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Minions: the Rise of Gru soundtrack – Full tracklist for animated sequel

The soundtrack sees several big-name artists put their own spin on classic '70s hits.

Rise of Gru
Published: Thursday, 16th June 2022 at 5:15 pm
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It's been five years since the Minions last made an appearance on the big screen – but now they're making a return in the brand new film Minions: the Rise of Gru, the fifth entry in the Despicable Me franchise.


This time around, viewers can expect a '70s-set adventure that sees 12-year-old Gru and his coterie of dungaree-wearing yellow accomplices team up for a mission that pits them against a supervillain group known as the Vicious 6.

And judging from the soundtrack list, the film is making full use of that '70s setting – with several modern-day artists such as St. Vincent, Thundercat, and Phoebe Bridgers putting their unique spin on a number of funk, disco, and soul classics.

There's also a brand new single from Diana Ross and Tame Impala – titled Turn Up The Sunshine – while the Minions themselves get in on the action by covering Simon & Garfunkel's Cecilia.

The soundtrack is available to pre-order now on Vinyl and CD ahead of its release on Friday 1st July – and you can checkout the full tracklist below.

Minions: The Rise of Gru full soundtrack

Turn Up The Sunshine – performed by Diana Ross ft. Tame Impala

Shining Star – performed by Brittany Howard ft. Verdine White (originally recorded by Earth, Wind & Fire, 1975)

Funkytown – performed by St. Vincent (originally recorded by Lipps Inc, 1979)

Hollywood Swinging – performed by BROCKHAMPTON (originally recorded by Kool & The Gang, 1974)

Desafinado – performed by Kali Uchis (originally recorded by Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, 1959)

Bang Bang – performed by Caroline Polachek (originally recorded by Nancy Sinatra, 1966)

Fly Like an Eagle – performed by Thundercat (originally recorded by Steve Miller Band, 1976)

Goodbye To Love – performed by Phoebe Bridgers (originally recorded by The Carpenters, 1972)

Instant Karma! – performed by Bleachers (originally recorded by John Lennon, 1970)

You’re No Good – performed by Weyes Blood (originally recorded by Linda Ronstadt, 1975)

Vehicle – performed by Gary Clark Jr. (originally recorded by The Ides of March, 1970)

Dance to the Music –performed by H.E.R. (originally recorded by Sly and The Family Stone, 1967)

Black Magic Woman – performed by Tierra Whack (originally recorded by Santana, 1970)

Cool – performed by Verdine White

Born To Be Alive – performed by Jackson Wang (originally recorded by Patrick Hernandez, 1979)

Cecilia – performed by The Minions (originally recorded by Simon & Garfunkel, 1970)

Bang Bang – performed by G.E.M. (originally recorded by Nancy Sinatra, 1966)

Kung Fu Suite – performed by RZA

Minions: The Rise of Gru Score Suite – Heitor Pereira


Minions is released in UK cinemas on Friday 1st July 2022. While you're waiting, visit our Movies hub for more news and features or find something to watch tonight with our TV Guide.
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