Entertainment news site Comic Book Movie is revealing the soundtrack for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
Update: While the original article did mention the word soundtrack, this seems to be a playlist on Spotify curated by Paramount Pictures. In addition, since the article went live, the non-hip-hop tracks such as Unicron’s Theme and Arrival on Earth from the original score have been removed from said playlist. No official word yet on if this will be an actual soundtrack released physically or with a listing in digital album marketplaces like iTunes, or if it is just a playlist. There may be a separate actual Soundtrack album, and/or a Score album at a later date. Stay tuned.
The soundtrack is appropriately named ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beats‘.
- “Unicron Theme” from the Motion Picture Transformers: The Movie (1986)
- “C.R.E.A.M.” Performed by Wu-Tang Clan
- “Check The Rhime” Performed by A Tribe Called Quest
- “Anything (Old Skool Radio Version)” Performed by SWV
- “Scamba” Performed by Leslie Pintchik
- “Represent” Performed by Nas
- “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) – Agami Music Version” Performed by Digable Planets
- “The Choice Is Yours” Performed by Black Sheep
- “Groove Thang” Written by Shereelynn Sarah Brown, Keir Lamont Gist, Charles C. Mims, Renée Neufville, Patrice L. Rushen & Fred Douglas Washington
- “Waterfalls” Written by Patrick Brown, Marquez Ethridge, Raymon Ameer Murray, Rico Wade & Lisa Nicole Lopes
- “Carnaval de Qatqa” Traditional
- “Huaylarsh” Traditional
- “Saqraz de Paucartambo Cusco” Traditional
- “Whoomp There It Is” Written by Stephen Gibson & Cecil Lavel Glenn
- “Mama Said Knock You Out (Sam Wilkes Remix)” Performed by LL Cool J
- “Arrival to Earth” from the Motion Picture Transformers (2007) Written by Steve Jablonsky
- “No Sacrifice, No Victory” from the Motion Picture Transformers (2007) Written by Steve Jablonsky
- “Ending” from the Motion Picture Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Written by Steve Jablonsky
- “Hypnotize” Performed by Notorious B.I.G.
- “On My Soul” Performed by Tobe Nwigwe, Nas & Jacob Banks
You can check out the samples, after the jump.
So is this getting an official release, or was it made just for the sake of a playlist? The traditional Peruvian music is what’s throwing me off
I love the hip hop soundtrack, but these are some Songs that I wish were in the movie
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun – YouTube
Green Day – Longview [Official Music Video] – YouTube
Beastie Boys – Sabotage – YouTube
Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box (Official Music Video) – YouTube
Beck – Loser (Official Music Video) – YouTube
Collective Soul – Shine (Official Video) – YouTube
Veruca Salt – Seether (Official Video) – YouTube
Animal (Remastered) – YouTube
The Smashing Pumpkins – Today – YouTube
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song (Official Music Video) [HD] – YouTube
Definitely. Some TF references in hip hop include
“Total dominance, rise to prominence
In my prime like Optimus, stand in astonishment”- “Seven” by Army of the Pharaohs (2007)
In these drastic surroundings, it be sounding like Lebanon
Makin' fools "Retreat!" like Megatron and Starscream
Oh yeah I scream on stars
That get loot then crossover like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar“ – “Light Speed” by Dr. Dre (Ft. Hittman) (1999)
“Was diabolical to the last visible molecule
A spaceknight like Rom, consume planets like Unicron
Blasting photon bombs from the arm like Galvatron”- “Impossible” by Wu-Tang Clan (1997)
For more modern examples too
“Yeah, you ***** Autobots, I'm a damn Gundam
Walk around this bitch like I'm the pops, now they mad I sonned 'em”- “Supernatural” by Trippie Redd (2021)
“Don't inform me about who informing, that's yo' final warning,
7.62s sting like a Bumblebee, he start transforming”- “Final Warning” by NLE Choppa (2022)
“This a different tax bracket, upper echelon
I'm still the bad guy, I am a Decepticon
Some call me Nicki but some call me Megatron
I'm stoppin' bags and I don't need a red octagon”- “Transformer” by Future (ft. Nicki Minaj) (2018)
Oh yeah, plenty of references in songs over the years too. It's awesome how at the end of the day, two extremes of the music spectrum are largely comprised of huge nerds (in the best way).
And thank you, always happy to see another Gun X Sword fan!
Really? I never would have thought. Anyways, I prefer grunge and metal as well, but I don't really care if the soundtrack features primarily hip-hop. If it suits the vibe of the movie, so be it. Btw I respect the Dann of Thursday pfp.
I do see your point, as that's not what this movie is going for, but giant robots kicking ass always works with metal.
There has also always been a HUGE overlap of hip-hop and TF fans. Long overdue imo and I'm primarily a metalhead.
This right here. I'm a native Manhattanite and in the 90s everyone was listening to hip hop in the city. I went to a fancy prep school and fellas were listening to Three 6 Mafia ffs.
They’re going for a very certain vibe specific to the setting of (part) of the film. At least the part that has been the most prevalent in marketing and promos.
What people were familiar with/loved in the 90s does not necessarily equate to what people were familiar with/loved in the 90s in New York City
Can't help but agree. Even as a massive metalhead, hearing any metal or grunge in this movie would be super out of place.
yeah, 90s culture for a young POC living in Brooklyn, NYC. Why on earth would there be metal or grunge.
nah I'm with you. They're making a film based on 90's culture but there isn't a single metal or grunge song. The fuck is this.
As someone who grew up listening to Hip-Hop. The more that I see the songs that I grew up with getting more attention, makes me incredibly happy.
No Weird Al Yankovic, Spicegirls, or Mirage doing the Macarena?! How can this be a Unicron movie set in the 90’s?
lol seriously… it’s already too long. They don’t need to add another 50 hours to the screen time with every “gem” from 1990-1999.
And missing DMX for some reason…
Now this is a nice 90s soundtrack, just missing Pac…
Oof. What a hot take
Listened to the soundtrack listings, and while I can't say I love them as much as the songs in Bumblebee I do think they'll be cool in the context of the movie. Rap has never really been my favorite genre, but it's certainly not my least favorite and it tends to sound good in movies because it's upbeat and has a steady rhythm. It's cool to see the franchise try new things.
I actually really like the song "Waterfalls" (heard it for the first time a few weeks back, and have been listening to it a lot recently). But it's weird the track listing doesn't give a performer like the other listings. Makes me think it'll just be one of the characters singing a couple lines from it, which would be kind of disappointing because I'd love to hear that song play in the movie. But maybe a performer isn't listed because it's a new cover or something.
The Steve Jablonsky themes are interesting. I'm curious if they'll just play the existing songs or if they've incorporated them into new pieces of the score.