Zoolander is regarded as a modern comedy classic (at least that's how I think of it anyway) for a number of reasons. It's a biting, and often dark, satire on the fashion industry and our celebrity and looks-obsessed culture. It features performances from some of the most talented comedic actors of their generation at the top of their game. And it artfully blends slapstick and wordplay with an absurdist thriller parody plot, forming an extremely well-rounded example of comedic expression. But an often underrated aspect of the movie is its music, which sets the stage brilliantly for all the craziness that goes down. With Zoolander 2 now heading into theaters, fans are anxious to see not only if the sequel will be able to mimic the original film's humor, but also its killer playlist. The Zoolander 2 soundtrack is a definite must-listen.
Zoolander 2 has an official soundtrack, from Lakeshore Records. But there's some bad news: it won't be released to retailers like Amazon until March 11, meaning fans will have to wait an entire month until they can listen to its dulcet tones. Also distressing is the small detail that hardly any music from the sequel has been announced. At current count, only three songs have shown up in trailers or press for the film, but luckily, they're three good ones.
"Here I Come" — The Roots
Prominently featured in the film's trailers is this song by the world's greatest hip hop band, and it does an amazing job of getting fans excited for the movie.
"Remove Your Mask" — Wolfmother
The retro rockers are actually debuting this track in the movie, lead singer Andrew Stockdale revealed on Twitter, but so far they have only given fans a taste like in this video. I'm digging it though, and it definitely seems like it could coincide with some kind of climactic battle.
"Relax" — A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, & ?
You didn't think they would make a Zoolander sequel without including what was practically the original movie's theme song, did you? In the film's final trailer, the Frankie Goes to Hollywood track gets a modern update with a possibly Skrillex-remixed EDM beat, an A$AP rap verse, and mysterious (and so far unrevealed) female vocals. That's one way to bring the movie into 2016.
That's all that's been revealed so far, but with cameos from the likes of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Joe Jonas, Katy Perry, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West, Sting, Mika, Susan Boyle, Willie Nelson, and the one and only MC Hammer, the sequel has plenty of potential for more memorable musical moments.
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