Diana Ross, Tame Impala, Thundercat & More Appear On New ‘Minions’ Soundtrack

Also contributing are Phoebe Bridgers, Gary Clark Jr., Brittany Howard and more.

By Nate Todd May 10, 2022 11:21 am PDT

Diana Ross collaborated with Tame Impala on the Jack Antonoff-produced soundtrack for Minions: The Rise Of Gru, set to arrive on July 1 via Decca. Also contributing music for the movie are Thundercat, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers and more.

The long-awaited collab between Tame Impala and Diana Ross, “Turn Up The Sunshine,” was rumored to appear on the legendary singer’s 2021 album, Thank You, her first in 15 years since 2006’s I Love You. Instead, the original song is set for the new Minions soundtrack alongside covers of 1970s classics from an impressive list of artists including Thundercat on Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like An Eagle,” St. Vincent doing Lipps Inc.’s “Funkytown,” Phoebe Bridgers covering The Carpenters’ “Goodbye to Love” and more.

Additional contributions include soundtrack producer Jack Antonoff and his band Bleachers on a cover of John Lennon’s “Instant Karma,” currently on hiatus hip hop group Brockhampton offered Kool & The Gang’s “Hollywood Swinging,” Brittany Howard delivered Earth Wind & Fire’s “Shining Star” featuring EWF’s Verdine White and Gary Clark Jr. covers The Ides Of March’s “Vehicle.” Alongside the original song from Diana Ross and Tame Impala, the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA also offered an original composition, “Kung Fu Suite.”

Diana Ross and Tame Impala’s “Turn Up The Sunshine” is due out on May 20 while the full Minions: The Rise Of Gru soundtrack and film arrive on July 1. Check out the tracklist below:

Minions: The Rise of Gru Soundtrack:

  1. Diana Ross: “Turn Up The Sunshine” [ft. Tame Impala]

  2. Brittany Howard: “Shining Star” [ft. Verdine White] (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”

[Hat Tip – Pitchfork]