Decca Records has announced a soundtrack album for Illumination’s animated comedy Minions: The Rise of Gru. The album is produced by Grammy Award winner Jack Antonoff features the new track Turn Up the Sunshine by Diana Ross ft. Tame Impala (to be released as a digital single on May 20), St. Vincent’s cover of Lipps Inc’s Funkytown, H.E.R.’s rendition of Sly and The Family Stone’s Dance to the Music, Bleachers’ version of John Lennon’s Instant Karma! and Phoebe Bridgers’ interpretation of The Carpenters’ 1972 Goodbye to Love, as well as the Minions’ performance of Simon & Garfunkel’s Cecilia. Also included is a score suite by the film’s composer Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me, The Smurfs, The Angry Birds Movie). The soundtrack will be released digitally, on 3-panel CD digipack, standard black double LP, yellow & blue splattered double LP, yellow cassette and a limited-edition picture disc on July 1. Visit Amazon to pre-order the CD and vinyl editions. Minions: The Rise of Gru is directed by Kyle Balda, co-directed by Brad Ableson & Jonathan del Vaand and features the voices of Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Lucy Lawless, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Russell Brand, Danny Trejo, Julie Andrews and Alan Arkin. The animated feature is set in the 1970s and tells the origin story of how Gru first met his Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled. The movie will be released in theaters nationwide on July 1 by Universal Pictures.

Here’s the album track list:

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

  1. Thomas says:

    Any news on if and when there will be score album?