SING - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2016)
What will you do after listening to the soundtrack album of this animated musical comedy directed by Garth Jennings?
Sing, of course!
The film contains more than 85 tunes from famous artistes and on this CD, you’ll get 68 glorious minutes of music from the family friendly movie. There are familiar tunes (the very entertaining montage cue “Auditions” features Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”, and gasp – Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose”!) and a brand new song “Faith” performed to perfection by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande.
The album is fun from start to finish. Who knew Taron Egerton could pull off such soulful renditions of The Zombies’ “The Way I Feel Inside” and Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing”? Scarlett and Beck Bennett rock it out with “I Don’t Wanna”, while Nick Kroll and Reese Witherspoon are absolutely hilarious with their covers of Dutch rock band Shocking Blue’s “Venus” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”.
If you’ve watched the movie, you won’t be able to get the picture of a dancing pig in tights out of your head.
Tori Kelly puts her prowess to good use in Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” (she duets with Jennifer Hudson on another track), and shows the world what she’s got in her version of “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”, originally performed by Stevie Wonder.
The artiste who surprised us is Seth MacFarlane. We know the 43 year old as the creator of TV series Family Guy and writer director of the Ted movies, but we weren’t aware that he is such a wonderful singer. Crooning Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” and Frank Sinatra’s “May Way” on this album, MacFarlane is indeed one talented individual.
The deluxe version of this 68 minute soundtrack has seven additional tracks not included on the regular CD. Put this album on at your party, and your guests will love you to bits.
Recommended Track: (16) My Way - Seth MacFarlane
Review by John Li