I believe that fifty shades of grey is very lucky to have these songs, because I love them. You should listen to them on YouTube before you buy them, but the songs are amazing and the lyrics fits the film very well. Especially Ellie Goulding's 'love me like you do' But my favourite is the song called 'crazy in love' by Sofia Karlberg, but I don't remember the song in the film or I have missed it, the sad thing is that it's not on the CD, instead they put Beyoncé's version! I am very disappointed by this. The songs are very catchy and the song 'I put a spell on you' by Annie Lennox, to begin with I thought it was sang by a man, but then I realised that it was a lady singing. But the voice is very good, it's powerful and thick. Personally I think the songs are good with the film ,but when they stand alone, I think them more catchy. The song 'Salted wound' by Sia is so soothing and if you close your eyes and listen to this, you can imagine a picture of a beautiful sunset.
Here is the list:
I put a spell on you: Annie Lennox
Undiscovered: Laura Welsh
Earned it: The Weekend
Meet me in the middle: Jessie Ware
Love me like you do: Ellie Goulding
Salted wound: Sia
Beast of Burden: The rolling stones
Im on fire: AWOLNATION
Crazy in Love: Beyonce
Witchcraft: Frank Sinatra
One last night: The Vaults
Where you belong: The Wekkend
I know you: Skylar Grey
Ana and Christian: Danny Elfman
Did that hurt?: Danny Elfman
Make sure you listen to all songs on YouTube before buying it. Because I personally don't find all of them catchy.
This is just aboutt he music (mantra to self, do not mention the film !!!!)
So I have to admit, some of these song's are damn catchy, I mean it's not often I'm caught singing at all, but not to some of the lyrics of these songs.
There all catchy in there own way, and each one seems to have a beat that has you bobbing even when youre arguing with yourself saying "Uh un not going to happen", there you are cooking tea and bamn ! your singing again.
Some song's for me personally just didnt feel right, the scene they were played during didnt really fit the lyrics of the songs, or the feel of it. I will admitt that at times of need I did find myself listening more to the song than the actual film.
I will admit, the flying scene, the song playing during that scene was to me amazing it stuck in my head in a really good way, and when I hear it I remember that scene, which to me shows it fitted and it did it well. (The Vaults - One last night)
But I have to say I dont think Frnak Sinatra meant for any of his songs, to be played during some kinky film, for me, even thought the scene was nothing sexual it just made me cringe, and want to rewind and hear something different.
Otherwise I have to admit, I found a few new artist's from listening to this, and came to love other songs by the artists, so over all it was well worth it.
The soundtrack is not what I expected for this film! Firstly when you listen to some of the tracks especially Ellie Goulding's 'Love me like you do' on the radio you expect the whole film to be full of sensual and erotic love songs, it doesnt quite cater for this overall I feel.
The song list is as follows -
I put a spell on you - Annie Lennox
Undiscovered - Laura Welsh
Earned it - The Weekend
Meet me in the middle - Jessie Ware
Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding
Haunted - Beyonce
Salted wound - Sia
Beast of Burden - The rolling stones
Im on fire - AWOLNATION
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
One last night - The Vaults
Where you belong - The Wekkend
I know you - Skylar Grey
Ana and Christian - Danny Elfman
Did that hurt? - Danny Elfman
The soundtracks can be bought from various outlets however Amazon and itunes is the easiest as it can be downloaded straight away to your iphone and pod. The cost is £9.99, this will of course vary slightly from each outlet but only slightly.
All of the songs can of course be bought seperately on itunes and amazon.
The songs which fit the film the best are Ellie Goulding 'Love me like you do', and Beyonces 'haunted'. Both are exquisitely sensual and desirable and fit the sex scenes of the film. However within the film I feel Ellie Goulding's song is in completely the wrong place.
There is a mixture of love songs, sensuality and piano tracks as Mr Grey plays well. Frank sinatra is a classic love song but overall I was dissappointed there were not more very deep sensual songs which I feel would have turned the whole film into a much more classic love story with an erotic twist.
Listen to the soundtrack fully before you buy it, you wont be dissappointed but you may only wish to choose certain songs from it.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Delibes: Lakmé (Act I): Flower Duet (Mady Mesplé, Danielle Millet / Alain Lombard)
2 Bach: Adagio from Concerto No.3 BWV 974 (Alexandre Tharaud)
3 Villa - Lobos: Bachianas Brasilerias No.5 ? Cantilena (Barbara Hendricks)
4 Verdi: La Traviata Prelude (Riccardo Muti, Philharmonia Orchestra)
5 Pachelbel: Canon in D (Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin - in
6 Tallis: Spem in Alium (The Tallis Scholars)
7 Chopin: Prelude No.4 in E minor, Largo (Samson François)
8 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 - Adagio Sostenuto (Cecile Ousset / Sir Simon Rattle, CBSO)
9 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Sir Adrian Boult, LPO)
10 Canteloube: Chants d'auvergne, Bailero (Arleen Auger)
11 Chopin: Nocturne No.1 in B - flat minor (Samson François)
12 Fauré: Requiem - In Paradisum (Choir of King?s College Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury)
13 Bach: Goldberg Variation - Aria (Maria Tipo)
14 Debussy: La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin (Moura Lympany)
15 Bach: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (Alexis Weissenberg)