Max Martin’s Biggest Hits Are Reimagined For ‘& Juliet’ Musical
Max Martin is responsible for some of the biggest pop hits in recent memory. The Swedish mastermind’s name is on the credits for more than 20 songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 since 1999. That list includes Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” But that barely touches the surface of his incredible discography. And we’re about to hear some of his most iconic smashes in a whole new way with the launch of & Juliet.
What’s that? & Juliet is a West End musical that picks up where Romeo & Juliet left off. And it does so by putting a fresh spin on some of Martin’s very recognizable material. All of the above-mentioned bops have been reimagined for the score. And they’re in good company. Other songs that make the cut include Ariana Grande’s “Break Free,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” Pink’s “F**kin’ Perfect,” and *NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me.” Of course, with such a massive catalogue there were bound to be a couple songs missing. Where is “Into You,” for instance?!
However, the final list offers an expansive glimpse at some of Max Martin’s beloved work. And here’s the best part. Fans who won’t be able to see the musical in person will be able to hear the music on an official album. The collection, announced yesterday (September 10), arrives November 20. That’s the same day & Juliet premieres at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. And the first single (an update on Katy Perry’s “Roar”) is already out. You can pre-order the collection here and press play on “Roar” up top. After doing that check out the full tracklist below.
1. Larger Than Life
2. I Want It That Way
3. …Baby One More Time
4. Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely
6. Show Me Love
8. I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman
11. Teenage Dream / Break Free
12. Oops!…I Did It Again
13. I Kissed A Girl
14. It’s My Life
15. Love Me Like You Do
16. Since U Been Gone
17. Whataya Want From Me
18. One More Try
19. Problem / Can’t Feel My Face
20. That’s The Way It Is
22. As Long As You Love Me
23. It’s Gonna Be Me
24. Shape Of My Heart
26. F**kin’ Perfect (Explicit)
28. I Want It That Way (Reprise)
29. Can’t Stop The Feeling!
30. One More Try (Original Version)