Sex and the City has never sounded better.
If the trailers for the SATC sequel weren't enough to drive us bonkers with anticipation for the movie to open next month, wait till you hear the soundtrack.
I've got the exclusive details on the movie's soundtrack playlist. It is full of music superstars and even a handful of original tunes. First up…
Alicia Keys performs a cover of Blondie's 1980s classic "Rapture." And it's not just any cover, it's a mash-up with the iconic Sex and the City theme song that's played during the movie's opening theme.
I've heard a snippet and lemme tell ya, it works. "Rapture" and the SATC theme go together like a frosty cosmo and a pair of Manolo Blahniks. It just feels and sounds so right.
Soundtrack label WaterTower Music honcho Jason Linn tells me über-producer Salaam Remi had Keys in mind when he created the mix. "We're so fortunate to have her," Linn said. "She's the perfect voice to introduce the...music of Sex and the City 2."
Next up is the return of Jennifer Hudson. Nope, the Oscar winner is not reprising her role as Carrie Bradshaw's assistant, but she is back in song. She and Brit songbird Leona Lewis duet on an original ballad written for the movie called "Love Is Your Color."
Again, we've heard a snippet—it's friggin' good!
Even the stars of the movie are on the soundtrack with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon performing the Helen Reddy karaoke favorite, "I Am Woman." As you may have already heard, Liza Minnelli covers Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" as well as a new rendition of Cole Porter's "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye."
The soundtrack, which also has new music from Dido and Cee Lo, will be released on May 25, just two days before SATC hits theaters.