Various Artists – ELVIS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Album] - Hiphoplug

Various Artists – ELVIS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Album]

Various Artists new album ELVIS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various Artists comes in with a new album ELVIS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).

“Elvis’ life is in three acts,” Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann tells Apple Music. “You have punk/rock/rebel Elvis. You have Hollywood pop Elvis: He’s at the height of his powers. And then you have the barely-can-stand-up, corrupted-body, ‘Unchained Melody’ Elvis.” Luhrmann’s most beloved films include a modern Shakespearean adaptation (1996’s Romeo + Juliet), a dizzying musical set in the Belle Époque of Paris (2001’s Moulin Rouge!) and an extravagant return to the Roaring Twenties (2013’s The Great Gatsby). They span centuries, settings and drastically different storylines, but they all have one thing in common: Each movie is complemented by an impeccably curated soundtrack.

But for Elvis, Luhrmann tackled a new challenge: He told Elvis Presley’s life story by revisiting some of his greatest hits, while also connecting them to the songs that inspired him—and the artists he inspired generations later. “I think that there are three different acts in the soundtrack album, too, and I’ve never had that before,” says Luhrmann. Austin Butler, who plays Elvis in the film, does a remarkably faithful impression on the mic, and his versions that pepper Elvis’ first “act” make it to the tracklist, as does a selection of modern songs that were inspired by the film, like “Vegas”, which pairs Doja Cat’s bars with Shonka Dukureh—who plays Big Mama Thornton—belting out “Hound Dog” on a loop. There are also a number of covers and Elvis standards reimagined by an eclectic array of top-billing rappers, rockers, R&B powerhouses and country crooners, as well as “duets” featuring Presley’s own voice.

“There’s pure Elvis, there’s pure soul, there’s pure gospel,” Luhrmann says of the soundtrack. “Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Motherless Child’—which was in the ’68 Comeback Special—she just brings kind of a whole new spirit to it, plus she’s one of the greatest singers of all time. I got a great duet between Jack White and Elvis, ‘Power of My Love’. And let me tell you, it’s an awesome rock cut. Jack White is one of these great Elvis fans, but the reason I did it is, the Colonel [Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager] never let Elvis do duets. James Brown wanted to do an album with Elvis! And so having Jack and Elvis do a duet is sort of sacrilege to the Colonel’s thinking, but it speaks across time.”

Eminem told Luhrmann he wanted to do a song that celebrates the relationship he has with Elvis, and that’s where “The King and I”, his contribution featuring CeeLo Green, came from. “It’s just showing that the music, all great music, is elastic,” says Luhrmann of the long-reaching impact of the source material’s influence. “If it’s great, it can be used in many different ways, in many different places and times.”


  1. Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds (Vocal Intro)
  2. Elvis Presley – Also Sprach Zarathustra/An American Trilogy
  3. Doja Cat – Vegas
  4. Eminem & CeeLo Green – The King and I
  5. Swae Lee & Diplo – Tupelo Shuffle
  6. Elvis Presley & Stuart Price – I Got A Feelin’ In My Body
  7. Elvis Presley – Craw-Fever
  8. Elvis Presley & PNAU – Don’t Fly Away (PNAU Remix)
  9. Kacey Musgraves – Can’t Help Falling in Love
  10. Nardo Wick – Product of the Ghetto
  11. Måneskin- If I Can Dream
  12. Stevie Nicks & Chris Isaak – Cotton Candy Land
  13. Austin Butler – Baby, Let’s Play House
  14. Elvis Presley – I’m Coming Home (Film Mix)
  15. Shonka Dukureh – Hound Dog
  16. Les Greene – Tutti Frutti
  17. Yola – Strange Things Are Happening Every Day
  18. Austin Butler – Hound Dog
  19. Denzel Curry – Let It All Hang Out ft. PlayThatBoiZay
  20. Austin Butler – Trouble
  21. Lenesha Randolph – I Got A Feelin’ In My Body
  22. Elvis Presley & Tame Impala – Edge of Reality (Tame Impala Remix)
  23. Elvis Presley – Summer Kisses/In My Body
  24. Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (Medley)
  25. Jazmine Sullivan – Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  26. Elvis Presley – If I Can Dream (Stereo Mix)
  27. Elvis Presley – Any Day Now
  28. Elvis Presley & Jack White – Power of My Love
  29. Austin Butler & Elvis Presley – Vegas Rehearsal/That’s All Right
  30. Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
  31. Elvis Presley – Polk Salad Annie (Film Mix)
  32. Elvis Presley – Burning Love (Film Mix)
  33. Elvis Presley – It’s Only Love
  34. Paravi – Suspicious Minds
  35. Elvis Presley – In the Ghetto (World Turns Remix) ft. Nardo Wick
  36. Elvis Presley – Unchained Melody (Live at Ann Arbor, MI)

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