This list does NOT include people credited as the composer for a movie. For example, Aaron Merrill wrote or co-wrote some of the songs in "Jack Weyland's Charly." But he is not listed as a songwriter in the table below because he is the composer for the whole movie, and is listed as such in the separate Composers table.
Also, for the following Latter-day Saint-themed movies which include large numbers of songs, some of the writers or performers listed below may not be Latter-day Saints, although most are: "The Single Ward", "Jack Weyland's Charly", "The R.M."
|The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause||2002||Kassidy Osborn, Kristyn Osborn, Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY)||singers: "Santa's Got a Brand New Bag"||139,225,854||65,000,000||15|
|American Beauty||1999||Randy Bachman||singer/songwriter: "American Woman"||130,096,601||15,000,000||13|
|Sweet Home Alabama||2002||Kassidy Osborn, Kristyn Osborn, Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY)||singers: "Mine All Mine"||127,214,072||63,000,000||18|
|Ocean's Twelve||2004||Orrin Hatch |
|Hatch, songwriter; Sorensen, singer: "Souls Along the Way"||125,012,782||85,000,000|
|Mulan||1998||Donny Osmond |
|Osmond, singer: "I'll Make a Man out of You" |
Aguilera, singer: "Reflection" (pop version, soundtrack CD only)
|The Stepford Wives||2004||Mormon Tabernacle Choir||performs: "The Star Spangled Banner"||96,221,971||90,000,000||47|
|Pokemon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back||1999||Christina Aguilera||singer: "We're a Miracle"||85,744,662||25|
|About Schmidt||2002||Randy Bachman||singer/songwriter: "Takin' Care of Business"||65,005,217||30,000,000||181|
|Stuart Little 2||2002||Orrin Hatch||songwriter: "Little Angel of Mine" (soundtrack CD only)||64,854,709||120,000,000||41|
|The Cable Guy||1996||Randy Bachman||composer: "American Woman"||60,240,295||47,000,000||24|
|Bad Santa||2003||Mormon Tabernacle Choir||performs: "Anvil Chorus II" from Il Travatore||60,060,328||18,000,000||48|
|Moulin Rouge!||2001||Christina Aguilera||singer: "Lady Marmalade"||57,386,369||52,500,000||42|
|Rat Race||2001||Orrin Hatch |
Janice Kapp Perry
|songwriters: "America Rocks"||56,607,223||48,000,000||43|
|A Knight's Tale||2001||Randy Bachman||singer/songwriter: "Takin' Care of Business"||56,083,966||41,000,000||44|
|The Color of Money||1986||Warren Zevon||singer/songwriter: "Werewolves of London"||52,293,982||10,000,000||13|
|The Mothman Prophecies||2002||Alan Sparhawk |
|singers/songwriters: "Half Light" (theme/closing credits song)||35,228,696||42,000,000||73|
|License to Kill (James Bond)||1989||Gladys Knight||singer/songwriter: "License to Kill" (title song)||34,667,015||40,000,000||36|
|This is Cinerama||1952||Mormon Tabernacle Choir||performs the music of the final segment of this film's Oscar-nominated score||33,572,000||1|
|The Shaggy Dog||1959||Roberta Shore||singer, theme song||29,000,000||3|
|crazy/beautiful||2001||Maren Ord||singer/songwriter: "Perfect"||16,929,123||14,000,000||109|
|Thomas and the Magic Railroad||2000||Maren Ord||singer: "Shining Time" (theme/closing credits song)||15,911,333||19,000,000||108|
|Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights||2004||Christina Aguilera||singer: "El Beso del Final"||14,140,215||124|
|Nixon||1994||Mormon Tabernacle Choir||performs: "Shenandoah"||13,668,249||50,000,000||100|
|Yin shi nan nu ("Eat Drink Man Woman")||1994||Mormon Tabernacle Choir||performs: "All Creatures of Our God and King"||7,294,403|
|UHF||1989||Mormon Tabernacle Choir||performs: "Battle Hymn of the Republic"||6,157,157||5,000,000|
|FM||1978||Warren Zevon||songwriter: "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me"||5,800,000|
|God's Army||2000||Greg Simpson |
Julie de Azevedo
|Simpson, singer/songwriter: "Look to the Heavens" |
Simpson, singer/songwriter: "Seven Wonders"
de Azevedo, singer/songwriter: "Best of Me"
de Azevedo, singer/songwriter: "Living in Oz" (CD only)
Shupe, songwriter: "Best of Me"
Shupe, singer/songwriter: "Go to Hell"
Call, singer/songwriter: "Snow" (CD only)
Call, singer/songwriter: "Restless Soul" (CD only)
|Love at Large||1990||Warren Zevon||singer/songwriter: "Searching For A Heart"; singer: "You Don't Know What Love Is"||1,436,308||153|
|Joshua||2002||Orrin Hatch||songwriter: "Everyday Heroes"||1,374,143||9,000,000||210|
|The Singles Ward||2002||Janice Kapp Perry |
Clara W. McMaster
|Ord, singer/songwriter: "Everyday" |
Perry, songwriter: "The Church of Jesus Christ"
McMaster, songwriter: "Teach Me To Walk"
Brooks/Hancock, singers: "God Be With You"
Fullmer, arranger: "Where Love Is"
|The R.M.||2003||Maren Ord |
Janice Kapp Perry
Clara W. McMaster
|Ord, singer: "Where Can I Turn For Peace" |
Perry, songwriter: "In The Hollow Of Thy Hand"; "We'll Bring The World His Truth"; "I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus"
McMaster, songwriter: "My Heavenly Father Loves Me"
Brooks/Hancock, singers: "Love One Another"
Fullmer, arranger: "Onward Christian Soldiers"
|Brigham City||2001||Ryan Shupe||singer/songwriter: "Banjo Boy" |
singer/songwriter: "New Emotion"
singer/songwriter: "Big World"
|The Best Two Years||2004||Michael McLean, songwriter||1,163,450||400,000|
|Jack Weyland's Charly||2002||Brett Raymond |
Alexander E. Jenkins
|Raymond, singer/songwriter: "What Craziness is Love" |
Raymond, singer/songwriter: "Got a Thing for You"
Elliott, songwriter: "Got a Thing for You"
Golie, singer/songwriter: "Living Out Loud"
Boye, singer/songwriter: "Cold Hard Streets"
Call, singer/songwriter: "Restless Soul"
Call, songwriter: "A Heartbeat Away"
Jenkins, singer/songwriter: "Restless Soul"
Strong, songwriter: "St. Angelos"
Dowdle, singer: "St. Angelos"
Thompson, performer: "A Heartbeat Away"
Jordan, singer: "A Heartbeat Away"
|Last Night||1999||Randy Bachman||composer: "Takin' Care of Business"||591,165||2,000,000||226|
|Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead||1995||Warren Zevon||singer/songwriter: "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead"||529,766||198|
|Traveller||1997||Kevin Sharp||singer: "Young Love"||500,649||213|
|Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-day Comedy||2003||Carmen Rasmusen||singer||372,752||350,000||309|
|The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain||1997||Clive Romney |
|Romney credited as co-writer of all songs |
Cope, singer: "Far Longer Than Forever"
Arrington, one of singers: "No Fear Rap"
|Home Teachers||2004||multiple singers, songwriters||196,123||500,000|
|Sons of Provo||2005||multiple singers, songwriters, incl. Will Swenson, Peter D. Brown, Kirby Heyborne, Jenny Jordan Frogley, Jennifer Erekson, John Hancock||70,460||200,000|
The Singles Ward: Songwriters, lyric writers, music writers, arrangers, singers and bands whose songs are featured in "The Singles Ward": Andrew Mishmash; Barbara A. McConchie; Clara W. McMaster; E. Kiallmark; Edwin O. Excell; Eliza E. Hewitt; Eliza R. Snow; Elizabeth Fetzer Bates; Evan Stephens; F. Gerry Hart; George F. Root; Georgia W. Belle; Jamen Brooks; Janice Kapp Perry; Jeremiah E. Rankin; Joanne Bushman Doxey; John Hancock; John R. Sweeney; Johnson Oatman, Jr.; Julia Ward Howe; K. Newell Dayley; Laura Huffman; Magstatic; Maren Ord; Marion Major; Marjorie Castleton Kjar; Mark Earnest Smith; Mighty Mahogany; Mishmash; Mr. Fusion; Norman B. Smith; Pipedream; Ralph Rodgers, Jr.,; The Rockamatics; Rooster; Slender; The Solutions; Soul Saints; Tim Fullmer; William B. Bradbury; William Clayton; William G. Tomer.
The R.M.: Songwriters, lyric writers, music writers, arrangers, singers and bands whose songs are featured in "The R.M.": Annie S. Hawkes; Arthur S. Sullivan; Clara W. McMaster; Clay; The Cretins; The Debra Fotheringham Band; Edit Nothing; Emma Lou Thayne; Fanny J. Crosby; Grace Gordon; Harrison Millard; Hudson River School; Jamen Brooks; Janice Kapp Perry; Jerrytown; John Hancock; Joleen G. Meredith; Kirby Heyborne; Lowrie M. Hofford; Luacine Clark Fox; Marc Thorup; Maren Ord; Matt Harding; Newel Kay Brown; One Cent Stamp; Ponchillo; Robert Lowry; Ryan Shupe; Sabine Baring-Gould; Stretch Armstrong; The Sugarland Run; Sweet Haven; Tim Fullmer; Walter G. Tyler; William B. Bradbury; William W. Phelps.
FM: According to IMDb.com, this movie had $2,900,000 in theatrical "rentals," which were roughly 1/2 box office gross at the time.
Latter-day Saints have written and/or sung songs for numerous TV series, videos and other productions that weren't feature films. Here are a few:
Yuki Saito, one of Japan's best known Latter-day Saint celebrities, not only starred in the 1985 live-action TV series "Sukeban Deka" (i.e., "High School Superheroine"), she also sang the theme song. Saito also sang "Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa" ("Hello Sadness"), the theme song for the animated TV series "Mezon Ikkoku" (also known as "Maison Ikkoku"), which ran from 1986 to 1988.
Randy Bachman is the singer and composer of the song "American Woman", used as the theme song of the TV series "G String Divas" (2000).
Donny Osmond sings the title song for the direct-to-vide animated movie "The Land Before Time: Journey to Big Water" (2003). Donny Osmond was also a songwriter for the feature film "The Great Brain" (1988).
The Julie de Azevedo: Pray For Rain Concert Tour video (1988), available from Excel Entertainment and LDS Video Store, features the music of Julie de Azevedo, Greg Simpson, John Hancock and Clive Romney, all of whom have written songs for or performed in movies listed above.