Who should sing 'Fame' for the movie remake?

Polish up your taxi-mounted loudspeakers — Fame is back! EW’s Shirley Halperin spoke to Lauren Christy, the producer putting together new music for the upcoming remake of the classic 1980 musical (shooting starts next month), and although most of the songs will be new, the reboot will include updated versions of "Out Here on My Own" (sung by star Naturi Naughton), as well as Irene Cara’s seminal title track (clip below). Christy says a number of high-profile artists have inquired about singing the theme song and that her leading candidates are Christina Aguilera, Ashley Tisdale, and Alicia Keys. Keys could be good…Tisdale? Hmm…

Our short list would include Beyoncé, Pink, and Rihanna. Who would you like to see redo the song, PopWatchers?

Other Fame news:
Producer previews new Fame music
TV review: Fame (2003)


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  • ledonatella

    I’ve had it in my mind for like 10 years now that Mariah should re-do the Fame theme song (one of my all time fave 80’s songs). It’s totally up her early 80’s inspirational dance music Glitter-loving alley! I’m not a huge Mariah fan but really she’s the only one I can see pulling it off, it just would go so perfect with her other schlocky (I mean that in the best sense of the word) songs like “Make It Happen”, “Anytime You Need a Friend”, and “There’s Got To Be A Way.”

  • Coco

    Uuhhh… why does it have to be a famous singer? Irene Cara certainly wasn’t when the original film debuted, so why not let the new Coco have her own shot at “Fame”?

  • canuck1975

    J.Hud.
    It’s appropriate, as it’s similar to her career.

  • raprilc

    Definite no to Tisdale. I could see Pink rocking it out.

  • Jeez, Louise

    My money’s on Alicia Keys.

  • Anonymous

    why was it necessary to do a remake? has hollywood completely run out of ideas for movies

  • stacey

    My first pick is Beyonce, but I like canuck’s suggestion of JHud as well!

  • Amanda

    JHud definitely!!!

  • Snsetblaze

    While I do like the idea of Pink, Irene Cara was actually in the movie though I’m blanking as to whether the character actaully sang the song as opposed to it playing over the end. Shouldn’t it be whomeover is playing the character Coco? If not, then why not revamp the song totally. Why does it have to be a female signing? Why not take it in a more (or even less) oriented direction.

  • Snsetblaze

    And I meant singing, not signing.

  • Snsetblaze

    I meant a more (or even less) rock oriented direction. I have to proofread better.

  • Jay

    Jhud or Christina. They have the voice for it.

  • Laurie

    Well, anything has to be better than that awful 80s version. Will “I Sing the Body Electric” still be in it?

  • RyRyNYC

    Christina Aguilera… Def!
    Also, didn’t CoCo (Irene Cara) sing “out here on my own”
    … I remember her on the empty stage with piano…. Also I always thought that zoe saldana would be a great CoCo 3.0

  • Anissa

    Please just don’t let it be Miley C or any others like that!

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