If there's one movie that will get you in the performing mood, it's Sing, the new animated film about an American Idol-like singing competition set in a world populated entirely by animals. Get ready to belt embarrassingly in your car and sing into your hairbrush, because with performances from the likes of Tori Kelly, Scarlett Johansson, and Seth MacFarlane, Sing — more specifically, the Sing soundtrack — will make you believe you're a superstar. So, for you superstars out there, here's how to listen to the Sing soundtrack so you can sing alongside the star-studded animal cast.
The Sing soundtrack is comprised mostly of covers — as singing competitions usually involve artists putting their own spin on previously released songs — but it does feature a few original tracks, like "Faith," the lead single from Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande (neither of whom voice characters in the film). Overall, the Sing soundtrack boasts an impressive diversity of genre and performers, as the movie features an astonishing 65 songs, according to the film's producer Harvey Mason Jr. "The coolest part of the project is the variety and diversity of the music we bring to the table," Mason said in an interview with Billboard.
Have you ever wanted to hear Scarlett Johansson rock out, or Reese Witherspoon "Shake It Off"? Do you dream of a Jennifer Hudson and Tori Kelly duet version of "Hallelujah"? Well, then you're gonna want to be listening to the Sing soundtrack 24/7. Luckily, because of the movie's huge cast of stars and mass appeal, you won't have to look far to find it.
In anticipation of Sing's Dec. 21 release, the official soundtrack has been available on iTunes and Amazon since early December, in both regular — $11.99 for 16 tracks — and Deluxe — $14.99 for 23 tracks — versions. (There's also an official Karaoke Edition available on Amazon, in case you were wondering.) And, if you don't want to commit, the Sing Deluxe Edition soundtrack (minus two songs) is available to stream on Spotify. Finally, you can also watch "A Holiday Remix: Live on YouTube," a special, hour-long, Sing-themed concert posted online in preparation for the film's release.
But, what about Christmas music, you say? If you're torn between listening to the Sing soundtrack or your favorite Christmas songs, worry not! The Sing cast recently joined forces with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to create an adorable cover of "Wonderful Christmastime." (Yes, they did that.)
In short: you have no excuse not to be listening to Sing all holiday season long. You're welcome.