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“Shrek” Lyrics

Soundtrack lyrics for Cartoon • 2001

“Shrek” Track List with Lyrics


Shrek album description:

Shrek Soundtrack Overview.


The sound of Shrek is bright and extremely energetic to match the slightly manic, grinning-through-the-teeth sentiment of the film. Songs spanning the pop, folk and rock worlds make the soundtrack vibrant. Among others, the album features radio hits like Smash Mouth's "All Star," which opens the album with boundless energy, and "I'm a Believer," as performed by Smash Mouth, closes the album with the same enthusiasm. Big highlights include Rufus Wainwright's take on the Leonard Cohen classic, "Hallelujah" and the Proclaimers' bouncy "I'm on My Way."

Musical Diversity and Style.


The Shrek soundtrack is a melting pot of musical styles that reflect a film with a new but classic insight into a fairy tale. Inserting modern pop and rock songs into a medieval fantasy film brought humor and contemporary relevance. Contributions by Smash Mouth bring in that light, breezy energy, while Eels' "My Beloved Monster" tints the album with a quirky, alternative sound. As an album, it has the capability of straddling different musical landscapes in the same way Shrek travels through different fantastical realms.

Key Tracks and Their Impact.


That way, Smash Mouth's "All Star" becomes the one real anthem the Shrek soundtrack really has going for it, reflecting the spirit, playfulness, and rebellion of the movie. Their use of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," of course through Rufus Wainwright, makes a very poignant layer to the rest of the very joyous movie. The Proclaimers' "I'm on My Way" really does capture the adventure and thrust of Shrek and Donkey's trip. Main key tracks help not only to advance the plot but to pull the emotional stakes taut.

Background of Shrek.


Shrek is a 2001 computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. Based very loosely on William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name, the film follows the journey of Shrek, a reclusive ogre, to retrieve Princess Fiona with the hope that he will be able to return control of his swamp. This film, voiced by Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz, has succeeded in turning conventional notions of fairy tales upside down and making it humorous and heartwarming. Shrek was a large critical and commercial success, being met with high praise for its animation, voice performances, and screenplay, among other things. It became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Creation and Artist Contributions.


The soundtrack for Shrek adheres to the quirkiness and uniqueness of the film. Music supervisor Marylata Jacob got together various music, the same way quirky and eccentric as the film. As such, the current use of the chosen songs modernized the fairy tale, which could be related to by most people. The choice of artists like Smash Mouth, Rufus Wainwright, and the Proclaimers was based on how drastically different their style of music was, thus fueling the eclecticism of the soundtrack.

June, 08th 2024



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