The Princess and the Frog soundtrack album track-list
01 Never Knew I Needed Performed by Ne-Yo
02 Down in New Orleans (Prologue)Performed by Anika Noni Rose
03 Down in New Orleans Performed by Dr. John
04 Almost There Performed by Anika Noni Rose
05 Friends on the Other Side Performed byKeith David as “Dr. Facilier”
06 When We’re Human Performed by Michael Leon-Wooley as “Louis,” Bruno Campos as “Prince Naveen” and Anika Noni Rose as “Tiana” featuring Terence Blanchard on Trumpet
07 Gonna Take You There Performed by Jim Cummingsfeaturing Terrance Simien
08 Ma Belle Evangeline Performed by Jim Cummings
09 Dig a Little Deeper Performed by Jenifer Lewis as”Mama Odie” featuring the Pinnacle Gospel Choir
10 Down in New Orleans (Finale) Performed by Anika Noni Rose as “Tiana”
11 Fairy Tale/Going Home Score
12 I Know This Story Score
13 The Frog Hunters/Gator Down Score
14 Tiana’s Bad Dream Score
15 Ray Laid Low Score
16 Ray/Mama Odie Score
17 This Is Gonna Be Good Score
My review: If you've been tapping to the songs in the movie then you'll definitely be wanting a second listen. The jazz feel in the New Orleans setting is something my musical ear hasn't been used to. The songs are easy, catchy and humorous. Once you've seen the film, the songs are there trailing you down with their trumpet and strings.
My fave: Never Knew I Needed and Ma Belle Evangeline.
My review on the movie: Makes you want to miss those happily ever afters.
-The first hand-drawn Disney animated film since Home on the Range (2004).
-Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Tyra Banks were all considered for the lead role. Keys and Banks personally lobbied the studio for the part.
-The alligator character in the film is named Louis in honor of jazz great Louis Armstrong.
-The first Disney movie to feature an African-American princess.