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Annie [2014] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Album Summary

>Strouse, Charles : Annie
>Kurstin, Greg : Moonquake Lake, song (for the 2014 film "Annie")
>Eriksen, Mikkel S. : The City's Yours, song (for the 2014 film "Annie")
>Kurstin, Greg : Opportunity, song (for the 2014 film "Annie")
>Kurstin, Greg : Who Am I?, song (for the 2014 film "Annie")
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Notes & Reviews:

Ever since Jay-Z sampled Annie for his hit "Hard Knock Life," an updated, hip-hop-influenced version of the classic musical seemed inevitable. The soundtrack for 2014's film adaptation dusts off the musical's 1976 songbook -- which was itself inspired by the sounds of Great Depression-era pop as a nod to its comic strip origins -- in a few ways. Several of Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin's songs get a 21st century makeover, such as the drumlines that pump up "It's a Hard-Knock Life" and the upbeat R&B spin on "I Don't Need Anything But You." Elsewhere, Sia and collaborators including Greg Kurstin and Will Gluck contribute new songs that provide new perspectives on the struggles Annie and the rest of the characters endure to find happiness. "Opportunity" is a showcase for Quvenzhané Wallis, who charmed in Beasts of the Southern Wild and gives us a winning Annie who sounds like a real little girl instead of a Broadway belter; "Who Am I?" allows Jamie Foxx to show off his singing chops as a soul-searching Daddy Warbucks. Cameron Diaz gets a star turn as the shady Miss Hannigan on "Little Girls." While nobody can compare to Carol Burnett's orphanage matron in the 1982 film, the performances by Diaz, Wallis, and Foxx prove that a 21st century Annie can have plenty of its own charms. ~ Heather Phares



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Works Details

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: Overture
  • Performers: Nelson Beato (Voice); Beck (Voice); Mariah Britt (Voice); Jayda Brown (Voice); Rose Byrne (Voice); Bobby Cannavale (Voice); Zoe Colletti (Voice); Tim Davis (Voice); Cameron Diaz (Voice); Eden Duncan-Smith (Voice); Jamie Foxx (Voice); Aria Gunn (Voice); Emma Gunn (Voice); Lexi Gunn (Voice); Georgi Jakes (Voice); Greg Kurstin (Drums); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Stephanie Kurtzuba (Voice); Karissa Lee (Voice); Nikki Leonti (Voice); Sara Mann (Voice); Catherine Matthews (Voice); Samantha Nelson (Voice); Tyrah Odoms (Voice); Nicolette Pierini (Voice); Jasper Randall (Voice); Taylor Richardson (Voice); Jessica Rotter (Voice); Sia (Voice); Matthew Sullivan (Oboe); Amanda Troya (Voice); Windy Wagner (Voice); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice); Emma Wetzel (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: Maybe
  • Performers: Zoe Colletti (Voice); Eden Duncan-Smith (Voice); Greg Kurstin (Drums); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Nicolette Pierini (Voice); Amanda Troya (Voice); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: It's the Hard-Knock Life
  • Performers: Zoe Colletti (Voice); Eden Duncan-Smith (Voice); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Percussion); Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Nicolette Pierini (Voice); Amanda Troya (Voice); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: Tomorrow
  • Performers: Greg Kurstin (Drums); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Percussion); Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (2014 Film Version)
  • Performers: Rose Byrne (Voice); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Percussion); Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Greg Kurstin (Xylophone); Stephanie Kurtzuba (Voice); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (2014 Film Version)
  • Performers: Greg Kurstin (Drums); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Sia (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Kurstin, Greg : Moonquake Lake, song (for the 2014 film "Annie")
  • Performers: Beck (Voice); Greg Kurstin (Drums); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Greg Kurstin (Ukulele); Sia (Voice)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Will Gluck, Sia (1975 - ).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: Little Girls (2014 Film Version)
  • Performers: Cameron Diaz (Voice); Greg Kurstin (Drums); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Percussion); Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Eriksen, Mikkel S. : The City's Yours, song (for the 2014 film "Annie")
  • Performers: Benny Blanco (Programming); Jamie Foxx (Voice); StarGate (Programming); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benjamin Levin, Tor Erik Hermansen, Will Gluck, Sia (1975 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Kurstin, Greg : Opportunity, song (for the 2014 film "Annie")
  • Performers: Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Will Gluck, Sia (1975 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: Easy Street (2014 Film Version)
  • Performers: Bobby Cannavale (Voice); Gilbert Castellanos (Trumpet); Cameron Diaz (Voice); Larry Goldings (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Percussion); Greg Kurstin (Piano); David Ralicke (Horn); Walter Smith (Saxophone); Bill Stewart (Drums); Anthony Wilson (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Kurstin, Greg : Who Am I?, song (for the 2014 film "Annie")
  • Performers: Cameron Diaz (Voice); Jamie Foxx (Voice); Greg Kurstin (Drums); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Percussion); Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Will Gluck, Thomas Edward Percy Hull, Sia (1975 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: I Don't Need Anything but You (2014 Film Version)
  • Performers: Rose Byrne (Voice); Jamie Foxx (Voice); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Strouse, Charles : Annie :: Tomorrow (Reprise)
  • Performers: Nelson Beato (Voice); Beck (Voice); Mariah Britt (Voice); Jayda Brown (Voice); Rose Byrne (Voice); Bobby Cannavale (Voice); Zoe Colletti (Voice); Tim Davis (Voice); Cameron Diaz (Voice); Eden Duncan-Smith (Voice); Jamie Foxx (Voice); Aria Gunn (Voice); Emma Gunn (Voice); Lexi Gunn (Voice); Georgi Jakes (Voice); Greg Kurstin (Guitar); Greg Kurstin (Keyboards); Greg Kurstin (Percussion); Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Stephanie Kurtzuba (Voice); Karissa Lee (Voice); Nikki Leonti (Voice); Sara Mann (Voice); Catherine Matthews (Voice); Samantha Nelson (Voice); Tyrah Odoms (Voice); Nicolette Pierini (Voice); Jasper Randall (Voice); Taylor Richardson (Voice); Jessica Rotter (Voice); Sia (Voice); Matthew Sullivan (Oboe); Amanda Troya (Voice); Windy Wagner (Voice); Quvenzhane Wallis (Voice); Emma Wetzel (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Kurstin, Greg : Opportunity, song (for the 2014 film "Annie")
  • Performers: Greg Kurstin (Piano); Greg Kurstin (Programming); Sia (Voice)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Will Gluck, Sia (1975 - ).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal