Diana Ross and Tame Impala Team Up on Stacked New Minions Soundtrack, Alongside St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, and More

A long-rumored collaboration between Tame Impala and Diana Ross is just one of the treats lined up for the unfeasibly stacked soundtrack to Minions: The Rise of Gru. Their original song “Turn Up the Sunshine” is joined by a host of covers of ’70s classics: St. Vincent does Lipps Inc.’s “Funkytown,” Phoebe Bridgers does the Carpenters’ “Goodbye to Love,” Caroline Polachek does Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang,” Brittany Howard does Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Shining Star” (with original bandmember Verdine White), and Kali Uchis does the bossa nova standard “Desafinado.” 

Elsewhere, Weyes Blood takes on Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good,” Thundercat covers Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle,” and Tierra Whack puts her spin on Santana’s “Black Magic Woman.” Brockhampton, who are on an indefinite hiatus, contributed a cover of Kool & the Gang’s “Hollywood Swinging.” Check out the full tracklist below.

RZA contributes an original song called “Kung Fu Suite” and there are more covers by Bleachers, H.E.R., and the Minions themselves, who interpret Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia.” Jack Antonoff produced the soundtrack, which is out on vinyl, cassette, CD, and digitally on July 1 via Decca. The movie opens the same day. 

The Tame/Diana Ross collab was originally rumored to appear on the Supremes singer’s 2021 album, Thank You, her first record in 15 years. 

Revisit “RIYL: Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush” over on the Pitch, and read about Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” in Pitchfork’s feature “50 Songs That Define the Last 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Pride.”

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V/A: Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Minions: The Rise of Gru:

01 Diana Ross [ft. Tame Impala] – Turn Up The Sunshine
02 Brittany Howard [ft. Verdine White] – Shining Star (Earth, Wind & Fire)
03 St. Vincent – Funkytown (Lipps Inc.) 
04 BROCKHAMPTON – Hollywood Swinging (Kool & The Gang)
05 Kali Uchis – Desafinado (Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto)
06 Caroline Polachek – Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra) 
07 Thundercat – Fly Like an Eagle (Steve Miller Band) 
08 Phoebe Bridgers – Goodbye To Love (The Carpenters)
09 Bleachers – Instant Karma! (John Lennon) 
10 Weyes Blood – You’re No Good (Linda Ronstadt)
11 Gary Clark Jr. – Vehicle (The Ides of March)
12 H.E.R. – Dance to the Music (Sly and The Family Stone)
13 Tierra Whack – Black Magic Woman (Santana)
14 Verdine White – Cool
15 Jackson Wang – Born To Be Alive (Patrick Hernandez)
16 The Minions – Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel)
17 G.E.M. – Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra)
18 RZA – Kung Fu Suite 
19 Heitor Pereira – Minions: The Rise of Gru Score Suite

Source : Pitchfork