It figures that a film based on the No.1 kid craze of the year would boast a soundtrack that's pure kid-pop heaven. Pop POKÉMON: THE FIRST MOVIE into your car CD player (as you'll no doubt be doing whenever the children are riding along, for the next year or so) and you'd swear you were listening to the local R&B/dance/Top 40 radio station, only without the commercials and without the frequently objectionable content. The hottest of the hot are represented here, from Christina Aguilera (the ballad "We're a Miracle") to 98º to 'N Sync ("Somewhere Someday") to M2M ("Don't Say You Love Me.") The fact that most of them sound pretty interchangeable -- there's a preponderance of ballads and midtempo R&B struts -- is not going to matter one whit to your own Pokémon trainers. Still, there are a few standouts: B*Witched's "Get Happy" is peppy gal-pop set to a modified Bo Diddley beat; Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton gets sassy with "(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind";and Aaron Carter (baby brother to Backstreet Boys heartthrob Nick Carter, and a pinup boy for the elementary school set in his own right) gets down with "(Have Some) Fun with the Funk." Hardly any of this relates directly to Pokémon lore, except for a discofied "Pokémon Theme," by Billy Crawford. Oh yes -- there is "Lullaby," by Mandah, which includes a few snippets of the lovely but sleep-inducing "Song of Jigglypuff," which is straight from the TV show. The fact is your kids are gonna want it. Why fight it?
Performance CreditsGarry Hughes Keyboards
Jeff Golub Guitar
Darryl Tookes Background Vocals
Vaneese Thomas Background Vocals
B.J. Nelson Background Vocals
Jimmy Bralower Percussion,Drums
Elaine Caswell Background Vocals
Vivian Cherry Background Vocals
Sherree Ford-Payne Background Vocals
Nikki Gregoroff Background Vocals
Neil Jason Background Vocals,Musician
Dan Petty Acoustic Guitar
Doug Petty Keyboards
Guy Roche Synthesizer,Keyboards
Mark Schulman Guitar
Frank Simms Background Vocals
Arif St. Michael Background Vocals
Biti Strauchn Background Vocals
Vitamin C Track Performer
Bruce Watson Guitar
Eric Foster White Keyboards
Josh Deutsch Guitar
P Track Performer
Colleen Fitzpatrick Background Vocals
John Loeffler Background Vocals
Derek Brin Synthesizer,Keyboards
Todd Chapman Keyboards
Andrew McIntyre Electric Guitar
Steven Nikolas Musician
Peter Zizzo Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Brendon Sibley Musician
Brian Steckler Vocals,Hand Clapping,Musician
'N Sync Track Performer
Aaron Carter Track Performer
Billy Crawford Track Performer
Billie Track Performer
Britney Spears Background Vocals
B*Witched Track Performer
k. Track Performer
Christina Aguilera Track Performer
M2M Track Performer
Emma Bunton Vocals,Background Vocals
Angela Via Track Performer
Ashley Ballard Track Performer
Midnight Sons Track Performer
Mandah Track Performer
Technical CreditsGarry Hughes Programming,Producer
Lars Aass Arranger
Josh Abbey Engineer
Steve Boyer Engineer
Jimmy Bralower Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Ron Fair Executive Producer
Neil Jason Arranger,Producer
Rhett Lawrence Programming,Producer,Engineer
Mario Lucy Engineer
Vaughn Merrick Engineer
Lloyd Puckitt Engineer
Kaj Robole Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Guy Roche Arranger,Producer
John Siket Engineer
Chris Trevett Engineer
Michael Tucker Engineer
Eric Foster White Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
David Zippel Composer
Blessid Union of Souls Producer
Josh Deutsch Programming,Producer
John Loeffler Producer,Executive Producer
98° Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Derek Brin drum programming
Todd Chapman Composer,Producer,drum programming
Tim Donovan Engineer
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Chris Theis Engineer
Steven Nikolas Programming,Producer,Engineer
Peter Zizzo Producer
Brendon Sibley Programming,Producer,Engineer
Brian Steckler Producer,Engineer
Harvey Mason Producer,Engineer
Gary Carolla Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Darren Higman Executive Producer
Will Catterson Engineer
Christina Aguilera Composer
Mikey Bassie Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pokemon: The First Movie based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
This is the best suond track that I have heard in a long time. It's definatly a winner and a great add to your collection. The word Poke'mon says it all man. This is a sure find.
