Fergie, Banderas & Murphy Pipe Up for Shrek


Billboard reports that Fergie’s cover of Heart’s classic “Barracuda” and duet between Eddie Murphy (as Donkey) and Antonio Banderas (as Puss in Boots) on Sly & the Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)” lead the soundtrack to Shrek the Third, due May 15 via Geffen. The DreamWorks Animation release opens three days later in U.S. theaters.

Murphy has previously sung the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” and Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” as Donkey on the first two “Shrek” soundtracks, which have sold 3.6 million copies in the United States.

The album will also include Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Live and Let Die,” Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle,” the Ramones’ “Do You Remember Rock’n’Roll Radio” and eels’ “Royal Pain.”

Songs by Wolfmother, Macy Gray, Matt White and Trevor Hall round out the soundtrack.

In related news, AOL will launch an online interactive game for Shrek the Third on April 26. For complete details, click here.

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