Couldn't get enough of last year's blockbuster musical The Greatest Showman? You're in luck, because the bestselling soundtrack is rewriting the stars of the circus spectacle, with an upcoming cover album. It will feature the larger-than-life powerhouse vocalists such as P!nk, Panic! At the Disco and Kelly Clarkson in place of the original cast recording.
The memorable music of The Greatest Showman written by La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul is coming back for an encore with some stunning talent at center stage. The film starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya made over $400 million worldwide, becoming one of the highest-earning live-action musicals of all time, just behind 2017's Beauty and the Beast and 1978's Grease. The new musical was highly praised for its hit songs, including Oscar nominated original song "This is Me".
The upcoming album features an impressive selection of artists pulled from a variety of genres. The Greatest Showman cover album will bring a refreshing take on each of the memorable songs and breathe new life in the catchy show tunes from the highly-successful film loosely based on the life of P.T. Barnum's rise in show business. Take a look at the track list, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:
Exciting huh? The track list for The Greatest Showman cover album seems to include the perfect assortment of artists, each name a great pick to add their own signature talent to the songs. Opening the album with Panic! At the Disco belting out "The Greatest Show" seems a match made in heaven as the towering track introducing the film will soon bring rock star Brendon Urie to the forefront. The sweet ballad "A Million Dreams" will also be given a new strength as P!nk transforms it into another pop song to add to her long list of radio hits.
Oscar nominated song "This is Me" will still include its original singer Kaela Settle, but also will feature Kesha and Missy Elliot accompanying her after Kesha previously lent her voice for a solo release of the song in December. Impressive female pop vocalist Kelly Clarkson will sing "Never Enough" along with Sara Bareilles taking over Michelle Williams' solo "Tightrope."
Alternative pop singers Years & Years and Jess Glynne will duet for the sparkling and energetic pop song "Come Alive" led by Hugh Jackman. R&B artist MAX and rapper Ty Dolla Sign will also team up to reimagine the memorable duet between Jackman and Zac Efron, "The Other Side." Fresh pop talents Anne-Marie and James Arthur are also taking over for Zendaya and Efron for their hit "Rewrite the Stars" but Zendaya will also sing on the cover album with an acoustic version of the track.
The hit musical songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have teamed up already for new songs for the live-action Aladdin coming in 2019. The Greatest Showman cover album will be released on November 16.
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