I Would Like to Thank the Trailer Makers

. . . for the awesome music that they put in trailers.

As of late, I’ve made some new introductions with bands, thanks to some great music selections put in trailers.

“Everything in Its Right Place” by Radiohead in the Anonymous trailer

Radiohead is clearly capable of making some great music, and the movie trailer business had benefited greatly from their talent. The first Radiohead song I was really blown away by in a movie trailer was “Creep,” performed by The Vega Choir in The Social Network trailer. To this day, I think it is one of the best trailers, thanks in part to that song.

“Infinite Legends” by Two Steps from Hell in the Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 trailer

Although I’m not a Twilight fan, I was really curious to find out who performed the song in the trailer. Two Steps from Hell has made quite a few creative songs in both their albums, Invisible and Archangel.

“Unstoppable” by E. S. Posthumus in the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows trailer

E. S. Posthumus is considered an electronic music group. I really loved the use of this song, especially in the second trailer that came out for A Game of Shadows. Their interesting use of different instruments really brings the trailer to life.

Muse in Movie Trailers

The past couple years I have paid more attention to movie trailer music. I think it’s amazing how well song choices are picked for certain trailers. Plus, I always enjoy getting introduced to new bands or songs I didn’t know beforehand.

Recently, I’ve been noticing that the band Muse continues to have their songs in movie trailers.

“Uprising” in Knight and Day (oh, and I thought the trailer was BETTER than the movie)

“Map of the Problematique” in The Tourist (another trailer I thought that outdid the actual movie)

“Starlight” in Crazy Stupid Love (this song seems to show up in several movies)

There are so many more that I could include, like “Take a Bow” in the Watchmen trailer or “Knights of Cydonia” also in the Knight and Day trailer as well. Overall, Muse seems to often appear in movie trailers. Thanks to the movie trailers, I’m now a big fan of the band. I’m sure other people would probably say the complete opposite, but that’s OK. If you want to read a rather humorous article about overused songs in movie trailers, check this out: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/49975915.html.