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St. Vincent covers Lipps Inc.’s ‘Funkytown’ for ‘Minions’ soundtrack

St. Vincent has shared a cover of Lipps Inc.’s hit “Funkytown.”

The cover comes from the forthcoming soundtrack for Minions: The Rise of Gru, which has a pretty stacked lineup of stars covering songs from the ’70s. Produced by Jack Antonoff, the synth-driven cover offers a vocoder-heavy twist on the beloved tune. It feels pretty perfect for a Minions movie, with bubbly harmonies and bouncy melodies.

Throughout the tune, St. Vincent delivers the famous lines, “Won’t you take me to funky town?,” over and over again.

Listen to St. Vincent’s cover of Lipps Inc.’s “Funkytown” below.
 


 
Produced by Jack Antonoff, the OST is set to feature artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Thundercat, St. Vincent, Caroline Polachek, Brittany Howard, BROCKHAMPTON, Kali Uchis, Tierra Whack, and Weyes Blood. All of these artists will cover some of the most popular funk, pop, and soul hits of the 1970s. Minions: The Rise of Gru takes place in the ’70s, so it’s only natural for it to be packed with some huge covers.

In addition to St. Vincent’s cover of Lipps Inc.’s “Funkytown,” the Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack features the previously released Tame Impala and Diana Ross collaboration, “Turn Up The Sunshine.”

Pre-order the soundtrack here or check out the tracklist below.
 

Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tracklist:

01 – “Turn Up The Sunshine” – Diana Ross ft. Tame Impala
02 – “Shining Star” – Brittany Howard ft. Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire 1975)
03 – “Funkytown” – St. Vincent (Lipps Inc in 1979)
04 – “Hollywood Swinging” – BROCKHAMPTON (Kool & The Gang 1974)
05 – “Desafinado” – Kali Uchis (Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto 1959)
06 – “Bang Bang” – Caroline Polachek (Nancy Sinatra 1966)
07 – “Fly Like an Eagle” – Thundercat (Steve Miller Band 1976)
08 – “Goodbye To Love” – Phoebe Bridgers (The Carpenters 1972)
09 – “Instant Karma!” – Bleachers (John Lennon 1970)
10 – “You’re No Good” – Weyes Blood (Linda Ronstadt 1975)
11 – “Vehicle” – Gary Clark Jr. (The Ides of March 1970)
12 – “Dance to the Music” – H.E.R. (Sly and The Family Stone 1967)
13 – “Black Magic Woman” – Tierra Whack (Santana 1970)
14 – “Cool” – Verdine White
15 – “Born To Be Alive” – Jackson Wang (Patrick Hernandez 1979)
16 – “Cecilia” – The Minions (Simon & Garfunkel 1970)
17 – “Bang Bang” – G.E.M. (Nancy Sinatra 1966)
18 – “Kung Fu Suite” – RZA
19 – “Minions: The Rise of Gru Score Suite” – Heitor Pereira

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