WWF The Music, Vol. 4
WWF The Music, Vol. 4 is a soundtrack album by WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF). Released on November 2, 1999 by Koch Records, it features entrance theme music of various WWE superstars, all of which were composed and performed by Jim Johnston (with the exception of one song, performed by H-Blockx). The album was a commercial success, charting at number four in the U.S.
|WWF The Music, Vol. 4|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||November 2, 1999|
|World Wrestling Federation chronology|
All songs on WWF The Music, Vol. 4 were written, composed and performed by WWE composer Jim Johnston, with the exception of "Oh Hell Yeah" which was performed by German heavy metal band H-Blockx. Music website AllMusic categorised the album as heavy metal and post-grunge, while a review on Slam! Wrestling identified additional genres including honky-tonk and hip hop on certain tracks.
WWF The Music, Vol. 4 was a commercial success. In the US, the album reached number four on the US Billboard 200 and number 17 on the Top Internet Albums chart; in Canada, it reached number five on the Canadian Albums Chart. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, indicating sales of over a million units. The album also reached number 44 on the UK Albums Chart. WWF The Music, Vol. 4 was the second WWE album to sell a million copies, and as of April 2002 had sold a total of 1.13 million copies.
Music website AllMusic awarded the album two out of five stars. Writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that it "certainly has an audience," but that anyone other than "wrestling nuts ... pretty much knows not to bother in the first place." Alex Ristic of Slam! Wrestling was similarly sceptical, noting that while the album "represents the individual mat stars to a tee," that is "not necessarily a good thing." Ristic criticised tracks such as "Big" and "Sexual Chocolate", although did praise songs including "Break Down the Wall" and "Danger at the Door" and concluded that "the majority of [the material] is quite good."
All tracks are written by Jim Johnston.
|1.||"Break Down the Wall"||Chris Jericho||3:25|
|2.||"Big"||The Big Show||3:20|
|3.||"No Chance in Hell"||The Corporation||2:02|
|4.||"Sexual Chocolate"||Mark Henry||3:11|
|5.||"This Is a Test"||Test||2:27|
|7.||"Oh Hell Yeah" (performed by H-Blockx)||Stone Cold Steve Austin||3:16|
|8.||"Danger at the Door"||D'Lo Brown||3:15|
|10.||"Ass Man"||Mr. Ass||2:53|
|12.||"My Time"||Triple H and Chyna||3:27|
|13.||"On the Edge"||Edge||3:38|
|14.||"Know Your Role"||The Rock||3:24|
|Digital version bonus tracks|
|15.||"Today"||The Four Horsemen||1:54|
|16.||"She Looks Good"||Eve||1:44|
|Canadian Albums Chart (Billboard)||5|
|UK Albums Chart (OCC)||44|
|US Billboard 200||4|
|US Top Internet Albums (Billboard)||17|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,130,000|
|^shipments figures based on certification alone|
- WWF The Music, Vol. 4 (Media notes). World Wrestling Federation. Entertainment One Music. 1999.CS1 maint: others (link)
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "World Wrestling Federation: The Music, Vol. 4 - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- Ristic, Alex (October 29, 1999). "New WWF CD full of surprises". Slam! Wrestling. Canoe.ca. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- "World Wrestling Federation: The Music, Vol. 4 - Various Artists: Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- "RIAA Gold & Platinum Search "WWF"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- "James A Johnston". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- Basham, David (April 5, 2002). "Got Charts? Wrestling With WWF LPs; Breaking Records With Celine". MTV. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
- "Gold/Platinum Search "WWF"". Music Canada. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
- "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2015. Note: User must manually search for album title in order to see results.