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Jack Black, Cee-Lo cover 'Kung Fu Fighting'

Song headed for 'Kung Fu Panda' soundtrack

By Jonathan Cohen, Billboard

May 12, 2008, 01:28 PM

NEW YORK -- Jack Black and Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo have teamed up for a cover of Carl Douglas' 1974 hit "Kung Fu Fighting" for the soundtrack to "Kung Fu Panda," an animated film in which Black stars.

The track will hit digital outlets on May 27, with the full soundtrack, with score from Hans Zimmer and John Powell, due June 3 via Interscope. "Kung Fu Fighting," which also boasts the voice talents of Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman, opens June 6 in the U.S.

"It was inspiring and an honor to have the opportunity to reintroduce the record to a brand new audience, sprinkled with a little of me on top," Cee-Lo said.

Douglas' original version of the song was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard pop singles chart. The enduring one-hit wonder has appeared in numerous films, including "Rush Hour 3," in which it is sung by actor Chris Tucker.

Jack Black, Cee-Lo cover 'Kung Fu Fighting'

Song headed for 'Kung Fu Panda' soundtrack

By Jonathan Cohen, Billboard

May 12, 2008, 01:28 PM

NEW YORK -- Jack Black and Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo have teamed up for a cover of Carl Douglas' 1974 hit "Kung Fu Fighting" for the soundtrack to "Kung Fu Panda," an animated film in which Black stars.

The track will hit digital outlets on May 27, with the full soundtrack, with score from Hans Zimmer and John Powell, due June 3 via Interscope. "Kung Fu Fighting," which also boasts the voice talents of Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman, opens June 6 in the U.S.

"It was inspiring and an honor to have the opportunity to reintroduce the record to a brand new audience, sprinkled with a little of me on top," Cee-Lo said.

Douglas' original version of the song was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard pop singles chart. The enduring one-hit wonder has appeared in numerous films, including "Rush Hour 3," in which it is sung by actor Chris Tucker.


 


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