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10 Reasons Why The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Is On Point

Lazaros Balakos | PopWrapped Author

Lazaros Balakos

03/22/2015 3:03 pm
PopWrapped | Music
10 Reasons Why The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Soundtrack Is On Point | Fifty Shades Of Grey
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The film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey is debuting in theaters in less than 10 days and I honestly couldn't care less. What I do care about though the accompanying soundtrack, which is scheduled to come out in less than a week and is already sounding great. The Fifty Shades Of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is all kinds of great, judging from the tunes that have already been released. With contributions from the likes of Beyoncé, Jessie Ware, Ellie Goulding, Sia, The Weeknd and more, it's not only a collection of tunes to fit the movie, but it is also a great compilation album in its own right.

10. Danny Elfman

The man has crafted several accompanying melodies and compositions for A-list film releases. His cinematic work has always served as a great companion to Tim Burton's films, while he's scored big in television as well, with the Simpsons theme song and Desparate Housewives. He knows what he's doing.

9. Sia

"Salted Wound" is Sia's contribution to the soundtrack and with her latest offerings, we were all expecting an intense kind of tune. However, she's more into slowing things down this time around. Despite the combination of sounds in the production, the harp leads most of the melody on the ballad. The songwriter's vocals lie perfectly on it, but it's true that everyone expected something quite different.

8. The Vintage

There's lots of songs that you wouldn't expect to see on the tracklisting, as they come straight from earlier eras of music, or are remakes of older songs. Annie Lennox tries "I Put A Spell On You" all over again and AWOLNATION offer their version of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire". In addition to that, The Rolling Stones' "Beast Of Burden" and Frank Sinatra's "Witchcraft" are also on the album.

7. It's Not Too Much

With a film like this, you would expect the songs hitting hard with both sound and lyrics. Well, apparently the tunes are all decent and hint at the action in the film, without letting it all out. If you're looking for something like Rihanna's "S&M", the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack is definitely not where you'll find it. Let's say, it's sensual without getting vulgar - something that can't be avoided with the movie.

6. Skylar Grey

This girl is definitely not appreciated as much as she should and "I Know You" only further proves it. Skylar Grey, master of bad romance songwriting, delivers an emotional piano ballad with a more orchestral approach. The lyrics are all about opening up and trusting enough to achieve a good relationship, and she sings them beautifully as ever.

5. Vaults

We first heard of Vaults last year with their debut EP, which obviously was good enough to get them on a major soundtrack. "One Last Night" is an ethereal combination of beautiful violin strings, background keys and atmospheric beats. With some great vocals also appearing on this one, there's no reason you shouldn't give it a listen.

4. Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is an amazing artist, period. Her name alone on the tracklist was enough to guarantee there would be at least one good tune on the soundtrack. "Love Me Like You Do" serves as one of those Max Martin-produced synth-pop tracks and the songstress takes it to a whole other level with her angelic vocals. It starts of all calm and slow, before the beat gets serious during the second half and bursts into a hell of a catchy chorus.

3. The Weeknd

The first sample from the soundtrack arrived in the sounds of The Weeknd's "Earned It". The waltz kind of tune serves as an ode to his perfect lady, with a vintage touch and some sexy swagger all over. His second contribution, "Where You Belong", is far more sensual, serving as a slow urban burner with some electonic riffs making it all take off in its final moments. 2. Jessie Ware "Meet Me In The Middle", the one offering from Jessie Ware, is all kinds of amazing. It's all smooth and soft sure, but that's only so it can seduce you for good with its sexy production and vocals. The songstress herself would even love to hear it during a sex scene, for which it would be perfectly suitable, unless there were chains and whips involved. It's a shame that it's not officially out yet, but look for it online and you might just find it. 1. Beyoncé
Beyoncé Courtesy of beyonce-legion.com
A lot would think Beyoncé is on top of this list just 'cause she's the most successful one on the tracklisting. Well, one listen to the remix of "Crazy In Love" will convince you that it's the most important thing on this record. The sensual rendition makes the smash hit a whole new tune, which is extremely good on its own. As if that wasn't enough, the songstress also offered a great remix of "Haunted", which works perfectly in terms of affection as well. Listen to both here. Fifty Shades Of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is scheduled to be released on February 10, while the accompanying film is premiering in theaters on February 13.

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