Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been one of the most defining moments in entertainment in recent years. The comic book-style animated film follows the new portrayal of a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in young Miles Morales. This 2018 film opened wide the possibilities of the multiverse and created a whole new group of superheroes led by an utterly relatable and lovable character in Miles. However, the story of this film is not the only thing to be raved about. Indeed, one of the strengths of this film is the music.
Into the Spider-VerseThe beautiful portrayal of Miles Morales, a young black man in a coming-of-age environment, along with the incredible family dynamics, made this film stand out. Not to mention including more representation in the superhero movie genre. With all of this in mind, the film’s outstanding soundtrack contributed greatly to its success. By incorporating hip hop, trap, and pop music styles, the soundtrack not only complements the overall mood of the film, but completely enhances the emotional weight of every moment. With so many great tracks to work on, we’ve ranked the best songs on the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack.
13 “Invincible” (Amine)
No song from this soundtrack is bad. In fact, the whole thing, back and forth, is a euphoric experience in itself. Aminé’s “Invincible” plays in this film near the beginning as Miles is on his way to school. His father takes him to a new school, and they have a very child-to-parent conversation in the car, with intimidating encouragement from Miles’ father and a brave facade from Miles. Although the song is quite brief in this scene, the lyrics themselves are a perfect fit for Miles’ (and many changing young adults’) situation.
12 “Memories” (Thutmosis)
Back to back with our last entry, Thutmose’s song “Memories” plays as Miles gets out of his dad’s car and up the steps of his new school, followed by an awkward moment where his dad makes him say “I likes” to him before he leaves. This moment, accompanied by a song that has both a catchy beat and a solemn feel, makes it a perfect choice for this point in the film.
11 “Save The Day” (Ski Mask the Slump God and Jacquees featuring Coi Leray and LouGotCash)
With “other universe” Peter Parker ready to return home, Miles only persists in offering his help. This exchange in particular shows Miles becoming a hero with his newfound powers, trying to become himself with the eagerness and blind excitement that only a child can have. The song “Save The Day” reflects Miles’ separation to prove himself. “I know where I’m going, yeah I’m going far, yeah I’m going hard, and they’re not going to stop me.”
ten “Familia” (Nicki Minaj and Anuel AA featuring Bantu)
“Familia,” by Nicki Minaj and Anuel AA featuring Bantu, plays as Miles greets and says goodbye to some of his former classmates and neighbors. Besides just being a great song, “Familia” is a great representation of Miles’ upbringing and how his community is part of what he considers his family. That sense of place in itself is a trait that perfectly fuels the identity of a likeable neighborhood Spider-Man.
9 “Way Up” (Jaden Smith)
Jaden Smith’s “Way Up” is a song that plays during the film’s credits. However, it fits incredibly with the themes of the film and Miles’ transformation, from his tone to the lyrics. Right off the bat, the song describes “I went from boy to man, wow,” which is a very fitting line for Miles’ coming-of-age story.
8 “House” (Vince Staples and Richie Kohan)
Vince Staples and Richi Kohan’s “Home” is the final track on the soundtrack, and lyrically it’s so Spider Man song. Spider-Man has always been the kind of hero who makes as many mistakes as triumphs, and the vulnerability of being a child calls for finding an inner strength to protect yourself and your peace while keeping people safe. others, especially people. you like.
seven “Hide” (Juice WRLD featuring Seezyn)
When Miles meets the other “Spider-Heroes”, he becomes truly bold and insinuates that he is ready to fight alongside the seasoned veterans. However, when confronted by the rest of the team, he is overwhelmed and comes to a complete stop. “Hide” by the late Juice WRLD and featuring Seezyn is the perfect backdrop for Miles’ defeat and his desire to run away from his troubles.
6 “Letting Go” (Handsome Young Prince)
Into the Spider-Verse knows exactly how to balance deeply emotional moments with upbeat action sequences. The song “Let Go” plays before the film’s climax, when Miles loses his uncle after learning his identity from Prowler. Here, Miles learns to deal with loss and that even in the midst of emotional difficulties, it’s essential that you hold on despite wanting to “let go”.
5 “Start a Riot” (Duckwrth and Shaboozey)
Although Duckwrth and Shaboozey’s “Start A Riot” made a very brief appearance in the very comedic sequence of the Spider-Heroes hiding from Miles’ roommate, it became one of the soundtrack’s most popular songs. When Miles’ roommate sees the whole band propped up on the roof, his headphones come off and the song rings out in the quiet space.
4 “Elevate” (DJ Khalil featuring Denzel Curry, Cordae, SwaVay and Trevor Rich)
A soundtrack is supposed to enhance a good cinematic experience. In recent years, the credits after the film have become part of the film itself. “Elevate” plays at the beginning of the film’s credits. Many moviegoers remember how a movie makes them feel. Coming out of the theater or just sitting watching the credits, this song acts as the icing on the cake and leaves the audience completely excited.
3 “Scared of the Dark” (Lil Wayne and Ty Dolla $ign with XXXTENTACION)
When the Spider-Man of Miles’ universe dies, the whole town is in mourning. Miles, having finally gathered the elements of his powers, has lost both a mentor and a hero. “Scared of the Dark” is a song that reflects Miles and his desire and need to live up to the legacy of Spider-Man. The lyrics of the song themselves act like the voice in Miles’ head saying “No, I’m not afraid of the fall. I’m not afraid, not at all. Why would a star, a star ever afraid of the dark?
2 “What’s Up Danger” (Blackway and Black Caviar)
“What’s Up Danger” is a song that shoots straight into your veins along with a rush of adrenaline. Throughout the film, we saw Miles at his best, his most hopeful, scared, and utterly lost. However, he is able to pick himself up and take his leap of faith. The incredible comic-book-style visual sequence of Miles getting his own suit to swing, albeit casually, through the streets of New York with that badass song playing in the background has us all trying not to jump out of our seats and to encourage him.
1 “Sunflower” (Post Malone and Swae Lee)
This song, much like Miles throughout this film, grows with him. “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee is the song playing when Miles Morales is first introduced to us as he prepares for school. Talk about setting the tone for the whole movie! Through In the Spider Vese, Miles returns to this song as a kind of comfort to help him when he is scared or losing control. Not to mention this song’s success outside of the movie says a lot about how it resonates with audiences and how it’s just a great song.