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Despicable Me 2

Soundtrack lyrics for Cartoon • 2013

Despicable Me 2 Tracklist

Despicable Me 2 album description:

Release and Composition.
Released on July 2, 2013, through Back Lot Music, the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack embodies the animated sequel's spirit with its eclectic and infectious mix. The creative minds of Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams collaborated once again to produce a soundtrack that captures the essence of the film's joyous and mischievous atmosphere. With a total length of 1 hour and 1 minute, the album offers a blend of original songs and themes that range from pop to funk, interspersed with the film's score pieces.

Notable Tracks.
Pharrell Williams’ contributions stand out, particularly with "Happy," a track that soared in popularity, topping charts in over 19 countries and becoming a defining anthem of the year. Other notable songs include "Scream" by Cee Lo Green and "Just a Cloud Away," demonstrating the soundtrack's ability to mix upbeat tunes with moments of levity and warmth. The Minions’ renditions of "Another Irish Drinking Song" and covers of classics like "I Swear" and "Y.M.C.A." add a unique charm, appealing to both children and adults alike​​.

Commercial Success and Accolades.
"Happy" not only achieved global success but also made significant impacts on various charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The soundtrack itself enjoyed considerable chart success, indicating its widespread appeal and the lasting impact of its standout track, "Happy." At the 86th Academy Awards, "Happy" was nominated for Best Original Song, showcasing the song's critical acclaim and its cultural impact. Despite not winning, it garnered several nominations and even took home the Grammy Award for Best Music Video, among other accolades​​.

Soundtrack's Role in the Film's Universe.
The "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack plays a pivotal role in enhancing the narrative and thematic elements of the film. It complements the film's blend of comedy, adventure, and emotional depth, using music to amplify the characters' experiences and the story's various moods. From the joyous to the introspective, the soundtrack acts as a narrative tool that enriches the viewing experience, making it an integral part of the film's success and charm.

Conclusion: A Musical Reflection of Joy and Mischief.
The "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack is a testament to the creative synergy between Pharrell Williams and Heitor Pereira. It stands as a vibrant musical accompaniment to the film, offering a mix of humor, warmth, and infectious energy that captures the essence of the Despicable Me universe. Through its commercial success and critical acclaim, the soundtrack has left a lasting mark, contributing to the film's legacy as a beloved family classic.

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