Kylie Minogue has covered the theme to Absolutely Fabulous theme song for the movie based on the BBC1 TV sitcom.
‘This Wheel’s On Fire’ was originally written by Bob Dylan and The Band singer Rick Danko for The Band’s 1968 album ‘Music From Big Pink’. It then became a No 5 hit for Julie Driscoll, whose version was first used in the show before Blondie singer Debbie Harry recorded it for the series.
The soundtrack album is out on July 1, and also features songs by La Roux, Jason Derulo, Paloma Faith, Nancy Sinatra, Peter Sarstedt, Santigold, Eartha Kitt and Formation.
The film’s stars Jane Horrocks and Julia Sawalha also sing on the soundtrack, covering Janis Ian’s At Seventeen and Shirley Bassey’s Big Spender respectively.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is the first film based on the sitcom, which began on BBC2 in 1992. Starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the film sees their characters Patsy and Edina get caught up in a media storm after accidentally killing Kate Moss.
Kylie said of her cover: “As a huge fan of Ab Fab and both Jennifer and Joanna, I’m over the moon to be singing the theme song.”
As well as the theme tune, Absolutely Fabulous became the subject of Pet Shop Boys single ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ in aid of Comic Relief in 1994.