All 28 Songs in the Wall Street 2 Money Never Sleeps Soundtrack
There are 28 songs in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, but most of the songs play second fiddle to the 10 songs featuring David Byrne and Brian Eno in some form or fashion. The soundtrack album has but a small slice of the music from the movie – only 9 of the 28 songs from Wallstreet 2. But at least all the songs on the album are actually in the movie. There are no derivatives here, unlike most soundtrack albums these days, or the securities that the movie slams so vigorously.
In addition to the David Byrne and Brian Eno musical extravaganza, Wall Street 2 features songs from Centric House, Speed Caravan, Stigmato Inc and the Shiny Toy Guns, not to mention Ennio Morricone’s iconic score from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, which serves as the best ring tone I have heard in a movie since Journey rang its way into Yes Man.
As for the movie itself, I can’t say that I was sold. I think Gordon Gekko’s speech about greed was a brilliant critique of the excesses and arrogance that got us into this mess. Indeed, the image of the gecko has come a long way since Gordon sullied the Gekko name in 1987. There also are a few cameo surprises that I enjoyed. But there were also a few characters/devices that I just missed completely. What the hell was the whistling bird thing? In classic Oliver Stone hit you across the forehead two-by-four style, the recurring kid bubbles were just a wee to blatant for me too. Of course, if the guys from Squawk Box had been a little more blatant in calling bullshit, maybe there would not have been a need for a sequel to Wall Street in the first place.
But I digress. We’re here to talk about the music, and there was a lot of it in this film. Here’s all 28 songs from Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in the order they appeared in the movie and with notes on the scenes they were in. Enjoy it, before this little soundtrack bubble bursts.
- Limo picks up guy from prison – Beatin’ Down the Block – Basko featuring Nomadik and Classic
- Seven years later / opening credits – Home – David Byrne
- Riding the motorcycle – Life is Long – David Byrne and Brian Eno
- Bulgari and the Bar – Reality Check – Stigmato, Inc.
- Walking down the street – Is It Really Possible – Wet Cookies
- Walking down the street – Diamond Belly Button – Speed Caravan
- Walking down the street – I Be Doin’ It – Classic
- Walking down the street – Alright, Alright (Seaside Remix) – Centric House
- Asks girlfriend to marry him – Home – David Byrne [repeat of earlier song]
- Spreading rumor, drinks, motorcycle, boxing – Strange Overtones – David Byrne and Brian Eno
- (unknown scene) – Sleeping Up – David Byrne
- Ring tone – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Ennio Morricone
- At Brenton James’ house – Sonata for Piano No. 8 Pathetique Adagio Cantabile – Alice Burla
- (unknown scene) – Mnemonic Discordance – David Byrne
- Jake visits Gekko – Ball – Craig Armstrong
- Alzheimer’s benefit dinner – Cheek to Cheek – London Musicians Orchestra
- Gekko at dinner with Bud – Puttin’ on the Pin Stripe Suit – Chris Walden
- Benefit dinner – Relax and Dance – Gerd Kadenbach
- People dancing at benefit dinner – Carousel Waltz – London Musicians Orchestra
- (unknown scene) – I’m Out of Here – Dick Stephen Walter
- Jake on the phone – Two Latin Lovers – John Cacavas and Hal David
- Dow drops (?) – Passionata – London Musicians Orchestra
- Pregnant – My Big Nurse – David Byrne and Brian Eno
- Brenton and Jake racing motorcycles – Ricochet! – Shiny Toy Guns
- Riding in the taxi – Dekha – Ali Zafar and Baqir Abbas
- Signing loan papers – Tiny Apocalypse – David Byrne
- Frozen Truth story – Lazy – X-Press2 featuring David Byrne
- James busts his painting – I Feel My Stuff – David Byrne and Brian Eno
- Second end credits song – This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) – Talking Heads
- Original music for Wall Street 2 Money Never Sleeps – Craig Armstrong