All 12 Songs from the Despicable Me Soundtrack
There were 12 songs in Despicable Me, including three from Pharell, who also scored the Despicable Me soundtrack. Pharrell’s music is an interesting contrast to the other songs in the movie, such as Sweet Home Alabama and Boogie Fever, as well as, Copa Cabana and Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema).
I’ve been a huge fan of Pharrell as part of N.E.R.D. and Neptunes. I was a bit surprised to see his name up there for scoring the movie, but it works, it really works. The title track, Despicable Me, plays for the first time when Grum is at the coffee shop and then heads home. The beat was unexpected but it worked. I found myself trying to figure out who it was and how a song like that got in a movie like this, until I remembered that Pharrell was at the helm. The music did not dominate the movie, but it helped to carry it through. Both were excellent.
It took me a week to post this – apologies for the delay – but I finally have the complete list of all 12 songs from Despicable Me with notes on the scenes they were in, plus downloads for most of them.
- Pyramids – Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Coffee shop to his home – Despicable Me – Pharrell
- Moon landing as a kid – Garota de Ipanema – Antonio Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
- Boogie robots – Boogie Fever – The Sylvers
- The Way It Is (Vector’s Theme) – D.A. Wallach
- Karoake – Copacabana – Studio musicians
- Amusement park – Fun, Fun, Fun – Pharrell
- Building the rocket – Prettiest Girls – Pharrell
- (unknown scene) – My Life – Robin Thicke (update: @Nakia thinks the song plays during the end credits. Any thoughts?)
- Gru dances at the dance recital for the minions – You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
- (unknown scene) – Minion Mambo – The Minions
- (unknown scene) – I’m on a Roll – Destinee and Paris
- First end credits song – Prettiest Girls – Pharrell
- Second end credits song – Fun, Fun, Fun – Pharrell
- Original music for Despicable Me – Pharrell Williams and Heitor Pereira