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A Complete List of Every Song in Illumination’s ‘Sing’

Now that Garth Jennings’ Sing is out in theaters, the question that everyone seems to be asking is, “What was the name of that tune?”

Below are Illumination’s official song credits for all 60-plus songs that could be heard in the film. As you may recall, the film was originally promoted as having over 85 songs in it, so obviously quite a few songs didn’t make the final cut, either for creative reasons or music licensing issues.

Illumination founder Chris Meledandri explained in the film’s production notes that the music wasn’t haphazardly chosen: “With each tiny detail, Garth and the animation team have maximized the emotion in every character. Similarly, the music group has done the same with each song. We all took a look at the story and the characters, and determined the purpose each song has at every specific point. If we have done our job correctly, the music will wholly enhance the emotions in each scene.”

Credit for the music choices belong to composer Joby Talbot, executive music producer Harvey Mason, Jr., music supervisor, Jojo Villanueva, and Universal’s president of music Mike Knobloch.

“We had to take so much music and make it feel completely smooth and slick,” said Jennings. “Joby, Harvey, JoJo, Mike and everybody at Universal never stopped working out how to make this better. There are songs that people know and love, as well as songs they’ve never heard or wouldn’t have thought of liking before. It’s like listening to a friend’s playlist. They can open your ears to things you may not have thought were your cup of tea…but you suddenly find you love.”

