All 17 Kick-Ass Songs from the Kick-Ass Soundtrack
What would you expect from a movie called Kick-Ass but a Kick-Ass soundtrack. You can test the theory by checking out all 17 songs from the movie. The soundtrack album does a pretty good job of replicating the tunes from the film, with about two-thirds of them on the CD, but you can find all of them here, including a couple songs from Prodigy, as well as Primal Scream, Gnarls Barkley, Elvis and the title track by Mika.
I’m really hopeful that the movie is as kick-ass as the trailers have been. I’ve been looking forward to the film for quite a while. Update 2: So I finally saw this movie – and is abso-fuckinlutely kick-ass. Holy crap this movie is awesome. The scene where Hit Girl goes into Frank’s apartment is one of the best action scenes I have scene since Neo and Trinity took down the building in the original Matrix. The movie should have been called Hit Girl, because she is the reason it should be a hit.
Here’s the complete list of songs from the movie in the order they appeared in the film. I’ve updated the list with notes on all of the scenes but one. I can’t figure out where We’re All in Love plays. If you happen to know when it plays, please ping me with the info in the comments and I will update the post.
Frankly, there aren’t that many standout music scenes in the movie besides Gnarls Barkley playing in the Red Mist car, Bad Reputation playing when Hit Girl takes out all the guys at Frank’s apartment and the Bongo Song playing at Razul’s apartment.
Update 4: A lot of people have been asking about the jet pack scene, when Kick-Ass and Hit Girl fly away. @moritz has found the song. thank you so very much. I am sure you have made a lot of people happy. Here is the video for it:
Here’s the complete list of songs from Kick-Ass:
- Opening scene – Stand Up – Prodigy
- Movie – Can’t Go Back – Primal Scream
- There’s A Pot Brewing – The Little Ones
- Frank’s apartment – The Barber of Seville Overture – Zagreb Festival Orchestra
- Kick-Ass fight being videotaped – Omen – Prodigy [ thx to @Ryan for correcting the scene]
- Goes to Razul’s apartment – Bongo Song – Zongamin
- Hit Girl at Razul’s apartment – (Banana Splits) Tra La La Song – The Dickies
- Frank says kill Kick-Ass – Chi Mai Del Mio Provò, Piacer Piu Dolce! [Act 2], Idomeneo – Wiener Philharmoniker
- Applying self-tanner in bedroom – Starry Eyed – Ellie Goulding
- Kick-Ass tries on the cape – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both of Us – Sparks [thx to Lauren for the scene]
- Driving with Red Mist – Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
- Teddy bear camera – In The House In a Heartbeat – John Murphy [from 28 Days Later, thx to @Ryan for the correction]
- (unknown scene) – We’re All in Love – New York Dolls [@Triad thinks this is the scene where Hit Girl and Kick-Ass fly away on the jet pack. the order doesn’t seem to fit but I could be wrong. Maybe it plays twice? What do you think?]
- Hit Girl kills the door guards in the lobby – Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu – Ennio Morricone [correction based on comment from @Will O.]
- Live webcam, attempted execution – Adagio In D Minor by John Murphy [thx @Sean for the addition]
- Hit Girl rescues Big Daddy and Kick Ass – Kanada’s Death, Pt. 2 from the Sunshine soundtrack [thx @toughluck for the addition]
- Hit Girl takes out the apartment – Bad Reputation – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
- Kick-Ass flies in on Jet pack – Battle Hymn Of The Republic – Elvis Presley [version by the US Army Band]
- Kick-Ass and Hit Girl fly away on jet pack – The Surface Of The Sun (remix) by John Murphy [@Jessica has posted a link to the remix version of the song that sounds very similar to the jet pack scene from the movie. you can find the actual song playing in the background of the scene above]
- End credits song – Make Me Wanna Die – The Pretty Reckless
- Second end credits song – Kick Ass – Mika
Original music for Kick-Ass – Ilan Eshkeri, Henry Jackman and John Murphy
Update 3: Ryan D. pointed in the comments that I had a couple of the songs matched with the wrong scenes. If you find any mistakes, please post something in the comments and I will make changes to the post accordingly. Thanks in advance – I had a particularly hard time with some of the song-scene matches in Kick-Ass.
Update: The Guardian Film Blog has a no-holds-barred post about how derivative the movie score is – borrowing way too heavily from 28 Days Later and Sunshine. What do you think?