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''The Australian auteur tells THR that Spears approved the remix of her hit "Toxic" with Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" for his film and "loved the idea."

 

Elvis Presley, Baz Luhrmann and Britney Spears

 

''RCA Records officially released the remix mashup of Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas” and Britney Spears’ “Toxic” that was featured in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis but didn’t make the cut for the soundtrack.

Hours before the track hit YouTube, Luhrmann teased its debut while walking the red carpet at the Palm Springs Film Awards, adding that by featuring the Spears song in his film, he alluded to a “subtle connection” between the superstars.

“She’s a gifted and talented artist, and all gifted and talented artists walk a high wire. What she’s been through — this is probably not the forum for me to comment on it, but others have said that there is a direct line between Elvis’ journey and Britney’s journey,” said the Aussie auteur, who confirmed that Spears approved the sample (“She loved the idea”) and has long been known to be a fan of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. (She opened her HBO special in Las Vegas wearing a Presley-inspired, rhinestone-studded white jumpsuit.)

 

 

“They both had to contend with very, very complicated relationships. Let’s just leave it at that.”

 

 

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The Australian auteur tells THR that Spears approved the remix of her hit "Toxic" with Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" for his film and "loved the idea."

 

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I love Baz! He's awesome at what he does so I totally see Britney loving this mash-up. I mean Elvis is A legend, and so is Britney :kyliecry_crying_tears_jenner_wipe_sad:

I'm so happy Britney is finally getting this much recognition on her artistry and legacy. She's probably also getting offers to be recipient of different awards (like the BB millennium award in 2016) to celebrate her achievements

 

BTW the remix definitely grew on me this past weekend :groovin_dance_clap_alien_monster_party_costume_Halloween_spooky_scary:

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2 minutes ago, pablitonizer said:

I love Baz! He's awesome at what he does so I totally see Britney loving this mash-up. I mean Elvis is A legend, and so is Britney :kyliecry_crying_tears_jenner_wipe_sad:

I'm so happy Britney is finally getting this much recognition on her artistry and legacy. She's probably also getting offers to be recipient of different awards (like the BB millennium award in 2016) to celebrate her achievements

 

BTW the remix definitely grew on me this past weekend :groovin_dance_clap_alien_monster_party_costume_Halloween_spooky_scary:

 

Same, I hated it first. :orangu_orangutan_ape:

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1 hour ago, 3IsACharm33 said:

You know I was actually thinking this when I heard the toxic remix recently. Both Elvis and Britney were enslaved by Vegas basically and pressured to continue performing even when they clearly weren’t up for it

Yup by a ****ed up “manager” and system. Both labeled the queen and king of Vegas at a premature stage in their career all while revolutionizing the disgusting industry 

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