WWF Forceable Entry

WWF Forceable Entry is a soundtrack album by WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF). Released on March 26, 2002 by Columbia Records, it features entrance music of WWE wrestlers re-recorded by various hard rock and heavy metal artists and bands. It is also the last album released under the "WWF" name, as the company changed its name to "WWE" in May 2002 after a British court ruled in favor of the World Wide Fund for Nature for ownership of the "WWF" initialism and branding (the World Wrestling Federation and the World Wide Fund for Nature had used the "WWF" name and branding since 1979 at the time).[1] The album was a commercial success, charting at number three on the US Billboard 200.

WWF Forceable Entry
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedMarch 26, 2002 (2002-03-26)
Genre
Length71:25
LabelColumbia
Smackdown! Records
Producer
World Wrestling Federation chronology
WWF The Music, Vol. 5
(2001)
WWF Forceable Entry
(2002)
WWE Anthology
(2002)

Composition

Johnny Loftus of music website AllMusic categorised WWF Forceable Entry as alternative metal, post-grunge and rap metal.[2] The album features a number of cover versions (including Kid Rock's cover of "Legs" by ZZ Top) and remixes (such as Limp Bizkit's "Rollin'" and Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People"), as well as new tracks.[2][3] Some tracks are also new recordings of wrestlers' entrance themes, including Drowning Pool's cover of Motörhead's "The Game" (Triple H) and Disturbed's recording "Glass Shatters" (Stone Cold Steve Austin).[2][3] Finger Eleven's song "Slow Chemical" (Kane) is a bonus track on some versions of the album as well.

Release

WWF Forceable Entry was released on March 26, 2002 by Columbia Records in association with SmackDown! Records, a division of WWE.[4]

Reception

Commercial

WWF Forceable Entry was a commercial success. In the US, the album reached number three on the US Billboard 200; in Canada, it reached number three on the Canadian Albums Chart.[5] It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, indicating sales of over 500,000 units.[6] The album sold over 145,000 copies in the US in its first week on sale.[7]

Critical

Music website AllMusic awarded the album two out of five stars. Writer Johnny Loftus noted that Forceable Entry "will be most relevant to wrestling fans," but joked that "fans of heavy music ... might seek this set out in the local sale bin."[2]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Subject(s)Length
1."The Game" (performed by Drowning Pool)Triple H3:28
2."Legs" (performed by Kid Rock)Stacy Keibler4:53
3."Young Grow Old" (performed by Creed)Backlash 20024:43
4."Glass Shatters" (performed by Disturbed)Stone Cold Steve Austin3:54
5."Rollin'" (Dead Man mix, performed by Limp Bizkit)The Undertaker3:33
6."Whatever" (performed by Our Lady Peace)Chris Benoit3:53
7."Never Gonna Stop" (the Black Cat Crossing mix, performed by Rob Zombie)Edge3:40
8."One of a Kind" (performed by Breaking Point)
  • Brett Erickson
  • Justin Rimer
Rob Van Dam3:28
9."The Beautiful People" (the WWF remix, performed by Marilyn Manson)SmackDown!4:16
10."Across the Nation" (performed by The Union Underground)
Raw3:00
11."Break the Walls Down" (performed by Sevendust)JohnstonChris Jericho3:16
12."Turn the Tables" (performed by Saliva)JohnstonThe Dudley Boyz4:21
13."Live for the Moment" (performed by Monster Magnet)
Matt Hardy4:59
14."End of Everything" (performed by Stereomud)
Raven3:27
15."Ride of Your Life" (performed by Neurotica)
  • Kelly Schaefer
  • Migwell Przybyl
  • Doug Kaye
King of the Ring 20023:38
16."Just Another Victim" (performed by Cypress Hill)Tazz4:14
17."No Chance" (performed by Dope)
Vince McMahon4:01
18."Lovefurypassionenergy" (performed by Boy Hits Car)
Lita4:41

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 3
Canadian Albums Chart (Billboard)[5] 3

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also

References

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