Doja Cat’s ‘Vegas’ breaks into the Top 10
The highly anticipated House of Iona/RCA Records Elvis Movie Soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s soundtrack chart this week and reached the top 30 of Billboard’s 200 chart at No. 26. The soundtrack was released day and date with Baz Luhrmann’s hit film Elvis, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, which also landed at number one at the box office in its first weekend in theaters.
The soundtrack’s lead single, “Vegas” by Doja Cat, topped the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart this week, currently at No. 7, and top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100, currently positioned at No. ° 34 and progressing. The trending single also ranks #7 in the US and #32 worldwide on Spotify. Additionally, the success of the film and soundtrack gave Elvis’ discography a boost, shaking up Elvis: 30 No. 1 hits album at No. 1 on Billboard’s Catalog Albums chart.
The soundtrack has a variety of artists, mixing different genres and sounds to create something special alongside the movie. It features tracks from some of the biggest stars – Eminem & CeeLo Green (“The King and I”), Tame Impala (“Edge of Reality (Remix)” featuring Elvis Presley), Stevie Nicks & Chris Isaak (“Cotton Candy Man “) and Jack White’s duet with Elvis Presley (“Power of My Love”). Austin Butler also lends his voice to Elvis Presley’s “Trouble,” “Baby, Let’s Play House” and more. From Kacey Musgraves’ angelic version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” to Doja Cat’s “Vegas” which interpolates Shonka Dukureh’s (who plays Big Mama Thornton in the film) version of “Hound Dog” to the ballad version Måneskin’s rock version of “If I Can Dream” – the album blends old classics with a unique twist that breathes new life into these Elvis Presley classics.
Recently, Mark Ronson released a remix of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” featuring Elvis.
Elvis is an epic big-screen spectacle from visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) through the lens of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The soundtrack showcases Elvis’ extraordinary oeuvre spanning the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, while celebrating his diverse musical influences and lasting impact on popular artists today.