A host of new songs featuring Destiny’s Child’s Beyonce Knowles power the soundtrack to “The Fighting Temptations,” due Sept. 9 from Sony Music Soundtrax. Knowles also stars with Cuba Gooding Jr. in the film, which arrives Sept. 19 in U.S. theaters. She is joined on first single and video “Fighting Temptation” by Missy Elliott, MC Lyte and Free.
The soundtrack finds Knowles collaborating with Bilal on “Everything I Do,” with P. Diddy on “Summertime” and with Angie Stone and Melba Moore on “Time to Come Home.” Stone and Moore also have roles in “The Fighting Temptations.” Additionally, Knowles contributes the solo cuts “Fever,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “He Still Loves Me,” while Destiny’s Child offers the new song “I Know.”
Other tracks on “The Fighting Temptations” include Knowles’ sister Solange’s “Don’t Fight the Feelin'” featuring Papa Reu, Faith Evans’ “Heaven Knows,” the O’Jays’ “Loves Me Like a Rock” and Stone’s “Rain Down,” which features O’Jays members Eddie Levert Sr. and Walter Williams Sr., as well as Moore, Montell Jordan, Zane and T-Bone. Jordan also has a role in the film.
Knowles is still riding high on the success of her Columbia solo debut, “Dangerously in Love,” which is No. 4 this week on The Billboard 200. The single “Crazy in Love” featuring Jay-Z has been No. 1 for six weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100.