Soundtracks In Superhero Movies:
Do you automatically feel charged up when you play the Avengers title song? Some of us are guilty of using this song as a booster during morning runs. Watching the camera fall on your favorite superhero is nothing without his/her title song is playing in the background. A new fluid of hope, energy, and adrenaline rush flows into the body when they are played. Half of the credits for the success of Thor: Ragnarok, Wonder Woman, and Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey go to the awesome soundtrack that was followed by hoots and claps. The intensity of the action and fight scenes are magnified when the right song is played.
It’s the music that sets the tone of the movie, whether it is light-hearted or spooky. That’s why a smile shows up on our face while watching Guardians of the Galaxy with the classic pop songs. Without further ado, let us dive into the list of best soundtracks ever used in superhero movies. Check out if your favorite is on the list and let us know if we missed anything.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
The music of Guardians of the Galaxy was so successful that it sold about 500,000 copies. No matter which era we belong to, it lights up nostalgia and joy in our hearts. All you want to do is forget everything and begin your weekend with this soundtrack.
2. Deadpool and Deadpool 2
Buckle up ‘cause the Deadpool soundtrack will take you for a rollercoaster ride. Composed by the best of the best, Diplo and Salt-N-Pepa, the Deadpool soundtrack rests in most of our playlist. Once Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool joins the MCU, the first thing we’d want to see is a dance-off between Deadpool and Star-Lord.
3. Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey was incomplete without its energetic soundtrack that set every mood according to the scene. But ‘Experiment On Me’ during the ultimate fight as the female anti-heroes were kicking asses of their enemies, chasing the villains, and escaping near-deaths almost took our breaths away. Other songs like ‘Joke’s On You’ and ‘Stay With Me’ simply raised the room temperature.
4. The Avengers
The title song of Avengers has so many memories and emotions attached to it. It will only play when the Avengers assemble and now that Captain America, Black Widow, and Iron Man are gone, we don’t know if we’ll ever hear it again. It fills our hearts with excitement and belief that even we can do anything. Once the song ends, we are thrown back to reality.
5. Thor: Ragnarok
One of the most-watched and best moments in the history of MCU is Thor’s arrival in Asgard during Ragnarok. It happened right after Thor realized his true potentials as the God of Thunder and returned home more powerful than ever. He landed with a bang and summoned thunder while the super powerful ‘Immigrant Song’ was playing in the background.
6. The Dark Knight
The success of Batman movies inspired other production houses to bring comic book stories on the screen. But The Dark Knight was one of the first superhero movies to meet so much success. With Christopher Nolan’s vision and Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight the benchmark at the highest. Its music choices were also chilly and on fleek especially when the Joker appeared.
7. Man of Steel
Raise your hands if the title track of Man of Steel composed by Hans Zimmer makes you emotional. You have got to listen to the whole song and explore the parts that definitely give you goosebumps.
8. The Dark Knight Rises
Hans Zimmer is a genius to have appeared twice on this list. He is a superhero music wizard who knows which strings are connected to which emotion. The last of the Dark Knight saga didn’t do so well as compared to its predecessors. But the music when Tom Hardy’s Bane rises is… Oh My God! It’s very powerful and sends out the right message about the masked villain who never saw light.
Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man of 2002 was a huge commercial and critical success. Since those days didn’t see many superheroes on the screen except a few, Tobey Maguire’s Spidey was on everyone’s mind. It was amplified by Chad Kroeger’s “Hero” that became a trendy song amongst all the Marvel and Non-Marvel fans.
10. Iron Man
Iron Man was the first MCU movie whose success encouraged the studios to go ahead with the shared universe. Everything about the movie, from Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark to the compelling plot and the mighty music, had us hooked.
11. X-Men: First Class
When the soundtrack of X-Men: First Class is on the play, you know that the heroes are up to something big. It brings out the glory, strength, courage, and unity of the X-Men team. These songs aren’t made for mere humans but for mutants with unseen and unfathomable powers. The X-Men will go to the end of the world to fight for what they believe in. That’s the message its soundtrack sends.
12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America may have retired, but his beliefs and the title track will always reverberate in our ears. Steve Rogers represented America but the music numbers reflected his courage and loyalty towards his nation and team.