It's hard to stay patient waiting for something this momentous, but We Love Disney arrives on October 30--just eight more days till we hear the likes of Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Ne-Yo and more covering classics from films like Aladdin, The Muppet Movie, Pocahontas, Hercules and The Little Mermaid.
Today we've got Fall Out Boy's take on "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)," the King Louie-sung tune from 1967's The Jungle Book. (Did you see the trailer for Disney's new live-action remake? Because...!!!!!!) Singer Patrick Stump's enthusiasm is on par with that of a 7-year-old being surprised with the news of a Frozen sequel.
Recently Stump told Vevo, "I think we picked 'I Wan'na Be Like You' from The Jungle Book because there's something, I don't know, kind of dangerous and punk rock about the way King Louie is in the song, in the film. He's kind of a villain but kind of not. He's kind of just out for himself. There's something weirdly relatable about it." It's pretty punk-rock that the character was voiced by jazz/swing king Louis Prima.
Here's the full tracklist for We Love Disney:
1. "Friend Like Me" (From Aladdin) – Ne-Yo
2. "Part of Your World" (From The Little Mermaid) – Jessie J
3. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" / "Nants' Ingonyama" (From The Lion King) – Jason Derulo
4. "The Rainbow Connection" (From The Muppet Movie) – Gwen Stefani
5. "Zero to Hero" (From Hercules) – Ariana Grande
6. "In a World of My Own" / "Very Good Advice" (From Alice in Wonderland) – Jhené Aiko
7. "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" (From The Jungle Book) – Fall Out Boy
8. "Colors of the Wind" (From Pocahontas) – Tori Kelly
9. "Spoonful of Sugar" (From Mary Poppins) – Kacey Musgraves
10. "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat" (From The Aristocats) – Charles Perry
11. "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (From Cinderella) – Jessie Ware
12. "Let It Go" (From Frozen) – Rascal Flatts & Lucy Hale
13. "It's a Small World" – We Love Disney Artists
14. "It's Not Easy Being Green" (From The Muppet Show) – Brenna Whitaker
15. "A Whole New World" (From Aladdin) – Yuna
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