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| Pokémon the First Movie|
Music from and inspired by the motion picture
CD cover art featuring Mew and Mewtwo
| Release date
|| November 9, 1999
|| Atlantic Records
| Catalogue number
|| 78 32614|
| Number of tracks
Pokémon the First Movie is the name of the soundtrack to the first English-language Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back, and the first English-language Pikachu short, Pikachu's Vacation. It was produced by Atlantic Records on CD and audio cassette. It was released in the United States on November 9, 1999. The total length of the album is 60:16. Buyers of this album could mail a proof of purchase to receive a promotional Jigglypuff card.
The album is a HyperCD, containing "exclusive film footage" as CD-ROM data. This data consisted of part of the footage, as well as a link to a website that hosted the remainder of the data.
Don't Say You Love Me by the band M2M was released as a single to promote the soundtrack.
Audio cassette cover artwork
- Pokémon Theme - Billy Crawford [3:22]
- Don't Say You Love Me - M2M [3:46]
- It Was You - Ashley Ballard and So Plush [4:18]
- We're a Miracle - Christina Aguilera [4:12]
- Soda Pop - Britney Spears [3:23]
- Somewhere Someday - *NSYNC [4:07]
- Get Happy - B*Witched [3:06]
- (Hey You) Free Up Your Mind - Emma Bunton [3:24]
- Fly With Me - 98 Degrees [3:52]
- Lullaby - Mandah [4:00]
- Vacation - Vitamin C [3:20]
- Makin' My Way (Any Way That I Can) - Billie [4:25]
- Catch Me if You Can - Angela Via [3:28]
- (Have Some) Fun with the Funk - Aaron Carter [3:34]
- If Only Tears Could Bring You Back - Midnight Sons [4:03]
- Brother My Brother - Blessid Union of Souls [3:49]
- The Latin American version of this soundtrack included a hidden bonus track - the Spanish version of Pokémon Theme performed by Álvaro Véliz.
- Tracks 1 and 16 are featured in the actual film, while tracks 2, 4, 8 and 15 are featured in the film's end credits. Tracks 11 and 13 are featured in Pikachu's Vacation, which accompanied the film in theaters and home video releases. The remaining tracks are unrelated to the movie.
- This is one of the few English Pokémon soundtracks not available in the iTunes store, possibly due to difficulty with licensing as many contemporary pop stars performed on the album.
- Copies of the soundtrack CD sold in the United Kingdom had the Jigglypuff promo card packaged in with it rather than have it be a mail-in offer.