10 songs from the “Twilight” saga worth watching (part 1)

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Although many people don’t like movies, the Twilight saga soundtracks are pretty good and these 10 songs prove it.

Loved by Robert Pattinson fans and the skins that shine under the sun, as well hated by vampire lovers, 16 years ago, the world learned about one of the most relevant film sagas of recent times. Yes, we’re talking about it ‘Dusk’ (or “Twilight” as it is called in Spanish).

Consisting of five films based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer, “Twilight” made many fall in love with the story of Beautiful swana girl who feels like an outsider and ends up dating him by chance Edward Cullena 122 year old vampire.

10 songs from the “Twilight” saga worth watching (part 1)
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart star in Twilight. Photo: Summit Entertainment

16 years ago the world learned about the world of “Twilight”

Throughout the story we see how Both characters face various difficulties in life. (enemies, acquaintances and her nature) to eventually start a family and live happily ever after (literally because she becomes a vampire).

Many may remember, for better or worse, ‘Dusk’ There was quite a “boom” in 2008. where many people took the opportunity to make Edward and Bella’s world their personality. Something has become like this one of the most successful fantasy and love sagas of the last decades.

10 songs from the “Twilight” saga worth watching (part 1)
One of the most relevant aspects of the film is the soundtrack. Photo: Summit Entertainment

The saga stood out for its varied and well-chosen soundtrack.

But beyond the criticism that there was about the characters and the story itself“Twilight” also had positives. One of them was undoubtedly the soundtrack chosen for each of the five films and in which we found some of our favorite bands.

Whether from studio albums or written specifically for film, There are songs in the “Twilight” saga that became hits And here we list 10 of these songs that will encourage and even encourage you to watch any of the five films:

10 songs from the “Twilight” saga worth watching (part 1)
Photo: Summit Entertainment

These are 10 of the best songs we found in the Twilight saga

10.- “The Forgotten” by Green Day

“The forgotten” is part of the tracklist of “Tre!”, Green Day’s eleventh album. The song was also included in the soundtrack of “Twilight: Breaking Down Part 2”which you probably heard if you stayed to watch all the credits on the tape.

Green Day also released this song with a video that included several scenes from the film. Contrary to what you would think, The American group did not hesitate to take part in the “Twilight” saga They viewed it as a cultural phenomenon and realized how well they had chosen the songs for their soundtracks.

9.- “How can you swallow so much sleep?” by Bombay Bicycle Club

In “Eclipse”, (2010) You probably remember the scene where everyone in the cafeteria at Forks High School is talking about the valedictory speech he’s about to give. Jessica (Anna Kendrick) and the graduation party that Alice, Edward’s sister, wants to throw at her house.

Well, in this scene of a few seconds we can hear the intro of “How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep?”, a song that Bombay Bicycle Club included in their album “A different kind of solution,” which the British band (which will perform concerts in Mexico in 2024) launched in August 2011 (a few months after the film’s release).

8.- “Meet me on the Equinox” by Death Cab For Cutie

This song by Death Cab for Cutie was written for the soundtrack of “New Moon” (2009) and it sounds in the credits of it. But beyond the appearance in the film or the familiar sound of the guitar at the beginning, This song was notable for not being inspired by the Twilight saga as such.

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard told MTV that the song is more inspired by her thoughts on the importance of connecting with someone in a world where life is short. However, the musician believed that this song would be in line with the narrative of the film and he completely succeeded.

7.- “15 Step” by Radiohead

In the last scene of ‘Dusk’, When Victoria sees Bella and Edward dancing romantically at the graduation party and goes down the stairs, “15 Step” by Radiohead is playing. This thrilled the band’s fans, but since then it has been more of an improvised decision The disco track ‘In Rainbows’ It was not part of the film’s official soundtrack.

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Naturally The decision didn’t bother Thom Yorke at all., who, after learning that the Radiohead song was included, expressed his interest in being part of the saga’s soundtrack. Something the musician managed to do in the following film: ‘New moon’, where he collaborated on the song “Hearing damage.”

6.- “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

This is probably the most famous song in the saga’s soundtrack. ‘Dusk’ and it’s thanks to the ballad that Christina Perri wrote – and which appears in the credits of “Breaking Dawn Part 1”– to describe the love between the protagonists of the saga.

In addition to the soundtrack of the said film, “A Thousand Years” also featured a music video in which the American singer performed at the Cullen house.and which also contained pictures from Edward and Bella’s wedding and honeymoon.

5.- “No Sound But the Wind” by the editors

This song has become a fan favorite at Editors’ live performances, but He also shot one of the most important scenes in the film “New Moon”, This occurs after the Cullens vote on whether or not Bella should become one of them, and before Jacob confronts Edward.

This is a strange fact The version of “No Sound But the Wind” we hear on the tape is a demo. as the last track (which is part of the album “Violence”) has several changes. Just like the version the Editors played at Glastonbury in 2008.

4.- “Decode” by Paramore

Another gem brought to us by the Twilight soundtrack. After falling in love with Stephenie Meyer’s first book, Hayley Williams agreed to join the Twilight saga with Decode. a song in which the singer talks about the tension and awkwardness in Edward and Bella’s relationship.

This became one of Paramore’s most popular songs.especially for the video in which we see the band playing in a forest in Nashville, Tennessee, which intersperses several images from the film (e.g. the fight between Edward and James).

3.- “Chop and Change” by The Black Keys

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney They were also involved in the film’s soundtrack ‘Darkness’ with “Hack and change”a song played when Riley, a freshman, is transformed by Victoria and realizes what has happened in the middle of the heavy rain.

2.- “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse

If we talk about epic songs in the Twilight soundtrack, Of course we couldn’t leave out this great Muse song. And they deny that they were not traumatized at that moment the scene where the Cullens start playing baseball to the rhythm of “Supermassive Black Hole.”amidst thunder and an approaching storm.

This song was the first single from Muse’s fourth studio album. “Black Holes and Revelations,” and was inspired by club music in New York and influenced by bands and artists like The Beatles, Rage Against the Machine, Soulwax, Prince and even Kanye West himself.

1.- “A White Demon Love Song” by The Killers

Released as part of the soundtrack of “new moon‘ from 2009The Killers wrote this song for the saga’s soundtrack and at the request of the film’s director, Chris Weitzwho tried to broaden the age range of the audience through the soundtrack.

“Movies and soundtracks are good ways to get your music in front of (new fans), as long as you’re surrounded by good people.”The Killers’ drummer Ronnie Vannucci mentioned his appearance on the Twilight soundtrack in an interview with Spin Magazine.

As you can see, There are songs in the “Twilight” films that are not only good, but also They are very well thought out for the plot that each of them presents to us. What other song from the Twilight soundtrack would you add to the list?

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