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Watch: Lana Del Rey Sings "Once Upon A Dream" In New Trailer For 'Maleficent'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
January 26, 2014 9:59 PM
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Angelina Jolie in "Maleficient."

For the kids! If tonight's Grammy Awards have taught us anything, it's that we have no idea what counts as "popular music" these days. So if Disney is choosing fashion model/blog famous singer Lana Del Rey to help power their new trailer for "Maleficent," then it probably means their marketing department has determined the demographic this is aimed for will totally dig it.

So here we are with the "Dream," the new promo for the live action spinoff/reboot thingy—and visually, it looks much more epic in scope than we had anticipated, so points for that. And Angelina Jolie certainly looks like she's having a grand time playing the villainess. On the flip side, Lana Del Rey turns the Disney classic song into a mournful dirge that is less than appealing, though it probably fits in spirit with the movie, which tells the tale of the eventual baddie of "Sleeping Beauty." But hey, if you like the tune, you can download it free on Google Play right now by clicking here.

"Maleficent" opens on May 30th. Watch below.

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16 Comments

  • Jenn | January 30, 2014 8:10 PMReply

    Seriously, the song is perfect with this version of the movie- Maleficent, Angelina- Lana- THIS song, PERFECT for the dark and hauntingly beautiful villainess. I love both the original Disney animated movie, and am excited to see this adaptation. Most of these fairy tales were NOT written by Disney- so in their true forms they usually have more violence, etc. Grimm's Fairy Tales, etc....they are not the bubbly and animated tales Disney portrayed them to be! They are beautiful either way, with the imagination of Disney, the talented artists, and the genius of others that can put things together in a way where, well- nothing is perfect- but it can be quite wonderful!

  • Zhane | January 28, 2014 3:18 PMReply

    What are you talking about this song is beautiful!

  • DJG | January 27, 2014 9:40 AMReply

    This movie looks whatever. The songs is great though. This article was just a no.

  • Syb | January 27, 2014 5:54 AMReply

    Looking forward to the new album. In the meantime check out A Bst of the the Rest of Lana Del Rey on the Moon

  • JZ | January 27, 2014 4:39 AMReply

    "Let's take a children's fairy tale and put epic army-battles in it."
    Yawn.

  • QW | January 27, 2014 10:26 AM

    Yawn? Jeez what valley girl dimwit especially if you're a guy.

  • Cat | January 27, 2014 3:27 AMReply

    Official released figures are 3.4 million not 5

  • Cola | January 31, 2014 1:43 PM

    Actually BTD sold 4.2 million worldwide in the last two years one of her producers/writers just posted a pic of the disk they were awarded with those figures being total sales. Her sales for 2012 were 2.8 million and in 2013 were 1.4 million those are the facts.

  • Me | January 29, 2014 1:40 AM

    5 million copies as reported by Business Insider September 2013.

    8.5 million singles slaes

    More than 500 million YT views

    IFPI has not reported the year end sales for 2013 .

    Media Traffic has Lana Del Rey at 4.5 million but they do not count albums charting below top 40 so sales are missing and don't count every country.

    So a rough estimate would be 5 - 5.2 million copies sold.

    FYI lorde has not sold more than Lana. @Wisky lol you have no idea what I are talking about.

    Pure Herion is BARELY 1 million copies sold even with a huge hit and backing from Universal music promo campaign.

    yes I follow charts

    Good bye and get educated before spreading false info. :)

  • Wisky | January 28, 2014 3:51 PM

    Lorde sold more albums in one MONTH than land del rey sold the whole of last year. She's already sold over 6 million of the single Royals!! That's the best selling artist in years. Don't know where all this hype and false figures about lana come from, I'm sure daddy grant bought most of those albums anyway.

  • Cat | January 28, 2014 2:25 PM

    Not according to the IFPI it was 3.4 11/12/13

  • me | January 27, 2014 3:56 AM

    3.4 million was in 2012!!!!

    She has sold 5 million ALBUMS.

    The best selling new artist in recent years. That without a single big hit

  • Dylan | January 27, 2014 1:53 AMReply

    The cover is good. This article? Not so much.

  • rain.zen | January 27, 2014 1:48 AMReply

    It's one thing to not like someone or a song but it's another thing to blatantly insult another human being. What is dirge for you maybe it's beautifully haunting to another listener. You are accusing her for being beautiful like model?! But the worst part of your inept slander is the "blog famous artist", which is not just insulting towards her but is insulting towards her fan base that is adoring her. I remind you that her debut album sold nearly 5 mil. worldwide and it's near platinum in the US despite the hatred form blogs like yours.

  • Ella | January 26, 2014 11:44 PMReply

    I can't wait to see this disaster.

  • DonitaBlessing | January 26, 2014 10:57 PMReply

    I have really Like it.

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