Suicide Squad is by definition a different type of superhero movie. Most notably, the cast is comprised of super villains rather than super heroes. The bright, shiny branding for the movie is in stark contrast to the other recent DC properties, so it would only make sense that the Suicide Squad soundtrack would be a bit more upbeat. The official Suicide Squad soundtrack was unveiled recently, and it’s definitely a bit different.
First, the list of tracks:
- “Purple Lamborghini” [Explicit] by Skrillex & Rick Ross
- “Sucker For Pain” (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) [Explicit] by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons
- “Heathens” by twenty one pilots
- “Standing In The Rain” (feat. Mark Ronson) [Explicit] by Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys)
- “Gangsta” [Explicit] by Kehlani
- “Know Better” [Explicit] by Kevin Gates
- “You Don’t Own Me” (feat. G-Eazy) by Grace
- “Without Me” by Eminem
- “Wreak Havoc” by Skylar Grey
- “Medieval Warfare” by Grimes
- “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Panic! At The Disco
- “Slippin’ Into Darkness” by War
- “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- “I Started a Joke” (feat. Becky Hanson) by ConfidentialMX
Somewhat unusual, none of the songs featured in the trailers find their way into the soundtrack… at least not in their original forms. There is a cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Panic! At The Disco. I’m left to wonder why not just use the original version though? No offense to Panic! but if you’ve got the Freddie Mercury vocals you really aren’t going to improve on that. The soundtrack uses the original versions of “Fortunate Son” and “Slippin’ Into Darkness” so it just seems odd to use a cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Most of the first half of the soundtrack seems to need its own list just to outline all of the different collaborations and songs featuring other artists. “Sucker For Pain” alone could have as many as 12 different individuals performing if my quick counting in my head is correct (it might not be). There’s at least some goofiness with Eminem’s “Without Me.” Definitely fitting for a movie full of misfits and villains.
In the third spot is a new track from twenty one pilots, “Heathens.” Kids love those twenty one pilots, as is evidenced by my local radio station playing “Heathens” hourly since the song leaked a few days ago — fire fire top hat or something like that. To be fair, it’s a pretty catchy song, and fits pretty well with the overall theme of the movie.
But what about the wubs? Skrillex & Rick Ross have got you covered with the opening track, “Purple Lamborghini.” I am pretty sure I know where we’ll see a purple Lamborghini, let’s see if the car’s titular track will be playing in those scenes.
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