SOUND OF MUSIC, FROZEN Soundtracks Climb Charts, Streisand DVD Jumps to No. 1
According to Music.Yahoo.com, the soundtrack to Disney's FROZEN, featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Kristen Bell and featuring original music by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) leapt from No. 18 to No. 11 in its second week on the charts, making it the highest-charting soundtrack for an animated movie since "Cars" reached No. 6 in 2006.
For the second week in a row, "Frozen" was No. 1 on Top Soundtracks. Two versions of the song, "Let It Go," entered the Hot 100 last week - the original by Idina Menzel at No. 89 and a cover by pop star Demi Lovato at No. 64. In addition, "Frozen" was No. 1 at the box-office over the weekend, toppling franchise giant "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
Over on the television end of things, The Sound of Music" TV soundtrack, featuring the voice of country music star Carrie Underwood, debuted at No. 17. The soundtrack marks the third time that a Rodgers and Hammerstein score has appeared in the Top 20. The original cast album, featuring Mary Martin, remained on the charts for 16 weeks at No. 1 in 1960. The movie soundtrack, featuring Julie Andrews, enjoyed two weeks at No. 1 in 1965.
The album for CBS's 1957 broadcast of "Cinderella," also starring Andrews, peaked at No. 15 in April of that year.
In the holiday offerings, Susan Boyle's "Home for Christmas jumped from No. 23 to No. 19 in its sixth week, matching its highest ranking thus far.
And a DVD of Barbra Streisand's recent "Back to Brooklyn" concert catapulted to No. 1 on Top Music Videos marking her fifth music video to reach No. 1 on this chart.
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