The Emperor's New Groove (soundtrack)

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The Emperor's New Groove
Emperors New Groove Soundtrack.jpeg
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 2000
Genre Soundtrack, film score
Label Walt Disney
Producer Various artists
Walt Disney Animation Studios chronology
The Emperor's New Groove
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Singles from The Emperor's New Groove
  1. "My Funny Friend and Me"
    Released: November 14, 2000

The Emperor's New Groove is the soundtrack to the 2000 Disney film The Emperor's New Groove. It features vocal performances by Shawn Colvin, Tom Jones, Eartha Kitt, Rascal Flatts, and Sting. The album was released in 2000 by Walt Disney Records. The music is by Sting and David Hartley, and the score is by John Debney. The album included many songs that were written for Kingdom of the Sun,[1] the original incarnation for the project. It also included Spanish and Italian versions of "My Funny Friend and Me".


The Emperor's New Groove was one of the first Disney films after 1999's Tarzan that was not a traditional musical, but only featured a few minor songs. The project was originally intended to be a musical film and many songs cut from the film as the plot changed are included in the soundtrack.

JustPressPlay explains:[2]

The Sweatbox, which has been almost entirely buried and forgotten by Disney...follows the production of the film from phase 1 as part of the deal made with Sting to write the film's soundtrack (a soundtrack which was left almost entirely on the cutting room floor save for the song which cuts awkwardly in at the start of the credits).

Track list[edit]

1."Perfect World"David Hartley, Gordon SumnerTom Jones2:21
2."My Funny Friend and Me"Hartley, SumnerSting4:38
3."Snuff Out the Light (Yzma's Song)"Hartley, SumnerEartha Kitt3:37
4."Walk the Llama Llama"Hartley, SumnerRascal Flatts2:02
5."Perfect World (Reprise)"Hartley, SumnerTom Jones2:33
6."Run, Llama, Run (Score)"John DebneyJohn Debney2:25
7."One Day She'll Love Me"Hartley, SumnerSting & Shawn Colvin4:11
8."A New Hope (Score)"DebneyJohn Debney1:46
9."Beware the Groove (Score)"DebneyJohn Debney8:15
10."The Jungle Rescue (Score)"DebneyJohn Debney3:17
11."Pacha's Homecoming/The Blue Plate Special (Score)"DebneyJohn Debney7:32
12."The Great Battle/Friends Forever (Score)"DebneyJohn Debney6:18

Bonus Tracks[edit]

13."Un Amigo Como Tú" (Spanish version of "My Funny Friend and Me")Hartley, SumnerSting4:38
14."Un Amico Come Te" (Italian version of "My Funny Friend and Me")Hartley, SumnerSting4:38

Critical reception[edit]

MediaMikes described the film's music as "fun".[3]