13 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Beyond the staggering chart performances, a measure of how successful the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman has been is the number of stars who posted thoughts on, and renditions of, the songs to social media. That activity helped inspire this album, featuring covers by artists whose variety reflects the genre-fusing eclecticism of the original music.

While it may be tempting to avoid messing with songs so precision-engineered with melody and emotion, everyone brings something new. Panic! At the Disco set the tone, opening with a version of “The Greatest Show” that adds rock punch to the original without veering toward the overblown. UK dance-pop titans Years & Years and Jess Glynne hang a disco ball from the big-top rafters with a glittering “Come Alive”, while some Missy Elliott bars add extra tension to “This Is Me” before the chorus’ skyscraping release. Equally stirring reworkings from Kelly Clarkson, P!nk and Zac Brown Band only underscore what robust pop songs these were in the first place.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Beyond the staggering chart performances, a measure of how successful the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman has been is the number of stars who posted thoughts on, and renditions of, the songs to social media. That activity helped inspire this album, featuring covers by artists whose variety reflects the genre-fusing eclecticism of the original music.

While it may be tempting to avoid messing with songs so precision-engineered with melody and emotion, everyone brings something new. Panic! At the Disco set the tone, opening with a version of “The Greatest Show” that adds rock punch to the original without veering toward the overblown. UK dance-pop titans Years & Years and Jess Glynne hang a disco ball from the big-top rafters with a glittering “Come Alive”, while some Missy Elliott bars add extra tension to “This Is Me” before the chorus’ skyscraping release. Equally stirring reworkings from Kelly Clarkson, P!nk and Zac Brown Band only underscore what robust pop songs these were in the first place.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
400 Ratings

400 Ratings

Artgirl09 ,

BRENDON URIE IS INCREDIBLE!

The P!atd one is EPIC. The band have really made it a whole new song and it sounds AMAZING. Brendon Urie= WOAAAAAAHHHHHHHKSFKGGSJIIDZABK...ect.

Music_Addict_x ,

No...

The original album is fantastic. There was absolutely no need to remake the songs... “This is Me” by Kesha is just awful and she can’t do those high notes. Not a good album. I’ll stick with the original.

Kurt08ftw ,

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What if I told you... that you didn’t have to buy this ‘money making scheme’ if you didn’t want to? Stop complaining about trivial things that don’t matter.