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Every Song In Zack Snyder's Justice League

Every song in the Snyder Cut and where they play in the film.


by Andy Behbakht

Zack Snyder's Justice League soundtrack is filled with powerful songs that reflect on some of the characters' arcs in the film.

After years of waiting, Zack Snyder's Justice League has finally been released as it restored the director's original plans for his story. In the four-hour cut, the plot follows Batman and Wonder Woman putting together a team of heroes to battle a coming threat from Apokolips. As the new members Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg join forces with the other heroes, it becomes clear that they will need extra reinforcement, specifically Superman.

When it comes to the composing of Zack Snyder's Justice League, Tom Holkenborg a.k.a. Junkie XL has his score restored. Like many plots and characters in the theatrical cut, Junkie XL's role as the composer got removed as well. Instead, Danny Elfman was brought in to re-compose the theatrical cut's score.

But not only is Junkie XL's score part of the 4-hour cut, but there are also some perfectly selected songs that relate to the various characters in the cast. While there are a handful of songs that are played in Zack Snyder's Justice League, all of them are very fitting to those specific characters as it reflects a lot of the arcs they go through at the time when they're played.

Here's every song that is played in the Zack Snyder's Justice League soundtrack.

Jón Ásgeirsson – “Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu” - At the start of Zack Snyder's Justice League, Bruce Wayne tries to recruit Arthur Curry a.k.a. Aquaman who was temporarily in Westfjords. While he rejects Bruce's proposal to join the team before taking off, the people who live there begin singing Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu which is an Islandic poem that has also become a long traditional lullaby.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - "Distant Sky" - When it comes to Lois Lane's arc in the film, it focuses a lot on her trying to continue life without Clark/Superman after his passing. When the film first re-introduces her, she is seen getting coffee, which is where Snyder's cameo happens, before going to the tarnished Superman statue memorial. Distant Sky begins playing whose melody is perfectly capturing the tone of Lois's current state as well as the world after they lost the Man of Steel.

Nick Dave and The Bad Seeds - "There Is A Kingdom" - After Arthur saves someone from downing, There Is A Kingdom begins to play as he's shugging a whole bottle of whiskey and walking through a storm of water waves before jumping back into the ocean. The song is a great allusion to Arthur's future as the King of Atlantis.

Rose Betts (performer) & Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett (written by) - "Song To The Siren" - The film sees Barry Allen and Iris West meet for the first time as their love story gets teased in the Snyder Cut. But as Iris's car runs into a truck, Barry sees it and manages to save her using his super-speed. Throughout this sequence, Song To The Siren plays as its theme is about embracing the love for someone who may not feel the same as you do.

Allison Crowe (performer) and Leonard Cohen (written by) - "Hallelujah" - For the full credits involving everyone who worked on this film, Hallelujah is performed by Crowe as there's an emotional meaning for Snyder with this song. While it was the song that was in the official teaser trailer for the Snyder Cut, Hallejuah is actually a tribute to the director's daughter Autumn Snyder who died from suicide in 2017. According to Snyder, this was Autumn's favorite song which was also sung by Crowe at her funeral, and with the film being a tribute to her memory, Hallejuah honors her through the credits too.

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