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Wizards of Waverly Place
Soundtrack by Various artists
Released August 4, 2009
Recorded 2004 - 2009
Genre Soundtrack, children's music, pop[1][2][3]
Length 37:12
Language English
Label Walt Disney
Professional reviews
Singles from Wizards of Waverly Place
  1. "Magic"
    Released: July 21, 2009

Wizards of Waverly Place is the soundtrack album for the hit Disney Channel Original Series of the same name. The album was released as a physical CD, enhanced CD and digital on August 4, 2009 under Walt Disney Records.[1][2][3][4] The album includes songs from and inspired by the TV series and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.[4][5]

In response to the soundtrack, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic recognized Wizards for its "teen revamps of boomer classics that parents can enjoy too". He also stated that the album is "agreeable" and that Selena Gomez "inevitably stands out from the pack". However, Erlewine said: "the dang-awful version of America's "You Can Do Magic" by Drew Seeley is sunk by its hyper-claustrophobic rhythms, the biggest rearrangement of a tune here and easily the worst cut."[3]

Contents

Background

In an interview with Disney Channel's commercial-segment, Disney 365, Selena Gomez discussed her interpretations of the songs on the soundtrack saying: "Disappear is more of a romantic song. It's basically talking about how a girl likes a guy and they [she] don't want him to disappear, and then Magical is about casting a spell on a guy and this song, Magic, ties in to Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie".[5] Although recorded for an episode, "Make it Happen" doesn't appear on the album, for an unknown reason.

Singles

"Magic"

"Magic" by Selena Gomez is a digital single on the iTunes Store. The song was released on July 21, 2009 as part of the Radio Disney iTunes Pass.[6] "Magic" premiered on Radio Disney and a music video to Disney Channel on July 24. The song's music video has Gomez singing into a microphone with bright and flamboyant background, as well as including clips from Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.[4][7] "Magic" debuted at no. 61 in the Billboard Hot 100 with 42,000 downloads.[8]

Track listing

Standard Edition[1]
# Title Recording Artist(s) Length
1. "Disappear"   Selena Gomez 3:39
2. "Magical"   Selena Gomez 2:54
3. "Magic" (Originally by Pilot) Selena Gomez 2:49
4. "Strange Magic" (Originally by Electric Light Orchestra) Steve Rushton 3:20
5. "Magic" (Originally by The Cars) Honor Society 3:51
6. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (Originally by The Police) Mitchel Musso 3:44
7. "Magic Carpet Ride" (Originally by Steppenwolf) KSM 2:57
8. "Magic" (Originally by Olivia Newton-John) Meaghan Jette Martin 4:08
9. "You Can Do Magic" (Originally by America) Drew Seeley 4:08
10. "Some Call It Magic"   Raven-Symoné 3:13
11. "Do You Believe in Magic" (Originally by The Lovin' Spoonful) 78violet 2:13
12. "Everything Is Not What It Seems" (Theme Song) Selena Gomez 0:50
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Bonus content

Bonus content for the physical CD for Wizards of Waverly Place includes exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with Gomez and also the new music video for "Magic".[9]

Charts (2009) Peak
Position
Sales
U.S. Billboard 200[10] 24 105,000[11]
U.S. Top Soundtracks[12] 4 18,000
U.S. Kid Albums 3 18,000
Mexico Albums Top 100[13] 32 ??
Norway Albums Top 40[14] 27 ??

International Release

The soundtrack was released in the UK on 5 October 2009, although not stocked up in most of the UK, and in Spain released on 9 October 2009.[15]

Personnel


Credits:[16]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Amazon.com: Wizards of Waverly Place". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Wizards-Waverly-Place-Soundtrack/dp/B002BA9QMK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1244079309&sr=8-6. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Target - Wizards of Waverly Place Soundtrack". Target.com Merchandise. http://www.target.com/Wizards-Waverly-Place-Soundtrack/dp/B002BA9QMK. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d Thomas Erlewine, Stephen (August 3, 2009). "allmusic {{{Wizards of Waverly Place: Songs from and Inspired by the Hit TV Series > Review}}}". Allmusic. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:a9fwxzqaldse~T1. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Kelly Grant, Brenda (July 23, 2009). "SELENA GOMEZ'S "MAGIC" MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES FRIDAY, JULY 24 ON DISNEY CHANNEL". Disney Channel. http://disneychannelmedianet.com/DNR/2009/doc/MagicVideo_072309.doc. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Disney 365 - Wizards Soundtrack". Disney.com. http://disney.go.com/videos/#/videos/musicvideos/&content=358849. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Radio Disney iTunes Pass". Apple (iTunes Store). http://radio.disney.go.com/music/itunes.html. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Disney.com: Selena Gomez - Magic". Disney.com. http://disney.go.com/videos/#/videos/musicvideos/&content=363566. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  8. ^ Ben-Yehuda, Ayala & Trust, Gary (August 13, 2009). "Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz Tie Records on Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/black-eyed-peas-jason-mraz-tie-records-on-1004002946.story. Retrieved August 14, 2009. 
  9. ^ http://wcharts.blogspot.com/2009/09/bb200-110909-whitney-confirmada-com.html
  10. ^ "The Billboard 200 - Wizards of Waverly Place". Billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/billboard-200?begin=21&order=position. 
  11. ^ http://wcharts.blogspot.com/2009/10/bb200-301009-em-sua-segunda-semana.html
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ Mexico Albums Top 100
  14. ^ Norway Albums Top 40
  15. ^ http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download-Album/4-/11908954/-/Product.html
  16. ^ "allmusic (((Wizards of Waverly Place: Songs from and Inspired by the Hit TV Series > Review)))". Allmusic. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:a9fwxzqaldse~T2. Retrieved August 8, 2009. 

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