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Toy Story (An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack)
Toy Story Soundtrack
Randy Newman
Released November 22, 1995
Length 51:44
Label Walt Disney Records
Produced by Chris Montan (Don Davis, Jim Flamberg, Don Was, Frank Wolf, Randy Newman)

Toy Story (An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack) is a CD/Digital download release of the Soundtrack from the first Toy Story film. The Songs and Score for the Film were written, composed, and peformed by Randy Newman.


ProductionEdit

Lasseter was against making the film a musical, similar to prior Disney films such as Aladdin and The Lion King. However, Disney favored the musical format, claiming "Musicals are our orientation. Characters breaking into song is a great shorthand. It takes some of the onus off what they're asking for." However, Disney later agreed with Lasseter and decided to select Randy Newman to score the film, which would be Newman's first animated film. Lasseter claimed "His songs are touching, witty, and satirical, and he would deliver the emotional underpinning for every scene." Newman developed the film's signature song "You've Got a Friend in Me" in one day.

ReleaseEdit

The soundtrack for Toy Story was produced by Walt Disney Records and was released on November 22, 1995, the week of the film's release. Scored and written by Randy Newman, the soundtrack has received praise for its "sprightly, stirring score". Despite the album's critical success, the soundtrack only peaked at number 94 on the Billboard 200 album chart. A cassette and CD single release of "You've Got a Friend in Me" was released on April 12, 1996 in order to promote the soundtrack's release. The soundtrack was remastered in 2006 and although it is no longer available physically, the album is available for purchase digitally in retailers such as iTunes.

TracklistingEdit

All songs written and composed by Randy Newman.

No. Title Length
1. "You've Got a Friend in Me" (performed by Newman) 2:04
2. "Strange Things" (performed by Newman) 3:18
3. "I Will Go Sailing No More" (performed by Newman) 2:57
4. "Andy's Birthday" 5:58
5. "Soldier's Mission" 1:29
6. "Presents" 1:09
7. "Buzz" 1:40
8. "Sid" 1:21
9. "Woody and Buzz" 4:29
10. "Mutants" 6:05
11. "Woody's Gone" 2:13
12. "The Big One" 2:51
13. "Hang Together" 6:02
14. "On the Move" 6:18
15. "Infinity and Beyond" 3:09
16. "You've Got a Friend in Me (Duet Version)" (performed by Newman, Lyle Lovett) 2:42
Total length: 51:44
Charts
Chart (1995) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[71] 94

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