The Suicide Squad (Score from Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Film score by
ReleasedAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
Recorded2021
GenreFilm score
Length50:58
Label
ProducerJohn Murphy
John Murphy chronology
Kick-Ass: Music from the Motion Picture
(2010)
The Suicide Squad
(2021)
DC Extended Universe soundtrack chronology
Zack Snyder's Justice League
(2021)
The Suicide Squad
(2021)
Peacemaker
(2022)

The Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack album for the film of the same name. The album was released on August 6, 2021, by Troll Court Entertainment and WaterTower Music. The album features several songs from different artists, which were personally selected by the film's director James Gunn, whom has called the album his "curated mix tape".[1] A single for the soundtrack called "Rain" by Jessie Reyez and Grandson was released on June 22 as part of the soundtrack.[2] A separate film score album, titled The Suicide Squad (Score from Original Picture Soundtrack), was also released by WaterTower Music on the same date with John Murphy as the composer, replacing Gunn's frequent collaborator Tyler Bates who was originally to be the film's composer.[3] A single for Murphy's score "So This Is The Famous Suicide Squad", was made available on July 8.[4]

Background

Tyler Bates was originally pitched to be the film's composer, due to his frequent collaboration with director James Gunn.[5] During pre-production, Bates wrote music for Gunn to use on set as he had previously done for Gunn on the Guardians of the Galaxy films. However he left for unknown reasons and in May 2020, British composer John Murphy replaced Bates.[6][7] For the soundtrack, Gunn personally choose the songs that he would be introducing. Gunn picked up first was "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash as the first one.[8][9] He also revealed that he also planned to use other songs, but decided that they would not be used. He created a Spotify playlist containing several songs the he almost used in the film and named it "Not-In-The-Suicide-Squad playlist".[4] Shortly prior to the film's release, Gunn revealed that he used the songs that better fit in a scene by commenting: "I write all of the songs into the screenplay, and then those songs we play on set as we do the scenes".[10]

Track listing

All music composed by John Murphy.[11]

No.TitleLength
1."So This Is the Famous Suicide Squad"1:49
2."Approaching the Beach"1:12
3."Mayhem on the Beach"2:13
4."Waller's Deal - Meet the Team"2:19
5."Harley Gets the Javelin"0:58
6."Approaching the Guerrilla Camp"1:46
7."Project Starfish"2:03
8."Red Flag"2:48
9."Interdimensional Virus"2:26
10."Ratcatcher's Story"3:09
11."Harley Sings"1:31
12."Breaking into Jotunheim"1:37
13."Dirty Little Secrets"2:23
14."Peacemaker... What a Joke"1:41
15."King Shark and the Clyrax" (featuring Jessica Rotter)2:16
16."Bombs Go Off!"2:57
17."Suicide Squad vs. Starro the Conqueror"3:55
18."The Star-Crossed Wake Up"1:47
19."Panic on the Streets"1:17
20."The Squad Turn Back" (includes Suicide Squad theme by Steven Price)1:32
21."The Squad Fight Back"3:30
22."Ratism"3:28
23."Bloodsport's Deal"2:10
Total length:50:58

The Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The Suicide Squad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedAugust 6, 2021
Length45:25
LabelWaterTower
Producervarious
DC Extended Universe soundtrack chronology
Zack Snyder's Justice League
(2021)
The Suicide Squad
(2021)
Peacemaker
(2022)
Singles from The Suicide Squad
  1. "Rain"
    Released: June 22, 2021

All the songs from the soundtrack are featured in the film. Also featured in the film was the song "People Who Died" by the Jim Carroll Band, but is not featured in the soundtrack.[12][13] "What a Way to Die" by The Pleasure Seekers was considered to be used in the film at the opening credits sequence, but the song "People Who Died" was used instead.[14] "Modern Love" by David Bowie, "Rusty Cage" by Johnny Cash, "Draw the Line" by Aerosmith and "Death on Two Legs" by Queen were also considered to be part of the film's soundtrack, but they were dropped. Other rejected songs were "Somos Sur" by Ana Tijoux & Shadia Mansour, "The Human Paradox" by Dynazty, "Resistiré" by Resistré México, "A Perfect Miracle" by Spiritualized, "Sometimes" by Kero Kero Bonito and "El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido" by Inti-Illimani.[15][16][17] "Dirty Work" by Steely Dan was featured in the trailer but not the movie itself. James Gunn shared a Spotify playlist with the name "Songs Not Used in The Suicide Squad" that features all the songs that were planned to be in the film but were eventually dropped.[18][16][19][20]

Track listing

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Folsom Prison Blues (Live)"Johnny Cash2:42
2."Sucker's Prayer"The Decemberists3:28
3."Samba Na Sola"Céu3:07
4."Whistle for the Choir"The Fratellis3:35
5."Point of Know Return"Kansas3:10
6."Sola"Jessie Reyez3:29
7."Can't Sleep"K.Flay4:11
8."Quem Tem Joga"Drik Barbosa, Gloria Groove & Karol Conká4:05
9."Rain"Grandson & Jessie Reyez3:56
10."Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me)" [Medley]"Louis Prima4:43
11."Hey"Pixies3:31
12."So Busted"Culture Abuse2:03
13."Oh No!!!"Grandson3:35
Total length:45:25

References

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