DGC/Interscope Records has announced the track listing for the "Shrek Forever After" soundtrack and surprisingly, it features an eclectic mix of some of my favorite bands.
Weezer has covered The Monkees' "I'm a Believer" for the soundtrack, bringing the series full-circle as the original "Shrek" soundtrack featured not one, but two covers of the same song, courtesy of Smash Mouth and Eddie Murphy, who plays Donkey in the beloved animated series.
Besides a handful of audio cuts from the film, the soundtrack features a wide variety of cross-generational acts, ranging from the old (Lionel Richie, The Carpenters) to the new (Scissor Sisters, Landon Pigg and Lucy Schwartz), with the Beastie Boys, Mike Simpson of The Dust Brothers and Puss 'N Boots himself (Antonio Banderas) thrown in for good measure.
While DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek Forever After" hits theaters May 21, DGC/Interscope will release the soundtrack on May 18. However, the physical CD will only be available at WalMart, so if you don't live near one of those (and who doesn't, really?), you'll have to buy the album online from iTunes or another digital music retailer.
The previous three "Shrek" soundtracks have sold nearly 4 million copies in the U.S. alone.
Here's the full track list for the "Shrek Forever After" soundtrack:
1. It's The Rumpelstiltskin Show! (Skit)
2. Isn't It Strange - Scissor Sisters
3. Tough Love For Baba (Skit)
4. One Love - Antonio Banderas
Sunshine and Rainbows (Skit)
5. Top Of The World - The Carpenters
6. Cupcake Party (Skit)
7. Rumpel's Party Palace - Mike Simpson
8. Pinocchio Gets His Wish (Skit)
9. Click click - Light FM featuring Lloyd Hemmings
Gingy's lil Sugar (Skit)
10. Darling I Do - Landon Pigg and Lucy Schwartz
11. Shake Your Groove Thing - Mike Simpson
12. Hello - Lionel Richie
13. Birthday Bash (Skit)
14. Sure Shot - Beastie Boys
15. Hook's Garrrden (Skit)
16. Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale
17. Wheezer Wig (Skit)
18. I'm A Believer - Weezer
19. Home To Fifi (Skit)