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Dangerous Minds (Soundtrack) 1995

The Dangerous Minds Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. The album was released in 1995 on MCA Records.

The soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 chart in 1995. By December 1995, it was certified triple platinum in sales by the RIAA, after sales exceeding 3,000,000 copies in the United States.

Release and reception

The album reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the second spot on the R&B albums chart. The album was certified platinum in September 1995 and triple platinum by December of the same year.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic called the soundtrack "an expertly-crafted urban R&B/hip-hop collection, featuring stellar production and songwriting from a number of the best and most popular artists of 1995."

Track listing

  1. "Gangsta's Paradise" (feat. L.V.) - Coolio (Sample: "Pastime Paradise" by Stevie Wonder)
  2. "Curiosity" - Aaron Hall (Sample: "Four Play" by Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns)
  3. "Havin Thangs" - Big Mike
  4. "Problems" - Rappin' 4-Tay
  5. "True O.G." (feat. Static) - Mr. Dalvin
  6. "Put Ya Back Into It" - Tre Black (Sample: "Cars" by Gary Numan)
  7. "Don't Go There" - 24-K
  8. "Feel the Funk" - Immature (Sample: "Love Changes" by Kashif)
  9. "It's Alright" (feat. Craig Mack) - Sista
  10. "A Message for Your Mind" - Rappin' 4-Tay (Sample: "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5)
  11. "Gin & Juice" (feat. Static) - DeVante Swing
  12. "This Is the Life" - Wendy & Lisa

Chart history

Album

Chart (1995) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. R&B Albums 2

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 U.S. Top 40 Mainstream
1995 "Gangsta's Paradise" 1 2 1 2 17
"Feel the Funk" 46 15 26
"Curiosity" 20 36

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel

Information taken from Allmusic.

  • composing – Berry Gordy, Jr., Frank Hudson, Alphonso Mizell, Deke Richards, Danger Jay
  • executive production – Jerry Bruckheimer, DeVante Swing, Don Simpson
  • lyricist(s) – Aaron Hall
  • mastering – Herb Powers
  • music supervisor – Kathy Nelson
  • performer(s) – 24K, Big Mike, Tre Black, Coolio, Craig Mack, DeVante Swing, Aaron Hall, Immature, L.V., Danger Jay, Rappin' 4-Tay, Sista, Static, Wendy & Lisa
  • production – Bass Mechanics, Claudio Cueni, Dalvin DeGrate, Cyrus Esteban, Evil Dee, Danger Jay, Trevor Horn, Pimp C, Michael J. Powell, Doug Rasheed, Chris Stokes, Timbaland
  • soundtrack coordination – Lesley Allery, Kevin Breen, Christine Edwards, Bill Green, Todd Homme, Sylvia Krask

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