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(Rolling Stone)   Frozen soundtrack remains solid on the top of the music charts   (rollingstone.com) divider line 39
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2014-05-01 09:33:25 AM
I think I sing this more than my 3 yr old and 7 year old girls.

Probably because it is more like Broadway and less like Disney.

\still doesn't make me want to give a bj though...
 
2014-05-01 09:42:31 AM
Yes, the soundtrack is popular, but people really need to let it go
 
2014-05-01 10:00:08 AM

texdent: Yes, the soundtrack is popular, but people really need to let it go


They can't hold it back... anymore.
 
2014-05-01 10:02:11 AM
Has this thing hit the Karaoke circuit yet? I can only imagine the pain of hearing "Let it go" being badly sung by drunk women 3 times an hour.
 
2014-05-01 10:22:47 AM

silo123j: I think I sing this more than my 3 yr old and 7 year old girls.

Probably because it is more like Broadway and less like Disney.

\still doesn't make me want to give a bj though...


How about a handy?
 
2014-05-01 10:33:30 AM
"...solid on top.."

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2014-05-01 10:34:13 AM

cgraves67: Has this thing hit the Karaoke circuit yet? I can only imagine the pain of hearing "Let it go" being badly sung by drunk women 3 times an hour.


just wait until it hits American Idol.
 
2014-05-01 10:36:37 AM
Am I the only one who thought the soundtrack was good, but not amazing?
 
2014-05-01 10:36:51 AM
only reason this movie was funny...Olaf
 
2014-05-01 10:39:11 AM
I watched this movie with the wife a few weeks ago. All I heard was how great the soundtrack is. It was alright, the one song that really struck me was when the evil queen but not really character was singing in her ice castle. The rest of it was pretty forgettable but then again I listen to heavy metal 90% of the time anyway so what do I know?
 
2014-05-01 10:41:06 AM
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2014-05-01 10:41:50 AM

qorkfiend: Am I the only one who thought the soundtrack was good, but not amazing?


I thought it was only ok, instead of complimenting the scenes most of the music was just describing what happening on the screen as it was happening.  Fun story and nice twist at the end though.
 
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2014-05-01 10:43:09 AM

silo123j: I think I sing this more than my 3 yr old and 7 year old girls.


I know this is true of me.. but I have the English soundtrack and munchkin only hears the dubbed Russian (which, admittedly, they did a damn good job with).
 
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2014-05-01 10:44:01 AM

ModernPrimitive01: I watched this movie with the wife a few weeks ago. All I heard was how great the soundtrack is. It was alright, the one song that really struck me was when the evil queen but not really character was singing in her ice castle. The rest of it was pretty forgettable but then again I listen to heavy metal 90% of the time anyway so what do I know?


ok byyyeeee
 
2014-05-01 10:44:30 AM

FeedTheCollapse: cgraves67: Has this thing hit the Karaoke circuit yet? I can only imagine the pain of hearing "Let it go" being badly sung by drunk women 3 times an hour.

just wait until it hits American Idol.


It already has.
 
2014-05-01 10:58:04 AM

silo123j: I think I sing this more than my 3 yr old and 7 year old girls.

Probably because it is more like Broadway and less like Disney.

\still doesn't make me want to give a bj though...


But there are other Disney Broadway things.  Lion King for instance was Broadway bait.  Alladin, etc.  Many of Disney's films have their soundtracks written by Broadway people.  I have 4 kids ages 6 to 17.  The first Disney movie I bought was Alladin.  Then Lion King.  Several prior to even having kids.  We effectively have all the Disney and Pixar films produced since 1992 plus a few made before that.  Many many of them are very very good.

But I don't get Frozen.  Sure it's a good movie.  Yes the songs are catchy.  But what exactly is different here that seems to transfix young and old.  It reminds me of Titanic.  I went to see it and said 'hmm...pretty good movie'.  Next thing I know I see people stopping on the street crying because they hear the song playing from a store.  The the heck?  I don't get that movie's popularity.

I just have a hard time imagining that people think it is better than say Lion King or Toy Story.
 
2014-05-01 10:59:11 AM

qorkfiend: Am I the only one who thought the soundtrack was good, but not amazing?


see my previous post.
 
2014-05-01 10:59:15 AM

silo123j: I think I sing this more than my 3 yr old and 7 year old girls.

Probably because it is more like Broadway and less like Disney.

\still doesn't make me want to give a bj though...


The whole movie feels like a Broadway show that has been animated. I guess it doesn't hurt to have a Tony award winning cast rather than the usual list of hot at the moment Hollywood actors voicing and singing your movie. They can pull off things non-musical theater trained actors couldn't pull off. Such as Santino Fontana's voice audition doing "I feel pretty" as "I am pretty".  Which is way more fun than it has any right to be. (Fontana voiced Hans.)
 
2014-05-01 10:59:48 AM

brandent: qorkfiend: Am I the only one who thought the soundtrack was good, but not amazing?

see my previous post.


