Django Unchained: Soundtrack Perfection

DJANGO: The D is Silent

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.

Track listing:

  1.  Winged – James Russo (Dialogue)
  2. Django – Rocky Roberts & Luis Bacalov
  3. The Braying Mule – Ennio Morricone
  4. In That Case Django, After You… – Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx (Dialogue)
  5. His Name Was King – Luis Bacalov
  6. Freedom – Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton
  7. Five-Thousand-Dollar N****s & Gummy Mouth Bitches – Don Johnson & Christoph Waltz (Dialogue)
  8. La Corsa (2nd version) – Luis Bacalov
  9. Sneaky Schultz and the Demise of Sharp – Don Stroud (Dialogue)
  10. I Got a Name – Jim Croce
  11. I Giorni Dell’ira (Days of Anger) – Riz Ortolani
  12. 100 Black Coffins – Rick Ross
  13. Nicaragua – Jerry Goldsmith Feat. Pat Metheny
  14. Hildi’s Hot Box – Samuel L. Jackson & Leonardo DiCaprio (Dialogue)
  15. Sister Sara’s Theme – Ennio Morricone
  16. Ancora Qui – Ennio Morricone & Elisa
  17. Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable) – James Brown & Tupac
  18. Who Did That To You? – John Legend
  19. Too Old To Die Young – Brother Dege
  20. Stephen The Poker Player – Samuel L. Jackson (Dialogue)
  21. Un Moumento – Ennio Morricone
  22. Six Shots, Two Guns – Jamie Foxx & Samuel L. Jackson (Dialogue)
  23. Trinity (Titoli) – Franco Micalizzi & Annibale with I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni
  24. 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.



One Comment Add yours

  1. this post just made me wanna hit the gym with you! haha i can imagine the pump-up, badass tunes in the background as we tear some shit up! LOL

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