I Can’t Get the Music from the Inception Soundtrack Out of My Head
The eerie commercials for Inception, with the haunting horns blasting their way into your mind, had a strange way of luring me into the movie. Hans Zimmer does a brilliant job of capturing the unsettled and unsettling world of the movie through the score for Inception. The soundtrack to Inception only contains the score, not the two other songs from the movie.
Even though there are only two songs in Inception, one of them plays a pivotal role throughout – “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” by Edith Piaf. You’ll have to see the movie to understand that comment because I am not here to spoil anything for anyone. “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” plays on a half dozen occasions throughout the movie. I could swear that I could still here it as if it were piped down from the sky even as I was driving home. But that may have been because it was three o’clock in the morning and I was deliriously tired.
The only other song that plays in the film is “Aboun Salehoun” by Amira Saqati. It plays when they are getting in the cab at the beginning of the inception job.
I was a fan of Memento, but I thought Inception was even better. I will certainly be seeing it at least one more time in the theater. It left my head spinning in the best of ways. I’ve had Christopher Nolan’s first film, Following, on my Netflix instant queue for a while. I’m moving it to the top.
Here’s the complete list of songs from Inception in the order they appeared in the movie, although truthfully, the first one should be listed a lot more than once. You can click on the links to download the songs.
- Original music for Inception by Hans Zimmer
- Song that plays for the extraction kicks – Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf
- Music playing in the taxi at the beginning of the inception job – Aboun Salehoun by Amira Saqati