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MY TOP TEN SUPERHERO SOUND TRACKS

Superhero films used to have the best sound tracks and with a few exception, 3 of which are on this list, most have moved away from that. Which got me thinking which of the many Superhero movies has the best soundtracks. This was a really tough list films like Spiderman 3, The Crow and Blade where strong contenders, but simply missed the cut, I was even tempted to use the Matrix, but it does not really count as Superhero film so this is my current top 10, which will probably change within an hour of me posting this.

10. Batman and Robin

Not remembered as one of the greats still this a fantastic soundtrack and I have to say that it really is hard to top “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill me” and Kiss from a Rose”. Both of those songs are instant classics and some of the best by their respective artists.

“Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” by U2 – 4:46
“One Time Too Many” by PJ Harvey – 2:52
“Where Are You Now?” by Brandy – 3:57
“Kiss from a Rose” by Seal – 3:38
“The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game” by Massive Attack and Tracey Thorn (The Marvelettes cover) – 4:06
“Nobody Lives Without Love” by Eddi Reader – 5:05
“Tell Me Now” by Mazzy Star – 4:17
“Smash It Up” by The Offspring (The Damned cover) – 3:26
“There Is a Light” by Nick Cave – 4:23
“The Riddler” by Method Man – 3:30
“The Passenger” by Michael Hutchence (Iggy Pop cover) – 4:37
“Crossing the River” by The Devlins – 4:45
“8” by Sunny Day Real Estate – 5:27
“Bad Days” by The Flaming Lips – 4:39

9. Daredevil

This is like the sound track to my emo years, plus it gave the world Evanescence. Also the soundtrack contains the criminally underrated Calling’s For you. Look this is not the most mature album but it is one that I still have  a great fondness for, if you are a fan of nu-metal then this will be the album for you.

1. “Won’t Back Down” Fuel 3:22
2. “For You” The Calling 3:42
3. “Bleed For Me” Saliva 3:59
4. “Hang On” Seether 3:10
5. “Learn the Hard Way” Nickelback 2:54
6. “The Man Without Fear” Drowning Pool (feat. Rob Zombie) 3:20
7. “Right Now” Nappy Roots (feat. Marcos Curiel of P.O.D.) 4:33
8. “Evening Rain” Moby 3:53
9. “Bring Me to Life” Evanescence  3:56
10. “Until You’re Reformed” Chevelle 4:00
11. “Right Before Your Eyes” Hoobastank 3:31
12. “Fade Out/In” Paloalto 3:37
13. “Caught in the Rain” Revis 3:31
14. “High Wire Escape Artist” Boysetsfire 3:47
15. “Raise Your Rifles” Autopilot Off 2:37
16. “Daredevil Theme [Blind Justice Remix]” 3:32
17. “My Immortal” Evanescence 4:23
18. “Sad Exchange” Finger Eleven 3:32
19. “Simple Lies” Endo 4:07
20. “Let Go” 12 Stones 4:29

8. Spider-Man 2

Kicking off with the upbeat meant to live and following on with tracks like Vindicated this was a album of its time but I still love it. Especially since Meant To Live was like the unofficial song of my 18th birthday, lets just say it was kind of a rough time for me, so I will always hold this one in a special place.

1. “Vindicated” Dashboard Confessional 3:20
2. “Ordinary” Train 3:33
3. “Did You” Hoobastank 3:18
4. “Hold On” Jet 4:03
5. “Gifts and Curses” Yellowcard 5:05
6. “Woman” Maroon 5 5:08
7. “This Photograph Is Proof” Taking Back Sunday 4:12
8. “Give It Up” Midtown 3:42
9. “Lucky You” Lostprophets 4:25
10. “Who I Am” Smile Empty Soul 3:15
11. “The Night That the Lights Went Out in NYC” The Ataris 3:36
12. “We Are” Ana Johnsson 3:55
13. “Someone to Die For (Chris Cornell feat. Eleven cover)” 5:08
14. “Spidey Suite” Danny Elfman 4:01
15. “Doc Ock Suite” Danny Elfman 3:53

7. Black Panther

My music tastes have always been varied and I think that is something that will always be in my favor, I hate being limited to one genera and this album helps show that. Black Panther is the brain child of Kendrick Lamar, the album features a variety of artists from all over the world and this gives it a very unique flavor, one anyone should pick up.

