It’s very rare that a movie trailer is accompanied by a song that is perfectly fitting and enhances the entire viewing experience, but on the rare occasion the editors do mix a good song with a good trailer – they usually knock it out of the park.
Here are some of our favourites.
Suicide Squad & Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”
What better than to combine what is sure to be the wackiest superhero movie ever with the pinnacle of eccentric, Queen? The first trailer to Suicide Squad gets it all right – the mix, the mood, the music. It’s electrified the Internet with the prospect of Suicide Squad.
The Connection and Cher’s ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Show Me Down)
You may not have heard of the little seen French film The Connection. It stars Academy Award-winning actor Jean Dujardin and the sublime trailer features a smoky, sexy bilingual rendition of Cher’s ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down). For a film about drug trafficking, that’s pretty ballsy.
Game of Thrones’ Season 5 and David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’
It’s a bizarre contradiction considering Westeros prides itself on being a land of grey, not black and white, but somehow the rocky ballad ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie finds itself at home in the trailer to Season 5 of Game of Thrones, creating an epic, fast-paced feel that just works.
Terminator Salvation and Nine Inch Nail’s ‘The Day The Whole World Went Away’
It’s a terrible shame Terminator Salvation didn’t quite live up to critical or commercial expections, butnone of that can be blamed on the trailer for the Christian Bale film, which is memorable and effecient, helped hugely by the usage of Nine Inch Nail’s “The Day The Whole World Went Away.”
Watchmen and Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘The Beginning is the End is the Beginning’
Unlike Terminator Salvation, Zack Snyder’s Watchmen truly did not deserve to flop at the box office. It was a unique superhero romp that satirized and defied expectations. Its trailer is no different; rejecting the typical score heavy trailers that were popular at the time, for a dark, foreboding trailer that projects doom. And it has Matthew Goode.