To elaborate more, when I see middle school boys singing it I get confused.
 
2014-05-01 11:04:18 AM
I imagine the Disney execs that greened this film are still shocked at how well it performed.

I assume they thought it was going to do about "Tangled" level of bank, not more than TWICE what the earlier film did, especially considering the older film was a recognizable IP while I didn't learn "Frozen" was based on the Ice Queeen till I started reading reviews.
 
2014-05-01 11:10:24 AM
If I were a dick, I'd give copies of the soundtracks to The Book of Mormon to my friends who have kids and tell them,  "it's from the guy who did the songs for Frozen. They'll love it. Especially 'Hasa Diga Ebowai'. It's like 'Hakuna Matata'. You should play it in the car and the whole family can sing along."

Fortunately, I am a dick.
 
2014-05-01 11:43:06 AM

Cubicle Jockey: I imagine the Disney execs that greened this film are still shocked at how well it performed.

I assume they thought it was going to do about "Tangled" level of bank, not more than TWICE what the earlier film did, especially considering the older film was a recognizable IP while I didn't learn "Frozen" was based on the Ice Queeen till I started reading reviews.


Half of it is that it's a good movie on its own. Half of it is there's no real competition in that market.

The only thing that would have a CHANCE at touching that market of kids and parents can enjoy would be a real My Little Pony movie, but while it's a great freakin' TV show with some talented people, Hasbro simply doesn't have the resources to make what Disney can make and there's a huge gender discrepancy a Disney film doesn't face. So they didn't even try.

That left this huge gaping hole in the all ages, all demos kids' movie market schedule right around the time a LOT of kids would be wanting to see a movie. So you've got the world's biggest target audience, the world's best all ages entertainment company's brand name, and a few thousand talented people trying their best to make it a good film.

What you get isn't Casablanca, but it certainly blew the powder magazine roof clean off. And why wouldn't it? This is the secret to the entertainment industry. Sinatra knew it. Poe knew it. Picasso knew it. It doesn't matter the medium, find what the people want and give it to them, but not too much. Then, every time you offer a morsel, they'll snap it up ravenously.

Pop music tries to do the same thing, but songs can be churned out faster and cheaper than butter. Hell, Hatsu Miku proves you don't even need humans anymore to make a pop idol. Just put the lyrics into a computer, hit "generate song" and then have the engineers clean it up. Movies take longer, so the anticipation builds more. Hence, bigger profits.
 
2014-05-01 11:53:42 AM
"Let It Go" is a fantastic song to sing loudly while in the bathroom making.
 
2014-05-01 12:02:48 PM

ModernPrimitive01: I watched this movie with the wife a few weeks ago. All I heard was how great the soundtrack is. It was alright, the one song that really struck me was when the evil queen but not really character was singing in her ice castle. The rest of it was pretty forgettable


I'm with you on this.  The opening ice-hacking song was pretty cool, and Kristen Bell's two little songs were okay, but... the troll song?  Ugh.  Terrible.

And frankly, I don't think "Let It Go" is that great.  I think people like it more because it's a "You go, grrrrl!" kind of song rather than its intrinsic musical qualities.  It's basically a crummy ripoff of "Defying Gravity" (so it's no surprise they picked the same singer for it).

My wife is big, big, BIG into musicals, and was a big Rent-head back in the day, so maybe I've just been overexposed to Idina Menzel... but her style of singing kind of grates on me.  It's all like, "look how HAAAAAARD I can BEEEELT giving you ALLLL the FEEEEEELS."  It's like those people on American Idol who have some natural talent, but no technique, so they just over-sing to try and cover it up.
 
2014-05-01 12:13:04 PM
Let it Go was fantastic, but Tangled, as a whole, had much better songs.
 
2014-05-01 12:21:24 PM

brandent: But I don't get Frozen.  Sure it's a good movie.  Yes the songs are catchy.  But what exactly is different here that seems to transfix young and old.  It reminds me of Titanic.  I went to see it and said 'hmm...pretty good movie'.  Next thing I know I see people stopping on the street crying because they hear the song playing from a store.  The the heck?  I don't get that movie's popularity.


It's The Song; it's really as simple as that I think. You're right, it's a good-but-not-great movie, and a good-but-not-great soundtrack.

But The Song has just taken all of that and kicked it up like 7 notches. Don't ask me to explain why The Song has struck such a nerve; all I know is that I'm still hearing little kids sing this in grocery stores, and my two are still belting it out once in a while as well.
 
2014-05-01 12:26:35 PM

gunga galunga: If I were a dick, I'd give copies of the soundtracks to The Book of Mormon to my friends who have kids and tell them,  "it's from the guy who did the songs for Frozen. They'll love it. Especially 'Hasa Diga Ebowai'. It's like 'Hakuna Matata'. You should play it in the car and the whole family can sing along."

Fortunately, I am a dick.


Why stop there? Give 'em the Avenue Q sound track and tell 'em it's like Sesame Street?

