Rugrats In Paris -- The Soundtrack Of The Movie

The soundtrack for the film was released by Maverick Recording Company on Tuesday, 11/7/2000, and is now available where fine recordings are sold.

The music in the film is usually one of the LAST things to be done before the film is "in the can". The artists to appear on the soundtrack are chosen first, and then the songs, plus the main orchestrations for the film, are put together, sometimes not finishing until less than 2 months before the film's general release (as was the case for The Rugrats Movie).

As with The Rugrats Movie soundtrack, it'll feature some of the latest pop music stars, plus your favorite Rugrats. And even though this film has nothing similar to the last film's showstopper, This World Is Something New To Me, the soundtrack is bound to please anyone who likes the type of music, or the Rugrats' own songs. This Maverick press release, courtesy of PRNewswire, has all the details:

Maverick Recording Company Releases Soundtrack to RUGRATS IN PARIS-THE MOVIE
Baha Men, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, No Authority, Sinead O'Connor And Amanda Head Up Blockbuster Album

Story Filed: Thursday, August 24, 2000 2:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES, Aug 24, 2000 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hold onto your berets, babies. Maverick Recording Company has announced the release of "RUGRATS IN PARIS", the star-studded companion album to the upcoming Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies animated adventure. "RUGRATS IN PARIS-THE MOVIE" hits theatres nationwide November 2000. The "RUGRATS IN PARIS" soundtrack will be in stores on November 7. Maverick Recording Company has assembled a fun and eclectic lineup for the gang's international road trip, a blockbuster album that perfectly captures the dazzling colors and imagery of the Rugrats' big and bouncy world.

"This is an extremely exciting project for us", says Guy Oseary, Maverick partner and co-producer of the "RUGRATS IN PARIS" soundtrack. "Rugrats is an international phenomenon and a favorite among animation fans of all ages. With that in mind, we've put together a really fun album, one that offers something for everyone."

The "RUGRATS IN PARIS" soundtrack boasts a critically acclaimed, multi-platinum roster of both global superstars and up-and-coming buzz bands. Featured artists include Baha Men ("Who Let The Dogs Out") the hit single which is currently climbing the charts, TLC vocalist Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins ("My Getaway") and Sinead O'Connor ("When You Love" -- produced by Wyclef Jean.) Says George Acogny, the film's music supervisor, "Sinead's 'When You Love' summarizes the whole film. It's an emotional ballad written specifically for the movie, and truly shows Sinead at her best." Also featured on the album is Maverick recording artist Amanda ("You Don't Stand A Chance"). Amanda's debut album was co-produced by Scandanavia's Merlyn Music (98 Degrees, LFO) and is due out next spring. The Rugrats In Paris soundtrack also includes French multi-platinum artist Mylène Farmer ("Attrapez-moi!"), No Authority ("I'm Telling You This") and acclaimed composer / former Devo vocalist Mark Mothersbaugh. In addition to writing "I Need A Mom" for the soundtrack, Mothersbaugh composed the film's score.

Says Acogny, "I've done many albums over the years, but putting together this soundtrack was the most fun I've ever had. Collaborating with Guy Oseary and Russ Rieger (Maverick Senior Executive) was great -- at times it felt like we were in a band together. The end result is a really great pop album whose appeal runs across the board." "Music has always been an important aspect of kids' lives and an integral part of Nickelodeon, and 'RUGRATS IN PARIS-THE MOVIE' is no exception", says Albie Hecht, President of Film and Television Entertainment for Nickelodeon. "The lineup of top contemporary recording artists involved in the Rugrats movie soundtrack further highlights Nickelodeon's connection with kids, families, and pop entertainment culture. We are especially thrilled to be working with a label like Maverick, which has allowed us to build our strongest soundtrack to date."

The first single and video exclusively for the soundtrack will be Watkins' "My Getaway". "I'm a big fan of Tommy and Chuckie and the rest of the Rugrats, and I'm honored to be on this soundtrack," says Watkins. "The fact that I wrote the song makes this all the more special to me." The video stars Watkins, Tommy, Chuckie, and Angelica in a computer-generated clip directed by Christopher Urskin (R. Kelly, Brian McKnight).

