May is officially Rocketman month.
The Elton John biopic is slated to hit theatres nationwide May 31, and fans are getting the first taste of the movie outside of teaser trailers.
Taron Egerton, starring as John, sings “Rocket Man” for the movie’s soundtrack in the just released clip.
Egerton will handle all singing duties for the soudntrack, which will include staples like “Tiny Dancer”, “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” and “Bennie and the Jets.”
Producer-composer Giles Martin (son of George Martin) is overseeing the reinterpretation of Elton’s hits.
“I didn’t want to be in Taron’s shadows, watching over the process,” says John. “I trusted them to do what they needed to do, artistically, and listening back I’ve been astonished with the results. Getting the music right was the most important thing, as the songs in the film are integral to the story.”
One original Elton composition composed with longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”, will also live on the soundtrack.
The Rocketman soundtrack will be released a week before the movie hits screens on May 24.
Rocketman is dubbed as a “musical fantasy film” that will follow John’s journey to stardom alongside Taupin.
The movie will also star Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Take a look at the tracklist below:
1 The Bitch Is Back (Introduction)
2 I Want Love
3 Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
4 Thank You For All Your Loving
5 Border Song
6 Rock & Roll Madonna – Interlude
7 Your Song
9 Crocodile Rock
10 Tiny Dancer
11 Take Me To The Pilot
13 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
14 Honky Cat
15 Pinball Wizard – Interlude
16 Rocket Man
17 Bennie and the Jets
18 Don’t Let The Sun Go Down – Interlude
19 Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
20 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
21 I’m Still Standing
22 (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again
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The official #Rocketman 🚀 movie soundtrack is out May 24th but you can pre order today and listen to @taron.egerton’s performance of ‘Rocket Man’ on the bio link! It was so important that the music had to be sung by Taron. I wanted his interpretation of me, through the music, not just acting. I left Taron in the hands of Giles Martin, who I trusted implicitly because he’s brilliant. I didn’t want to be in Taron’s shadows, watching over the process, I trusted them to do what they needed to do, artistically, and listening back I’ve been astonished with the results. Getting the music right was the most important thing, as the songs in the film are integral to the story.