Diana Ross & Tame Impala Collab Coming on ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Soundtrack

Diana Ross Tame Impala collab
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A Diana Ross and Tame Impala collaboration is coming on the ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ soundtrack.

Decca Records revealed the new original motion picture soundtrack for the upcoming animated film. It will release on July 1 and is set in the 1970s. It tells the origin story of Gru first met his iconic Minions.

The soundtrack was produced by 2022 Grammy Producer of the Year Jack Antonoff. Diana Ross featuring Tame Impala, leads the way with the first single, “Turn Up the Sunshine.”

The soundtrack celebrates a wide range of funk, disco, and soul classics with some new versions of the biggest hits of the 1970s. The soundtrack will be available to stream digitally and on a three-panel CD digipack, standard black double LP, yellow & blue spattered double LP, yellow cassette, and a limited-edition picture disc.

Minions: The Rise of Gru – Tracklist

  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

Many of the tracks are classics from the ’70s that have been reimagined for a new audience. Phoebe Bridgers does an interpretation of the 1972 single, “Goodbye to Love,” while St. Vincent has a new take on the Lipps Inc classic, “Funkytown.”