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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4UpwE1mwKg "Partyman"]], used during the Joker's raid on the art museum to hilarious effect.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4UpwE1mwKg "Partyman"]], a highly energetic track with fun lyrics used during the Joker's raid on the art museum to hilarious effect.



%%** The crowner is probably [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMk8UqL48Xw "Batdance"]], picked as the main single from the album. It was #1 on the charts for a reason, folks.
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%%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsw0Sht66BA "Trust"]] plays during the Joker's parade raining money down on Gotham.
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%%** ** The crowner is probably [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMk8UqL48Xw "Batdance"]], picked as the main single from the album. album and a #1 chart topper. It was #1 on samples various pieces of dialogue from the charts for film and a reason, folks.
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heavy funk sound mixed with shouts of "Batman!" and "Batdance!" to deliver a very grooving dance track despite not actually appearing in the film.
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsw0Sht66BA "Trust"]] plays during the Joker's parade raining money down on Gotham.
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Gotham. The heavy funk backing instrumental and questioning lyrics makes it incredibly memorable and perfectly matches the Joker's raucous party.


** The crowner is probably [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMk8UqL48Xw "Batdance"]], picked as the main single from the album. It was #1 on the charts for a reason, folks.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsw0Sht66BA "Trust"]], which plays during the Joker's parade raining money down on Gotham.


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%%** The crowner is probably [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMk8UqL48Xw "Batdance"]], picked as the main single from the album. It was #1 on the charts for a reason, folks.
%%Which is?
%%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsw0Sht66BA "Trust"]] plays during the Joker's parade raining money down on Gotham.
%%What's awesome about it?


* The pop soundtrack composed by Music/{{Prince}} has some awesome numbers. The crowner is probably [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqrko4_prince-batdance-batman-soundtrack_music "Batdance"]], picked as the main single from the album. It was #1 on the charts for a reason, folks.

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* The pop soundtrack composed by Music/{{Prince}} has some awesome numbers. numbers:
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The crowner is probably [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqrko4_prince-batdance-batman-soundtrack_music [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMk8UqL48Xw "Batdance"]], picked as the main single from the album. It was #1 on the charts for a reason, folks.folks.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsw0Sht66BA "Trust"]], which plays during the Joker's parade raining money down on Gotham.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4UpwE1mwKg "Partyman"]], used during the Joker's raid on the art museum to hilarious effect.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN4EB8z4oTA "Scandalous"]] rounds out the soundtrack and the film's credits as a more slow-going and seductive track.


* Music/DannyElfman's music for the first two films, ''Film/Batman1989'' in particular, is one of the ''very'' few elements of the original film series that many people think the Nolan films haven't come anywhere ''near'' topping.(Although hardcore Music/HansZimmer stans, probably disagree...)

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* Music/DannyElfman's music for the first two films, ''Film/Batman1989'' in particular, is one of the ''very'' few elements of the original film series that many people think the Nolan films haven't come anywhere ''near'' topping.(Although hardcore Music/HansZimmer stans, probably disagree...)


* Music/DannyElfman's music for the first two films, ''Film/Batman1989'' in particular, is one of the ''very'' few elements of the original film series that many people think the Nolan films haven't come anywhere ''near'' topping.

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* Music/DannyElfman's music for the first two films, ''Film/Batman1989'' in particular, is one of the ''very'' few elements of the original film series that many people think the Nolan films haven't come anywhere ''near'' topping.(Although hardcore Music/HansZimmer stans, probably disagree...)


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* "Waltz to the Death," which is what the Joker and Vicki Vale were dancing to while Batman was beating up {{Mooks}}, is also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywytpSrzktg quite amazing]]. It's dark, it's beautiful, and (considering what's happening on the screen) it's also [[PlayedForLaughs "unintentionally" hilarious.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoK2d3mC3RA "Descent into Mystery"]], which is heard when Batman drives Vicki Vale through the forest to the Batcave. ''So'' epic, it was reused in the trailer to ''Batman Returns''. The "whirlwind" sound at the beginning at the OminousLatinChanting deserve special mention.

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* "Waltz to the Death," which is what the Joker and Vicki Vale were dancing to while Batman was beating up {{Mooks}}, is also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywytpSrzktg quite amazing]]. It's "Waltz to the Death,"]] which is what the Joker and Vicki Vale were dancing to while Batman was beating up {{Mooks}}, is dark, it's beautiful, and (considering what's happening on the screen) it's also [[PlayedForLaughs "unintentionally" hilarious.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoK2d3mC3RA "Descent into Mystery"]], which Mystery"]] is heard when Batman drives Vicki Vale through the forest to the Batcave. ''So'' epic, it was reused in the trailer to ''Batman Returns''. The "whirlwind" sound at the beginning at the OminousLatinChanting deserve special mention.



