Today, Baz Luhrmann’s label House of Iona/RCA Records release Kacey Musgraves and Mark Ronson’s version of “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Prior to this, a reworked mash-up of Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas” & Britney Spears’ “Toxic” titled “Toxic Las Vegas (Jamieson Shaw Remix)”. Both tracks will be on the forthcoming ELVIS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Deluxe Edition album coming this month.
This release follows the immense success of both the film, which was the number one non-IP-based box office earner of 2022, and the soundtrack for ELVIS. The soundtrack was nominated for two 2023 Grammy Award nominations – Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media Album and Best Rap Performance (for Doja Cat’s single “Vegas”). The soundtrack was also nominated and won for “Favorite Soundtrack” at the 2022 American Music Awards. The blockbuster film ELVIS, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, landed at #1 in the box office in its first weekend in theaters and became Luhrmann’s highest-grossing film in 22 countries. It was nominated for three 2023 Golden Globe nominations and Austin Butler took home the win for “Best Actor.” The film was also nominated for seven 2023 Critics Choice nominations and won two for “Best Hair” and “Best Makeup.” ELVIS was also named one of AFI’s Top 10 movie of the year and has won four BAFTA Awards as well. The film is currently up for eight 2023 Academy Awards, including “Best Picture.”
The original soundtrack debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack chart and reached top 30 on the Billboard’s 200 chart at #26. The success of the film and soundtrack gave a lift to Elvis’ discography, bumping Elvis: 30 #1 Hits album to #1 on Billboard’s Catalog Albums chart. Doja Cat’s “Vegas” hit #1 at Pop Radio, making it the first solo soundtrack song to reach #1 since RCA’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from the Trolls Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in 2016. Additionally, “Vegas” also peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making this her sixth single in the top 10.
Director-producer-cowriter Baz Luhrmann takes us on the moving journey of a rebel and an icon as America’s cultural landscape evolved over more than 30 years. ELVIS celebrates the extraordinary life of a trailblazing artist, the loves and poignant losses he faced as a man and the timeless music and groundbreaking performances he gave the world. The film explores how Presley’s unprecedented rise to fame was sparked by larger-than-life manager Colonel Tom Parker, whose shortcomings were also primarily responsible for the singer’s tragic demise. The soundtrack features Elvis’s extraordinary body of work spanning the 1950s, 60s and 70s, while also celebrating his diverse musical influences and enduring impact on popular artists today.