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Scarlett Johansson leads highlights for 80s-themed charity covers album

Scarlett Johansson, burlesque star Dita Von Teese, and Dnce have recorded new versions of 1980s classic pop songs for a new charity album.

The Time is Now compilation, which will benefit AIDS organisation amfAR, also features reworked classics by Phantogram, Aloe Blacc, and Theophilus London.


The 14-track covers album will be released on 7 October (16).


Highlights include DNCE's take on Tina Turner's What's Love Got to Do With It, Von Teese and Sebastien Tellier's version of Culture Club's Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, and a cover of New Order's Bizarre Love Triangle by Johansson's girl group Sugar for Sugar, which also features Julia Haltigan, Holly Miranda, and Kendra Morris.


The album's lead track is Michael Jackson's Billie Jean rerecorded by singer Aloe Blacc.