Meanwhile, "Who Let The Dogs Out?" by Baha Men is already a smash summer hit. Eric Heimbold (Brian Setzer Orchestra) directed the song's video.

(Left: The Rugrats In Paris
soundtrack cover, from eBay;
©2000 Viacom.)
Here's the final soundtrack order, and song selection. Bardot's "Higher Than Heaven" is available only on CDs made and distributed outside the US & Canada.

1. T-Boz: My Getaway
2. Amanda: You Don't Stand A Chance
3. Aaron Carter: Life Is A Party
4. Jessica Simpson: Final Heartbreak
5. Baha Men: Who Let The Dogs Out?
6. Sinead O'Connor: When You Love
7. No Authority: I'm Telling You This
8. Gerri Halliwell: These Boots Are Made For Walking
9. Isaac Hayes with Alex Brown (& Mark Mothersbaugh): Chuckie Chan (Martial Arts Expert of Reptar Land)
10. Mylène Farmer: L'Histoire D'Une Fée, C'est... (a.k.a. "Attrapez-moi!")
11. Cyndi Lauper: I Want A Mom That Will Last Forever
12. 2Be3: Excuse My French (not heard in film)
13. Angelica & The Sumos (Cheryl Chase, Tim Curry, Kevin M. Richardson & Billy West): Bad Girls
14. Bardot: Higher Than Heaven (Foreign pressings only; not heard in film)

(Above: The French  Rugrats In Paris soundtrack cover, courtesy of Super Yo; ©2000 Viacom.)

Order In The Film

Here's the approximate order of the songs in the film itself, and where to find them. Songs in red do not appear on the soundtrack; songs marked with a " ** " are reprises -- songs played a second time around in the film.

  1. "That's The Way I Like It" (performed by Tracey Amos; played while Grandpa & Lulu dance)
  2. "Big Time Operator" (performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; played while Grandpa & Lulu dance, following the DJ's intro
  3. "These Boots Are Made For Walking" (played later at that same party)
  4. "When You Love" (played during the kids' dance with their moms, with Chuckie sitting out)
  5. Reptar musical number -- "Our Village Will Be Fried" (???) (sung shortly before the Reptar robot broke down)
  6. "Packin' To Go" (sung by the pre-Kimi Rugrats; the only all-Rugrats number; sung as the gang prepares for their trip)
  7. "My Getaway" (song that Angelica listened to on her walkman on the plane, then played while the Rugrats made a mess)
  8. "I Want A Mom That Will Last Forever" (played while Chuckie looks at the clouds from the plane)
  9. "L'Histoire D'Une Fée, C'est..." (played as Muzak at the Paris airport as the gang arrives)
  10. "Who Let The Dogs Out" (played when Spike & Fifi met for the first time, leading to a chase)
  11. "Final Heartbreak" (played in the background at the Karaoke restaurant)
  12. "Bad Girls" (sung at the Karaoke restaurant by Angelica and the sumo waiters)
  13. "I'm Telling You This" (???)
  14. "You Don't Stand A Chance" (played in the background at the Karaoke restaurant)
  15. "Oooey-Gooey World" (performed by 16 people; background music played there)
  16. "Life Is A Party" (played while ninja security chases the Rugrats around)
  17. "Chuckie Chan" (played during Chuckie's martial arts dream)
  18. "J'ai Deux Amours" (performed by Debbie Davis & Kamil Rustam; played as Spike & Fifi dine on a pizza)
  19. "Reptar, I Love You" (performed by Lisa McClowry, then by Susan Sarandon; sung by the princess, and then Coco, at the musical)
  20. "I Love You Truly" (performed by Tracey Amos; sung at Coco & Chazz's ceremony)
  21. **"When You Love" (played during the kids' dance with their moms at Kira & Chazz's reception)
  22. **"Who Let The Dogs Out" (played first during the closing credits)
  23. **"My Getaway" (2nd song in the closing credits)
  24. **"When You Love" (3rd and last song in the closing credits; also, last song in film)

