WWF The Music, Vol. 5

WWF The Music, Vol. 5 is a soundtrack album by WWE (then known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF). Released on February 20, 2001 by Koch Records (now eOne 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 Motörhead). The album was a commercial success, charting at number two on the US Billboard 200.

WWF The Music, Vol. 5
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedFebruary 20, 2001 (2001-02-20)
LabelKoch (now eOne Records)
ProducerJim Johnston
World Wrestling Federation chronology
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All songs on WWF The Music, Vol. 5 were written, composed and performed by WWE composer Jim Johnston, with the exception of "The Game" which was performed by English heavy metal band Motörhead, and "Pie" which features rapper Slick Rick.[1] Music website AllMusic categorised the album as heavy metal, hard rock and alternative metal,[2] while a review on Slam! Wrestling also identified the gospel style on "Pie".[3]



WWF The Music, Vol. 5 was a commercial success. In the US, the album reached number two on the US Billboard 200 and topped the Independent Albums chart; in Canada, it reached number five on the Canadian Albums Chart.[4] It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, indicating sales of over 500,000 units.[5] The album also reached number 11 on the UK Albums Chart.[6] WWF The Music, Vol. 5 sold 176,000 units in its first week on sale, and as of April 2002 had shipped over 640,000 units.[7]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The New Zealand Herald[8]
Slam! WrestlingUnfavorable[3]

Music website AllMusic awarded the album two out of five stars. Writer Darren Ratner noted that "the diehard wrestling fanatic will certainly appreciate it," but proposed that the tracks are more well suited to remaining as entrance themes on television.[2] Ratner praised "The Game" and "I've Got It All", but criticised the original song "Pie".[2] Alex Ristic of Slam! Wrestling also praised Triple H's entrance theme and criticised "Pie", but criticised the album for its inclusion of older material and concluded that "even a long time fan might not find enough enticing material."[3] A review by Russell Baillie of The New Zealand Herald described the album as "truly, truly brutal."[8]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Jim Johnston, except where noted.

1."The Game" (performed by Motörhead)Triple H3:29
3."If You Dare"Tazz3:23
4."It Just Feels Right"Lita2:54
5."Out of the Fire"Kane3:09
6."Latino Heat"Eddie Guerrero2:50
7."I've Got It All""The One" Billy Gunn3:26
8."What About Me?"Raven3:06
9."Who I Am"Chyna3:11
10."Medal"Kurt Angle2:52
11."Bad Man"Rikishi3:14
12."Shooter"Chris Benoit2:43
13."Turn It Up"Too Cool2:58
14."Pie" (co-written by Ricky Waters and Brian Gewirtz, featuring Slick Rick)The Rock3:46
Total length:46:44


Chart (1999) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart (Billboard)[4] 5
UK Albums Chart (OCC)[6] 11
US Billboard 200[4] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[4] 1


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (MC)[9] Gold 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 640,000[7]
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also


  1. WWF The Music, Vol. 5 (Media notes). World Wrestling Federation. Entertainment One Music. 2001.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. Ratner, Darren. "World Wrestling Federation: The Music, Vol. 5 - Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  3. Ristic, Alex (February 20, 2001). "New WWF CD disappoints". Slam! Wrestling. Canoe.ca. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  4. "World Wrestling Federation: The Music, Vol. 5 - Various Artists: Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  5. "RIAA Gold & Platinum Search "WWF"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  6. "James A Johnston". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  7. Basham, David (April 5, 2002). "Got Charts? Wrestling With WWF LPs; Breaking Records With Celine". MTV. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  8. Baillie, Russell (March 21, 2001). "Various: WWF The Music Vol. 5". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  9. "Gold/Platinum Search "WWF"". Music Canada. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  10. "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.
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