Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (soundtrack)

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack from & Inspired by the Motion Picture)
A black mask with two white bug-eyes, outlined in red. This is the mask that the film's protagonist Miles Morales wears.
Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
Genre
Length50:10
LabelRepublic
Producer
Singles from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack from & Inspired by the Motion Picture)
  1. "Sunflower"
    Released: October 18, 2018
  2. "What's Up Danger"
    Released: November 1, 2018

The soundtrack for the 2018 American animated superhero film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, based on the Miles Morales incarnation of the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man and produced by Sony Pictures Animation, consists of both an original score composed by Daniel Pemberton and a soundtrack featuring original songs written for and inspired by the film. A soundtrack featuring songs made for the film, titled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack from & Inspired by the Motion Picture) was released by Republic Records on December 14, 2018, the same day as the film's theatrical release, while a separate album featuring Pemberton's score, titled Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Original Score), was released three days later by Sony Classical Records.

Soundtrack[edit]

The film's soundtrack features an array of artists, including Post Malone, Swae Lee, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj, Anuel AA, Juice Wrld, Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla Sign, Thutmose, Ski Mask the Slump God, and XXXTentacion posthumously. The soundtrack was supported by the singles "Sunflower" and "What's Up Danger". It was released by Republic Records on December 14, 2018, the same day as the film's theatrical release.[1] A deluxe version of the soundtrack, with remix versions of "Sunflower" and the song "Scared of the Dark" as bonus tracks, was released on February 22, 2019.[2]

Background[edit]

In November, Nicki Minaj revealed that she had written a song for the film.[3] It was later revealed that the song is titled "Familia" and that it features Anuel AA and Bantu.[4] The soundtrack was curated to represent what a teen like Morales would listen to.[1]

Singles[edit]

In October, Post Malone revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that he had written a song for the film titled "Sunflower", which Billboard described as a "funky, dreamy ballad".[5] The song, which is co-performed by Swae Lee,[6] was released on October 18.[7]

A second single, titled "What's Up Danger" and performed by Blackway and Black Caviar, was released on November 1, 2018.[8] Blackway said that "[b]eing presented with the opportunity to be a part of this project is probably the coolest thing that has ever happened to [him]", while Black Caviar claimed that "when the opportunity to write a song for the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film came up, [their] 10-year-old selves were freaking out".[8]

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from Pitchfork[4] and iTunes.[9]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."What's Up Danger" (performed by Blackway & Black Caviar)
  • Yaw Sintim-Misa
  • Jared Piccone
  • Black Caviar
  • Blackway
3:42
2."Sunflower" (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) (performed by Post Malone & Swae Lee)
  • Bell
  • Lang
2:38
3."Way Up" (performed by Jaden Smith)
  • Rambert
  • Fyre
2:33
4."Familia" (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) (performed by Nicki Minaj and Anuel AA featuring Bantu)
  • Bantu
  • Kembo
2:54
5."Invincible" (performed by Aminé)Keith3:16
6."Start a Riot" (performed by Duckwrth & Shaboozey)
  • Isaac
  • Kyduh
2:51
7."Hide" (album version) (performed by Juice Wrld featuring Seezyn)
PD3:25
8."Memories" (performed by Thutmose)
Avedon3:19
9."Save the Day" (performed by Ski Mask the Slump God & Jacquees featuring Coi Leray & LouGotCash)
RayAyy2:58
10."Let Go" (performed by Beau Young Prince)
  • Beau Young
  • Jaimy Lageweg
Jailo2:57
11."Scared of the Dark" (album version) (performed by Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla Sign featuring XXXTentacion)
3:52
12."Elevate" (performed by DJ Khalil featuring Denzel Curry, YBN Cordae, SwaVay & Trevor Rich)
3:39
13."Home" (performed by Vince Staples)
Take a Daytrip3:31
Total length:41:35

Notes

  • ^[b] co-producer
  • ^[c] vocal producer
  • "Way Up" features background vocals by Tyler Cole & OmArr
  • "Familia" features background vocals by Pip Kembo
  • "Start a Riot" features background vocals by Breyan Isaac
  • "Hide" features background vocals by Carl Chaney

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Aaron Williams of Uproxx said that the soundtrack understands the necessity of representing positively the title character's ethnic group, stating it "services this idea as admirably as the film's titular character does the legacy of his revered namesake", calling it "one of the best hip-hop-oriented film soundtracks ever created".[10] He called "Memories" "the sound of the vibrant culture of the melting pot", something he felt was also present in "Familia" which he called "a reggaeton track that Miles would almost certainly enjoy listening to alongside his streetwise, Puerto Rican mother Rio".[10] He also stated that "[t]he most impressive part is how the compilation hangs together as its own separate body of work".[10]

Commercial[edit]

The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 with 52,000 album-equivalent units, including 14,000 in pure album sales.[11] In the week ending January 17, 2019, the soundtrack moved up to number two, the highest it has ever been, mainly due to its lead single "Sunflower" hitting number one on the US Billboard Hot 100[12].

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018–19) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 110
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 3
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[16] 7
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[17] 58
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[18] 13
Italian Compilation Albums (FIMI)[19] 2
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 11
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[21] 4
US Billboard 200[22] 2
US Top Soundtracks (Billboard)[23] 1

Score[edit]

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Original Score)
Film score by
ReleasedDecember 17, 2018 (2018-12-17)
StudioSony Music Masterworks
LabelSony Classical
Daniel Pemberton chronology
Ocean's 8
(2018)
Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Original Score)
(2018)

In July 2018, Daniel Pemberton was revealed to be scoring Into the Spider-Verse.[24] Pemberton said that "It has been such a pleasure to enter the Spider-Verse with such an amazing array of collaborators and truly ground-breaking directors", and said that "[he felt] so lucky to have been a part of it and to have the opportunity to create a whole new musical universe for one of the world's most beloved superheroes – Spider-Man".[25] Spring Aspers, head of music and creative affairs at Sony Pictures, praised Pemberton's score, calling it "a perfect blend of influences that captures Miles Morales's Brooklyn world and the film's inclusive, optimistic message of heroism: that when it's time to step up, anyone can wear the mask".[25] The score was released in both CD and digital formats, with the digital format featuring additional tracks to the CD version.[25]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Daniel Pemberton.[24][25]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Original Soundtrack)
No.TitleLength
1."Into the Spider-Verse"0:59
2."Only One Spider-Man"2:13
3."Visions Brooklyn 1, 2, 3"3:17
4."Security Guard"1:06
5."Comic Book"0:44
6."Green Goblin Fight"2:12
7."The Amazing Spider-Man"1:56
8."The Collider"1:14
9."Destiny"2:46
10."Escape the Subway"1:56
11."Mi Amor"1:19
12."Spider-Training"1:23
13."Rest In Peace"1:20
14."My Name Is Peter B. Parker"0:52
15."For The Love of MJ"0:38
16."Peter Enters the Spider-Verse"1:36
17."Cemetery Splat"0:37
18."Catch the S Train"1:55
19."Quantum Physics"1:20
20."Gimme the Goober"1:15
21."Alchemax Infiltration Plan"1:47
22."Alchemax Arrives"2:17
23."Spider-Man Science"2:06
24."Take the Computer and Run"1:25
25."Are You Ready to Swing?"3:09
26."Gwen Enters the Spider-Verse"0:46
27."Kingpin Clicks"1:37
28."Aunt May and the Spider-Shed"3:54
29."The Prowler"2:45
30."Breakdown the House.."2:27
31."..and Tear off the Roof"2:30
32."On Your Way"2:18
33."The Team Leaves"1:57
34."This Spark in You"2:10
35."Spider-Team Mission"1:44
36."MJ In the Restaurant"0:54
37."Suicide Squad"1:46
38."Miles Morales Returns"3:45
39."Saying Goodbye"1:49
40."Shut It Down"1:15
41."Kingpin Fight"2:59
42."Shoulder Touch"2:33
43."Aftermath"1:26
44."Spider-Man Loves You"1:51
Total length:1:21:00

A Very Spidey Christmas[edit]

A Very Spidey Christmas
EP by
various artists
ReleasedDecember 21, 2018 (2018-12-21)
GenreChristmas
Label
Singles from A Very Spidey Christmas
  1. "Spidey-Bells (A Hero's Lament)"
    Released: December 20, 2018
  2. "Deck the Halls"
    Released: December 20, 2018

Sony Pictures Animation revealed that an extended play album based on a throwaway joke featured in Into the Spider-Verse was set to be released on December 21, 2018. Producer Phil Lord was unaware of Chris Pine's ability to sing prior to recording.[26] The EP, titled A Very Spidey Christmas, features 5 Christmas-based songs performed by cast members Chris Pine, Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, and Jorma Taccone.[27] The EP features a cover of the song "Jingle Bells" titled "Spidey-Bells (A Hero's Lament)", performed by Pine, which was featured on the film's end credits.[26] A cover of "Deck the Halls" by Johnson is also featured in the EP.[27] Both songs were released as singles on December 20, 2018.[27]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Joy to the World"Shameik Moore1:40
2."Spidey-Bells (A Hero’s Lament)"Chris Pine2:41
3."Deck the Halls"Jake Johnson2:05
4."Up on the House Top"Chris Pine1:45
5."The Night Before Christmas 1967 (Spoken Word)"Jorma Taccone2:45
Total length:10:56

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