The 2016 DreamWorks animated film Trolls is inspired by Troll dolls, popular in the 1970s. Even if you haven’t seen a single minute of the popular animated film “Trolls,” you’ve most likely heard of it. All you need to know about the film is that it contains Trolls, which are cheerful and content tiny creatures that enjoy being positive and having a good time. It also includes Bergens, who are hell-bent on eating the Trolls to be happy. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album of the movie. RCA Records released the soundtrack album on September 23, 2016. Justin Timberlake, Shellback, and Max Martin are primarily responsible for the soundtrack’s creation. Alongside Timberlake, the soundtrack also features Earth, Wind & Fire, Anna Kendrick, Ariana Grande and other talented musicians. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake is one of the songs from the soundtrack album that became a massive hit. The track won a Grammy Award and got nominated for an Academy Award. The hit single was also featured in the presidential campaign that year. The film’s soundtrack peaked at #1 on the ARIA Charts, #4 on the U.K. Albums Chart, #3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, and #4 on the New Zealand Albums Chart. The British Phonographic Industry awarded the album a gold certification, while the R.I.A.A. awarded it platinum certification. This article lists the ten best songs from the Trolls soundtrack.
10. September – Earth, Wind & Fire
The number ten song on our list of the ten best songs from the Trolls soundtrack is a track that plays as the film’s closing song. It’s a cover song of “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick are the lead vocalists of this track in the film. In the track, Anna Kendrick discovers more consonants in the word “September” than you ever imagined existed. The track brings out the happy character of the trolls.
9. The Other Side – Justin Timberlake & S.Z.A
“The Other Side,” along with “Don’t Slack,” is one of the two ending credits songs in the film Trolls World Tour. Justin Timberlake and S.Z.A. released “The Other Side” as the lead song from the Trolls World Tour companion soundtrack on February 26, 2020. The song is featured as the film’s intro, as Cloud Guy recounts the circumstances that led to Poppy and Branch becoming best friends in the first Trolls film. “The Other Side” is about providing the listener with some guidance on what they are doing correctly and incorrectly.
8. Hello – Lionel Richie
This catchy track is a cover song, “Hello” by Lionel Richie. The song is about Bridget’s desire to explain how she loves King Gristle Jr., but she cannot tell him because she works under him as a simple maid. She believed that the two could never be together. Bridget sings this song while fantasizing about King Gristle Jr.
7. The Sound Of Silence – Anna Kendrick
“The Sound Of Silence” is sung by Anna Kendrick, the voice of Princess Poppy. This track is a cover of a song with the same title by Simon & Garfunkel. In an attempt to push her positive view on him, Poppy uses “The Sound Of Silence” to respond to Branch, in response to his assertion that he enjoys “silence.” This track highlights Branch and Poppy’s contrasting personalities.
6. Move Your Feet/ D.A.N.C.E.- Anna Kendrick & Ron Funches
This track is a Trolls mashup composed of Move Your Feet, D.A.N.C.E., and It’s A Sunshine Day. This song was released in 2016. The lead vocals of the song are by Anna Kendrick and Ron Funches. Anna Kendrick also raps on the song. Almost all the Trolls cast members join Anna Kendrick and Ron Funches in this track’s performance, making it unique.
5. Get Back Up Again – Anna Kendrick
The number five song on our list of the ten best songs from the Trolls soundtrack is performed by Anna Kendrick. This song begins playing when Princess Poppy embarks on her adventure through the Troll Forest to Bergen Town. “Get Back Up Again” gives the viewers the impression that Princess Poppy is a little inexperienced when traveling too far away from her home. Throughout the song, Poppy portrays an upbeat attitude that is very impressive.
4. They Don’t Know – Ariana Grande
The Trolls, as seen in the film, are always having a good time. However, this becomes a disadvantage for them because the Bergens can find them when they start to party and have fun; thus, capturing them is quite easy at this point. Branch never attends the parties because he feels terrible about his grandmother being abducted by Bergen’s when he was a child during one of the parties, giving him negative emotions.
3. True Colors – Justin Timberlake & Anna Kendrick
The number three song on our list is “True Colors,” sung by Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick. This track is about those moments when you lose your spirits and happiness, but you can’t do much to bring those positive feelings back. The Trolls remind us in the song that within us there is a power that we don’t always recognize and a brilliance that comes from a place that is never allowed to disappear completely.
2. Hair Up – Justin Timberlake
“Hair Up” is one of the singles in the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. This track was composed by Justin Timberlake, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, and Shellback. The background music for the song is based on the orchestral music, “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” The track is heard during the Bergen Castle scenario. This is when the prince hurries to wake King Gristle Sr.
1. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
The number one track on our list is a song that came in handy to assist the movie’s audience in relating to it and getting the overall message about happiness that was being conveyed. “Can’t Stop The Feeling” was written and released by Justin Timberlake. This track became the lead single for the soundtrack of the movie. “Can’t Stop The Feeling” peaked at number one on the official charts of 17 countries, including the US Billboard Hot 100, and also won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.