"Hairspray" Movie Musical CD Debuts on Billboard's Top Soundtracks at No. 2

News   "Hairspray" Movie Musical CD Debuts on Billboard's Top Soundtracks at No. 2 On the eve of the movie musical's wide release, the soundtrack for "Hairspray" debuts on Billboard's Top Soundtracks chart at No. 2.
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New Line Records released the recording July 10. The film hits theatres nationwide July 20.

The album places behind three-week chart-topper "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus" and ahead of that film's predecessor, "Hannah Montana" (which holds at No. 3). Disney populates 10 of the chart's 25 slots. The soundtracks to "High School Musical" (Disney), "Grease" (Polydor/Universal) and "Dreamgirls" (Music World/Columbia) also place within the top 10.

On "The Billboard 200," the soundtrack places at No. 20, and it places at No. 6 on the Top Digital Albums.

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The "Hairspray" CD features 17 songs from the film, including three original numbers — "Ladies' Choice," "New Girl in Town" and "Come So Far." The new songs were also penned by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who received the Tony Award for their Hairspray score. The album also features the song "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" (heard over the credits, but cut from the film's plot) as sung by all three incarnations of Tracy Turnblad — original film star Rikki Lake, original Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur and film star Nikki Blonsky.

The soundtrack is produced by Shaiman and features tracks mixed by Ed Cherney and Peter Mokran.

The track list follows:

"Good Morning Baltimore" - Nikki Blonsky
"The Nicest Kids in Town" - James Marsden
"It Takes Two" - Zac Efron
"(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs" - Michelle Pfeiffer
"I Can Hear The Bells" - Nikki Blonsky
"Ladies' Choice" - Zac Efron
"The New Girl in Town" - Brittany Snow
"Welcome to the 60's" - Nikki Blonsky & John Travolta
"Run and Tell That" - Elijah Kelley
"Big, Blonde & Beautiful" - Queen Latifah
"Big, Blonde & Beautiful Reprise" - John Travolta & Michelle Pfeiffer
"(You're) Timeless To Me" - John Travolta & Christopher Walken
"I Know Where I've Been" - Queen Latifah
"Without Love" - Zac Efron, Nikki Blonsky, Elijah Kelley & Amanda Bynes
"(It's) Hairspray" - James Marsden
"You Can't Stop The Beat" - Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, Elijah Kelley, John Travolta & Queen Latifah
"Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)" - Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Zac Efron and Elijah Kelley
"Cooties" - Aimee Allen
"Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now" - Nikki Blonsky, Marissa Jaret Winokur & Rikki Lake

Adam Shankman directs and choreographs the "Hairspray" film, which stars John Travolta as Edna Turnblad, Christopher Walken as Wilbur Turnblad, Queen Latifah as Motormouth Maybelle, Amanda Bynes as Penny Pingleton, Zac Efron as Link Larkin, Brittany Snow as Amber von Tussel, Michelle Pfeiffer as Velma von Tussel, James Marsden as Corny Collins, Elijah Kelly as Seaweed, Allison Janney as Prudy Pingleton and Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad.

The film is based on the still-running musical Hairspray, which itself was based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. The movie musical was adapted by Leslie Dixon from the Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan book and features the score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman with additional songs created for the film.

Visit the official movie website at hairspraymovie.com.

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