Three M.I.A. Songs Make the Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack a Can’t Miss
You can’t go wrong when three of the first songs in a movie are by M.I.A. Such is the case with Slumdog Millionaire. “O… Saya”, Paper Planes and the DFA Remix of Paper Planes kick-off the movie. M.I.A. may be Sri Lankan but her music is perfectly suited for the hustler-bustle of Mumbai. The kids are bonified hustlers, selling anything that will bring coin in the streets and on the trains of India.
A.R. Rahman delivers one of the best scores of the year in easily one of the best movies of the year too. Throw in a half dozen other bangra tunes and you have an energetic, engaging soundtrack that takes you for a ride, from the slums to the mansions of a city that evolves along with the discarded children who struggle to find happiness and each other as their lives take them on different tracks.
You can find the videos and downloads for the songs from Slumdog Millionaire at Reelsoundtrack. Here’s a list of the songs from Slumdog Millionaire in the order they appeared in the movie.
Theme for the TV show – Who Wants to be a Millionaire Theme by Keith Strachan and Matthew Strachan
Here’s the video to Paper Planes. I cannot hear it often enough:
And here’s O Saya by M.I.A. and A.R. Rahman: