It’s the end of the world as we know it…
Looking back, 2021 has been a terrific year for films whether you’re a fan of horror, musicals, or everything in between.
Fortunately, Netflix has saved one of the year’s most star-studded films for audiences to unwrap on Christmas Eve. Of course, we’re talking about Adam McKay’s satirical sci-fi comedy Don’t Look Up.
The filmmaker has previously helmed the likes of Step Brothers, Anchorman, The Big Short, Vice, and more, so it’s no surprise to see so many stars hop aboard his latest project.
You’ll be tallying up just how many big names appear the entire time. On the other hand, you’ll also run out of fingers if you’re counting how many great songs you hear.
So, let’s outline the Don’t Look Up soundtrack so you can listen after it’s finished.
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Don’t Look Up soundtrack
The Don’t Look Up soundtrack features some iconic tracks and some more recent hits too. Check out the complete tracklist:
- ‘Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit’ by Wu-Tang Clan
- ‘Right Thurr’ by Chingy
- ‘Showdown’ by Eric V. Hachikian
- ‘Let the Eagle Soar’ by John Ashcroft
- ‘Doorman’ by Slowthai and Mura Musa
- ‘Statesboro Blues’ by The Allman Brothers Band
- ‘The Love I Hold’ by The Agents
- ‘Invasion’ by English Teeth
- ‘House of Bricks’ by Despot
- ‘Troubadour’ by George Strait
- ‘Just Like Paradise’ by David Lee Roth
- ‘Just Look Up’ by Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi
- ‘Till Then’ by The Mills Brothers
- ‘Bernadette’ by Four Tops
- ‘Taisho’ by Whitefield Brothers
- ‘Across the Alley from the Alamo’ by The Mills Brothers
- ‘I’ll Be Around’ by The Mills Brothers
- ‘Second Nature’ by Bon Iver
- ‘(Gonna Ride This) Whirlwind’ by The Escorts
Is the score on Spotify?
Yes, you can check out the original soundtrack on Spotify too, which contains the aforementioned ‘Just Look Up’ song by Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi.
The score comes from Nicholas Britell and there are 31 songs to dive into.
As for why Nicholas may sound familiar, he has worked on the music for such TV shows as Succession, while having also done the music on films like Cruella, The King, If Beale Street Could Talk, Battle of the Sexes, and Moonlight.
He worked with Adam McKay previously on The Big Short and Vice.
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“He created a sense of urgency with it”
Despite the fact that audiences will undoubtedly have a blast watching Don’t Look Up, it does carry an important message.
Leonardo DiCaprio opened up about it while in conversation with Collider:
“Adam created this film, which was about the climate crisis, but he created a sense of urgency with it by making it about a comet that’s gonna hit Earth within six months’ time. Science has become politicized. There are alternative facts. And I was just thankful to play a character who’s based on so many of the people that I’ve met from the scientific community…”
He continued: “… in particular, climate scientists who’ve been trying to communicate the urgency of this issue and feeling like they’re subjected to the last page on the newspaper.”
Don’t Look Up is now streaming on Netflix.