WaterTower Music has today released two albums of music from director Jon M. Chu’s film Crazy Rich Asians, a contemporary romantic comedy based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan, that will be in theaters Wednesday, August 15. The Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack is comprised of songs from the film, and the second album will feature composer Brian Tyler’s spirited score.
The 14-song Crazy Rich Asians: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album features several new recordings made for the film, including Miguel’s song “Vote,” recorded for the end title sequence; and covers of the classics “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Cheryl K feat. Awkwafina, “Yellow” by Katherine Ho (from The Voice 2016), “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Kina Grannis, and more. Also highlighted on the soundtrack is the inclusion of several songs performed in Mandarin Chinese.
“It all comes together in this eclectic tapestry,” explained director Jon M. Chu about the music. “From old to new and remixed, to rap and hip-hop and jazz—and then, on top of that, we have our amazing composer Brian Tyler, who brings in a giant orchestra like an old Hollywood movie.”
The Crazy Rich Asians: Original Motion Picture Score features the music of award-winning composer Brian Tyler, who composed a vibrant and varied score blending elements of old school big band jazz music with classic romantic string scores and traditional music from Asia.
“Jon and I wanted to really make a splash with this score in a way that touched upon the classic film style of the great romantic comedies of old Hollywood with the charisma and beauty of Asian culture,” explained Tyler.
“The idea of combining the spontaneity of jazz with the scope of classic orchestra was a dream. That kind of musicianship on hand combined with such a wide sonic palette enabled me to represent both the sophistication of the crazy rich characters in the film as well as the deep emotional resonance of the central love story,” continued the composer. “The jazz music provided a fun wild throwback tone and the strings brought the main themes to life in a way that articulates both the love and loss in relationships – familial and romantic. This movie makes you laugh and it makes you cry. I adore this film and Jon Chu’s brilliant direction and am so proud of what we made together. I was fortunate to be brought on board to bring this music to life.”
The Crazy Rich Asians Soundtrack and Score albums are now available, and the track listings are as follows:
Crazy Rich Asians Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. “Waiting For Your Return” – Jasmine Chen
2. “Money (That’s What I Want)” – Cheryl K
3. “Wo Yao Ni De Ai (I Want Your Love – I Want You To Be My Baby)” – Grace Chang
4. “My New Swag” – VAVA feat. Ty and Nina Wang
5. “Give Me A Kiss” – Jasmine Chen
6. “Ren Sheng Jiu Shi Xi” – Yao Lee
7. “Ni Dong Bu Dong (Do You Understand)” – Lilan Chen
8. “Wo Yao Fei Shang Qing Tian” – Grace Chang
9. “Material Girl (200 Du)” – Sally Yeh
10. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Kina Grannis
11. “Wo Yao Ni De Ai (I Want Your Love – I Want You To Be My Baby)” – Jasmine Chen
12. “Yellow” – Katherine Ho
13. “Vote” – Miguel
14. “Money (That’s What I Want)” – Cheryl K feat. Awkwafina
Crazy Rich Asians Score Track Listing:
1. Love Theme from Crazy Rich Asians
2. Text Ting Swing
3. Approaching the Palace
6. Astrid and the Earrings
7. Arrival in Singapore
8. Rainy Nights in London
9. Rachel’s Story
10. Shopping Spree
11. First Class
12. Hide the Jimmy Choos
13. Cousin Eddie and Cousin Alistair
15. We’ll Get Through It Together
16. Astrid and Rachel
17. Without Reservation
18. Family First
19. Lost in the Jungle
20. Lunch on the Goh
21. Parallel Decisions
22. Running Away
23. Because of Me
24. Jubilee Bop
Directed by Jon M. Chu, the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians follows New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore, where she learns that Nick is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and Nick’s own disapproving mother taking aim. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere.
Crazy Rich Asians stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, and Awkwafina, with Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh; as well as Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remy Hii, and Nico Santos. It is produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and John Penotti, with executive producers Tim Coddington, Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland, and Sidney Kimmel. The screenplay is by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the novel Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.