This week’s Creative Commons song picks are all about the fast-paced thrill ride for your films. If these songs don’t get your blood pumping, nothing will.
This Week’s Picks
This week’s mixtape is all about the rock-n-roll. Maybe with a hint of metal. Normally I like the ambient/electronic kind of stuff, but I figured it was best to get out and try something new. Plus you all aren’t making films where that music fits best. Some of you are making the next Michael Bay/ Tim Miller action film. And you need music that is going to work with all of that destruction and mayhem. So here are five songs that I think will work for any action film out there right now. Enjoy!
Yes Ma’am by Cullah (CC-BY-SA): I totally dug this song because to me this screamed introduction of a total bad-ass in your film: The good guy that maybe isn’t so good, the tough cracking heroine, or even the bad guy that might be a not be as bad as everyone thinks. The hard tones lend to a Michael Bay-Bad Boys kinda feel in your film and the great guitar riffs help to showcase a bit of grit. Hopefully, you want that grit in there because Cullah brings it! (If you’re feeling a bit of deja vu, it’s because Ron had this on his song picks last week. I guess great minds think alike! 🙂
Return To Zero by PC-ONE (CC-BY): If you wanted to turn the music in your film up to 11, then this song will definitely do it for you. Great for a fast action scene like a car chase or even a bank robbery, this song just gets your pulse moving with its great guitar and slight electronic feel. Gives it almost a techno feel but without the annoying strobe lights and repetitive, mindless beat that never stopped.
Hit the Dance Floor by D Smilez (CC-BY): I just talked about mindless beats and then I present this song to you guys. But go with me on this one. I loved the movie John Wick, one of Keanu Reeve’s latest attempts into the action film world. And it worked. I think it was one of the best and most underrated movies he has done in a long time. And this song fits so well into that type of revenge: highly-action packed kind of movie. This fits well into any fight scene where light and darkness are great companions, light trying to force its way to show you what is happening while the fight takes place in the shadows. Sorry if you don’t like techno…..
The Wind Is Rising by Pipe Choir (CC-BY): Introduction of your character–that’s all I got’s to say. (Actually, while I do like this song for a couple of uses in film ideas, it totally reminds me of the intro for a WWE wrestler….which is pretty cool too. Ok. Thats all I really got’s to say. I mean it this time.)
Bitch Please by Michett (CC-BY): Save the best for last. For me, this song is all about a punch to the face. The song hits hard and just stays that way for the whole song. It might get a little repetitive but a little editing and this song will kick-butt for any fight scene. Or maybe even a car chase. Oh yeah…..I can totally see that.