/Come and play, everything's A OK!
 
2014-05-01 12:52:36 PM
I will be so glad when everyone forgets about this stupid movie and its horrible music.
 
2014-05-01 01:47:51 PM
It's rare that you ever see a musical sequence as good as "Do you Want to Build a Snowman?". In a 3 minute song it gets through about 15 years of life, backstory, and is both funny and touching at the same time. I like Let it Go a lot too, but that's the bit that really impressed me in the film.

/Knock
//Knock
///Knock-Knock.
////Knock
//Knock.
 
2014-05-01 04:33:55 PM
My username on Pandora has frozen in the title (and predates the movie by over a decade) so I get all these people following my stations who have no idea who I am. Considering I'm in my 30s and have no children the chances I will ever see Frozen are essentially zero nor will I add anything vaguely related to the movie. Maybe they'll actually listen to some of my stations and find something completely different than what they're used to. Probably not.

Maybe I should start a death metal station and name it Frozen: The Soundtrack.
 
2014-05-01 05:48:56 PM

jayhawk88: brandent: But I don't get Frozen.  Sure it's a good movie.  Yes the songs are catchy.  But what exactly is different here that seems to transfix young and old.  It reminds me of Titanic.  I went to see it and said 'hmm...pretty good movie'.  Next thing I know I see people stopping on the street crying because they hear the song playing from a store.  The the heck?  I don't get that movie's popularity.

It's The Song; it's really as simple as that I think. You're right, it's a good-but-not-great movie, and a good-but-not-great soundtrack.

But The Song has just taken all of that and kicked it up like 7 notches. Don't ask me to explain why The Song has struck such a nerve; all I know is that I'm still hearing little kids sing this in grocery stores, and my two are still belting it out once in a while as well.


Kind of like The Entertainment?

/obscure
 
2014-05-01 06:50:34 PM

chewielouie: Let it Go was fantastic, but Tangled, as a whole, had much better songs.


I had a dream... once.
 
2014-05-01 07:06:00 PM
Frozen...solid....OK, how about my own comment?  THIS BLASTED MOVIE FROSTS ME!
(BTW....the snowman isn't funny, just dumb.  Frosty displayed better acting ability when
he said, "Happy birthday!")
 
2014-05-01 07:09:15 PM

Son of Thunder: chewielouie: Let it Go was fantastic, but Tangled, as a whole, had much better songs.

I had a dream... once.


The most recent Disney song I really liked was the Winnie-the-Pooh theme from the 1960s, by the
Sherman brothers ("Willy nilly silly old bear"), but some from "Jungle Book" are OK, too; they're
quite jazzy.  From "Little Mermaid" on, though, they sound like commercials.
 
2014-05-01 07:16:25 PM

Li'l Robbie: Son of Thunder: chewielouie: Let it Go was fantastic, but Tangled, as a whole, had much better songs.

I had a dream... once.

The most recent Disney song I really liked was the Winnie-the-Pooh theme from the 1960s, by the
Sherman brothers ("Willy nilly silly old bear"), but some from "Jungle Book" are OK, too; they're
quite jazzy.  From "Little Mermaid" on, though, they sound like commercials.


My favourites from most of the 90s Disney movies tended to be the villain song or the reprise of the opening number.
 
2014-05-01 08:09:47 PM
Some other album just needs to put a little pressure on Frozen and it'll melt away.
 
2014-05-01 08:34:58 PM

justabitdisturbed: "Let It Go" is a fantastic song to sing loudly while in the bathroom making.


making ... ?  making what?

Don't leave me hanging!

/ frozen yogurt?
// bread?
/// whopee?
 
2014-05-01 08:59:18 PM

Caeldan: Li'l Robbie: Son of Thunder: chewielouie: Let it Go was fantastic, but Tangled, as a whole, had much better songs.

I had a dream... once.

The most recent Disney song I really liked was the Winnie-the-Pooh theme from the 1960s, by the
Sherman brothers ("Willy nilly silly old bear"), but some from "Jungle Book" are OK, too; they're
quite jazzy.  From "Little Mermaid" on, though, they sound like commercials.

My favourites from most of the 90s Disney movies tended to be the villain song or the reprise of the opening number.


Yeah their villain songs tend to be pretty awesome.

"My teeth and ambitions are bared; BE PREPARED!"
 
2014-05-02 08:36:55 AM

brandent: I just have a hard time imagining that people think it is better than say Lion King or Toy Story


I thought so.

And that is without even looking at how it was kind of a shift for disney princesses. It wasn't just finding mom and dad, making it without mom and dad, or biatching about the roles mom and dad gave you, it was about the relationship between two sisters, and not relying on a prince to help you.

AeAe: justabitdisturbed: "Let It Go" is a fantastic song to sing loudly while in the bathroom making.

making ... ?  making what?

Don't leave me hanging!

/ frozen yogurt?
// bread?
/// whopee?


Making fark.

BERSERKER!
 
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