We all know Meryl Streep for her acting chops, but for her upcoming role as rocker Ricki Rendazzo, Streep will be showcasing something new – her vocal chops.
According to the official press release, the soundtrack for the upcoming film Ricki and the Flash has Streep performing classics like, “American Girl,” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” while including covers of Lady GaGa’s “Bad Romance” and P!nk’s “Get The Party Started.” Also included on the soundtrack is an original song, “Cold One,” written by Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice. The soundtrack also features performances by Rick Springfield, Emmylou Harris and others.
The film, released by TriStar, is directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Diablo Cody — both Academy Award winners — and will be in theaters Aug. 7, the same day as the soundtrack releases via Republic Records. Check out the track listing and trailer below.
Ricki and the Flash Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Track listing:
“American Girl” – Ricki and the Flash
“Keep Playing That Rock & Roll” – Ricki and the Flash
“Wooly Bully” – Ricki and the Flash
“Drift Away” – Ricki and the Flash
“My Love Will Not Let You Down” – Ricki and the Flash
“Cold One” – Ricki and the Flash
“Let’s Work Together” – Ricki and the Flash
“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – Ricki and the Flash
“Bad Romance” – Ricki and the Flash
“Get The Party Started” – Ricki and the Flash
“Walk On” – Lucinda Williams
“Here I Am” – Emmylou Harris
“For The Turnstiles” – Henry Wolfe
“Paint It Black” – The Feelies