Ever since I first screened Danny Boyle‘s Slumdog Millionaire at the Telluride Film Festival, I’ve been waiting, and hoping for a soundtrack to be released. The songs have occupied my mind, and I became convinced that a soundtrack might never see the light of day, especially after /Film’s own David Chen explained the fate of the soundtrack to Boyle’s Sunshine.
It’s hard to sit through this film and not admire A.R. Rahman‘s unique mix of Bollywood with hip-hop. My favorite track plays within the first 10 minutes of the film — “O… Saya” features an original collaboration with M.I.A. You’ll know the song I’m talking about when you hear it. There have been a bunch of websites that have compiled track listings of the songs that are available for purchase or download around the web. But some of the songs, like O… Saya, are simply not available anywhere.
MTV has discovered that the soundtrack will be released online on November 25th, and in stores on December 23rd. The complete track listing can be found below:
1. “O… Saya” Performed by A R Rahman & M.I.A.
2. “Riots” by A R Rahman
3. “Mausam & Escape” by A R Rahman
4. “Paper Planes” Performed by M.I.A.
5. “Paper Planes” DFA REMIX Performed by M.I.A.
6. “”Ringa Ringa” by A R Rahman featuring Alka Yagnik & Ila Arun
7. “Liquid Dance” by A R Rahman featuring Palakkad Sriram & Madhumitha
8. “Latika’s Theme” by A R Rahman featuring Suzanne
9. “Aaj Ki Raat” Performed by Sonu Nigam, Mahalaxmi Lyer & Alisha Chinoi
10. “Millionaire” by A R Rahman featuring Madhumitha
11. “Gangsta Blues” by A R Rahman featuring BlaaZe & Tanvi Shah
12. “Dreams on Fire” by A R Rahman featuring Suzzanne
13. “Jai Ho” by A R Rahman featuring Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah & Mahalaxmi Iyer
And for those of you who might be wondering, Bruce Springstein will be including the original song he wrote for Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler on his new album, which hits stores on January 27th 2009.