'Shine' was intended to soundtrack the Peruvian adventure
Andy Morris
11:40 2nd January 2015

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams 'Shine', originally intended to soundtrack the new CGI verison of Paddington, has leaked online. Listen to it below.

Clearly intended to replicate the huge success Pharrell enjoyed with 'Happy' and Despicable Me 2, Shine was intended to soundtrack the big budget version of children's classic Paddington.

The track references its inspiration quite clearly - the lyrics feature the line 'So we're in a strange new land In Paddington station / But you end up in good hands In the fancy British nation" and repeated reference to "that bear with the red hat". 

Below: Listen to 'Shine' by Gwen Stefani featuring Pharrell

The track didn't appear on the British cinematic release but will be included in the US version (due in cinemas on 16 January). The British soundtrack features James Brown, Steppenwolf and the calypso classic 'London Is The Place For Me'. 

Stefani is currently preparing her new studio album and has been in the studio with Benny Blanco, Calvin Harris and Charli XCX.

Meanwhile Pharrell Williams' Happy was named on New Year's day the biggest selling track of 2014 achieved 4X Platinum sales in the UK.

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