The full soundtrack list for Baby Driver has been released, setting up the next big music-driven action movie that drives the plot with carefully chosen music. The upcoming heist flick centers on a getaway driver with tinnitus who uses music to drown out the noise, and times his escapes to the songs that he listens to. Now, the music-driven Baby (Ansel Elgort) is trying to leave his life of crime for a life of love, and there are plenty of old 'friends' out to stop him.
The trailers for the film have already put the soundtrack front and center, with one focusing on The Button Down Brass's 'Tequila', one on Golden Earring's 'Radar Love', and the first which was set to Martha and the Vandella's 'Nowhere To Run'. Now fans can take a look at the other 27 songs that are going to be featured, thanks to the release of the full tracklist for the Baby Driver soundtrack.
The list was released by NME, and includes 30 pop hits from the past few decades:
1. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – ‘Bellbottoms’
2. Bob & Earl – ‘Harlem Shuffle’
3. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – ‘Egyptian Reggae’
4. Googie Rene – ‘Smokey Joe’s La La’
5. The Beach Boys – ‘Let’s Go Away For Awhile’
6. Carla Thomas – ‘B-A-B-Y’
7. Kashmere Stage Band – ‘Kashmere’
8. Dave Brubeck – ‘Unsquare Dance’
9. The Damned – ‘Neat Neat Neat’
10. The Commodores – ‘Easy (Single Version)’
11. T. Rex – ‘Debora’
12. Beck – ‘Debra’
13. Incredible Bongo Band – ‘Bongolia’
14. The Detroit Emeralds – ‘Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms)’
15. Alexis Korner – ‘Early In The Morning’
16. David McCallum – ‘The Edge’
17. Martha and the Vandellas – ‘Nowhere To Run’
18. The Button Down Brass – ‘Tequila’
19. Sam & Dave – ‘When Something Is Wrong With My Baby’
20. Brenda Holloway – ‘Every Little Bit Hurts’
21. Blur – ‘Intermission’
22. Focus – ‘Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version)’
23. Golden Earring – ‘Radar Love (1973 Single Edit)’
24. Barry White – ‘Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up’
25. Young MC – ‘Know How’
26. Queen – ‘Brighton Rock’
27. Sky Ferreira – ‘Easy’
28. Simon & Garfunkel – ‘Baby Driver’
29. Kid Koala – ‘Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version)’
30. Danger Mouse (featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi) – ‘Chase Me’
There will also be other songs referenced in the movie, but not included in the soundtrack, as was revealed in the trailers. This comes in the form of song lyrics said by the characters - "This sh-t is bananas," for example - as well as nicknames and references to other artists and songs (such as calling Baby "Mozart in a go-kart").
Of course, Baby Driver isn't the first action movie in recent years to release a highly anticipated soundtrack. James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy and its followup, this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, have both used music to great effect, starting even as far back as the first trailer for the original 2014 Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, which feature Blue Swede's "Hooked On A Feeling." That said, with Baby's music so integral to the story of Wright's film, Baby Driver will likely be on another level in terms of how the songs are woven into the movie.
Still, the Baby Driver tracklist is a great way for fans to get a feel for the movie ahead of its release later this month, and promises a seriously fun ride.
- Baby Driver (2017) release date: Jun 28, 2017
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