Awesome Music: Transformers

Say what you will about Michael Bay's Transformers Film Series, but the music therein is undeniably awesome. In fact, quite a bit of music in the entire franchise is.

Transformers

Revenge of the Fallen

Dark of the Moon

Age of Extinction

The EP:

  • The first piece of the movie's music ever released, "Hunted", certainly qualifies, especially the end, an extended version of the climax of "Honor to the End".
  • "Tessa", the main leitmotif for the humans, was good enough to make it into the trailers.
  • "Autobots Reunite" is an excellent throwback to "Arrival to Earth" and the ''Transformers Prime" theme.
  • It's easy to see why Lockdown's Leitmotif was chosen as the trailer music. It's the eerie, discordant track that plays as he stalks out of the smoke and ends your life.

The Main Album

  • "Your Creators Want You Back", a reprise of Lockdown's theme which play's during his capture of Optimus. It nails the terror and sadness of those involved perfectly.
  • "Dinobot Charge" is an amazing Triumphant Reprise of the Decision suite. Six and a half minutes of giant robots riding to the rescue on colossal metal dinosaurs doesn't usually get much much more awesome than it already is, but inclusion of this track manages just that.
  • "Honor to the End" plays during the final showdown between Optimus and Lockdown. And it is incredible.
  • "Leave Planet Earth Alone", which plays during the final scene, is every bit as good.
  • "His Name is Shane, and He Drives", played when Shane shows up and gets the Three away from Cemetery Wind, and keeps playing during the first chase sequence of the movie.

Animated Film

  • The soundtrack to the 1986 animated movie is so 80s it hurts.
  • Here's the HAIRMETAL version of the Transformers theme song, with lyrics more relevant to the movie.
  • YOU'VE GOT THE TOUCH! YOU'VE GOT THE POWEEER!
  • Nothing's Gonna STAND IN OUR WAY! It's like something right out of a Metal album cover: "Killer metal sharks hacked to death with a band saw, transforming robot turns into a sports car, fights a giant octopus with lasers and all played out to the backing of some classic 80's hair metal. Is there anyway of packing in any more awesomeness into 2 minutes!?!"
  • The Unicron Medley is perhaps the polar opposite of the Transformers theme, being slow, sinister and mysterious in contrast to the upbeat, to the point nature of the main theme. And it is AWESOME.

The Various Animated Series

The Video Games