OPM artists pay tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll in time for ELVIS movie release

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 film, ELVIS is set to arrive on all digital music platforms this June 24, 2022 (Friday) via RCA Records/Sony Music.

Aside from the classic Presley cuts originally recorded by the rock superstar, the compilation will also feature previously released tracks by Doja Cat, Eminem, and Måneskin, as well as reimagined versions by Tame Impala, Jazmine Sullivan, Swae Lee & Diplo, Kacey Musgraves, and more.

Austin Butler, the American actor who plays the titular role, contributes four tracks in the soundtrack, including “Trouble,” a remake of Presley’s bluesy 1958 smash.
Other prominent songs highlighted in the OST include Måneskin’s version of Elvis Presley ’s “If I Can Dream,” Eminem and CeeLo Green’s collaborative track “The King and I,” Swae Lee and Diplo’s recently dropped tune “Tupelo Shuffle,” and Doja Cat’s Billboard Hot 100 hit “Vegas,” whose extravagant and colorful visuals earned widespread acclaim from critics and fans.

ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

The soundtrack features Elvis’s extraordinary body of work spanning the 1950s, 60s and 70s, while also celebrating his diverse musical influences and enduring impact on popular artists today.

Complete track list:

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

The ELVIS biopic recently opened in Philippine cinemas last June 22, 2022.

To promote Baz Luhrmann’s “ELVIS” movie and the “ELVIS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” to the Filipino audience, Sony Music Philippines, in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and Ayala Malls, will be holding a mall show at the Activity Center of Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces on June 26 (Sunday). Dubbed ELVIS: Celebrating His Life Through Music and More, the music event will feature songs from the movie itself, as well as performances from some of the country’s top music acts: EJ De Perio, Jarlo Base, Mars Mango, and Nobody’s Home.

Click here to pre-save ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Doja Cat’s “Say So” earworms its way to global viral prominence

With its effervescent disco sheen, attention-grabbing chorus, and inescapable vibe, Doja Cat’s “Say So” is shaping up to be a global smash.

The song currently sits at number 32 on Spotify Philippines Viral 50 and has climbed steadily on the Billboard Hot 100 for more than a month since its debut. In a short period of time, it has reached more than a hundred million streams worldwide, becoming Doja Cat’s biggest hit on Spotify.

The song’s breakthrough could be attributed in part to its success on video-sharing social networking platform, TikTok, where it inspired various dance challenges from top Hollywood celebrities and social media influencers.

Fashion and entertainment magazine Nylon explains how the hip-hop/R&B star’s viral breakout made its way into the consciousness of the short-form video app: “In retrospect, Say So was destined to be a great TikTok fodder: the irresistible disco beat plus sassy lyrics which translate well into easy-to-learn dance moves,” writer Steffanee Wang shares. “At this point, it’s fair to say that literally everyone has done the challenge, including James Charles and a girl on like, 20-foot stilts.”

Due to the song’s massive success on the platform, Doja Cat, along with Tyra Banks, recently headlined TikTok’s Black Creators Summit, where she capped off the event with a performance of her current dance craze.

Here in the Philippines, the American rapper, singer and producer’s latest chart-topper is also gaining traction on the aforementioned platform. Singer-actor Iñigo Pascual, ABS-CBN teen star Alexa Ilacad, and G-Force choreographer Yanyan De Jesus recently hopped on the bandwagon with their take on “Say So,” which individually went viral on the day of its release.

AC Bonifacio, another celebrity influencer based in Manila, has recently uploaded a teaser of her upcoming dance cover on various social media platforms. The young multimedia star is set to debut her version of the Doja Cat hit on February 27, Thursday.

And then there’s Filipina YouTube star Niana Guerrero racking up 397,000 likes on TikTok for her bubbly and infectious lip-sync and dance performance of the newest Doja Cat single. This clearly reflects Doja Cat’s rising profile in the country, reaping the rewards of this generation’s preference for meme-ready songs that appeal to youth and online culture sensibilities.

The highly anticipated music video of “Say So” will have its worldwide premiere on YouTube soon. The song is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.

Image and details provided in a recent press release.