We love a good animated film over here at THP, and being music geeks, we love the soundtracks just as much! Music and film are so beautifully intertwined and can really amplify each other when used in the right way. From Wreck-It Ralph to Shrek and Into The Spider-Verse, you know there are some bangers that have been written and recorded that take these films to the next level. Here are just a few of our faves!
The Bad Guys: ‘Feelin’ Alright’
Elle King has a pretty iconic discography in her own right, but she’s recently released a cover of Joe Cocker’s ‘Feelin’ Alright’ for the latest Dreamworks film, The Bad Guys. You can catch the film in theaters on April 22nd, so you don’t have to wait long! It’s about a criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, so expect comedy gold and a whole lot of animated action. We’re so excited to see the film and although it’s not a Marvel movie, you know you’re going to catch us sitting through the credits just to hear Elle’s song in surround sound. It’s going to be a heavenly experience that we just wait can’t for! Until we get to do that, you can stream the single here!
Tangled: ‘Something That I Want’
Another credits gem! Written and performed by Grace Potter, we love this song from the Tangled soundtrack. You’re probably already noticing a theme here and that is feel-good music! We like to think this song is about manifesting a life for yourself. The whole film is about being brave and getting out of your comfort zone and this is the perfect song for it. Fun fact: it was also recorded in Spanish for international releases of the film by Fanny Lú. Shout out to her!
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse: ‘Sunflower’
You’re a sunflower, we think we love this song too much! From an incredible movie comes an incredible song. Post Malone and Swae Lee dropped their collaboration ‘Sunflower’ for the multi-versal Spider-Man film we got before No Way Home! This track always puts us in a good mood. Add this to your daily playlist and thank us later!
Trolls: ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’
Justin Timberlake released this song as part of the soundtrack to the 2016 film Trolls. We don’t have much to say about this song that hasn’t already been said, but as Justin said, “it’s something magical.” Take a break from your day and dance with us! Classic JT serving the groove!
The LEGO Movie: ‘Everything is Awesome’
If you say this wasn’t stuck in your head the entire year The LEGO Movie came out, we feel like you’re maybe lying to yourself. We could use this hardcore positivity in our lives more often. Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island teamed up for this techno-pop banger and our lives haven’t been the same since this collab dropped. We don’t think we’ll ever be able to stop ourselves breaking into song the second someone says awesome, at least in our heads anyway! Everything is awesome!
Which one of these songs from movie soundtracks is your favorite? Did we miss your all time fave? Let us know in the comments or drop us a tweet @TheHoneyPop. You can also vibe with us on Facebook or Instagram, come say hey!