When I got this CD, I was very impressed. It includes a lot of my favorite artists.
Pokémon was a great movie and has a great soundtrack. It is Spiritual and it keeps you happy. :-)
Even though I don't own it, I think this is the best Pokemon CD ever!(besides Pokemon 2BAMaster). I espically like the songs "(Hey You)Free Up Your Mind,""Vacation," "(Have Some Fun)With The Funk,""Lullaby,"and some others.I think every Pokemon fan should buy this!
This is an excellent cd with some good songs from M2M,Christina Aguilera, Nsync and Emma Bunton. Especially, Nsync. That song drive me crazy
2. Don't Say You Love Me / M2M 4. We're a Miracle / Christina Aguilera 11. Vacation / Vitamin C 13. Catch Me If You Can / Angela Via 16. Brother, My Brother / Blessid Union of Souls (This CD is Excellent!! I love all the songs and the movie too. MEWTWO and MEW are so cool!! My favorite songs are above. "Brother, My Brother" is so beautiful and the lyrics are great!!)
A great mix of music, but only 4 actual songs from the movie. But over all I liked it, and is a good album for my collection!
My favourite song was Billie's Makin' My Way (Any way that I can) and (Hey you) Free up your mind, by Emma Bunton. The others are semi-good. I don't really like Pokemon, but the album grew to me because my brother kept playing it over and over and over!
Yeah, the CD's okay, if you like teenybopper music. But the truth is, while the music's okay, precious few songs have any relation to the movie or Pokémon in general. The word ''Pokémon'' is mentioned in TWO tracks. Only three have an obvious connection. SEVEN are absolutely unrelated to the movie, no matter HOW far you stretch them. Three others are connected to the movie by only a thin thread of logic. So, bottom line, you'll enjoy this CD if you like pop music, but not if you're looking for something related to Pokémon.
I especially liked number 16 and the other numbers of this CD. The movie gets kind of gets boring some places (good for a first movie, though) and I found that the music is better! You won't be wasting your time getting this!
This CD has an excellent combination of music. From soft songs to hard rock, it's got everything a kid would want! (Plus the fact that it's Pokemon, the #1 kid's craze!) In the 3-4 weeks I've had the CD, I know most of the songs by heart! It's an excellent CD!
Cool!!What an amazing CD!!!I love the songs buy M2M,Britney Spears,Christina Aguleria, N*Sync,98 degrees,Vitamin C,and Angela Via. This is a must have for all CD collectors!!
My daughter loved it. I was the worst movie i ever saw though.
This is the best CD of all time!!!! When I got the soundtrack, I was totally blown away by the music. It's wonderful!!! Words cannot express how good the CD is. Even if you don't like Pokemon, YOU WILL LOVE THIS CD!!!! I think it is better than any other Pokemon CD there is! I love the songs ''It Was You'', Don't Say You Love Me'' & ''If Only Tears Could Bring You Back''. My favorite song is ''Makin' My Way (Any Way That I Can)'' It talks about not giving up.And even if the river is too wide & the mountain is too high you can cross the river and climb the mountain, if you try. If kids are having trouble in school, they should listen to this song. If the tests are too hard, they can do it, if they try. Another song I love is ''If Only Tears Could Bring You Back''. When I first listened to it, it made me cry. It reminded me of my grandfather who died a few years ago. I wish tears could bring him back to me. No matter how old I get, I will always keep this soundtrack. I've said it before and I'll say it again, THIS IS A WONDERFUL CD. It will be a great thing you and your family will treasure.
This CD is great!!
I love pokemon! I think that Mewtwo rules as the great clone pokemon but, when it comes to the true pokemon Mew is number one!
Me favorite soundtrack next to Mortal Kombat's Annihilation!!!!!
what an excellent cd. Espcially Nsync's