Diana Ross and Tame Impala “Turn Up the Sunshine” with Disco-Glam Lead Single from ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’

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On July 1, the Minions will return to theaters yet again in Minions: The Rise of Gru, a new chapter in the ongoing film series chronicling the beloved (or hated!) yellow henchmen.

The soundtrack album for the film, however, is especially intriguing. Produced by the heralded Jack Antonoff, it will bring together a number of noteworthy indie, R&B, pop and hip-hop artists, lending their talents for new versions of classic songs from the 1970s (as the decade provides the setting for this particular film).

Its lead single, “Turn Up the Sunshine,” though, is a new song from ’70s legend Diana Ross, a generation-blending collaboration with Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker. The song is now streaming:

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“Turn Up the Sunshine” kicks off the Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack, which finds, for example, St. Vincent covering Lipps Inc.’s 1979 disco hit “Funkytown,” Phoebe Bridgers channeling the Carpenters for a rendition of “Goodbye To Love,” hip-hop ensemble Brockhampton covering Kool & the Gang’s “Hollywood Swinging” and more:

1. Turn Up The Sunshine – Diana Ross ft. Tame Impala
2. Shining Star – Brittany Howard ft. Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire 1975)
3. Funkytown – St. Vincent (Lipps Inc in 1979)
4. Hollywood Swinging – BROCKHAMPTON (Kool & The Gang 1974)
5. Desafinado – Kali Uchis (Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto 1959)
6. Bang Bang – Caroline Polachek (Nancy Sinatra 1966)
7. Fly Like an Eagle – Thundercat (Steve Miller Band 1976)
8. Goodbye To Love – Phoebe Bridgers (The Carpenters 1972)
9. Instant Karma! – Bleachers (John Lennon 1970)
10. You’re No Good – Weyes Blood (Linda Ronstadt 1975)
11. Vehicle – Gary Clark Jr. (The Ides of March 1970)
12. Dance to the Music – H.E.R. (Sly and The Family Stone 1967)
13. Black Magic Woman – Tierra Whack (Santana 1970)
14. Cool – Verdine White
15. Born To Be Alive – Jackson Wang (Patrick Hernandez 1979)
16. Cecilia – The Minions (Simon & Garfunkel 1970)
17. Bang Bang – G.E.M. (Nancy Sinatra 1966)
18. Kung Fu Suite – RZA
19. Minions: The Rise of Gru Score Suite – Heitor Pereira

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