The Smashing Pumpkins Were Offered To Be On The "Shrek" Soundtrack

August 17, 2018

The humorous adventures of the loveable green ogre "Shrek" and Smash Mouth's hit song "All Star" nearly go hand-in-hand with each other. But according to Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, the film's producers wanted to go with his band first.

In an "ask me anything" session on his Instagram, the film Shrek came up and Corgan reveals that the offer to use the Smashing Pumpkins' song "Untitled" was withdrawn for the film's soundtrack, and the producers went with Smash Mouth's "All Star" instead. "Untitled" was also the final song the band recorded before their 2000 breakup.


However, the guys from Smash Mouth didn't want their song part of the film either at first. The band responded on Twitter, saying, "Actually we said no and Michael Austin from Dreamworks kept calling. That went on for over a month. We assume multiple bands we're asked. If it feeds Billy's ego to think they we're first let him think that."

But after getting some negative feedback from avid Smashing Pumpkins fans, Smash Mouth changed their tune: