This is my new favourite album to hit the gym with. If you haven’t seen this movie, you must go and see it right now. Right this very second. Go, go, go. Go catch a matinee. Or go after work. If you like solid soundtracks, quirky Tarantino-isms, gore, action, and romance: you will love this flick.
Disclaimer: I am a big Pulp Fiction-worshipper. Most movie people either LOVE or HATE Tarantino, so it could be a toss-up. But music lovers everywhere should appreciate the stellar soundtrack.
It’s the perfect blend of hip hop, sound bites from the movie, original score, Western twang, mean beats and chock full of soul.
I am totally fangirling over this soundtrack at the moment; forgive me.
- Winged – James Russo (Dialogue)
- Django – Rocky Roberts & Luis Bacalov
- The Braying Mule – Ennio Morricone
- In That Case Django, After You… – Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx (Dialogue)
- His Name Was King – Luis Bacalov
- Freedom – Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton
- Five-Thousand-Dollar N****s & Gummy Mouth Bitches – Don Johnson & Christoph Waltz (Dialogue)
- La Corsa (2nd version) – Luis Bacalov
- Sneaky Schultz and the Demise of Sharp – Don Stroud (Dialogue)
- I Got a Name – Jim Croce
- I Giorni Dell’ira (Days of Anger) – Riz Ortolani
- 100 Black Coffins – Rick Ross
- Nicaragua – Jerry Goldsmith Feat. Pat Metheny
- Hildi’s Hot Box – Samuel L. Jackson & Leonardo DiCaprio (Dialogue)
- Sister Sara’s Theme – Ennio Morricone
- Ancora Qui – Ennio Morricone & Elisa
- Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable) – James Brown & Tupac
- Who Did That To You? – John Legend
- Too Old To Die Young – Brother Dege
- Stephen The Poker Player – Samuel L. Jackson (Dialogue)
- Un Moumento – Ennio Morricone
- Six Shots, Two Guns – Jamie Foxx & Samuel L. Jackson (Dialogue)
- Trinity (Titoli) – Franco Micalizzi & Annibale with I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni
- Ode to Django (The D is Silent) – RZA
My favourite tracks were of course most of the hip hop, R&B and non-score tracks, as bolded above. I usually skip over the dialogue pieces, except for ‘Six Shots, Two Guns’: probably the best five seconds of the entire soundtrack! So bad ass.
Ode to Django (The D is Silent) is kind of haunting but inspiring in a way. It’s one of my go-to tracks in the gym. RZA is stellar, as usual. WU TANG 4EVER.
Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable) is a total pump-up song and whoever thought of remixing James Brown and Tupac was BRILLIANT. And the sound bite ‘I like the way you die, boy’ is just the cherry on the cake. Just makes me want to do some chin ups and throw some punches.
100 Black Coffins by Rick Ross is another good one, if you like heavy bass and Rick Ross grunts. (I know I’m not the only one.)
Freedom and Who Did That To You? are more on the inspirational, softer side of the soundtrack but they’re still great to work out to.
So, download it or buy it. Honestly. You won’t regret it.