Best Songs on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse SoundtrackI don't normally make lists on songs from a movie soundtrack or any soundtrack in general, but I think this time around, I would like to make an exception for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Not only did I love the movie so much, but I also got to give credit to its soundtrack. That said, this is the list of the best songs on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Soundtrack.
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I can see why Miles loved listening to this song so much with his headphones at the beginning of the movie. Groovy, swell, and smooth, this song is a sunflower both in-name and figuratively. Never has a song from any movie soundtrack suited those three adjectives so splendidly. Next time I listen to this song, I'm going to try beat my head to it like Miles did. Speaking of which, I can't imagine this song without Miles himself singing it. It's just so perfect for him.
When I was watching the credits at the end of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I feel that this song both stood out to me and resonated with me the most. Personally, I feel that Home by Vince Staples perfectly represents Miles Morales's origin story. The background beats and the piano compliment the chorus greatly. But the true heart of the song comes from the lyrics, which practically embody Miles's origin story from his own point of view where he was thrust into action and grew to embrace his superhero responsibilities, ultimately finding his place in the world. Overall, this is personally my most favorite song from the soundtrack.
Vince Staples had one of the best songs in Black Panther and I'm glad he's doing some work in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as well.
Hearing this song during the part where everyone in New York learned that their universe's Spider-Man died just gave me the feels. The piano piece on its own was enough to evoke the somber tone that accompanied Peter Parker's death being broadcast citywide. On the other hand, the lyrics acted as a last stand to that somber tone, defying all that was dark even as it was the darkest hour of the movie. Seriously, this song has to be the most tragic song from the soundtrack. Making it even more tragic is that it featured the late XXXTENTACION and played during the first posthumous Stan Lee cameo. RIP XXXTENTACION and Stan Lee.
One of my favorite songs
While I feel Home by Vince Staples best defines Miles's origin story, I feel that Elevate by DJ Khalil best defines Spider-Man as a whole. To me, this song just screams Spider-Man as a superhero icon in his entirety. Fitting that it was used during the spectacular ending sequence featuring all those Spider-Men shown in amazing comic book-scheme. Sure, Home is my most favorite song from the soundtrack, but Elevate elevates to a worthy runner-up spot. This song's got me going hard!
What's up, danger? This song was where Miles took his leap of faith. When this song played right after Miles went full-on Izuku Midoriya with his venom blast to free himself when he was webbed to a chair and finally got real with himself, I knew no other song fitted this moment perfectly as this one. Inspiring and intense, this song accurately captures Miles's perspective when he finally overcomes his flaws to become a full-fledged Spider-Man. That's what's up, danger.
Every time I rewatch this scene on YT, I get a futher realization that it is one of the greatest scenes in animation history.
What's up danger
I'm not into Jaden Smith, but I got to say, this is probably one of his better songs, if not, one of his best. Looks like Ed, Edd n Eddy revived Ed Co. and collaborated with Jaden Smith for their newest "up" hit! Now like most of the songs from the soundtrack, Way Up by Jaden Smith is essentially a synopsis of Miles's origin story in musical form. However, Jaden Smith puts his own spin on the soundtrack, focusing more on Miles being on top of the world now that he's taken his leap of faith as the new Spider-Man. Along with the surprisingly catchy chorus, overall, I actually like this song.
Like Jaden Smith, I don't like Nicki Minaj, but I'll make an exception in this case. Got to love how she incorporates a little Spanish into her collaboration with Anuel AA. As for the rest of the song, I love how one verse of it is entirely in Spanish. And even so, Familia itself as a song definitely has those Spanish vibes going on. In a meta sense, it's a great tribute to how Miles' family heritage is half-Puerto Rican and half-African American.
I was surprised that this was a Nicki Minaj song I liked. Her songs are very hit or miss in my opinion.
Ski Mask the Slump God? More like Ski Mask the Lit God. Because honestly, this song is lit. I'm not a big rap fan, but this song's got me ready for action. The beats are sick, the verses are sick, and the lyrics are sick. What makes those things sick are what make this song lit. Enough said.
That piano, that chorus, and that clapping... This song gave it it's all. Memories by Thutmose is all about memories, whether they give it their all or you give it your all. And based on the lyrics of this song, I can only see this resonating with Peter B. Parker's mental struggle with his divorce with his universe's Mary Jane Watson. That said, while it's not high on my favorites list, I'm loving it now.
The guitar piece in Hide had me strumming at my heart strings in the first verse. And that was just the beginning. Unlike most of the other songs from the soundtrack, I feel this one is more down-to-earth. It's more about two souls who feel lost but feel at home together. To say it best represents Miles's and Gwen's friendship is nothing short of inaccurate.
Eh, this one's not bad, but it's just okay. One interesting tidbit I did find out though was that it was the same song that played on the headphones of Miles's roommate when Miles and the rest of the Spider-Men gang were trying to avoid being discovered by him on the ceiling. I will give it credit that it has some substance to it when it comes to how it represents the more adrenaline-rushing aspect of Spider-Man. Otherwise, I'm not too crazy about this song. But again, it does have substance to it.
You know, I probably should have had this in my original top 10 remix for this list. Smooth yet empowering, Invincible is a song that makes me feel like I can do anything. And that's saying a lot in comparison to more intense and inspiring songs from this soundtrack like What's Up, Danger. Same goes for any other intense and inspiring song in general. Got to give props to the tone of this song.
Ah, another song from the soundtrack that's down to earth. This and Hide are probably two of the most down-to-earth songs from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. That, and to a lesser extent, one of the more sadder songs from the soundtrack. The overall tone and lyrics of Let Go just remind me instantly of the pain and feeling of loss Miles felt when his uncle Aaron died at the hands of the Kingpin. And I don't think any other song from the soundtrack could have evoked that memory better than this song did.