1. “Black Panther” (performed by Kendrick Lamar)
2. “All the Stars” (performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA)
3. “X” (performed by Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, and Saudi)
4. “The Ways” (performed by Khalid and Swae Lee)
5. “Opps” (performed by Vince Staples and Yugen Blakrok)
6. “I Am” (performed by Jorja Smith)
7. “Paramedic!” (performed by SOB X RBE)
8. “Bloody Waters” (performed by Ab-Soul, Anderson Paak and James Blake)
9. “King’s Dead” (performed by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake)
10. “Redemption Interlude”
11. “Redemption” (performed by Zacari and Babes Wodumo)
12. “Seasons” (performed by Mozzy, Sjava and Reason)
13. “Big Shot” (performed by Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott)
14. “Pray for Me” (performed by The Weekend and Kendrick Lamar)

 

6.The Sound Of Superman

Sound of Superman is a companion album to the soundtrack of the Warner Bros. film, Superman Returns. Which is kind of weird because it had nothing to do with the film but let’s face it, Superman Returns made little to no sense with what they did. All the songs on the album are based either on the character of Superman himself, or at the basic concept of what a hero really is. None of the songs actually appear in the film, although “The Rescue” was featured in a TV spot for Superman Returns and the cover track on this album of “Superman” was used to introduce the three main cast members at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. A great variety of tracks and if you can find this rare gem its worth getting hold of.

“Superman” – The Academy Is… (The Clique/R.E.M. cover) – 2:31
“It’s So Easy” – Plain White T’s – 3:06
“(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman” – The Sun (The Kinks cover) – 3:01
“The Worst Part…” – Motion City Soundtrack – 4:17
“Sunshine Superman” – The Films (Donovan cover) – 3:19
“Save Me” – Maxeen – 3:21
“My Hero” – Paramore (Foo Fighters cover) – 3:46
“The Rescue” – American Hi-Fi – 3:17
“Saved” – The Spill Canvas – 4:15
“Meet Me At My Window” – Jack’s Mannequin – 3:49
“Waitin’ for a Superman” – Nightmare of You (The Flaming Lips cover) – 4:03
“Superman” – The Receiving End of Sirens (Stereophonics cover) – 4:46
“Brainiac’s Daughter” – Royal (The Dukes of Stratosphear cover) – 3:21
“You’re Never Gone” – Sara Routh – 4:00

5. Iron Man 2

Ok so this one is pretty much just ACDC’s greatest hits and what can I say I just love it. You really cannot go wrong with ACDC.

1. “Shoot to Thrill”
2. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation” 
3. “Guns for Hire” 
4. “Cold Hearted Man” 
5. “Back in Black” 
6. “Thunderstruck” 
7. “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” 
8. “Evil Walks” 
9. “T.N.T.” 
10. “Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be” 
11. “Have a Drink on Me” 
12. “The Razors Edge” 
13. “Let There Be Rock” 
14. “War Machine” 
15. “Highway to Hell” 

 

4. Suicide Squad

The album from two summers ago that was so mainstream it tried to be edgy, still I loved it, there was a fantastic variety of music and in the end its a great sound track to get you pumped up before a night out.

1. “Purple Lamborghini” (Skrillex and Rick Ross)
2. “Sucker for Pain” 
3. “Heathens” (Twenty One Pilots)
4. “Standing in the Rain” (Action Bronson, Mark Ronson and Dan Auerbach)
5. “Gangsta” (Kehlani)
6. “Know Better” (Kevin Gates)
7. “You Don’t Own Me” (Grace featuring G-Eazy)
8. “Without Me” (Eminem)
9. “Wreak Havoc” (Skylar Grey)
10. “Medieval Warfare” (Grimes)
11. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Panic! at the Disco)
12. “Slippin’ into Darkness” (War)
13. “Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater Revival) John Fogerty Fogerty 2:18
14. “I Started a Joke” (ConfidentialMX featuring Becky Hanson)

 

3. Spider-Man

Another one that got me through my teenage years, because I was so alternate…

At least I wanted to be…

But if you where a teen when this album came out then this was something you where just going to love, even the Nickleback tune, it was pretty epic.

