'Austin Powers' Soundtrack Shines With Stars
For the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember," due July 16, Maverick Records is recreating the series' '70s-meets-the present vibe with songs from classic artists of yesteryear (RoFor the soundtrack to the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember," due July 16, Maverick Records is recreating the series' '70s-meets-the present vibe with songs from classic artists of yesteryear (Rolling Stones, Earth, Wind & Fire) and today (Dr. Dre, Angie Stone, Smash Mouth). The film, starring Mike Myers as Powers, Dr. Evil, and Fat Bastard, arrives July 26 in U.S. theaters.
As previously reported, Britney Spears' "Boys" -- which also appeared on her third Jive album "Britney" -- was remixed by the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams for the soundtrack. The Neptunes also produced the set's first single, "Work It Out" by Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child, who also stars in the film.
Knowles makes a second appearance on the disc, in character as Foxxy Cleopatra featuring Devin and Solange (Knowles' younger sister) on "Hey Goldmember," a tribute to Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger" theme song from the James Bond movie of that title. Other songs featuring characters from "Goldmember" include the Dr. Evil remix of "Hard Knock Life," "Alfie (What's It All About, Austin?)," by former Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs (wife of the film's director, Jay Roach), and "Daddy Wasn't There" by Austin Powers and Ming Tea (his band, which includes Hoffs and Matthew Sweet).
Other original material making its first appearance on the soundtrack includes Smash Mouth's "Ain't No Mystery" and Dr. Dre's remix of the Rolling Stones' "Miss You," formerly a No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1978. DJ superstar Paul Oakenfold turns in "1975," while Angie Stone contributes her version of King Floyd's classic soul cut "Groove Me." Soul Hooligan drafts Diana King for a remake of Electric Light Orchestra's "Evil Woman."
Here's the track list for "Austin Powers in Goldmember":
"Work It Out," Beyonce Knowles
"Miss You," Rolling Stones (Dr. Dre Remix 2002)
"Boys" (Co-Ed Remix), Britney Spears featuring Pharrell Williams
"Groove Me," Angie Stone
"Shining Star," Earth, Wind & Fire
"Hey Goldmember," Foxxy Cleopatra featuring Devin and Solange
"Ain't No Mystery," Smash Mouth
"Evil Woman," Soul Hooligan featuring Diana King
"1975," Paul Oakenfold
"Hard Knock Life," Ghetto Anthem (Dr. Evil Remix)
"Daddy Wasn't There," Ming Tea featuring Austin Powers
"Alfie (What's It All About, Austin?)," Susanna Hoffs