LIST OF SONGS IN SING

  1. “GOLDEN SLUMBERS”
    Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
    Performed by Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Hudson appears courtesy of Epic Records
  2. “THE WAY I FEEL INSIDE”
    Written by Rod Argent
  3. “I DON’T WANNA”
    Written by Garth Jennings and Dave Bassett
    Produced by Dave Bassett
  4. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”
    Traditional
  5. “BAKER STREET”
    Written by Gerald Rafferty
  6. “CRAZY IN LOVE”
    Written by Eugene Record, Shawn Carter, Beyoncé Knowles and Rich Harrison
  7. “JUMP”
    Written by Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth
  8. “KIRA KIRA KILLER”
    Written by Yasutaka Nakata
  9. “BUTTERFLY”
    Written by Seth Binzer, Bret Mazur, Anthony Kiedis, Michael Balzary, John Frusciante and Chad Smith
  10. “ANACONDA”
    Written by Anthony Ray, Onika Maraj, Jamal Jones, Jonathan Myvett, Marcos Palacios and Ernest Clark
  11. “HUMPTY DANCE”
    Written by William “Bootsy” Collins, Gregory Jacobs, George Clinton and Walter Morrison
  12. “THE SAFETY DANCE”
    Written by Ivan Doroschuk
  13. “RIDE LIKE THE WIND”
    Written by Christopher Cross
  14. “STAY WITH ME”
    Written by Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
  15. “PENNIES FROM HEAVEN”
    Written by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston
  16. “STRANGE LOOP”
    Written and Performed by Garth Jennings
  17. “THE SOUND OF VIOLENCE”
    Written by Stephen Edwards, Hubert Blanc-Francard and Philippe Cerboneschi
    Performed by Dennis De Laat
    Courtesy of Spinnin’ Records
  18. “STAR CRAWL”
    Written by Bradley Hargett, JB Townsend, Jean-Baptiste Gueracague, Andrew Adler, Keegan Cooke and Kyle Forester
    Performed by Crystal Stilts
    Courtesy of Sacred Bones Records
  19. “GO! TEAM GO!”
    Traditional
  20. “CHILDHOOD MEMORIES” from Once Upon a Time in America
    Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
    Courtesy of New Regency Entertainment, Inc.
  21. “SUCKER PUNCH”
    Written by Ali Theodore and Zach Danziger
    Performed by Boomish
    Courtesy of Deetown Entertainment
  22. “LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE”
    Written by Irving Berlin
  23. “VENUS”
    Written by Robert Van Leeuwen
  24. “CALL ME MAYBE”
    Written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe and Josh Ramsay
    Performed by Carly Rae Jepsen
    Courtesy of School Boy/Interscope Records and 604 Records
    Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
  25. “PON DE FLOOR”
    Written by Nick van de Wall, Thomas Pentz, Dave Taylor and Adidja Palmer
    Performed by Major Lazer feat. Vybz Kartel
    Courtesy of Mad Decent
    By Arrangement with Downtown Records, LLC
  26. “SET IT ALL FREE”
    Written by Dave Bassett
  27. “TRUE COLORS”
    Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
    Performed by Cyndi Lauper
    Courtesy of Epic Records
    By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
  28. “AROUND THE WORLD (RUMBA)”
    Written by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
    Performed by Señor Coconut and His Orchestra
    Courtesy of Essay Recordings
  29. “FLASHING LIGHTS”
    Written by Eric Hudson and Kanye West
    Performed by Kanye West
    Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
    Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
  30. “NESSUN DORMA! (TURANDOT, ACT 3)”
    Written by Giacomo Puccini, Guiseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
    Performed by Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro dell’opera di Roma and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
    Conducted by Zubin Mehta
    Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
    Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
  31. “UNDER PRESSURE”
    Written by Brian May, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon and Roger Taylor
    Performed by Queen and David Bowie
    Queen Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc. for USA and Canada
    Courtesy of Island Records Limited
    Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
    David Bowie Courtesy of RZO Music
  32. “GIMME SOME LOVIN’”
    Written by Muff Winwood, Spencer Davis and Steve Winwood
    Performed by the Spencer Davis Group
    Courtesy of Capitol Records and Island Records Limited
    Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
  33. “FIREWORK”
    Written by Katy Perry, Sandy Julien Wilhelm, Esther Dean, Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen
    Performed by Katy Perry
    Courtesy of Capitol Records
    Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
  34. “TAKE FIVE”
    Written by Paul Desmond
  35. “THE FOUR SEASONS (SPRING) – ALLEGRO”
    Written by Antonio Vivaldi
  36. “BAD ROMANCE”
    Written by Nadir Khayat and Stefani Germanotta
  37. “KISS FROM A ROSE”
    Written by Henry Samuel
  38. “I LOVE MY SHIRT”
    Written by Donovan Leitch
  39. “STOUT-HEARTED MEN”
    Written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg
    Performed by Shooby Taylor, “The Human Horn”
    Courtesy of William Taylor, Jr.
    By Arrangement with Irwin Chusid
  40. “LOLLIPOP”
    Written by Julius Dixon and Beverly Ross
  41. “9 TO 5”
    Written by Dolly Parton
  42. “THE KETCHUP SONG (ASEREJÉ)”
    Written by Francisco Manuel Ruiz Gomez
  43. “BEN”
    Written by Don Black and Walter Scharf
  44. “CHANDELIER”
    Written by Jesse Shatkin and Sia Furler
  45. “GAROTA DE IPANEMA”
    Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
  46. “NINJA RE BANG BANG”
    Written by Yasutaka Nakata
  47. “CANON IN D”
    Written by Johann Pachelbel
  48. “MILLION BUCKS” (FEAT. SWIZZ BEATZ)
    Written by Kasseem Dean, Jermaine Coleman and Avery Chambliss
    Performed by Maino
    Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
    By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV Licensing
  49. “HOLD ON, WE’RE GOING HOME”
    Written by Noah Shebib, Jordan Ullman, Majid Al Maskati, Aubrey Graham and Paul Jeffries
    Performed by Drake feat. Majid Jordan
    Courtesy of Cash Money Records
    Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
  50. “THE WIND”
    Written by Yusuf/Cat Stevens
    Performed by Cat Stevens
    Courtesy of Island Records Limited
    Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
  51. “CON AMOR MUORE…TU, TU? PICCOLO IDDIO”
    Written by Giacomo Puccini
    Performed by Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
    Conducted by Tullio Serafin
    Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
    Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
  52. “KOI KOI KOI”
    Written by Yasutaka Nakata
  53. “LOVE INTERRUPTION”
    Written by Jack White
  54. “GIANNI SCHICCHI O MIO BABBINO CARO”
    Written By Giacomo Puccini
  55. “SHAKE IT OFF”
    Written by Taylor Swift, Johan Schuster and Max Martin
  56. “ALL OF ME”
    Written by Toby Gad and John Stephens
  57. “I’M STILL STANDING”
    Written by Elton John and Bernard Taupin
  58. “BAMBOLEO”
    Written by Simon Diaz, Tonino Baliardo, Jalhoul Bouchikhi and Nicolas Reyes
    Performed by Gipsy Kings
    Courtesy of Offstage Productions, Inc.
    Under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment U.K., Ltd.
    Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
    By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV Licensing
  59. “CARRY THAT WEIGHT”
    Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
    Performed by Jennifer Hudson
  60. “WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO”
    Written by George Michael
    Performed by Wham!
    Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment U.K., Ltd. and Columbia Records
    By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
  61. “HALLELUJAH”
    Written by Leonard Cohen
  62. “MY WAY”
    Written by Paul Anka, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibaut and Claude Francois
  63. “DON’T YOU WORRY ’BOUT A THING”
    Written by Stevie Wonder
  64. “FAITH”
    Written by Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder and Francis Farewell Starlight
    Produced by Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco
    Performed by Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande
    Stevie Wonder Appears Courtesy of Wonder Power Music, Distributed by RLG, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
    Ariana Grande Appears Courtesy of Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • ea

    How do you title your movie “Sing” and not include this song?

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=eYO1-gGWJyo

  • The overload of songs was a lot to deal with while watching this film. For me at least.

  • Samuel Chin Orozco

    Actually the group of the song of Around the World is from Señor Coconut and his orchestra

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDBPXE45zzk

  • ddrazen

    “Eye of the Tiger” isn’t on the list but IS part of one of the endless parade of commercials flogging this picture.

  • Tony

    Ever since I saw the movie, I can’t get “Golden Slumbers” out of my head. Jennifer Hudson’s performance was sensational, and the filmmakers used it to great emotional effect.