Austin Powers' latest time-travel adventure through the '60s to the '70s
will include a groovy soundtrack of funk, disco and even a bit of g-funk.
That's right, the architect of the g-funk sound, Dr. Dre, appears on the
soundtrack, remixing the Rolling Stones' "Miss You," a #1 single in 1978.
Also on the album, due July 16, are new singles from Destiny's Child singer
Beyoncé Knowles, who stars in the movie, as well as Britney Spears,
who has a cameo. And amid covers of '60s and '70s classics, there's a few
appearances by Powers himself, Mike Myers (Click for photos from the movie).
Knowles' "Work It Out," produced by the Neptunes, is the first single from
both the soundtrack and her own Dangerously in Love, due in October.
The video, directed by Matthew Ralston (Madonna, David Bowie), will feature
familiar faces from the '70s, according to a Warner Bros. spokesperson.
Spears' "Boys," also produced by the Neptunes and remixed by and featuring
vocals by Pharrell Williams, will be the second single (see "Beyonce, Britney Serve Up First Singles From
Knowles also appears on the record as her character, Foxxy Cleopatra, on
"Hey Goldmember," an homage to Shirley Bassey's 1965 James Bond song,
"Goldfinger." Knowles' sister, Solange, and newcomer Devin guest on the
track, which samples K.C. and the Sunshine Band's 1976 disco hit "(Shake,
Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty."
Myers sings on two tracks a remix of "Hard Knock Life" as Dr. Evil
and on "Daddy Wasn't There" as Austin Powers with his band Ming Tea, which
features Matthew Sweet and former Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs.
Hoffs appears solo covering Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Alfie," while
R&B singer Angie Stone covers King Floyd's 1970 tune "Groove Me"; Paul
Oakenfold remakes Walter Murphy's 1976 disco hit, "A Fifth of Beethoven";
and Soul Hooligan with Jamaica's Diana King take a stab at Electric Light
Orchestra's "Evil Woman."
Smash Mouth recorded "Ain't No Mystery" with Tower of Power specifically for
"Austin Powers in Goldmember," leaving Earth, Wind and Fire's "Shining Star"
as the only song on the soundtrack previously released.
While the original Powers flick didn't pack an enormous musical punch, the
soundtrack to 1999's "The Spy Who Shagged Me" was a huge success, featuring
Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger" and Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman."
"Austin Powers in Goldmember" soundtrack track list, according to Warner
- Beyoncé Knowles - "Work It Out"
- Rolling Stones - "Miss You" Dr. Dre 2002 remix
- Britney Spears f/ Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D - "Boys" Coed remix
- Angie Stone - "Groove Me"
- Earth, Wind and Fire - "Shining Star"
- Foxxy Cleopatra f/ Devin and Solange - "Hey Goldmember"
- Smash Mouth - "Ain't No Mystery"
- Soul Hooligan f/ Diana King - "Evil Woman"
- Paul Oakenfold - "1975"
- Jay-Z - "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" Dr. Evil remix
- Ming Tea f/ Austin Powers - "Daddy Wasn't There"
- Susanna Hoffs - "Alfie (What's It All About, Austin?)"