Diana Ross With Tame Impala, Phoebe Bridgers, Caroline Polachek, and More Contributing to ‘Minions 2’ Soundtrack

    Tame Impala and Diana Ross, Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Thundercat, BROCKHAMPTON, Caroline Polachek, Weyes Blood, Tierra Whack, RZA, Brittany Howard, Gary Clark Jr, and more have contributed to the soundtrack for Minions: The Rise of Gru. Set for release on July 1 via Decca Records, the soundtrack was produced by Jack Antonoff and mostly features covers of classic hits from the ’60s and ’70s. The Diana Ross/Tame Impala collaboration ‘Turn Up the Sunshine’ is the album’s lead single, and it’s out on May 20.

    The soundtrack features Phoebe Bridgers covering the Carpenters’ ‘Goodbye to Love’, St. Vincent trackling Lipps, Inc.’s ‘Funkytown’, BROCKHAMPTON taking on Kool & The Gang’s ‘Hollywood Swinging’, Tierra Whack remaking Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Black Magic Woman’, and Weyes Blood offering her take on Linda Ronstadt’s ‘You’re No Good’. Thundercat covers Steve Miller Band’s ‘Fly Like an Eagle’, while Brittany Howard does Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Shining Star’, and Caroline Polachek tackles Nancy Sinatra’s ‘Bang Bang. Antonoff’s own Bleachers deliver a rendition of John Lennon’s ‘Instant Karma!’, and there are also original tracks by RZA and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White. Find the full tracklist below.


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    Minions: The Rise of Gru Tracklist:

    1. Diana Ross [feat. Tame Impala] – Turn Up The Sunshine
    2. Brittany Howard [feat. Verdine White] – Shining Star (Earth, Wind & Fire)
    3. St. Vincent – Funkytown (Lipps Inc.)
    4. BROCKHAMPTON – Hollywood Swinging (Kool & The Gang)
    5. Kali Uchis – Desafinado (Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto)
    6. Caroline Polachek – Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra)
    7. Thundercat – Fly Like an Eagle (Steve Miller Band)
    8. Phoebe Bridgers – Goodbye To Love (The Carpenters)
    9. 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

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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