Creed (soundtrack)

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Creed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Creed film soundtrack.png
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedNovember 20, 2015
Genre
Length69:38
LabelAtlantic Records
Producer
Rocky soundtrack chronology
Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky
(2006)
Creed
(2015)
Creed II: The Album
(2018)
Singles from Creed
  1. "Check"
    Released: June 1, 2015

Creed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack album for the 2015 film Creed, which features music by various artists. The album was released on November 20, 2015 through Atlantic Records.[1]

Overview[edit]

In March 2015, it was announced that composer Ludwig Göransson would score Creed, marking the second feature-length film collaboration between Göransson and director Ryan Coogler after Fruitvale Station (2013).[2] Influenced by 1970s culture and the musical legacy of the Rocky film series, Coogler noted that "the music was a big focal point" for the film, stating, "'Eye of the Tiger', 'No Easy Way Out', all those songs were a massive hit. And we embraced that. We recorded original songs for the movie."[3] Göransson brought in an array of artists to modernize the orchestral aspects of the soundtrack. "The first name that came to mind was obviously Meek Mill, because we needed a voice from Philly," said Göransson. "For me that was an obvious choice for the big training montage. It's all full orchestral, and it has some dark 808s under it. In the middle there are all these dirt bikes coming out, and there's a 45-second rap verse that Meek Mill is doing over that."[4] Other musicians that recorded with Göransson specifically for the film include Donald Glover, Future, Vince Staples, and Jhené Aiko.[4]

A music video for Mill's "Lord Knows" was created as a companion to the film. Released on November 20, 2015, the Spike Jordan-directed video features footage from the film edited together with footage of Mill and Tory Lanez performing the song.[5] Both of Mill's respective tracks that appear on the film's soundtrack, the former, along with "Check", were originally listed on his sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, released earlier that year.

Actress Tessa Thompson, who portrays singer/song-writer Bianca in the film, was involved early with the film's preparation in order to write music for her character with Göransson.[6] "We spent two weeks in Los Angeles in a studio basically writing from morning until night," said Thompson. "It was cool and also gave me insight on [Bianca's] musical abilities, which is something I dabbled in."[7] Three tracks featuring Thompson are included in the film: "Grip", "Breathe", and "Shed You".[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Last Breath" (performed by Future)3:59
2."Check" (performed by Meek Mill)
3:15
3."Intolerant" (performed by White Dave) 3:35
4."The Fire" (performed by The Roots featuring John Legend)
  • Thompson
  • Jenkins
  • Nichols
  • Friedrich
3:42
5."Grip" (performed by Tessa Thompson)Göransson1:56
6."Lord Knows" (performed by Meek Mill featuring Tory Lanez)Play Picasso5:20
7."Don't Waste My Time" (performed by Krept & Konan)ADotSkitz3:26
8."Let You Know" (performed by White Dave featuring Clif Soulo and Legendvry) 4:33
9."Breathe" (performed by Tessa Thompson)Göransson2:25
10."Wake Up Everybody" (performed by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)3:40
11."Bridging the Gap" (performed by Nas featuring Olu Dara)Salaam Remi4:01
12."Waiting For My Moment" (performed by Childish Gambino, Jhené Aiko, Vince Staples and Ludwig Göransson)Göransson4:11
13."Hail Mary" (performed by 2Pac as "Makaveli" featuring The Outlawz and Prince Ital Joe)Hurt-M-Badd5:11
14."In the Kitchen" (performed by White Dave featuring Young T and K.E.L.L.S.) 5:22
15."Shed You" (performed by Tessa Thompson & Moses Sumney)Göransson3:19
16."Curry Chicken" (performed by Joey Bada$$)Statik Selektah3:34
17."Work Ya Muscle" (performed by Eearz)3:15
18."Lord Knows / Fighting Stronger" (performed by Meek Mill, Jhené Aiko and Ludwig Göransson)
  • Göransson
  • Play Picasso
4:54

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Italian Compilation Albums (FIMI)[9] 30
US Billboard 200[10] 101
US Top Soundtracks (Billboard)[11] 7

Score album[edit]

Creed: Original Motion Picture Score
Creed film score.png
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2015
RecordedAugust 29–31, 2015
Eastwood Scoring Stage, Burbank, California
GenreFilm score
Length59:27
LabelWaterTower Music
ProducerLudwig Göransson
Ludwig Göransson chronology
A Merry Friggin' Christmas
(2014)
Creed: Original Motion Picture Score
(2015)
Central Intelligence
(2016)
Rocky soundtrack chronology
Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky
(2006)
Creed
(2015)
Creed II
(2018)

Creed: Original Motion Picture Score is a soundtrack album for the 2015 film Creed, composed by Ludwig Göransson. It was released on November 20, 2015 through WaterTower Music.[12] The score was recorded with a 100-piece orchestra and a 24-piece choir at Warner Bros. Studios.[4]

No.TitleLength
1."Juvy"2:19
2."Adonis"2:27
3."Meeting Rocky"4:02
4."Conlan (Redemption)"1:28
5."Grip (Interlude)"2:05
6."First Date†"2:30
7."Moving in with Rocky"1:20
8."Breathe (Interlude)"2:27
9."Front Street Gym"3:21
10."The Sporino Fight"4:34
11."Shed You (Interlude)"2:40
12."I Got You"1:02
13."Rocky Is Sick"2:17
14."Caught in the Shadow"1:20
15."If I Fight, You Fight (Training Montage)"4:54
16."Boxing Shorts"1:43
17."Conlan Fight"6:37
18."You're a Creed†"4:26
19."You Can See the Whole Town from Here†"2:11
20."End Credits – Creed"3:08
21."Creed Suite"2:36

† - Contains interpolations of "Going The Distance" and "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)" from the original Rocky film.[13]

Personnel[edit]

Additional music[edit]

Additional music credited in Creed:[14]

Title Musician(s) Key scenes/Notes
"El Padre Armando" Macias & Macias Plays during Adonis Creed's boxing bout in Tijuana, Mexico.
"24/7 Boxing Theme" José Cancela, Amy Beauchamp Plays during the HBO 24/7 documentary on Ricky Conlan and Danny Wheeler.
"Be Alright" Tessa Thompson, Ludwig Göransson, DJ Dahi Plays during the scene in the beginning of the movie where Adonis goes downstairs to tell his neighbor to turn down their music and is surprised to meet Bianca.
"Days Undone" The Jay Vons
"Gray" Gedeon Luke and The People
"Commas" Future
"Pardon the Interruption Theme" Joel Langley Plays during the Pardon the Interruption segment regarding the Creed–Conlan match.
"Throw Caution To The Wind" Ronnie Gesser
"E Cosi' Per Non Morire" Luciano Beretta, Elide Suligoj
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)" Bill Conti, Carol Connors, Ayn Robbins Plays between the eleventh and twelfth rounds of the final match.
"Going the Distance" Bill Conti Plays during the twelfth round of the final match.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Cobo, Leila (October 18, 2015). "Will 'Creed' Song 'Fighting Stronger' Be the New 'Eye of the Tiger'?". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Corrigan, Graham (December 2, 2015). "From Childish Gambino to 'Creed': Producer Ludwig Goransson's Grand Vision". Pigeons & Planes. Complex. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
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  6. ^ McCue, Michelle (December 1, 2015). "Ludwig Goransson Discusses His Score For Ryan Coogler's CREED". WeAreMovieGeeks. Lanier Media. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Interview: Tessa Thompson Talks New Film "Creed"". The Source. The Northstar Group. November 20, 2015. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  8. ^ Kyles, Yohance (November 24, 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: Tessa Thompson Discusses Her Role In 'Creed' & The Film's Historic Fighting Scene". AllHipHop. Archived from the original on November 27, 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "Comiplation - Classifica settimanale WK 3 (dal 2016-01-15 al 2016-01-21)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  11. ^ "Movie Soundtracks: Top Soundtrack Albums Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on December 15, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  12. ^ Obenson, Tambay (November 21, 2015). "'Creed' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Nov. 20 Through WaterTower Music". Indiewire. SnagFilms. Archived from the original on November 27, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  13. ^ "Creed Score Available November 20 Through WaterTower Music". Business Wire. November 20, 2015. Archived from the original on November 23, 2015. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  14. ^ "Creed (2015) - Song Credits". Soundtrack.Net. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2015.

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