The Greatest Showman: Reimagined Track By Track Album Review
The cover album of the hugely successful soundtrack is finally here and we're obsessed already...
Nearly a year after its release, The Greatest Showman is still one of the most talked about films in 2018. With Keala Settle’s ‘This Is Me’ taking the charts by storm, getting nominated for an Oscar and even nabbing the Best Original Song at the 75th Golden Globes, the world has made it clear that this film and it's soundtrack isn’t going away any time soon.
After finding its home within a strong cult following, The Greatest Showman has managed to stay relevant even a year on, and what way to celebrate its legacy than to invite your favourite artists to come together and cover their own best-loved songs from the movie?
That’s right, from Kesha, to P!nk, to Anne-Marie, to Years & Years, to Ty Dolla $ign, and even to Kelly Clarkson, this album is certified to blow your socks off and give you ALL of the feels. Here’s our track by track review:
Panic! At The Disco - The Greatest Show
The Greatest Show or The Greatest Song on the album? Panic’s heart thumping electric cover is sure to give you a few goosebumps before the beat drops and your head starts banging. If Brendon Urie’s voice alone isn’t enough to grab your attention, then this uptempo rhythm is sure to have your feet stomping before you know it.
P!nk - A Million Dreams
Can you hear us crying? P!nk and her daughter teaming up for a duet to A Million Dreams is the iconic duo we never knew we needed. Blessed with the amazing vocals of her mama, Willow Sage Heart is sure to bring a tear to your eye and give you some MEGA baby fever. Check out the adorbs music video below.
Willow Sage Hart - A Million Dreams (Reprise)
Don’t mind us. We’ll just be here. Sobbing. Imagining Willow as a young Charity. We may need to talk to some casting directors about a remake...
Years & Years and Jess Glynne - Come Alive
We couldn’t think of voices more perfect than Olly Alexander’s and Jess Glynne’s to lend to this feel-good bop. The beat will sneak up on you and before you know it you’ll be worry free and dancing your way around the streets as if you're an extra in the movie. This one is deffo to be added to the ‘Dance Like No One Is Watching’ playlist.
MAX & Ty Dolla $ign - The Other Side
If anyone is going to recreate that iconic bar scene, then these two prove that, vocally, they can do it with their eyes closed. MAX and Ty Dolla $ign teaming up for this cover is the duo we never knew we needed. Complimenting each other to perfection, these two truly do take us to the other side. We also can’t stop imagining them as P.T Barnum and Phillip Carlyle now...
Kelly Clarkson - Never Enough
After watching this iconic scene, we know that only the most phenomenal voice could do Jenny Lind any justice. Which is why Kelly Clarkson just HAD to be the one to cover this heart rending ballad. Stealing all your attention within 5 seconds of listening to her, Clarkson will have you unable to focus on anything but her and her awe-inspiring vocals. Can we ask her to sing this song to our ex, pls?
Keala Settle, Kesha & Missy Elliott - This Is Me (The Reimagined Remix)
Get ready for a whirlwind of emotions in this cover. Missy Elliott’s rap is sure to have you feeling inspired today, folks. Mixed with Kesha’s soulful outpour of emotions and Keala Settle’s original take on the song, we can’t help but feel unstoppable every time we listen to it. The song that’s taken 2018 by storm has had a revamp and somehow perfection now has a rooftop? You learn something new every day.
James Arthur & Anne-Marie - Rewrite The Stars
We all remember watching this scene and being stunned by how beautifully Zac Efron and Zendaya brought to life such a heartbreaking ballad. But trust us, James Arthur and Anne-Marie’s take on the song is sure to have you feeling ALL. THE. FEELS. Capturing the emotion of the scene and song perfectly, this unexpected duo has definitely stolen the show and our hearts.
Sara Bareilles - Tightrope
Name a more iconic duo than Sara Bareilles and a piano. You can put your trust in her hands because this cover has reached ultimate perfection. Sara seems to harness the emotions of Charity and open them up to the world for us in this cover, we feel indebted to her forever.
Zac Brown Band - From Now On
This country-style cover of P.T’s cathartic realisation that, well, family comes before everything (we’re still annoyed it took him the whole film to realise that), really hits home. If you want a warm fuzzy feeling in your chest and a sudden burst of love for everyone around you, put your headphones in and let Zac Brown Band envelop you in their feeling of home. BRB texting our parents that we love them.
Pentatonix - The Greatest Show
We can’t help but feel #blessed to have not one, but TWO covers of this amazing song. This acapella version from the Pentatonix is sure to have you hitting your nearest table like it’s the drum set you never had, and pretending your voice can hit THOSE high notes. We suggest you add this song to your ‘Songs I Pretend I Can Sing In The Shower’ playlist.
Craig David - Come Alive
You’re nearly at the end of the album, so of course, they had to bring you a beautiful and unexpected surprise. That’s right. We’ve been #blessed with yet ANOTHER flawless cover, the king that is Craig David has lent his vocals to this song in the most EPIC way and we really don’t know how to stop dancing. Really. We’ve had this song on repeat for an hour now. Someone help us.
Kesha - This Is Me
Can anyone send shivers down our spines the way Kesha does? Her hauntingly beautiful voice on the bridge singing ‘I am brave / I am bruised / I am who I’m meant to be / This is me’ has us frozen in the thought of how powerful music can really be, especially when it’s coming from someone as talented as Kesha. We’re going to have this cover on repeat for a very long time. We're not crying, you are...
We really couldn’t have asked for a better line-up of artists to cover this album. Happy listening guys!