Top 5 Favorite Superhero Themes

I have a couple of favorite superhero themes, some of my favorites may surprise you. come see what they are.

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By Mrcool210 - 1/15/2014
Now please keep in mind this is just opinion, you have the right to disagree with me, and hey it would be great to hear some of your favorites. And of course, let me know what you think in the comments. Now LETS GET STARTED!!

5. Hulk - By Danny Elfman

Even if this movie is hated by the masses you have to agree it has a really great theme, its dark, its dramatic, and it gives you a nice feel of the tone of the film, the reason it goes really low on the list is because although i really like to listen to the song it doesn't really fit the hulk per say, you would expect something big and epic, this is nice and quiet. For a guy who smashes things, you would expect different.

4. Spider-Man - By Danny Elfman

Wow, another Danny Elfman theme, weird right? Well here's the thing with this song, it gets up here for nostalgic value for me, more then any song on this list i just always remembered watching the original Spider-Man movies and getting really excited when this theme popped up, it was big, it had scope, it made ya feel like some big stuff was going to go down,it helped a lot how it had that big opening scene that it did, and it really fit the spider-man for those movies. So in my mind, im never gonna stop liking this song.

3. Man Of Steel - Hans Zimmer

YES. I know, how dare i put this on the list instead of the theme by elfman? well its simple, although i watched the original superman movies as a kid, i never really got into them, don't get me wrong, the theme is awesome, and if this were a top ten list it would definitely be on here. Now onto this theme, i always more so respected superman and what he stood for then the actual character, inspiring hope and helping you feel powerful. This theme, did it for me more then the elfman theme for the fact that it started off nice and small and had perfect build up, a song where i could see superman flying around and saving people, that can be seen with the original theme, but just not the extent of the speed of superman, at least to me. So sorry if i offended anybody, but its just a personal thing.

2. The Amazing Spider-Man - James Horner

Another big shock probably. Yes i like this theme more, while i said the other one had a big nostalgic value for me, this one i just feel fits the spider-man i know more. I love Spider-Man he is and always will be my favorite superhero, even as a kid though, i could tell he was struggling, and what he was going through was not all flowers and chocolate. So i feel this fits perfectly, dark yet whimsical,cause really that's what spider-man is. He's a guy like you or me who is experiencing something that really would make anybody feel Amazing (Pun intended). If i were swinging through the city i would definitely want something like this backing me up.

1. Kick Ass - Henry Jackman

I go through this who thing about how spider-man is my favorite superhero, yet kick ass has my favorite theme? Here's how it works. The kick ass movies are great, whenever i watch them i always feel like i want to go out and make a difference as a superhero, then i realize id get my ass handed to me on a platter so i don't. To me this song sums up a superhero in a nutshell, its fantasy, its big yet quiet at the same time, it feels like something you could hear as a theme for your favorite superhero in the 1960s or now. Its universal, with only a few exceptions you could apply it to any superhero out there. But the biggest thing about it is what i said before, it makes me want to be a hero just listening to it. And with how kick ass works? I think the song, did its job right.
Thank you very much for reading, once again, let me know in the comments what you think. Should i make more lists? Thanks and you all have a great night.
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ALmazing - 1/15/2014, 7:20 PM
I respect your opinion, but no score will ever top this.

superbatspiderman - 1/15/2014, 7:30 PM
Danny Elfman's batman is also really good.

npamusic - 1/15/2014, 7:46 PM
so good.

TheHeroGothamDeserves - 1/15/2014, 7:53 PM
Shirley Walker's Batman score anyone?
DrDoom - 1/15/2014, 9:25 PM
TASM score . . . .



Probably some of Horner's weakest work.
Mrcool210 - 1/15/2014, 9:59 PM
Ah doom, i expected you. i also expected people to disagree with me on having the tasm score score on there, although i expected more from me having kick ass at number 1
Mrcool210 - 1/15/2014, 10:28 PM
@sotojuiceman i agree to a point, i just believed it would be shocking though just for the fact when you bring up big scores usually they come with big superheroes, kick ass is not in that category, then again i didn't put the elfman batman theme or superman theme on the list, but if it was a top 10? definitly would have made the list, idk, maybe its my love for the tasm movie that makes me love the score as much as i do
Mrcool210 - 1/15/2014, 10:31 PM
plus i just went with the themes, not the whole score, id tell you, although i adore the theme, i don't think tasm would be on my list of top 5 favourite superhero scores, probably be replaced with spider-man 3 by christopher young
ds9epicfan - 1/16/2014, 12:30 AM
@ALmight
You are 100% right!!
Pending - 1/16/2014, 1:07 AM
I think Elfman nailed Spider-Man, his life is an emotional roller coaster and the different segments within the theme really capture that also has a very urban jungle touch to it which is fitting.
MightyZeus - 1/16/2014, 5:43 AM
I respect your list and it's very "cool". I like some of those themes not all. Not a fan of the TASM score or the Kick Ass score.





dougieisrollingthejays - 1/16/2014, 7:34 AM
The first thor had a great score. Avengers as well. TDK and TDKR had the best I think. I feel MOS was an overrated score but great.
WawelDragon - 1/16/2014, 1:25 PM
Nothing is better than Elfman's Batman Theme.
Dumegg - 1/17/2014, 7:44 AM
Superman 1978. John Williams is the man.
RobGrizzly - 1/19/2014, 6:13 AM
As a lover of movie soundtracks, I check out a lot of these lists. Most of the time you'll see the usual suspects, like John Williams' Superman and Danny Elfman's Batman scores, or anything from Hans Zimmer- and for good reason; they are universally considered the best themes in tbe business.

So I guess it's nice to see some outside-the-box picks like Hulk or TASM...even though I think those are both terrible scores.

The real surprise is Kick-Ass, which I must confess, is probably underrated musically. It is a fun theme, and it does evoke emotion.
SuperGuy83 - 1/26/2014, 6:39 PM
An Ideal Hope is The best Superhero Musical Score Zimmer rocks and its better than williams campy theme

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