[Photo by: Shrek/Dreamworks, Smashing Pumpkins/Olivia Bee]

Billy Corgan says Smashing Pumpkins originally offered end credits for ‘Shrek,’ Smash Mouth responds

The "Shrek" movie soundtrack could have been very different.

August 16, 2018
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If there’s one thing that’s more iconic than the Shrek movie, it’s the Shrek soundtrack.

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We have Smash Mouth to thank for bringing us the infamous end credits to the movie, but according to Smashing Pumpkins‘ Billy Corgan, Smash Mouth may not have been the band eyed for the end credits originally.

Taking to Instagram early today, Corgan decided to answer some fan questions on his story.

Once the topic of Shrek came up, Exclaim notes that Corgan shared a fun fact about the Shrek soundtrack: Smashing Pumpkins were apparently offered the end credit song.

Breaking that bombshell, one fan asked a follow-up to Corgan’s answer, where they asked the frontman what song they would have done for the end credits.

Per Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins would have performed “Untitled,” the song that the band dropped before their temporary breakup.

Smash Mouth then responded to Corgan’s claim on Twitter, where they shared that they were the band that was asked first, but originally declined playing on the soundtrack, 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.”

Would you have wanted to see Smashing Pumpkins on the Shrek soundtrack? Sound off in the comments!

You can catch Smashing Pumpkins on tour now. Check out the list of remaining cities and dates below!

The Smashing Pumpkins tour dates

08/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
08/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
08/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
08/20 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
08/21 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
08/24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
08/25 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
08/27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
08/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
08/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
09/01 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
09/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
09/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
09/05 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
09/07 – Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center

Written by Beth Casteel

Beth is a journalism and film student that runs on little sleep and a whole lot of coffee. She’s a big fan of eating pizza, talking about her love of Seaway and going to a ridiculous amount of shows in Cleveland.