The Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with amazing storylines and characters, but one of the major aspects of every entry are the soundtracks.
From the Avengers Assemble theme all the way to Avengers: Endgame's now-iconic "Portals" music, many would agree that these tones create a sense of nostalgia whenever they are played onscreen. Aside from these memorable background scores, MCU projects are also no stranger to different tracks from various artists in pop culture.
James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy films pushed music into the forefront by incorporating the Awesome Mix playlists that are played throughout the narrative. Meanwhile, songs like Thor: Ragnarok's Immigrant Song and Iron Man's Back in Black also left a mark in the ears of many fans due to the fact that they represent iconic MCU moments.
WandaVision took it up a notch by showcasing a plethora of original songs, which include the fan-favorite Agatha All Along performed by Agatha Harkness star Kathryn Hahn.
Now, it seems that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will look to join the fun in the music department.
Shang-Chi's Soundtrack Has Tons of Surprises
Marvel Studios officially released the full list of songs that were featured in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The full list can be seen below:
Act Up: Rich Brian & EarthGang
Foolish: Rich Brian, Warren Hue, and Guapdad 4000
A Whole New World: Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Old Town Road: Written by Montero Lamar Hill, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Kiowa Roukema
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing: Written by Diane Warren
This Is How We Do It: Written by Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce, and Ricky Walters
Lose Control: JJ Lin
Run It: DJ Snake featuring Rick Ross and Rich Brian
In The Dark (Film Version): Swae Lee
Baba Says: Adawa, Shayiting EL, and HENRY LAU
Lazy Susan: 21 Savage, Rich Brian, Warren Hue, and Masiwei
Warriors: Warren Hue and Seori
Clocked Out: Audrey Nuna and NIKI
Hotel California: Eagles
Dan Yuan Ren Chang Jiu: Teresa Teng
Butterfly (Upswing Mix): SMiLE.dk
Du Shang Xi Liu: Teresa Teng
Escape: Bekon and The Donuts
Never Gonna Come Down: Mark Tuan and BIBI
Fire in the Sky: Anderson .Paak
Swan Song: Saweetie and NIKI
The song that plays during Shang-Chi's end credits, Fire in the Sky by Anderson .Paak, can be to listened below:
The MCU Soundtracks Never Fail To Deliver
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' soundtrack is jampacked with impressive content.
Given that Marvel is under Disney, it comes as no surprise that A Whole New World, a song from Aladdin, is present in the film. Meanwhile, the inclusion of familiar songs like I Don't Want To Miss A Thing and Hotel California creates a sense of nostalgia that should be familiar to both hardcore and casual fans alike.
Meanwhile, the majority of songs that make up Shang-Chi's soundtrack is from the film's official album from 88rising, which features a collection of Asian and Asian-American artists. The participation of Asian music artists in Shang-Chi is a fitting addition to the film's historic representation drive, since it creates an opportunity for these musicians to be heard on a grand scale.
Throughout the film's narrative, many would agree that every song that was featured essentially fits the tone that the scene is trying to evoke, may it be the action-packed moments or the more intimate sequences. If a Shang-Chi sequel is greenlit down the line, it's reasonable to assume that Marvel will continue to deliver more music from Asian musicians, especially after the positive reception of fans toward the soundtrack.