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Diana Ross and Tame Impala collaborate for new Minions movie soundtrack

By | Published on Wednesday 11 May 2022

Minions: The Rise Of Gru

Artists including St Vincent, Thundercat, Phoebe Bridgers and HER have covered funk, disco and soul classics for the soundtrack of new movie ‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’. Although the first single, ‘Turn Up The Sunshine’, is a new song from Diana Ross and Tame Impala.

Produced by producer of everything Jack Antonoff, the compilation will see Caroline Polachek cover ‘Band Bang’ by Nancy Sinatra, Brockhampton take on ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ by The Steve Miller Band, and the Minions themselves do ‘Cecilia’ by Simon & Garfunkel, among others.

Diana Ross and Tame Impala’s new song will be released next week, and its official announcement comes after posters teasing the collaboration appeared in London.

The full soundtrack album will arrive on 1 Jul, the same day that the film hits cinemas. Right now, all I can offer you is 29 seconds of instrumental music.

You’ll just have to imagine what the rest of it sounds like, and here’s the full tracklist to help you do that:

Diana Ross – Turn Up The Sunshine (feat Tame Impala)
Brittany Howard – Shining Star (feat. Verdine White) (Earth, Wind & Fire, 1975)
St Vincent – Funkytown (Lipps Inc, 1979)
Brockhampton – Hollywood Swinging (Kool & The Gang, 1974)
Kali Uchis – Desafinado (Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, 1959)
Caroline Polachek – Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra, 1966)
Thundercat – Fly Like An Eagle (Steve Miller Band, 1976)
Phoebe Bridgers – Goodbye To Love (The Carpenters, 1972)
Bleachers – Instant Karma! (John Lennon, 1970)
Weyes Blood – You’re No Good (Linda Ronstadt, 1975)
Gary Clark Jr – Vehicle (The Ides Of March, 1970)
HER – Dance To The Music (Sly And The Family Stone, 1967)
Tierra Whack – Black Magic Woman (Santana, 1970)
Verdine White – Cool Jackson Wang – Born To Be Alive (Patrick Hernandez, 1979)
The Minions – Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel, 1970)
GEM – Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra, 1966)
RZA – Kung Fu Suite
Heitor Pereira – Minions: The Rise of Gru Score Suite