The soundtrack for Jordan Peele's next big horror film, Us, is stacked with bangers and bops, from Migos' "Stir Fry" to Childish Gambino's "Redbone." out eerie remix to Luniz "I Got 5 On It." Ahead of the movie's release this weekend, Peele took over Spotify's Movie and TV Favorites playlist on
Peele's playlist mostly features songs from 80s and 90s horror / adventure films like Beetlejuice, Silence of the Lambs, Lost Boys, Goonies, and Judgment Night. For those unfamiliar with the flicks, he sets the scene for a number of songs with some short commentary. For example, when he introduced Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat" song from Beetlejuice, he says, "It 's fitting that the apex of this bonkers ghost story involves a dinner party becoming possessed by Harry Belafonte' s" Banana Boat "
There are also multiple shoutouts to Spike Lee joints. Peele threw in Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" that blasts from Radio Raheem's boombox in Do the Right Thing, and the truly majestic Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose song "Too Late to Turn Back Now" that holds down to slow-mo 70s dance party in Blackkklansman. (That last one was also considered by Peele was a producer on Blakkklansman and asked Lee to direct the film.)
Peele's takeover is part of an Us playlist series sponsored by the movie Universal Pictures, and it's the first time movie rollout has involved curated content on Spotify's TV and Movies hub, Variety reports. As a part of the takeover, Us Winston Duke also released a narrated "Black Boy Joy" playlist, which features like Joey Bada $$, Chance the Rapper, Saba, and J. Cole.
Peele’s 2017 film, Get Out, didn’t have a particularly flashy soundtrack. But having good contemporary tunes is becoming an essential hallmark of any major movie from new school black directors. Black PantherStar-studded soundtrack produced by Kendrick Lamar was a phenomenon on its own, bringing the music-lover excitement that´s usually reserved for prestige TV shows like insecure or Atlanta to the big screen. And as this weekend, audiences will get to check out Peele's twist using popular music.
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