The music for Fifty Shades Darker has a lot to live up to. The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack was a huge hit, and it was also nominated for an Academy Award, Best Original Song for "Earned It." With the film's sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, on the horizon, it's time for a new soundtrack to rock people's worlds. And this time around, it's not just about those Beyoncé remixes that made the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack so popular. The sexy tracklist is bursting with original music from various pop stars. In other words, the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack is a perfect for sexytimes, and it's sure to live up to its predecessor.
The official Darker soundtrack isn't out yet, but it's already dominating the charts and the radio. The first single off the album, Taylor Swift and ZAYN's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever", easily made it into the Top 10 lists on the charts — it's currently sitting pretty at number three on iTunes. And, what the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack lacks in Beyoncé, it makes up for in original songs. Swift and ZAYN's collaboration is just the tip of the iceberg. The album will also feature a brand new collab from Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj, "Bom Bidi Bom," a new track from John Legend, "One Woman Man," and the already released single, "Not Afraid Anymore" by Halsey.
Curiously, the "Crazy in Love" cover by Miguel featured in the first trailers for Fifty Shades Darker is not on the soundtrack, but it does have songs by Sia, Tove Lo, Toulouse, and Corinne Bailey Rae, so, you win some, you lose some. The full Fifty Shades Darker track list features 19 original songs, and you can bet you'll be hearing more than a few of them on the radio in months to come. The majority of the soundtrack won't be available to listen to until the official release on Feb. 10, but the first two singles — "Not Afraid Anymore" and "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" — are currently available to purchase on iTunes and stream on Spotify, and fans who pre-order the soundtrack on iTunes will be able to download them immediately.
Music played a vital role in Fifty Shades of Grey, so I can only imagine how Fifty Shades Darker will incorporate these original songs. Hopefully during sexytimes.