Following the successes of the already released comic-turned-movies such as “Batman V Superman: The Dawn Of Justice” and “Captain America: Civil War”, David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” will finally see its debut on 5th August!
Starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Will Smith, “Suicide Squad” is based on the original DC Comic of the same name and it centres on a group of super villains who find themselves going on a most unlikely mission for a shot at redemption. However, the mission will probably get them killed in order to save the world.
The movie playlist can give you a very good idea of what the movie will be like. So sit back, relax, and put on your best earphones because these songs will give you an awesome eargasmic experience:
1. Panic! At The Disco – Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen cover)
Las Vegas-based pop rock band Panic! At The Disco may be known for their original songs such as “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “Nine In The Afternoon”, but they are also famed for covering Queen’s psychedelic hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
In case you didn’t know, their version of the song was featured in many of the film’s trailers! The track tells the tale of a young man who sold his soul to get something in return. Doesn’t it sound like someone we know? (ahem, ahem The Joker)
2. Confidential Music ft. Becky Hanson – I Started A Joke
All it takes is one bad day to realise that the joke is on you.
Originally written and sung by the Bee Gees, the film’s version of “I Started A Joke” was re-arranged by Confidential Music and performed by vocalist Becky Hanson. In contrast to its 1968 counterpart, the new adaption is extremely chilling, dark, and suspenseful.
We think that this illusional track matches our favourite antihero team really well, don’t you?
3. Grace ft. G-Eazy- You Don’t Own Me
Many of you may not know this, but “You Don’t Own Me” was actually recorded by American songstress Lesley Gore in 1963!
Australian singer-songwriter Grace Sewell made her debut with her own version of the classic hit in 2015 and it topped the UK singles chart. Featuring American rapper G-Eazy, the straightforward lyrics depicts a woman telling her lover that he does not own her.
“You Don’t Own Me” also appeared in one of the film’s trailers when Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn can be seen changing her clothes in public ;)
4. Eminem – Without Me
Eminem aka Slim Shady’s “Without Me” is one of the only light-hearted songs in his 4th studio album, titled “The Eminem Show” (2002). The rapper wrote the song in response to his “haters/critics”: former Vice President Dick Cheney, his wife Lynnes, NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick, and DJ Moby.
Though the song has some really obscene lyrics, it earned the hip hop artiste a Grammy nomination.
5. WAR – Slippin’ Into Darkness
“Slippin’ into darkness. Take my mind beyond the dreams.”
Created by California-based multi-ethnic funk band WAR in 1971, the song is about trying not to slip off to the “other side” because sanity and insanity is just “one wall apart”. The song was featured in their best-selling studio album, titled “All Day Music”, which was ranked #6 in the US R&B chart that year.
6. Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
Although “Suicide Squad: The Album” isn’t expected to be released until August, Twenty One Pilots debuted their song, “Heathens” on Spotify on Thursday (16th June)! It was also reported that the musical duo wrote the song especially for “Suicide Squad”. How cool is that?
If you like “Heathens”, you should also check out their latest album, titled “Blurryface”, which won “Top Rock Album” at the Billboard Music Awards 2016.
7. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
Popular American rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival aka CCR is one of the pioneer rock bands in the late 60s.
Taken from their 4th full-length album “Willy and the Poor Boys” (1969), “Fortunate Son” is described as “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant”. The anti-war anthem was released during the Vietnam War and it criticises violent military behaviour.
During an episode of “The Voice”, band member John Fogerty revealed that it took him only 20 minutes to write the hit single. Pretty impressive, eh?
UPDATE (22nd July, 3:45pm):
8. Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini
Music producer Skrillex and rapper Rick Ross has finally unveiled “Purple Lamborghini”, the ear popping, hard style rap song that’s accompanied by heavy beats and trap percussions. The music video features colourful animated skull versions of the two artistes. Word on the street is that the “actual” music video will star Jared Leto’s Joker.
Since the track serves as the theme song for the Joker, we assume that the song may be heard in the nightclub scene between him and Harley Quinn.
Fun fact: Joker drives a purple chrome-coloured Infiniti G35 with a custom Vaydor frame in the film, not a Lamborghini.
Besides the above songs, the film’s album will include other never-before-heard original soundtracks written especially for the film!
Other originals that will be included in the album are:
- Sucker For Pain (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) [Explicit] by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons
- 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
- Wreak Havoc by Skylar Grey
- Medieval Warfare by Grimes
“Suicide Squad: The Album” is slated for release on 5th August, same day as the movie, and it consists of 14 tracks. The album is now available for pre-order on Amazon and retails for USD11.49 (approximately RM48).