* In addition, the pop soundtrack composed by Music/{{Prince}} has some pretty awesome numbers, too. The crowner is probably [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqrko4_prince-batdance-batman-soundtrack_music "Batdance"]], picked as the main single from the album. It was #1 on the charts for a reason, folks.
* Elfman's incredibly intense score for ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is nothing short of awesome, either.

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* In addition, the The pop soundtrack composed by Music/{{Prince}} has some pretty awesome numbers, too.numbers. The crowner is probably [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqrko4_prince-batdance-batman-soundtrack_music "Batdance"]], picked as the main single from the album. It was #1 on the charts for a reason, folks.
* Elfman's incredibly intense score for ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is nothing short of awesome, either.awesome.

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* Music/DannyElfman's music for the first two films, ''Film/Batman1989'' in particular, is one of the ''very'' few elements of the original film series that many people think the Nolan films haven't come anywhere ''near'' topping.
* The opening number, literally titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l11BPzYehUE "The Batman Theme"]], makes the accompanying titles so awesome that you can fail to notice that next to nothing's happening onscreen. The theme gets a reprise at the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tiGCeWaYuM film's end]]. It is also rescored as the opening theme for ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEx9r5enZsk Batman the Animated Series]]''.
* "Waltz to the Death," which is what the Joker and Vicki Vale were dancing to while Batman was beating up {{Mooks}}, is also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywytpSrzktg quite amazing]]. It's dark, it's beautiful, and (considering what's happening on the screen) it's also [[PlayedForLaughs "unintentionally" hilarious.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoK2d3mC3RA "Descent into Mystery"]], which is heard when Batman drives Vicki Vale through the forest to the Batcave. ''So'' epic, it was reused in the trailer to ''Batman Returns''. The "whirlwind" sound at the beginning at the OminousLatinChanting deserve special mention.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvQYzlUm-o "Finale"]], the most triumphant piece of Batman-related music ever. Especially epic is the crescendo (before the familiar "Batman Theme" hook at the end) combined with the image of Batman standing on a ledge, silhouetted against the night sky, with the Bat-signal in the distance. If that doesn't give you goosebumps, nothing will.
* In addition, the pop soundtrack composed by Music/{{Prince}} has some pretty awesome numbers, too. The crowner is probably [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqrko4_prince-batdance-batman-soundtrack_music "Batdance"]], picked as the main single from the album. It was #1 on the charts for a reason, folks.
* Elfman's incredibly intense score for ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is nothing short of awesome, either.
** Especially epic is the opening number, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcyRs-EyGT8 "Birth of]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mx4CSeqQBk a Penguin"]], complete with a dark re-orchestration of the previous film's theme, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn2ISWoqsHc "The Final]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntrM2q0b4Mo Confrontation"]].
** The network television premiere of ''Batman Returns'' on February 12, 1995 (prime-time slot on NBC-TV) was kicked off by a montage of the most action-packed scenes from the film set to what is perhaps ''the'' Crowning Music Of Awesome: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (specifically the "Ode to Joy" [[StandardSnippet part everyone remembers]]).
** And on the more conventional rock side of things, it's practically impossible for there to be a more fitting rock song for this film than [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNTlBu9uX3g "Face to Face"]], an incredibly dark, incredibly melancholic, incredibly ''sexy'' track -- performed, no less, by Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees, the ambassadors of goth rock themselves.
* The latter two films in the series may not have been the greatest, but both include pop soundtracks that are actually enjoyable to this day. At the very least, no one can deny that "Kiss from a Rose" was ''the'' single of 1995.
** And while still a distant third to Elfman and Zimmer/Newton Howard's scores, Elliot Goldenthal's scores are still pretty amazing, delivering the proper level of bombast for an abjectly cartoonish universe (Goldenthal specifically chose to invoke a feeling similar to a Russian circus). Sadly, most of the music he composed for ''Batman Forever'' was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork shelved and unreleased]] in favor of the aforementioned pop-heavy soundtrack, and has only recently become commercially available in its full length.
** Whatever other flaws ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' may have, it used the ''bombing-awesome'' theme song introduced in ''Forever''. Plus, the pop soundtrack is really good (even if the vastly superior remix to R. Kelly's "Gotham City" is left out) in a "Why tie this music to this movie?" sense. So much that Music/TheSmashingPumpkins' "The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning" was recycled in a ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' trailer, which was featured before ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', of all movies.

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