“The Princess and the Frog” Soundtrack Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In CD Reviews
February 15, 2010
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I have not yet seen “The Princess and the Frog,” but did see part of the parade when we last visited Disneyland!  I LOVED the music and was excited for the opportunity to review Princess and the Frog Soundtrack, thanks to Walt Disney Records.  I LOVED the soundtrack!  The music is fun for both kids and parents!  I found myself dancing along with the music while listening to it.  After listening to the soundtrack, I am really excited to see the movie when it comes out on DVD.  My favorite songs were “Never Knew I Needed,” “Down in New Orleans,” and “Dig a Little Deeper.”

“The Princess and the Frog” Soundtrack features the new Ne-Yo Single, “Never Knew I Needed.”  Included are performances by Dr. John, Anika Noni Rose, Jim Cummings, Keith David, Michael Leon-Wooley Bruno Campos, Jenifer Lewis, and Terence Blanchard.

 Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for The Princess and the Frog, available digitally and in stores on November 23, 2009.  The Princess and the Frog marks the return to traditional hand-drawn 2D animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman. The Walt Disney Pictures film takes place in New Orleans, whose sounds of jazz, Zydeco, blues and Gospel present the perfect musical setting for the film. Multi-platinum, 3-time Grammy Award-winning Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo contributes “Never Knew I Needed,” the featured end credit song of the film.  The soundtrack features performances by Dr. John, the film’s Anika Noni Rose, Jim Cummings, Keith David, Michael Leon-Wooley, and Jenifer Lewis, with performances on trumpet by Terence Blanchard.

Ne-Yo made headlines one year ago when his most recent RIAA platinum album Year Of The Gentleman debuted at the top of the Soundscan and UK national charts.  The album went on to generate a league-leading total of five Grammy Award nominations – with its #1 R&B smash single “Miss Independent” winning in the Best R&B Song (songwriters award) and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance categories.  Year Of The Gentleman followed up Because Of You (released May 2007), which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and In My Own Words (February 2006) – both of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical The Princess and the Frog, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

Track Listing

1. Never Knew I Needed – Ne-Yo
2. Down In New Orleans (Prologue)
3. Down In New Orleans – Dr. John
4. Almost There – Anika Noni Rose (as ‘Tiana’)
5. Friends On The Other Side – Keith David (as ‘Dr. Facilier’)
6. When We’re Human – Michael Leon-Wooley (as ‘Louis), Bruno Campos (as “Prince Naveen’) and Anika Noni Rose (as ‘Tiana’), featuring Terence Blanchard on trumpet
7. Gonna Take You There – Jim Cummings (as ‘Ray’), featuring Terrance Simien on accordion
8. Ma Belle Evangeline – Jim Cummings (as ‘Ray’), featuring Terence Blanchard on trumpet
9. Dig A Little Deeper – Jenifer Lewis (as ‘Mama Odie’) featuring the Pinnacle Gospel Choir
10. Down in New Orleans (Finale) – Anika Noni Rose (as ‘Tiana’)
11. *Fairy Tale/Going Home
12. *I Know This Story
13. *The Frog Hunters/Gator Dawn
14. *Tiana’s Bad Dream
15. *Ray Laid Low
16. *Ray/Mama Odie
17. *This is Gonna Be Good

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This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program for Walt Disney Records, who supplied the product for review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

151 Responses to ““The Princess and the Frog” Soundtrack Review & Giveaway”

  1. Katie says:

    I saw the movie and it was so cute, I would love to have the soundtrack in the car.

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  18. Lori Z. says:

    Did you see part of the parade because you were waiting in line for Pirates or Haunted Mansion like us? The girl playing Tiana was good (though maybe she was lip syncing?)

    My daughter was in love though and we took her picture with the rest of the riverboat people later in the day. She also has a Lewis doll that she takes everywhere now. She’d love this.

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    I loved the song that they sang in the parade at disneyland when we were there in December, its so lively and upbeat, I can’t wait to see what else or well here what else is part of this sound track!!

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