With the impending release of Spider-man: Homecoming, the world is about to get another iteration of the web-slinger, and nothing announces a superhero quite like an epic theme. It’s an understatement to say that the genre has exploded over the last two decades, and with that has come some outstanding musical scores. So it felt like the perfect time to do another edition of Movie Mixtape, and gather together the best Superhero themes.For the purposes of this list, I’ve stuck with strictly musical scores so there’ll be no pop/rock/otherwise tracks in sight. All the usual suspects are here, plus some more left-field choices, but the one thing they have in common is the ability to hit exactly the right emotional chord (pun intended). You’ll also see a lot of familiar composers on the list, it seems that the studios keep going back to the same guys (I wonder why). There’s no ranking system in play, these were just the 10 themes that connected most with us. They’re rousing, grand, and unmistakably heroic. What more could you ask for really?
Check out the playlist in the player below:
And here’s the track listing:
- Superman March – John Williams (Superman: The Movie – 1978)
- The Batman Theme – Danny Elfman (Batman – 1989)
- The Rocketeer Main Theme – James Horner (The Rocketeer – 1991)
- Spider-Man Main Title – Danny Elfman (Spider-Man – 2002)
- Captain America – Alan Silvestri (Captain America: The First Avenger – 2011)
- The Avengers – Alan Silvestri (The Avengers – 2012)
- Flight – Hans Zimmer/Junkie XL (Man Of Steel – 2013)
- You’re That Spider Guy – Hans Zimmer (The Amazing Spider-man 2 – 2014)
- Black Tears – Tyler Bates (Guardians Of The Galaxy – 2014)
- Is She With You? – Hans Zimmer/Junkie XL (Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice – 2016)
That about does it for another spin of Movie Mixtape. Which Superhero theme is your favourite? Did I miss any classics? Sound off in the comments below or on our Facebook page.