Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries

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For Disney's retelling of Meg Cabot's novel The Princess Diaries, newcomer Anne Hathaway portrays Mia Thermopolis, an ugly duckling who turns out to be a royal swan and heir apparent to the throne of a small European country. Given that the target audience for this fanciful yarn is prepubescent girls, the film's soundtrack bubbles over with plenty of frothy

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For Disney's retelling of Meg Cabot's novel The Princess Diaries, newcomer Anne Hathaway portrays Mia Thermopolis, an ugly duckling who turns out to be a royal swan and heir apparent to the throne of a small European country. Given that the target audience for this fanciful yarn is prepubescent girls, the film's soundtrack bubbles over with plenty of frothy pop from some of MTV's favorite teen idols. Among the best-known names crashing this musical slumber party are the Backstreet Boys, with the original ballad "What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful)," Brit babes BBmak with the wide-eyed lament "Miss You More," Hanson with the jangly "Wake Up," and B*Witched with the chugging, harmony-rich "Hold On." The party continues with clever covers of popular tunes such as Aaron Carter's rendition of Thurston Harris's finger-snapping "Little Bitty Pretty One," Nobody's Angel's take on Salt-N-Pepa's "Ain't Nothin' but a She Thing," and Diaries costar Mandy Moore with her version of Connie Francis's chirpy "Stupid Cupid." A few promising newcomers also turn up, including Backstreet Boys protégée Krystal, whose energized vocals on the catchy "Super Girl" rival Christina Aguilera's powerful pipes, and Disney discovery Myra, who shows that girls just wanna have fun on the bouncy, Eurobeat-flavored "Miracles Happen." With this much bubblegum royalty assembled on one disc, The Princess Diaries is a regal soundtrack.

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The original soundtrack to Gary Marshall's teen makeover fantasy The Princess Diaries features teen pop galore from the likes of Krystal Harris, Youngstown, and B*Witched. While most of the album consists of slick, virtually interchangeable singles like Myra's "Miracles Happen" and Steps' "Happy Go Lucky," a few tracks, for better or worse, are particularly distinctive. Aaron Carter and Mandy Moore tackle "Little Bitty Pretty One" and "Stupid Cupid," respectively, in misguided attempts to update the songs. However, the cold productions and clunky rhythms on both covers make them almost unlistenable. Fortunately, Melissa Lefton's "I Love Life," BBMak's "Miss You More," and 3Gs' "Crush" suggest that there's some hope for teen pop's future; the genre's most venerable acts, Hanson and the Backstreet Boys, each turn in decent if unremarkable tracks in "Wake Up" and "What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful)"-- a philosophy that both The Princess Diaries and its soundtrack could have used more of.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2001
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050086073177
catalogNumber:
860731

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steps   Track Performer
Three G's   Track Performer
Backstreet Boys   Track Performer
Hanson   Track Performer
Aaron Carter   Track Performer
Mandy Moore   Track Performer
Youngstown   Track Performer
Krystal Harris   Track Performer
Nobody's Angel   Track Performer
BBMak   Track Performer
Myra   Track Performer
Melissa Lefton   Track Performer
Lil' J   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Andy Goldmark   Producer
Timmy Allen   Arranger,Producer
Jimmy Harry   Producer
Patrick Leonard   Producer
Bob Marlette   Producer
Milton McDonald   Producer
Michael Tucker   Engineer
Rob Cavallo   Production Concept
Mark Jolley   Producer
Dawn Solér   Executive Producer
Mitchell Leib   Executive Producer
Veit Renn   Producer
Paul Poli   Producer
Sidney James   Producer
Steve Sterling   Art Direction
Tim James   Producer
BabyBoy   Producer

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The Princess Diaries 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was so good and the music goes great with it. It has a lot of really fun songs by some of the coolest artists. It's young and fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this CD is awesome from start to finish. It may be a bit too pop-ish for some people who are into the harder rock. But I'd say it fits the movie as a whole. The reviewer above was right--it does fit the pre-pubescent age. Mells
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sound Track Is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is at the top of the charts if you ask me!!!!!!!! Losten and see for your self!!!!! (: ! )
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this soundtrack! And, yes, the music did go great with the movie, too. There are so many talented and great performers on it and it has an awesome mix. From up-beat songs to a little more mellow ones, they're all wonderful. Cheers to this CD :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely crazy about this movie and the sountrack! It's got totally cool music. If you haven't seen the movie yet go and buy this soundtrack too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some of the songs are worth listening to. others are not music- they are noise. But hey- you know in the movie when Mia is at the ball and she's seeing if Michael is there so she can dance with him? What is the music there while she is turning to look for him? I didn't hear it on the list!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love this CD! I just got it and I can't stop listening to it! It has a great variety of music for everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best soundtracks of the summer, in my own personal opinion. There are some really great tracks on this CD from artists such as Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter, Krystal, BBMak, Mandy Moore, Myra, Youngstown, and Steps. A lot of people buy this soundtrack for the new Hanson song, but it really isn't all that. It has mostly pop music, a little bit of rap, and a little bit of rock. But most of it's pop. It probably isn't for those who despise pop and love hard rock, but it's definitely for those who love pop music. I, for one, love pop music. So I'm one of those who likes this soundtrack. Also check out the film - it's great, too! :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD totally rox! If you enjoy BBMak, Mandy Moore, Krystal, Myra, they so totally rock! They have such talent in music! Go see the movie NOW if you haven't seen it before, because it might go in video soon, but it's always better to see it in the movie theatres because they have more sound.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the cd is fantastic it has all the great artists and all the best songs see the movie and buy the sountrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutley fantabulous! Great artists and great songs. A good one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutly love this MOvie and all the songs in it... The songs give the movie an upbeat touch. I love and own both movie and soundtrack.If there is a better soundtrack out there...I dont want to know about it :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hello! I just wanted to say the Princess Diaries soundtrack is very good. I love singing along with ''Miracles Happen'' and ''Supergirl''! I would recommend this to anybody who loves music!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the soundtrack for Christmas, and it is one of my favorite CDs. I think the songs ''Crush'' and ''Stupid Cupid'' are really good. It's a cool CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is great!!! The songs make me sing and dance all day!!!!!!! The singers are great too!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
even my 2 year old sister knows the song by herself
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am singing Mandy Moore's Stupid Cupid, and it fits the movie perfectly! I love all the other songs too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
its a great album and i luv EVERY single one of these songs!!! i really like happy go lucky,stupid cupid, and supergirl but they all rock...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Princess Diaries Rocks!!! Especially Stupid Cupid!!! Everyone should buy this soundtrack!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most awesomest(is this a word?) album ever! You will love all the great hits on here! Don't forget to pick it up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago