Django Unchained (soundtrack)

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Django Unchained (soundtrack)
Django-soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released December 18, 2012
Length 59:16
Label Universal Republic/Loma Vista Recordings
Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack chronology
Inglourious Basterds
(2009)
Django Unchained
(2012)
The Hateful Eight
(2015)
Singles from Django Unchained (soundtrack)
  1. "100 Black Coffins"
    Released: 2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Artistdirect 5/5 stars[2]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[3]
Now 3/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (5.8/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]
The Courier-Journal 2.5/5 stars[7]
The Telegraph 3/5 stars[8]

Django Unchained is the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's motion picture Django Unchained. It was originally released on December 18, 2012. The soundtrack uses a variety of music genres, relying heavily on spaghetti western soundtrack.

Tracks composed for the film are "100 Black Coffins" by Rick Ross and produced by and featuring Jamie Foxx, "Who Did That To You?" by John Legend, "Freedom" by Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton, "Ancora Qui" by Ennio Morricone and Elisa. These four songs were all eligible for an Academy Award nomination in the Best Original Song category, but none of them were nominated.[9]

The soundtrack also includes seven tracks that are dialogue excerpts from the film. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Winged" James Russo (Dialogue) 0:09
2. "Django" (from Django) Rocky Roberts & Luis Bacalov 2:53
3. "The Braying Mule" (from Two Mules for Sister Sara) Ennio Morricone 2:33
4. "In That Case Django, After You..." Christoph Waltz & Jamie Foxx (Dialogue) 0:38
5. "His Name Was King" (from Lo Chiamavano King) Luis Bacalov & Edda Dell'Orso 1:58
6. "Freedom" Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton 3:56
7. "Five-Thousand-Dollar Nigga's and Gummy Mouth Bitches" Don Johnson & Christoph Waltz (Dialogue) 0:56
8. "La Corsa (2nd Version)" (from Django) Luis Bacalov 2:18
9. "Sneaky Schultz and the Demise of Sharp" Don Stroud (Dialogue) 0:34
10. "I Got a Name" (from The Last American Hero) Jim Croce 3:15
11. "I Giorni Dell'ira (Days of Anger)" (from Day of Anger) Riz Ortolani 3:05
12. "100 Black Coffins" Rick Ross 3:43
13. "Nicaragua" (from Under Fire) Jerry Goldsmith featuring Pat Metheny 3:29
14. "Hildi's Hot Box" Samuel L. Jackson & Leonardo DiCaprio (Dialogue) 1:16
15. "Sister Sara's Theme" (from Two Mules for Sister Sara) Ennio Morricone 1:26
16. "Ancora Qui" Ennio Morricone & Elisa 5:08
17. "Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)" James Brown & 2Pac (Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz & James Remar Dialogue) 2:51
18. "Who Did That to You?" John Legend 3:48
19. "Too Old to Die Young" Brother Dege 3:43
20. "Stephen the Poker Player" Samuel L. Jackson (Dialogue) 1:02
21. "Un Monumento" (from The Hellbenders) Ennio Morricone 2:30
22. "Six Shots Two Guns" Samuel L. Jackson & Jamie Foxx (Dialogue) 0:05
23. "Trinity (Titoli)" (from They Call Me Trinity) Annibale E I Cantori Moderni 3:03
24. "Ode to Django (The D Is Silent)" (iTunes bonus track) RZA 4:58

Film music not included on the album[edit]

  1. "Rito Finale" - Ennio Morricone
  2. "Norme Con Ironie" - Ennio Morricone
  3. "Town of Silence (2nd Version)" - Luis Bacalov
  4. "Gavotte" - Grace Collins
  5. "Town of Silence" - Luis Bacalov
  6. "Requiem and Prologue" - Masamichi Amano & Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
  7. "The Big Risk" - Ennio Morricone
  8. "Minacciosamente Lontano" - Ennio Morricone
  9. "Blue Dark Waltz" - Luis Bacalov
  10. "Für Elise" - Ashley Toman
  11. "Freedom (Motherless Child)" (edited from Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More) - Richie Havens
  12. "Ain't No Grave (Black Opium Remix) "J2 and Steven Stern" - Johnny Cash
  13. "Dopo la congiura" - Ennio Morricone

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[40] Gold 30,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Singles[edit]

Individual tracks have been released as singles and charted on a number of official charts.

Year Single Peak positions References
US
AUT
FRA
SUI
2012 "Freedom"
(Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton)
46 28 32 [41][42][43]
2013 "Django"
(Luis Bacalov & Rocky Roberts)
85 [44]

Personnel[edit]

Critical reaction[edit]

Despite the fact that the soundtrack was acclaimed by critics,[45] Ennio Morricone, who composed a brand new song for Django Unchained, stated that Tarantino used the music “without coherence” and he "wouldn’t like to work with him again, on anything".[46] That was the first collaboration between the Italian composer and the American filmmaker, even though Tarantino had used Morricone's music in Kill Bill, Death Proof, and Inglourious Basterds. Ennio Morricone quickly released a statement clarifying that his remarks were taken out of context,[47] Morricone said that he has "great respect for Tarantino" and that he is "glad he chooses my music"[48] Morricone also said that because Tarantino chooses his music "it is a sign of artistic brotherhood"[49][50] Morricone went on to compose the score to Tarantino's next film, The Hateful Eight.

In a scholarly essay on the film's music, Hollis Robbins notes that the vast majority of film music borrowings come from films made between 1966 and 1974 and argues that the political and musical resonances of these allusions situate Django Unchained squarely in the Vietnam and Watergate era, during the rise and decline of Black Power cinema.[51]

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  3. ^ Digital Spy review
  4. ^ NOW review
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
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  8. ^ The Telegraph review
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