Atlantic Records Announces The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

SOUNDTRACK COMPANION TO UPCOMING 3D CG-ANIMATED COMEDY INCLUDES BRAND NEW TRACKS FROM BLAKE SHELTON, DEMI LOVATO, CHARLI XCX, MATOMA, AND STEVE AOKI

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 8, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Atlantic Records has announced its release of "The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" due everywhere on Friday, May 6th. The Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment 3D animated comedy  The Angry Birds Movie arrives in theatres nationwide on Friday, May 20th.

Atlantic Records Announces The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

"The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" is available now for pre-order ( http://smarturl.it/BuyAngryBirds), with all pre-orders accompanied by an instant grat download of the soundtrack's lead single, "Friends," by Blake Shelton. The track – available now on the iTunes Store, Spotify and other DSPs – is accompanied by a brand new music video, streaming now at http://smarturl.it/BS-Friends-YT after its world premiere last night on Access Hollywood & PEOPLE.com

"The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" also includes such tracks as a brand new rendition of "I Will Survive" by global pop sensation Demi Lovato, international pop star Charli XCX's "Explode," Steve Aoki's "Fight," and "Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)," from superstar Norwegian DJ Matoma (see attached tracklisting). "Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)" will be available as an individual download and instant grat with all album pre-orders beginning Friday, April 22nd.  The album also features music from the cast of The Angry Birds Movie – Peter Dinklage and The Hatchlings.

"The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" further features an array of classic songs like Scorpions' "Rock You Like A Hurricane," and Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up," in addition to worldwide hit from Imagine Dragons' "On Top Of The World."  The soundtrack also features an "Angry Birds Movie Score Medley" by the film's GRAMMY® Award-winning score composer Heitor Pereira (MinionsDespicable Me 2). In addition, Atlantic will release Pereira's "The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Score)" on Friday, May 13th.

ABOUT  THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE

In the 3D animated comedy The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry.

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely.  In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders.  But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. 

Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Sisters), Bill Hader (Trainwreck, Inside Out), and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), as well as Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River), Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Hannibal Buress (Daddy's Home, Broad City), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Sisters), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Billy Eichner ("Billy on the Street"), Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and country music superstar Blake Shelton, who co-writes and performs the original song "Friends."  The film also features brand new music from Demi Lovato, Charli XCX, Matoma, and Steve Aoki. The Columbia Pictures/Rovio Animation film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder.  The screenplay is by Jon Vitti, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to  www.sonypictures.com.

(TRACKLISTING ATTACHED)

"The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" 
(Atlantic Records)
Release Date: Friday, May 6th

  1. Blake Shelton – Friends  
  2. Demi Lovato – I Will Survive
  3. Matoma – Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)  
  4. Imagine Dragons – On Top of the World
  5. Charli XCX – Explode
  6. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  7. Scorpions – Rock You Like a Hurricane
  8. Steve Aoki – Fight
  9. Tone-Loc – Wild Thing
  10. KRS-One – Sound of da Police
  11. Limp Bizkit – Behind Blue Eyes
  12. Peter Dinklage – The Mighty Eagle Song
  13. The Hatchlings – The Mighty Red Song
  14. Heitor Pereira – Angry Birds Movie Score Medley

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