Music from Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder was very funny. One of my favorite parts of the movie was actually the very beginning – just as / before the it started. There were a number of fake previews for movies featuring the characters of Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Stiller. The lady next to me was huffing and puffing about them, complaining about the ridiculous number of previews that are shown before movies nowadays, before realizing that these previews were actually part of the movie itself. Could not help but laugh at that one.

There are 23 songs in Tropic Thunder, including Crystal Method, Ludacris, Flo Rida, Rolling Stones, Enigma, MC Hammer, Steppenwolf, CCR, Quiet Riot and the Temptations. That’s quite a mix. The videos and downloads for all the songs are on the Tropic Thunder page on ReelSoundtrack. Unfortunately, only half of the songs are on the soundtrack album.

Here are a few of the more notable music moments from the movie Tropic Thunder. The videos and downloads for the songs can be found at ReelSoundtrack as well:

Preview for The Fatty’s Fart Two – Cum On Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot and Brick House by David Way

Faux preview for Robert Downey Jr.’s movie Satan’s Alley – Sadeness Pt. 1 by Enigma

Helicopter ride into the jungle – The Name of the Game by Crystal Method

Heading to the river – Run Through the Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Bird steals Jack Black’s “jelly beans” – The Pusher by Steppenwolf

Ben Stiller goes through the jungle alone – Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

Tom Cruise dances – Low by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain

After Simple Jack performance – For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield

Here’s The Name of the Game by The Crystal Method:


~ by montelutz on August 15, 2008.

35 Responses to “Music from Tropic Thunder”

  1. hey i saw this movie last night it was well funny and i really enjoyed tom cruise making a complete prick of himself at the end just for the nations laughs. what was the song he dances to in the credits at the end please? thanks dude

  2. Heyy.. The song that is in the End.. while the credits come..
    The Song you are looking for is.

    —> Ludacris – Get Back <——

    😉 Get it?

  3. Anobody know the song that was played in the beginng. during when ben stiller got shot, like in platoon. it was quite sad, anobody know it??????????

  4. I believe the song you are looking for is “Escalation” by Matt Hirt.

    I could not find the download for the song online but you can find the rest of the music from the movie here:

  5. The song in the end was most definitely NOT Get Back by Ludacris. It wasn’t even Ludacris.

  6. My apologies, I just realized my mistake. For some reason I thought you were talking about Flo Rida. For some reason I missed that you were talking about the end of the film. That’s what I get for not reading posts carefully before replying.

  7. The song from the faux trailer of Ben Stiller Tugg Speadmam Scortcer VI….pls

  8. hey u know what the song Tugg Speedmman mobile ringtones in the movie???

  9. wats that song that tom cruise dances 2 at the end of the movie??

  10. I like the song for what its worth by buffalo springfielddd!

  11. Anyone know the song from the trailer with F. Prince Junior? the gay priest movie??

  12. The song that is playing during the gay priest movie preview is Sadeness Pt. 1 by Enigma.

    The video for the song is here:

  13. where i can download (free) the song Escalation – Matt Hirt.

  14. Anyone knows the song that is played after tom cruise said listen to the god? Thanks!

  15. What’s the name of the song that is played after tom cruise said listen to the god? Thanks!

  16. Anyone know the song that played after Tom cruise hang up the phone and said listen to the god? Thanks a lot!

  17. Ive got it guys! Thanks anyway 🙂

  18. Hey, does anyone know where i can get Matt Hirt’s ‘Escalation’ because doesn’t work and i cant find it on iTunes… Thanks!!

  19. whats the song in the very end were the one guy tells his assistance that a monkey could do his job and than he gets up and starts dancing?

  20. The song where Tom Cruise is dancing at the end and the credits roll, is by Ludacris ‘Get back’. (Its about 2years old this song) 🙂

  21. does anyone know the name of that clasical/orchestra song that played when robert downey gave ben stiller the oscar near the end of the movie

  22. was wondering what the song was called when the baldish dude clicked the button on the remote, and he just starts dancing?

  23. hi anybody can help me find the song escalation matt hirt??

  24. When Ben Stiller gets “shot” ala Platoon, the song is Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”.

  25. where can i download the song escalation Matt Hirt

  26. escalation free download?????

  27. Anyone knows where to get Escalation by Matt Hirt? Please let me know.


  28. Tags to find this comment easier:

    The Song From Tropic Thunder Music Sad Dramatic Theme When Ben Stiller Runs Jungle And Gets Shot Hands Explodes Similar To James Horner’s Shutting Down Graces Lab

  29. please tel me the song name when a fat bald guy dances in his office after he heard about the flaming dragon??? thanks

  30. Whats the song they play when they do their first scene after the director gets killed?

  31. I love Tom Cruise dances – Low by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain

  32. Whats the song called when ben stiller and his friends walk threw the jungle and jack black wass gonna do cocaine and his friend wated some and jack black said it was jelly beans. Can somebody please tell me

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