Remember when soundtrack albums for films were actually kinda good?
Cast your mind back to the late '90s when Batman Forever's soundtrack had The Offspring, Seal, U2 AND En Vogue or Scream's soundtrack, which had Nick Cave & The Bads Seeds, Moby and 90's grunge act Birdbrain. Even better was the likes of 10 Things I Hate About You, which had Letters To Cleo (remember them?) and a few others.
Good times, man. Good times. Anyway, it seems like the Inspired By... album might be making a comeback as the soundtrack listing for Suicide Squad was unveiled earlier today with some pretty decent tracks.
Although it's not yet known which songs will feature in the film itself, there's definitely a few classic tracks slipped in there that have to feature in the film itself. Take a look
1. Purple Lamborghini – Skrillex & Rick Ross
2. Sucker For Pain – Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors)
3. Heathens – twenty one pilots
4. Standing In The Rain – Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) (feat. Mark Ronson)
5. Gangsta – Kehlani
6. Know Better – Kevin Gates
7. You Don’t Own Me – Grace (feat. 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
14. I Started a Joke – ConfidentialMX (feat. Becky Hanson)
Purple Lamborghini, we've got to imagine that's a reference to Joker and the final track, I Started A Joke, was used in the first trailer for Suicide Squad. Eminem's Without Me, that's got to be used in a specific scene and to so is CCR's Fortunate Son and War's Slippin' Into Darkness.
In fact, there's a pretty decent chance that each song is tied to a specific character and we're calling War's soulful Slippin' Into Darkness for Will Smith's Deadshot. Jared Leto's The Joker is set to appear in the music video for Purple Lamborghini, so obviously that song is tied to him.
With the exception of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Iron Man, existing music hasn't really featured all that much in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. DC, on the other hand, has made great use of them. Man of Steel, for example, featured a brilliant track from Chris Cornell in a key scene.
Suicide Squad hits Irish cinemas on August 5th.