Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Even in a year jam-packed with superhero sequels and other bloated blockbusters, Suicide Squad‘s marketing has managed to stand out, and one of the reasons is the music. The promos have eschewed the traditionally bombastic action movie score for fun song choices like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Ballroom Blitz.” And the official Suicide Squad soundtrack will keep the good times going.
Among the notable tracks are Skrillex and Rick Ross‘ “Purple Lamborghini,” the music video for which will feature Jared Leto‘s Joker; Panic! At the Disco‘s cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody”; and familiar hits like Eminem‘s “Without Me” and Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Fortunate Son.” Get the full Suicide Squad soundtrack list after the jump.
- 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
Suicide Squad‘s choice of music puts it more in line with irreverent blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy or Deadpool than more serious-minded ones like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War. And that’s probably a good thing. Audiences have responded really well to funnier, edgier comic book movies, and Lord knows the DC Extended Universe could use a bit of playfulness after the grim battle that was Batman v Superman. In particular, Eminem’s purposefully obnoxious, irresistibly catchy “Without Me” sounds like just the perfect choice for a pack of not-so-heroic heroes.
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5.
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