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I may not be afraid of no ghosts but this cover frightens me. If the studio thought the backlash over the first trailer was bad, they haven’t seen anything yet. This rock cover of the classic “Ghostbusters” theme song is an abomination. Definitely no bueno.

While I do adore Fall Out Boy, I’m shocked they received the call to record the theme song. Given that it’s an all-female reboot, I would’ve expected a girl group or even a star-studded roster of female musicians to score the gig. Sure, Missy Elliott adds some estrogen but her rap interlude is clunky at best. Not only does the reboot deserve better, but do so fans.

Give “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)” a listen below. Be prepared to be disappointed.

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Not only is the movie going to be Absolutely Fabulous, but the accompanying soundtrack will be as well. In absolutely fantastic news, Kylie Minogue contributes the theme song for the highly-anticipated film. Really, could anyone else be more perfect for the job? She covers Bob Dylan’s classic, “This Wheel’s On Fire.”

“As a huge fan of the Ab Fab series and both Jennifer and Joanna, I’m over the moon to be singing the theme song, ‘This Wheel’s On Fire,’” Minogue said in a statement. Truthfully, I had never heard of the original, but I like Kylie’s version. She’s super slithery during the verses.

The soundtrack, which drops on July 22, also features tracks from Jason Derulo, Paloma Faith, Nancy Sinatra, Santigold and La Roux. Check out Kylie’s contribution below, along with the full album tracklist.

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Today, June 7, would’ve marked Prince’s 58th birthday. In honor of that, W Magazine released a fun new clip highlighting the Purple One’s most recognizable hits including “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette” and “Diamonds and Pearls.”

Chris Evans, Kit Harington, Ethan Hawke, Cindy Crawford, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rami Malek, Elle Fanning, Nate Parker, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tye Sheridan and Melissa Benoist are just a few who paid homage to the late singer. While some only performed a dramatic reading, others really got into it and belted their little hearts out. Evans definitely committed. Who knew he was such a fan?

Check out the video below.

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Back in 2012, Nelly Furtado sang an acoustic version of Calvin Harris’ huge smash “Feel So Close” live at a radio station. Fast forward four years later and the 37-year-old singer has decided to share an official studio recording. Furtado took to Facebook to explain exactly why.

“I originally did a live version of this Calvin Harris’ cover FEEL SO CLOSE at a radio station in 2012 which was posted on YOUTUBE.

I decided recently to record my own version in the studio and post it exclusively on SPOTIFY so that music fans can enjoy streaming it. I chose SPOTIFY for this as they are very artist friendly and compensate musicians well for their art. I know some people have been using this as a “first dance” wedding song, and summer is here, so enjoy!” – Furtado via Facebook

It’s great to see Furtado return to music, even though it’s just a cover. If you’ve never listened to Furtado’s stripped-down version of the EDM track, definitely give it a listen below. It’s quite beautiful. As Nelly stated, I could totally see it being a popular “first dance” wedding song.

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Watch out Fifth Harmony and Little Mix! You might have some competition on your hands courtesy of Kelly Rowland. The 35-year-old former Destiny’s Child singer just released the first promo pic of her yet-unnamed girl group. And based on first impression, they look pretty fierce. At the very least, they don’t look like a trainwreck 😉

Shyann Roberts, Kristal Lyndriette, Brienna DeVlugt, Ashly Williams, and Gabrielle Carreiro were assembled by Rowland on her BET reality show Chasing Destiny. Unlike some other reality shows, Kelly appears to be invested in making the group into a success. “These ladies are very talented and they’re very, very ambitious and excited, and I’m ready for the world to hear them,” she told Chicago’s You & Me This Morning.

Their first single won’t be released by Epic Records until later this year, but you can check out their wicked harmonies on their sensational cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Give it a listen below and be sure to keep an eye out for this promising act.

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Absolutely brilliant choice, given that Ellen DeGeneres’ character can never remember a thing. Kudos to whoever picked “Unforgettable.” Irony at its best.

Sia gives the classic 1952 Irving Gordon-penned tune, made famous by Nat King Cole, a somewhat haunting makeover. The Aussie songstress premiered the track with a live performance, fittingly enough, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The 41-year-old powerhouse wore her signature bow and two-toned wig, paired with a puffy dress. The styling was actually quite perfect. She looked ready for the ocean, serving pufferfish realness.

Check out her rousing rendition below. Finding Dory swims into theaters on June 17.

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Celine Dion Covers Queen For New Single

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When it was announced that Celine Dion would be performing the classic Queen anthem “The Show Must Go On” at this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards, I found it a little odd. Especially given the fact Britney Spears was performing a medley of her greatest hits. Why wasn’t Celine doing a medley as well since both ladies are set to receive special Billboard Awards, Icon Award and Millennium Award respectively. Today though, it all makes sense.

The 48-year-old chanteuse just released a studio version of the Queen ballad. And as you would expect, Dion absolutely slays with her powerful vocals. No doubt the single has special meaning to Celine, since she continued her Las Vegas residency after losing both her husband and brother within a couple of days. The show definitely did go on.

Check out the track below where she’s accompanied by violinist Lindsey Stirling.

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demi-lovato-i-will-survive-cover

Someone’s a little fired up. Demi Lovato gives the disco classic a really angsty hell hath no fury like a woman scorned-type of vibe. I wonder what she was thinking when she sang “I Will Survive” in the recording studio. Was Wilmer Valderrama in the doghouse 😉

The 23-year-old singer’s cover of the 1978 Gloria Gaynor anthem is for the Angry Birds Movie soundtrack. Also featured on the compilation LP are Blake Shelton, Charli XCX, Imagine Dragons and 80s sensation Rick Astley. Check out Lovato’s version below.

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