The soundtrack to Disney's 2004 Cinderella sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement offers a wide variety of young Disney stars (Raven--who has a small part in the movie--Lindsay Lohan, Jesse McCartney, Christy Carl... more »son Romano), hot vocalists (American Idol's Kelly Clarkson, Norah Jones), and head-banging rockers (Avril Lavigne, Pink). The best tracks are Clarkson's "Breakaway," Raven's "This Is My Time," Renee Olstead's Norah-esque "A Love That Will Last," and "Your Crowning Glory," a duet between Raven and Julie Andrews. It's not a flashy showcase for Andrews, who begins it in a half-sung, half-spoken style before Raven joins her to a funky beat. But just hearing the beloved film and stage star sing at all after the problems she's experienced following botched vocal-cord surgery in the late '90s... well, it might just bring a tear to your eye. --David Horiuchi« less
The soundtrack to Disney's 2004 Cinderella sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement offers a wide variety of young Disney stars (Raven--who has a small part in the movie--Lindsay Lohan, Jesse McCartney, Christy Carlson Romano), hot vocalists (American Idol's Kelly Clarkson, Norah Jones), and head-banging rockers (Avril Lavigne, Pink). The best tracks are Clarkson's "Breakaway," Raven's "This Is My Time," Renee Olstead's Norah-esque "A Love That Will Last," and "Your Crowning Glory," a duet between Raven and Julie Andrews. It's not a flashy showcase for Andrews, who begins it in a half-sung, half-spoken style before Raven joins her to a funky beat. But just hearing the beloved film and stage star sing at all after the problems she's experienced following botched vocal-cord surgery in the late '90s... well, it might just bring a tear to your eye. --David Horiuchi
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Gr8 CD, full of poppy danceable gems
D. Ambrose | 08/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"1: Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson: 5/5- gr8 song and Kelly really delievers
2: I Decide by Lindsay Lohan: 5/5- nice song n nice vocal by our favorite teenage drama queen
3: This Is My Time by Raven: 5/5- amazing! Finally a Disney singer with range!!! This gurl is gr8
4: I Always Get What I Want by Avril Lavigne- 5/5- a bratty song with gr8 gutair by America's favorite S8ergurl
5: Trouble by Pink- 4/5- What is this doing on the PD2 soundtrack, gr8 song but huh?
6: Because You Live- Jesse McCartney- 4/5- a good song n nice voice, he's the least annoying of the Disney singer guys
7: Love Me Tender- Norah Jones n Adam Levy- 2/5- nice vocal but puts me to sleep with itz slow style
8: Fun In The Sun- Steve Harwell- 5/5- gr8 summer song with a real rock/pop vibe by the frontman of Smash Mouth
9: Let's Bounce- Christy Carlson Romano-4/5- nice poppy danceable song with pretty good vocal from Ren Stevens
10: Dance, Dance, Dance- Wilsion Phillips- 5/5- gr8 summer song n gr8 vocal from the daughters of 60's bands
11- Fools by Rachel Stevens- 5/5- i love this song, I am very impressed wit the vocal n beat of this song from the sexiest gurl from S Club 7
12- Love That Will Last- Renee Olstead- 4/5- god hard to believe this gurl is only my age!! She has a voice like Norah Jones but keeps me awake
13-Your Crowning Glory- Julie Andrews n Raven- 5/5- chessy fun and I am so glad 2 hear Julie Andrews sing again plus Raven is gr8 here 2!
14- Miracles Happen- Johnny Blu- 4/5- odd twist on Myra's hit from the first movie, half the song is in chinese expect the chorus, he has a good voice but i like Myra's better.
The Meaning- Lillix- 5/5- I love Lillix and this is Lillix @ their best, if you get this cd from Target, the song is the last song on the cd, gr8 vocal n gr8 instrumental from the best gurl band in the world rite now"
Fun soundtrack - with a few parts worth skipping...
Adam Teak Lagowski | Ontario, Canada | 08/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Let's break it down, track by track...
1. Breakaway - (Kelly Clarkson) - Has AVRIL LAVIGNE written all over it (that's because Avril co-penned it). It's a fun, breezy, radio-ready number, but really not all that spectacular.
2. I Decide - (Lindsay Lohan) - The girl can defintely carry a tune. Much like Clarkson's track - fun, crunchy, airy and radio-ready.
3. This Is My Time - (Raven) - A mixture of r&b and pop-rock, Raven proves that she is a very capable singer (not highly unique, but she can definitely sing). Fun!
4. I Always Get What I Want - (Avril Lavigne) Originally released only on international versions of her latest album, this track is typical Avril ~ angry, crunchy, poppy and so on...
5. Trouble - (P!nk) - An overlooked rock gem from late 2003. One of the best tracks on the album!
6. Because You Live - (Jesse McCartney) - Yawn... Yes, he can sing, but this song is just your everyday, run-of-the-mill pop tune that will make young girls squeal with delight (and that's about all)...
7. Love Me Tender - (Adam Levy/Norah Jones) - Another gorgeous song from the sublime Norah Jones...
8. Fun In The Sun - (Steve Harwell) - The only real rock song on the album, the title of this track says 'pop tune' but it's really hard-edged pop-rock. A nice change!
9. Let's Bounce - (Christy Carlson Romano) - Another fun, bouncy, fluffy pop tune that's easy on the ears.
10. Dance, Dance, Dance - (Wilson Phillips) - Gorgeous harmonies and a breezy summer classic - need I say more...
11. Fools - (Rachel Stevens) - Red hot, former S Club singer makes her US solo debut (technically) with the best track on this cd! Fun, sassy, and radio-ready, it's really a work of pop genius! If you haven't heard Rachel's European hits 'Sweet Dreams My LA Ex' and the out-of-this-world gem 'Some Girls' you haven't lived yet!
12. A Love That Will Last - (Renee Olstead) - 14 years old and a what a voice!! Gorgeous and soulful - a 'Royal' treat.
13. Your Crowning Glory - (Julie Andrews/Raven/Anne Hathaway) - Pretty harmonies (Julie can't sing like she use to - but it's still nice to hear her voice).
14. Miracles Happen - (Jonny Blu) - Acoustic and sung partly in Chinese (I think ???), I say this track is pretty decent (Jonny has a fairly good voice).
Overall, I say this cd is worth buying.
Fantastic (Kelly is the best)!
Harald R. Spiegl | Duesseldorf, Germany | 09/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First appologize my bad English, because I am from Germany. I bought this CD only for Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway. It is the best song Kelly sing since I heard here in American Idol. It is a fantasic song. The other songs on this CD are o.k., too."
Kelly is the highlight just my thoughts...
Sarah Anson | Lincoln Ne | 09/10/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Hey all! Sorry, but i bought this soundtrack knowing that most of it would suck as I wasn't a huge PD fan. I bought it however just for breakaway by Clarkson because i heard the song and loved it and love all Kelly's other music. Whoever said that this c.d. was worth it just cause of Clarkson's song is so right and also the person that said that this was arguably her best song I so aggree. There are a few other hits. This is my time, and dance, dance, dance, and that one about more stars shine in the sky it might be because you live not sure. anyway just wanted to say my thoughts and give props to Kelly for the best song on here so worth the one song!!! God bless everyone!"