Doja Cat Samples Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" in New Track "Vegas"

The lead single of the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘ELVIS’ film.

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Doja Cat is channeling the blues in her newest song “Vegas,” the lead single of the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film, ELVIS.

Produced by Rogét Chahayed and Yeti Beats, the three-minute cut samples Big Mama Thornton’s famed 1953 cut “Hound Dog” — which was also popularized by Elvis Presley in 1956 — and was first debuted by Doja Cat during her Coachella 2022 set. The ELVIS soundtrack is set to feature the late artist’s “extraordinary body of work spanning the 1950s, 60s and 70s, while also celebrating his diverse musical influences and enduring impact on popular artists today,” and will also include Gospel artist Shonka.

Luhrmann’s ELVIS stars Austin Butler as the titular artist and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s manager, and will explore the musician’s life and music via viewpoint of his complicated relationship with his manager.

Stream Doja Cat’s “Vegas” on Spotify and Apple Music. ELVIS premieres June 24.


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