"There are few movie music moments when you know a big gun has entered the room- the sweeping orchestral strains of Williams' Superman among them. Now a "new" hero was arriving with an attitude for a far more jaded generation of fans. And when those menacing strings rose with glistening percussion, before bursting into a galloping, instantly memorable theme, you knew this was one of those holy shit musical moments - the sound of major talent arriving on the scene like a bat out of hell."
- Batman: Arkham Series
- Batman Film Series
- Batman: The Animated Series
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold
- The Dark Knight Trilogy
- DC Extended Universe
- Joker (2019)
- The LEGO Batman Movie
The Animated Movies:
- Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker has one of the best musical scores in any film ever heard, including reprises of the series' main theme as the beginning and end title.
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns' soundtrack is certainly worth a listen as well.
- Batman: The Killing Joke:
- "All It Takes Is One Bad Day" has an amazing build up as the music intensifies as it goes on.
- "End Credits" is a very quiet and subtle piece.
- "I Go Looney" sung by Mark Hamill himself! It helps get us into the mind of the Joker and how he feels the way he does, and is quite catchy despite the Lyrical Dissonance, given that it's got nice music and is about a man going crazy.
The Animated Series:
- The Tomorrow Knight (Batman Beyond).
- Also the heavy metal remix of the Batman: The Animated Series intro that played when Bruce was rejuvenated in a Lazarus Pit.
- Sometimes, all you need is two chords. At the end of the pilot, when Bruce tells Terry, "Welcome to my world," the Elfman motif kicks in, and you shiver as you realise just what Terry's in for.
- In "Disappearing Inque", when Bruce activates his exo-suit, a seriously awesome rendition of the original intro theme is played. A pretty heart-wrenching scene when you know that doing so causes such strain on Bruce's heart that even Terry acknowledges it.
- The Gregorian chant played when Terry flashes back to his father's death in "Babel".
- The Batman:
- The theme song used for the first two seasons is the epitome of Creepy Awesome. The second theme drops this and goes upbeat, but it pays homage to the classic Batman 'da-na-na-na-na', which gets points for nostalgia alone, on top of being catchy as all hell.
- The Joker and Harley Quinn are settin' the woods on fire!
- Beware the Batman:
- Also not directly related to The Dark Knight Trilogy, Miracle of Sound broke from his normal pattern of video game-inspired music to create "Rise".
- Next time you watch The Dark Knight Rises, consider muting the film as the credits begin and playing this fan-made track over them. It starts low and quiet but builds to a final crescendo for the trilogy that simply must be experienced.
- While it never made it into a Batman movie or TV show, there is the Villain Song from a cancelled Batman musical. If you listen closely, you can hear the Danny Elfman theme mixed in with the awesomeness that is Meat Loaf. It was a cover of this.
- Batman (1966) is campy, but still iconic and awesome. Nanananananananana Batman!
- Dark Nights: Metal has been given its own soundtrack, and, as expected with a comic named "Dark Nights: Metal", the soundtrack is made up of amazing heavy metal pieces. "Red Death", a theme for the title Dark Knight, is so awesome it was used for the comic book's trailer!