Last month, Fall Out Boy announced that they would be contributing a song to a Disney covers album titled We Love Disney. The Chicago guys confirmed that the song they would be covering would be
“I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” from The Jungle Book. In an interview, bassist Pete Wentz had said something to the effect that it was one of his (or their) favorite movies. We wouldn’t be too surprised if it was Wentz’s favorite since, you know, his first-born son’s middle name is Mowgli.
Today, the audio for the cover was released and it sounds really good. Several comments on YouTube keep pointing that this is proof that they can do “sunny” songs and even say that it’s got a Soul Punk (frontman Patrick Stump’s debut solo album) feel to it. Listen to the song below.
Fall Out Boy’s “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” cover will be joined by other covers by other artists. Ne-Yo recently released his cover of “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin while earlier this week, British singer Jessie J released her cover of “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. We Love Disney is scheduled to be released next Friday, Oct. 30. Pre-orders for the record are currently available on iTunes and on “We Love Disney’s” website.