Pairing a trailer with exactly the right tune is an art that very few get right. When it is done correctly, it can lift the audience’s expectations for the film sky-high, whether the end result lives up to it or not. Far from the ho-hum run of the mill trailer (that usually gives too much away), these trailers lift the marketing from the ordinary to the sublime. With the release of the music driven Baby Driver, and inspired by it’s awesome “TeKillYah” trailer (see below), we press play on another Movie Mixtape and gather together the most memorable trailer songs.With this list, I’ve chosen trailers that were defined by one song, whether it runs the whole trailer or just a decent chunk of it, as there are a number of great trailers that use two or more different songs to great effect (I’m looking at you Deadpool). Whether action-packed, epic as fuck, or expertly setting the mood of the film, it’s a wildly varied list that will take you from the streets of Atlanta, to the battlefields of Iraq and the dorm rooms of Harvard, before shooting off to the far reaches of the galaxy.

Check out the playlist below:


Tequila – The Champs (Baby Driver – 2017)

*actual version used in the trailer/film wasn’t available on Spotify

Immigrant Song – Led Zepplin (Thor: Ragnarok – 2017)

Feel Right – Mark Ronson Feat. Mystikal (The Nice Guys – 2016)

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (Suicide Squad – 2016)

House Of The Rising Sun – Heavy Young Heathens (The Magnificent Seven – 2016)

Hooked On A Feeling – Blue Suede (Guardians Of The Galaxy – 2015)

Five To One – The Doors (Kingsman: The Secret Service – 2014)

Sabotage – The Beastie Boys (Star Trek: Beyond – 2014)

Dirty Paws – Of Monsters And Men (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty – 2013)

Wake Up – The Arcade Fire (Where The Wild Things Are – 2011)

Creep – Scala & Kolacny Brothers (The Social Network – 2010)

Paper Planes – M.I.A (Pineapple Express – 2008)

Jesus Walks – Kanye West (Jarhead – 2005)

That about does it for another spin of Movie Mixtape. Which is your favourite trailer song? Did I miss any classics? Sound off in the comments below or on our Facebook page.