 

 

 

1. “Theme from Spider-Man” (Classic TV Series Theme Song) Paul Francis Webster & Robert Harris 1:01
2. “Hero” Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott 3:20
3. “What We’re All About” (The Original Version) Sum 41 featuring Kerry King from Slayer 3:35
4. “Learn to Crawl” Black Lab 3:36
5. “Somebody Else” Bleu 3:38
6. “Bug Bytes” Alien Ant Farm 3:32
7. “Blind” Default 3:11
8. “Bother” Stone Sour (credited as Corey Taylor) 4:00
9. “Shelter” Greenwheel 3:32
10. “When It Started” The Strokes 2:56
11. “Hate to Say I Told You So” The Hives 3:22
12. “Invisible Man” Theory of a Deadman 2:40
13. “Undercover” Pete Yorn 3:59
14. “My Nutmeg Phantasy” (Tom Morello Mix) Macy Gray featuring Angie Stone and Mos Def 4:29
15. “I – IV – V” Injected 3:03
16. “She Was My Girl” Jerry Cantrell 4:18
17. “Main Titles” Danny Elfman 3:42
18. “Farewell” Danny Elfman 4:43
19. “Theme from Spider-Man” Aerosmith 2:57
20. “Like A Gunshot *” Lee-Hom Wang 4:03
21. “Na Jaane Kyoon *” Strings 4:34
22. “Even *” Greyhoundz 3:46

2. The Watchmem

The sheer variety on this album makes it worth your while, it helped reignite my love for Dylan, let me hear Nina SImone for the first time and so many others.

1. “Desolation Row” My Chemical Romance 3:01
2. “Unforgettable” Nat King Cole 3:28
3. “The Times They Are a-Changin'” Bob Dylan 3:14
4. “The Sound of Silence” Simon & Garfunkel 3:07
5. “Me and Bobby McGee” Janis Joplin 4:31
6. “I’m Your Boogie Man” KC and the Sunshine Band 4:03
7. “You’re My Thrill” Billie Holiday 3:24
8. “Pruit Igoe” and “Prophecies” Philip Glass 8:37
9. “Hallelujah” Leonard Cohen 4:37
10. “All Along the Watchtower” The Jimi Hendrix Experience 4:01
11. “Ride of the Valkyries” Budapest Symphony Orchestra 5:22
12. “Pirate Jenny” Nina Simone 6:39
13. “99 Luftballons ” Nena 3:5

1.Guardians Volume 1 and 2

These two needed to share the top spot and I know this cheating but I do not care it is my list and my rules so stick it up your record player. Great playlists in general I cannot fault these sound tracks at all.

 

1. “Hooked on a Feeling” Blue Swede 2:52
2. “Go All the Way” Raspberries 3:21
3. “Spirit in the Sky” Norman Greenbaum 4:02
4. “Moonage Daydream” David Bowie 4:41
5. “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” Elvin Bishop 4:35
6. “I’m Not in Love” 10cc 6:03
7. “I Want You Back” The Jackson 5 2:58
8. “Come and Get Your Love” Redbone 3:26
9. “Cherry Bomb” The Runaways 2:17
10. “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” Rupert Holmes 3:47
11. “O-o-h Child” Five Stairsteps 3:13
12. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 2:29

1. “Mr. Blue Sky” Electric Light Orchestra 5:03
2. “Fox on the Run” Sweet 3:25
3. “Lake Shore Drive” Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah 3:49
4. “The Chain” Fleetwood Mac 4:27
5. “Bring It on Home to Me” Sam Cooke 2:43
6. “Southern Nights” Glen Campbell 2:57
7. “My Sweet Lord” George Harrison 4:37
8. “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” Looking Glass 3:03
9. “Come a Little Bit Closer” Jay and the Americans 2:46
10. “Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang” Silver 3:32
11. “Surrender” Cheap Trick 4:14
12. “Father and Son” Cat Stevens 3:39
13. “Flash Light” Parliament 4:28
14. “Guardians Inferno” The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff 3:1

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