Spider-Man 2 (soundtrack)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2
Soundtrack album by
various artists
  • June 30, 2004 (2004-06-30)
GenreAlternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge, pop rock, pop punk, emo
ProducerLaura Wasserman
Marvel Comics film series soundtrack chronology
The Punisher: The Album
Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2
Blade: Trinity – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Singles from Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2
  1. "Vindicated"
    Released: May 31, 2004
  2. "We Are"
    Released: June 28, 2004
  3. "Web of Night"
    Released: July 28, 2004 (Japan)
  4. "Meant to Live"
    Released: August 17, 2004 (UK)
  5. "Najane Kyun"
    Released: 2004 (Pakistan)

Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 is the soundtrack album for the 2004 film Spider-Man 2. As a whole, the album reached the top 10 of the U.S. album charts and the top 40 of the Australian album charts. "Vindicated" by Dashboard Confessional reached the top of a world composite soundtrack chart in June 2004 and the top 20 of a composite world and U.S. modern rock chart. "We Are" by Ana Johnsson was a major success in Europe, charting in almost every European country. "Ordinary" by Train was on the U.S. adult top 40 singles charts. "I Am" by Killing Heidi was added to the Australian version of the soundtrack and released as a single in the country. It debuted and peaked at #16 on the ARIA Charts on July 19, 2004.

Track listing[edit]

The track listing for the U.S. version of the soundtrack is:

1."Vindicated"Dashboard Confessional3:20
3."Did You"Hoobastank3:18
4."Hold On"Jet4:03
5."Gifts and Curses"Yellowcard5:05
6."Woman"Maroon 55:08
7."This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)"Taking Back Sunday4:12
8."Give It Up"Midtown3:42
9."Lucky You"Lostprophets4:25
10."Who I Am"Smile Empty Soul3:15
11."The Night That the Lights Went Out in NYC"The Ataris3:36
12."We Are"Ana Johnsson3:55
13."Someone to Die For (Chris Cornell feat. Eleven cover)"Jimmy Gnecco Feat. Brian May5:08
14."Spidey Suite"Danny Elfman4:01
15."Doc Ock Suite"Danny Elfman3:53

International pressings[edit]

Many versions of the soundtrack outside the United States contained additional tracks by artists exclusive to their native countries.

  • In the UK version of the soundtrack, Switchfoot's hit single "Meant to Live" is featured as track 12 between "The Night That the Lights Went Out in NYC" and "We Are".
  • On the Australian version of the soundtrack, "I Am" by Killing Heidi appears as track 17.
  • On the Japanese version of the soundtrack, "Web of Night" by T.M. Revolution appears and was a popular single in Japan. A track by indie band Mew called "She Spider" was also featured on the Japanese release.
  • On the Pakistani version of the soundtrack, a song by Strings titled "Najane Kyun" which translates to "Don't Know Why" was used.
  • 3 Doors Down's single "Let Me Go" was originally intended for the soundtrack but was withheld.
  • The song "Where I Belong", by Sia was earmarked to appear on the soundtrack, but owing to a record label conflict, its inclusion was withdrawn. The single's cover art featured Sia dressed in a Spider-Man costume.
  • On the Polish version of the soundtrack, the single "Chron to co masz" by PtakY appears as track 17.
  • In Brazil, the band Jota Quest recorded the "Theme from Spider-Man" and was included as track 16.
  • The closing credits of the film featured a version of the theme from the original television cartoon series performed by Canadian crooner Michael Bublé.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[1] 7
Top Internet Albums[1] 7
Top Soundtracks[1] 1

Spider-Man 2: Original Motion Picture Score[edit]

Spider-Man 2: Original Motion Picture Score
Film score by
ReleasedJuly 27, 2004
GenreFilm score
LabelSony BMG
ProducerDanny Elfman

Although the soundtrack contains a portion of Danny Elfman's score, a more complete album of the film music was released as Spider-Man 2: Original Motion Picture Score. Tracks 10 and 11 are listed as "Bonus Tracks" as they were not used in the film (John Debney and Christopher Young reworked several cues of the score[2], in addition to music from the first film being tracked in). Score performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony; conducted by Pete Anthony.

Track listing[edit]

1."Spider-Man 2 (Main Title)"3:21
2."M.J.'s New Life/Spidus Interruptus"2:31
3."Doc Ock Is Born"2:23
4."Angry Arms/Rebuilding"2:51
5."A Phone Call/The Wrong Kiss/Peter's Birthday"2:06
6."The Bank/Saving May"4:27
7."The Mugging/Peter's Turmoil"3:21
8."Doc Ock's Machine"1:42
9."He's Back!"1:50
11."Aunt May Packs"2:51
12."Armageddon/A Really Big Web!"6:28
13."The Goblin Returns"1:36
14."At Long Last, Love"2:59
15."Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (Performed by B. J. Thomas)3:14


  • Strings: 30 violins, 14 violas, 14 violoncellos, 8 double basses
  • Woodwinds: 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons
  • Brass: 12 French horns, 4 trumpets, 6 trombones, 2 tubas
  • Percussion: 6 players
  • 2 harps, 1 piano


  1. ^ a b c "Billboard Albums: Spider-Man 2". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-23.
  2. ^ Goldwasser, Dan (August 8, 2004). "Review: Spider-Man 2 - Original Score". Soundtrack.net. Retrieved September 18, 2019. Towards the end of post-production, things were running tight and a few cues were replaced with music written by John Debney and Christopher Young. While neither of those two composers' contributions appear on the album, Elfman has opted to release the original cues he wrote for two sequences: 'Train / Appreciation'... [and] 'Aunt May Packs'.