No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."We Got This Together"
3:32
2."I'm the Friend You Need"
  • Ingram
  • Vogel
2:15
3."Time to Be Awesome"
  • Ingram
  • Vogel
2:54
4."One Small Thing"
  • Ingram
  • Vogel
2:47
5."Open Up Your Eyes"
Emily Blunt3:23
6."Rainbow"
Sia3:17
7."Off to See the World"
  • Christopher Brown
  • Lukas Forchhammer
  • Morten Jensen
  • Stefan Forrest
  • Morten Pilegaard
  • David Labrel
Lukas Graham3:04
8."Thank You for Being a Friend"Rachel Platten3:17
9."Can U Feel It"
DNCE2:54
10."I'll Chase the Sky"
Jessie James Decker2:52
11."No Better Feelin'"
CL2:53
12."I'll Be Around"
  • Palmer Reed
  • Zisis
  • Blair
  • Nilan
  • Anthony Pavel
  • Jonathan Pratt
  • Matthew Richert
  • Fatima Dahmouh
Palmer Reed3:49
13."Neighsayer"
Lukas Nelson3:17
Total length:40:14

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[16] 60
UK Soundtrack Albums (OCC)[17] 11
US Top Current Albums (Billboard)[18] 50
US Kid Albums (Billboard)[19] 4
US Top Soundtracks (Billboard)[20] 10

References

  1. ^ Ingram, Daniel [@dannyimusic] (May 4, 2017). "[Ingram's confirmation of recording the film's songs at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville]" (Tweet). Retrieved May 4, 2017 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Lindsay, Benjamin (April 21, 2017). "Lady Gaga's Right-Hand Man, DJ White Shadow, Makes More Than Just Pop Music: Interview". Pop Crush. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  3. ^ GalaCon 2015 – Daniel Ingram & Monique Creber Panel. YouTube. October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  4. ^ Furminger, Sabrina (September 8, 2016). "Daniel Ingram is the maestro of 'toon tunes". Westender. Retrieved September 8, 2016. ((cite web)): Check |url= value (help)
  5. ^ Corvoda, Chevistian [@Chevistian1] (February 17, 2017). "Toy Fair 2017 confirmation of songs and global theatrical release" (Tweet). Retrieved February 17, 2017 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Ingram, Daniel [@dannyimusic] (June 7, 2017). "5,800 Pages for the Orchestra" (Tweet). Retrieved June 7, 2017 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Ingram, Daniel [@dannyimusic] (June 6, 2017). "2nd Day of Scoring" (Tweet). Retrieved June 6, 2017 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Ingram, Daniel [@dannyimusic] (June 11, 2017). "Scoring Finishing" (Tweet). Retrieved June 11, 2017 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Fuller, Becky (April 6, 2017). "My Little Pony: The Movie Teaser & Poster Spotlight The All-Star Cast". Screen Rant. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  10. ^ Harper, Blake (June 30, 2017). "The Danish Anarchist Behind the Awesome Song In The 'My Little Pony' Trailer". Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Herman, Tamar (September 15, 2017). "K-Pop Star CL Bringing 'No Better Feelin to 'My Little Pony' Movie Soundtrack". Billboard. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  12. ^ "My Little Pony: The Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". iTunes Store. September 15, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  13. ^ My Little Pony (September 12, 2017). "Have you ever wanted to chat with your..." Facebook. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  14. ^ "Watch Sia's latest video with Maddie Ziegler… for My Little Pony: The Movie". Entertainment Weekly. September 19, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  15. ^ Lukas Graham - Off To See The World [Official Audio]. YouTube. October 5, 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  16. ^ "Official Compilations Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  17. ^ "Official Soundtrack Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  18. ^ "Top Current Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  19. ^ "Kid Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  20. ^ "Soundtracks". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2019.