The official soundtrack to the 2009 hit comic book movie is not your typical collection of hard-and-heavy rock anthems and hip-hop party songs. With the exception of My
Chemical Romance's amped-up cover of Bob Dylan's "Desolation Row," it is a sobering blend of standards from days past. Complementing the somber mood and flashback sequences throughout the film, songs like Dylan's "The Times They Are A'Changin'" and Billie Holiday's "You're My Thrill" recall several eras' worth of simpler values and/or affairs. Nat King Cole's classic "Unforgettable" juxtaposes that song's soulful sentiment with a hero's demise. Elsewhere on the soundtrack, the Philip Glass Ensemble's "Pruit Igoe & Prophecies" and Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" echo Tyler Bates's foreboding, apocalyptic original score.
01.My Chemical Romance - Desolation row 02.Nat King Cole - Unforgettable 03.Bob Dylan - The times they are a changin 04.Simon & Garfunkel - The sound of silence 05.Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby Mcgee 06.K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Im your boogie man 07.Billie Holiday - Youre my thrill 08.The Philip Glass Ensemble - Pruit igoe and prophecies 09.Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah 10.Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower 11.Budapest Symphony Orchestra - Ride of the valkyries 12.Nina Simone - Pirate Jenny