Soundtrack Credits

Here are the complete credits for the soundtrack:

The Songs
Title Artist Writers Publishers Producers Courtesy Copyright
My Getaway Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins Brycyn Evans / Tionne Watkins Songs of Windswept Pacific
Nuevo Dia Publishing
Nature's Finest Music
(administered by
Songs of Windswept Pacific)

Ensign Music Corporation [BMI]
Famous Music Corporation
EMI April Music, Inc.
(o/b/o itself & Grunge Girl Music)
Soulshock & Karlin Arista Records, Inc. (P) 2000 Arista Records, Inc.
You Don't Stand A Chance Amanda Christian Karlsson
Fredrik Odesjo
Nina Woodford
Hinrik Jonback
Murlyn Songs
Universal Music Publishing, Ltd.
(administered in US & Canada by
Universal - Polygram International Publishing, Inc.)
Produced & Arranged: Bloodshy
Co Producer: Fredro
(P) 2000 Maverick Recording Company
Life Is A Party Aaron Carter Andy Goldmark
Jamie Houston
James Dean Hicks
New Nonpareil Music, Inc.
On The Mantle Music [BMI]
Zomba Music Publishing
John & Nancye's Son's Music
Warner Bros. Music Corp. [ASCAP]
Produced & Arranged: Andy Goldmark Jive Records (P) 2000 Zomba Recording Corporation
Who Let The Dogs Out Baha Men Anselm Douglas Desmone Music [BMI] Michael Mangini
Steve Greenberg
S-Curve Records (P) 2000 S-Curve Records
Final Heartbreak Jessica Simpson Eric Foster White Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
4MW Music, Inc.
(administered by Zomba Enterprises, Inc.) [ASCAP]
Eric Foster White Columbia Records, by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing (P) 1999 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
When You Love Sinead O'Connor Adam Anders
Maribeth Derry
Nikki Hassman
Ensign Music Corporation
Sony ATV Songs
(o/b/o itself & SwedeDreams Music) [BMI]
Famous Music Corporation
Criterion Music Corp.
Little Fireball Music
EMI April Music, Inc. [ASCAP]
Producers: Wyclef Jean & Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis
Co Producer: George Acogny
Remixed By: David Tickle
Atlantic Recording Corporation (P) 2000 Atlantic Recording Corporation
I'm Telling You This No Authority Steve Migliore
M. Hansen
J. Belmaati
Monileigh Music
o/b/o itself & Finger Lickin' Good Music) [ASCAP]
Warner-Chappell Music, Ltd.
Cutfather & Joe Music, Ltd.
(PRS administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.) [BMI]
Cutfather & Joe (P) 2000 Maverick Recording Company
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' Geri Halliwell Lee Hazlewood Criterion Music Corporation [ASCAP] Steve Power Capitol Records, under licence from EMI Capitol Music Special Markets (P) 1999 EMI Records, Ltd.
Chuckie Chan Issac Hayes, with Alex Brown Mark Mothersbaugh Music By Nickelodeon
Mutato Musika, Inc.
Ensign Music Corporation [BMI]
Mark Mothersbaugh
Robert Casale
(Issac Hayes Courtesy of Virgin Records America) (P) 2000 Viacom International, Inc.
L'Histoire D'Une Fée, C'est... Mylene Farmer Mylene Farmer
Laurent Boutonnat
Requiem Publishing [SACEM]
Ensign Music Corporation [BMI]
Laurent Boutonnat Universal Records
Stuffed Monkey
(distributed in France by Polydor)
(P) 2000 Stuffed Monkey
I Want A Mom That Will Last Forever Cyndi Lauper Mark Mothersbaugh
Cyndi Lauper
Music By Nickelodeon
Mutato Musika, Inc.
Ensign Music Corporation [BMI]
Producers: Cyndi Lauper
Co Producers: Mark Mothersbaugh,
Robert Casale
(P) 2000 Viacom International, Inc.
Excuse My French 2B3 Desmond Child
Peter Amato
Randy Cantor
Desmundo Music
Deston Songs [ASCAP}
Slice Of Sicilian Music
Desmonde Music
Loud Garage Songs [BMI]
Peter Amato
Chris Willis
Deston Entertainment (P) 2000 Deston Entertainment
Bad Girls Angelica & The Sumos Original Lyrics:
Joe Esposito
Eddie Hokenson
Bruce Sudano
Donna Summer
Additional "Rugrats" Material:
Hal Waite
Darryl Phinnessee
Rightsong Music, Inc.
Earborn Music [BMI]
Sweet Summer Night Music [ASCAP]
George Acogny (P) 2000 Viacom International, Inc.
Higher Than Heaven
(Foreign pressings only)
Bardot Glass
Mushroom Music
EMI Music Publishing
Hit and Run Music
Tommy Faraghar Warner Music Australia
(Exclusively licensed to Warner Music Australia)
(P) 2000 Five Divas PTY Ltd.

