No Batman movie could be complete without a musical soundtrack that will resonate with the audience. From Hans Zimmer to Danny Elfman, there have been so many amazing scores that helped tell the story of Bruce Wayne’s war on crime. Here is my Ranking Of The Batman Theatrical Soundtracks And Scores:
11. Batman & Robin
Relying heavily on pop music, it features The Smashing Pumpkins’ “The End Is the Beginning Is the End” which won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
10. Batman Forever
Seals’ single “Kiss from a Rose” won three Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1996. The rest of the soundtrack used pop music and techno for a score.
09. The Lego Batman Movie
This soundtrack is built more for fun, using a humorous mix of rock and pop songs, as well as R&B beats to help build the story.
08. Batman the Movie (1966)
A product of the sixties, the song has a snappy quality to it and helps beings in the sound effects for the epic “POW” when Batman would throw a punch at the bad guys.
07. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL tell the story of the World’s Finest squaring off with a background score that resonates.
06. The Dark Knight Rises
After Batman is broken, he must rise. With this amazing Hans Zimmer score, the Dark Knight has to save Gotham before Bane can destroy it.
05. Batman Returns
Danny Elfman and producer Steve Bartek brought the story of the Penguin and Catwoman battling Batman through their epic score.
04. Batman Begins
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard help director Christopher Nolan retell the origin of the Dark Knight, taking it to new heights.
03. Batman (1989)
Tim Burton worked with Danny Elfman to compose the score and the artist Prince to help with the soundtrack. What follows is one of the most unique movie music selections.
02. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Shirley Walker brought the story of Batman: The Animated Series to life on the big screen with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill voicing Batman and the Joker, respectively.
01. The Dark Knight
Batman, played by Christian Bale, faces off against the Joker, played by the late-great Heath Ledger to the backdrop of an epic soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard.
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