Fall Out Boy has been busy this year, and the latest project they’ve been part of is a new Disney album. The We Love Disney compilation includes a dozen beloved Disney songs re-imagined by today’s biggest artists. Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, and Tori Kelly are just some of the talents involved, but Fall Out Boy may win for most fun song.
Fall Out Boy chose to cover The Jungle Book‘s “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song),” originally heard from a royal orangutan named King Louie. The band decided to change things up just a bit, making the song a little more punk rock while retaining the infectious fun mood. It sounds like classic Fall Out Boy, and is an A+ cover of an old Disney favorite. Listen below:
Bassist Pete Wentz told Rolling Stone about how the band chose to cover this Jungle Book classic:
I think we wanted to come up with a song that not only we all loved but would translate and make sense as a Fall Out Boy song. I think we interpreted it more as a rock song, which was more of a challenge than expected, but I think how it turned out is pretty interesting.
Starting October 30th, you can hear the other fresh versions of Disney songs, ranging from classics heard in Aladdin and Hercules to Mary Poppins and Frozen. While some of them stayed true to form, others got a bit of a makeover into something different. Pete Wentz noted, “I think there is a fearlessness to Disney in moving forward but maintaining the heart of what has made them great.”
You can pre-order We Love Disney on iTunes now ahead of its October 30th release. In the meantime, you can also listen to Ne-Yo’s take on Aladdin‘s “Friend Like Me” and Charles Perry’s “Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat” from The Aristocats. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.