The Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack
musically commemorates yet another Disney Channel
Original Movie production, this time around a group of after school detentioners join collective outcast forces and form a band. The movie is based on the young adult
novel Lemonade Mouth
by Mark Peter Hughes. Slightly entertaining, but with no real musical surprises, the Lemaonade Mouth Soundtrack
features the vocals of Bridgit Mendler
, Adam Hicks, and Naomi Scott, among others.
The Songwriters Behind 'Lemonade Mouth'
The Lemaonade Mouth Soundtrack features the songwriting teams of Adam Watts and Andy Dodd; Ali Dee, Vincent Alfieri, and Zach Danziger; Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, and Chen Neeman; as well as writers like Maria Christensen, Tom Leonard, Niclas Molinder, Joacim Persson, Lindy Robbins, Shridhar Solanki, Shane Stevens, Matthew Tishler, Bryan Todd, Reed Vertelney, and Adam Hicks.
Three singles were released from the Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack: "Somebody," "Determinate," and "Breakthrough." "Somebody" was released on March 4, 2011, and was performed by Bridgit Mendler. The song peaked at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Determinate" was also sung by Bridgit Mendler and featured an appearance by Adam Hicks. It was released on April 15, 2011, and peaked at number 51 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "Breakthrough" was the third and final single to be released and was performed by the cast of Lemonade Mouth. The song came out on May 2, 2011, and peaked at number 88 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The Music of the Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack
kicks off the Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack
with "Turn Up the Music," a typical Disney pop tune that might sound vaguely familiar, because the tune was written by the long-time Disney music contributing songwriting team of Adam Watts and Andy Dodd. Their credits include the High School Musical soundtracks
, the Camp Rock
soundtracks, and Hannah Montana
soundtracks, among others. Bridgit Mendler's power ballad "Somebody" follows, while Chris Brochu yelps his way through "And the Crowd Goes," a rowdy attempt at a Red Hot Chili Peppers
/ All-American Rejects
sound. Brochu is the older brother of Doug Brochu, and has appeared in several Disney film and television projects. Bridgit Mendler sings and Adam Hicks contributes a rap to the Black Eyed Peas
-sounding "Determinate," while the Lemonade Mouth
cast pitch in on the energetic "Here We Go," helped along by another blast of rapping from Adam Hicks.
More Music from the Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack
Naomi Scott performs the Kelly Clarkson
sounding rocker "She's So Gone," while Brigit Mendler leads the Lemonade Mouth
cast through the waltzing ballad "More than a Band." Scott has also appeared in ther Disney series Life Bites
and in the Steven Spielberg
produced series Terra Nova
. Chris Brochu shouts his way through the anthemic "Don't Ya Wish U Were Us?" sounding like a mix of Ugly Kid Joe, Res Hot Chili Peppers, and EMF. The Lemonade Mouth
cast all help out on the electro rock "Breakthrough," a track that is sonically heavily influenced by Lady Gaga
's single "Born This Way." The Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack
closes out with "Livin' on a High Wire," a song that could actually be a hit on modern country radio, with its ringing guitars and "nah nah" singalong chorus, althouth the tune does sound a little like Roxette's 1989 hit "The Look."
Ultimately, the Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack is a typical Walt Disney Records release, not overly impressive but good enough for fans of the show or of individual actors from the film to pick it up off the record shelves. If you're a Bridgit Mendler fan or if you love the whole High School Musical / Camp Rock genre, you'll like the Lemonade Mouth Soundtrack.
Released April 12, 2011; Walt Disney Records
- "Turn Up the Music"
- "And the Crowd Goes"
- "Here We Go"
- "She's So Gone"
- "More than a Band"
- "Don't Ya Wish U Were Us?"
- "Livin' on a High Wire"