Eternals has been the buzz of the internet for weeks, and everyone is waiting for Academy Award Winner Chloe Zhao to bring her hardware to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
From the star-studded cast to the new and exciting characters, this movie has everything going for it. One aspect of the film that might be flying under the radar, however, is the soundtrack.
Trailers show what Eternals will look like and the people involved point to what it will feel like. But what will Eternals sound like?
The sounds of the MCU have consistently brought chills to audiences. Scores like The Avengers theme and Captain America's auditory trademark have become classics. While the themes from Phase 4 have delivered the heat from WandaVision to Shang-Chi. Composer Ramin Djawadi is joining Richard Madden and Kit Harrington as Game of Thrones vets bringing their experience to Eternals, so the film is in good hands. But the score is not the only player in the sound of an MCU film.
"Needle Drops" have become a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since Back In Black hit in the opening shot of Iron Man. Projects like Guardians of the Galaxy have transformed the way fans approach a soundtrack in comic book movies. While Eternals' century spreading storyline doesn't hint toward a large variety of pop classics, the setlist is full of interesting choices that are sure to set the tone of the movie throughout.
Here are all the needle drops being featured in Eternals.
Full Song List From Eternals Movie
The full soundtrack of the upcoming Marvel film Eternals has been unveiled. The full list can be seen below:
Time: Pink Floyd
Sugarfoot: Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears
Stay In The Groove Pt. 1: The Dap-Kings (ft. Rickey Calloway)
Losing You: Written by Pierre Havet, Jean Gatson Renard, and Carl Sigman
Nach Mera Hero: Celina Sharma
Lend Me Your Comb: Carl Perkins
Mama Tried: Merle Haggard
Happy Children: Written by Harry Bluestone and Emil Cadkin
Graceful Nature: Written by Stuart Roslyn
The End of the World: Skeeter Davis
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Majo 2nd Mov. Affettuoso: Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude In G Major, BMV 902, No. 1A: Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Feels Like The First Time: Foreigner
From Pink Floyd To Lizzo
Some MCU movies use these needle drops as part of the story (Guardians of the Galaxy) while others use them for nostalgia and comedy (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings). Eternals is prime to use this unique array of music to not only set the tone but also set the period. The film is confirmed to be set partially in the past and in the future. This opens the door for music from all different time periods to help the audience get a sense of the calendar.
Time is such a big part of this story, so it makes sense to begin this list with Time by Pink Floyd. Sure, the lyrics of this classic are built to play beautifully over any scene, but it is the guitar solos that will play a part in the epicness of this film.
Sugarfoot by Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears and Stay in the Groove Pt. 1 by The Dap-Kings (ft. Rickey Calloway) both lend themselves perfectly to a walk and talk character introduction which is bound to be scattered throughout this movie. With so many characters needing to be introduced, there are plenty of opportunities to bring energy and rhythm with these songs.
Nach Mera Hero by Celina Sharma translates to "Dance My Hero" and would play perfectly in some of the Mayan-inspired backdrops featured in the trailers. In the comics, The Eternals have deep Mayan roots and this song could help portray that.
BTS and Lizzo are bringing their hits to Eternals as the only contemporary hits on this list. This is the type of familiarity that gives Marvel movies that trademark age-inclusive vibe.
Lend Me Your Comb by Carl Perkins brings that scratchy radio sound that makes audiences feel like apple pie, while Mama Tried by Merle Haggard adds a country flavor to what might be the most diverse tracklist in the MCU catalog. The range of timestamps on these songs varies but includes many "oldies".
Two songs on this list highlight the romance narrative driving this movie. One of which will bring a tear to your eye as The End of the World by Skeeter Davis is sure to spotlight Ikaris and Sersi's, destined love. But there is another way they could approach this love affair.
Feels Like The First Time by Foreigner is one of the most well-known songs in 80s movie song history. Often linked to two people passionately in love, this could also be hinting at the Eternals being apart for so long. Either way, this song has never missed in a big movie and is sure to pop off the screen in Eternals.