Technical Credits

Executive Album Producers:

For Maverick Records: Guy Osery, Russ Rieger
For Klasky-Csupo: Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo

Music Supervisor: George Acogny

Music Coordinators: Julie Sessing, Joe Fischer

Mastered by: Kris Solmen at Future Disk, Los Angeles

"Design d'embellages commerciaux:" Madame Biggs, Monsieur Harlan

"Traduction:" Madame Wright

A Maverick Recording Company Release

Manufactured & Distributed by Warner Bros. Records

Additional Soundtrack Material

In other observations:

1. Already becoming the most successful Rugrats song, Who Let The Dogs Out can also be heard on the Baha Men's album of the same name, in stores now. And for those of you in Canada, this song is also being used in a commercial for the Honda Civic automobile, though the ad has absolutely nothing to do with Rugrats. Who Let The Dogs Out has also become compulsory stadium music, played during most sporting events at arenas and stadiums; one key example was at game 4 of the 2000 World Series, where the Baha Men and Angelica appeared live at Shea Stadium in Queens, NY to sing a special version for the Mets -- Who Let The Mets Out (the Yankees won the series). The latest "Dogs" sighting was on 2/9/2001, when the space shuttle Atlantis was docking on the International Space Station. Currently, there are 2 versions of this video, with the original version NOT having any Rugrats material. The Rugrats version of "Dogs" can also be seen on both the VHS and DVD versions of the Rugrats In Paris video -- this way, kids can "let the dogs out" anytime they want (apart from the soundreack, of course).
2. T-Boz's My Getaway is also available as a single-track promo single, being distributed to radio stations by her label, Arista Records. The promo copies have T-Boz on the front of the case and the Rugrats on the back.

(Left: From eBay; ©2000 Arista Records.)

3. In France, Mylene Farmer's number, L'Histoire D'Une Fée, C'est..., has been released as a single in France. For details, plus the lyrics in French and English, click here.

4. Chicagoland musician Lisa McClowry will also be the voice of a Japanese princess in the film; she will sing in the Reptar musical, but her work will not appear on the soundtrack.

5. The CD version (US & Canada only) is an Enhanced CD, which includes special multimedia material that can be played on most computers.
6. Paramount and Maverick also issued special "For Your Consideration" CD singles of "When You Love" and "I Want A Mom..." to voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in hopes that one or both would be nominated for "Best Original Song" at the 2001 Oscars. Unfortunately, this plan didn't work -- the film wasn't nominated at all at the 2001 Oscars.

(Left & Right: From eBay; ©2000 Viacom.)

7. At left here is the Japanese version of the soundtrack; the covers are exactly the same as the US version, and the song selections are the same as versions sold outside the US & Canada. The only difference, though, is a special lable wrapped around the left side of the CD case, which announces the title, songs, price and other info in Japanese. By the way -- while the CD is now available in Japan, the release date for the film itself has yet to be announced.

(Right: From eBay; ©2000 Viacom.)

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