MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE BABY DRIVER 30-SONG SOUNDTRACK RELEASED ON DANGER MOUSE’S 30TH CENTURY RECORDS TO PRESS FANFARE
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FILM BABY DRIVER IN THEATRES NOW
Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, the 30-song soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s buzzed about music laden film Baby Driver, has raced into the #1 chart position on iTunes. The fast paced soundtrack, laced with gems from almost every musical genre and spanning across multiple decades, was released last week on Award-winning producer and artist Danger Mouse’s Columbia Records imprint 30th Century Records.
Baby Driver, from TriStar Pictures, MRC, Working Title, and Big Talk Pictures, overperformed even the most optimistic expectations, taking in $39 million over the first seven days since its Wednesday opening last week. The film received an A CinemaScore from under 25 and A- overall and has a 97 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has already become writer-director Edgar Wright all-time highest-grossing film domestically and is on pace to become the biggest hit of Wright’s career worldwide.
The press cannot get enough of the creative soundtrack and the way Wright uses music throughout the film, with Los Angeles Times noting that the film is as “sonically inspired as it is visually” while Variety proclaims “the soundtrack to Baby Driver is a music nerd’s dream” and NPR raves the music “goes full throttle”.
The soundtrack can be purchased both physically as a two LP and two CD set, as well as digitally across all retailers.
BABY DRIVER SOUNDTRACK TRACKLISTING:
Bellbottoms – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Harlem Shuffle – Bob & Earl
Egyptian Reggae – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Smokey Joe’s La La – Googie Rene
Let’s Go Away For Awhile – The Beach Boys
B-A-B-Y – Carla Thomas
Kashmere – Kashmere Stage Band
Unsquare Dance – Dave Brubeck
Neat Neat Neat – The Damned
Easy (Single Version) – The Commodores
Debora – T. Rex
Debra – Beck
Bongolia – Incredible Bongo Band
Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms) – The Detroit Emeralds
Early In The Morning – Alexis Korner
The Edge – David McCallum
Nowhere To Run – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Tequila – The Button Down Brass
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby – Sam & Dave
Every Little Bit Hurts – Brenda Holloway
Intermission – Blur
Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version) – Focus
Radar Love (1973 Single Edit) – Golden Earring
Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up – Barry White
Know How – Young MC
Brighton Rock – Queen
Easy – Sky Ferreira
Baby Driver – Simon & Garfunkel
Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version) – Kid Koala
Chase Me – Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi
Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, includes an original song created by Danger Mouse specifically for Baby Driver, “Chase Me” ft. Run the Jewels and Big Boi. Rolling Stone notes the song is “…packed with plenty of vivid bad-boy braggadocio” while Fadercalls it “fiery”. The guest features on the song make for the perfect film tie in, as both Killer Mike of Run the Jewels and Big Boi have small but memorable appearances in Baby Driver. “Chase Me” samples “Bellbottoms” by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and features additional production from Run The Jewels El-P. Purchase and stream here:http://smarturl.it/ChaseMeSingle
The action laden, eye-popping video for “Chase Me”, directed by Edgar Wright, was released yesterday. Fans can watch Danger Mouse, Run the Jewels and Big Boi evade police detection as they fly through Atlanta at breakneck speed, with Baby behind the wheel. The video, which features clips from Baby Driver film, as well as the actual vehicle used in the movie, can be seen here: HERE.
Written and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Watch the trailer for Baby Driver here: http://tinyurl.com/gsdsbuhand watch the latest trailer, featuring “Tequila”, here: http://tinyurl.com/y6wx2o4r
For more information on Baby Driver, fans can visit @BabyDriverMovie across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About 30th Century Records
Since launching in December 2015 with the release of 30th Century Records Compilation, Volume I, Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, the imprint in collaboration with Columbia Records, has already built an impressive roster, releasing albums by Autolux, Sam Cohen, Maybird, Dams of The West (featuring Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson), and the album Last Place by Grandaddy. The most recent project for the Label and Danger Mouse was the ambitious accompanying soundtrack for the acclaimed Amazon Original Series “The Man InThe High Castle,” Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album which features everyone from Beck, Michael Kiwanuka, The Shins, Sharon Van Etten, + more, all covering songs from the early 1960s.
Aside from his work as a label owner, Danger Mouse has established himself as a producer, artist, composer and songwriter. Through the years, his work has been heavily praised and recognized by the music world. Among his 21 GRAMMY nominations that span nine years, Danger Mouse has won six awards including Producer of the Year in 2011. In 2014, he won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for his writing and production work with U2 on their song “Ordinary Love.”
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