Elvis movie soundtrack makes No 1 Billboard debut

Doja Cat’s “Vegas” cracks Top 10

House of Iona/RCA Records’ highly anticipated Elvis Original Motion Picture Soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack chart this week and reaches top 30 on the Billboard’s 200 chart at No. 26. The soundtrack was released day and date with Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster film Elvis, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, that also landed at No. 1 in the box office in its first weekend in theaters.

The lead single from the soundtrack, Doja Cat’s “Vegas,” cracks the top 10 this week on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, currently at No. 7, and top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100, currently positioned at No. 34 and climbing. The buzzing single is also standing at No. 7 in the US and No. 32 globally on Spotify. Additionally, the success of the film and soundtrack gave a lift to Elvis’ discography, bumping Elvis: 30 #1 Hits album to No. 1 on Billboard’s Catalog Albums chart.

The soundtrack has a variety of artists, mixing different genres and sounds to create something special alongside the movie. It features tracks from some of the biggest stars – Eminem & CeeLo Green (“The King and I’), Tame Impala (“Edge of Reality (Remix)” with Elvis Presley), Stevie Nicks & Chris Isaak (“Cotton Candy Man”) and Jack White’s duet with Elvis Presley (“Power of My Love”). Austin Butler also lends his vocals to Elvis Presley’s “Trouble,” “Baby, Let’s Play House” and more. From Kacey Musgraves’ angelic version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” to Doja Cat’s “Vegas” that interpolates Shonka Dukureh’s (who plays Big Mama Thornton in the film) version of “Hound Dog” to Måneskin’s rock ballad version of version of “If I Can Dream” – the album blends the old classics with a unique flare that brings new life to these Elvis Presley classics.

Recently, Mark Ronson released a remix of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with Elvis.

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.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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