Listen: Edgar Wright shares a playlist of his favorite movie soundtrack tunes

One of the many things that made Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ such a great film was the fact that the movie was propelled front and center by its undeniably catchy soundtrack. Arguably, the music choices and the characters’ arrangement around it formed the heart and soul of the film.

But Baby Driver is only the latest in a long line of creative endeavors by Wright that have brilliant musical accompaniments. For instance, who can forget the hilariously memorable scene where the survivors in 'Shaun of the Dead' wail on a zombie with brooms to the beat of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”? The filmmaker’s fine taste in music even saw him direct a video for collaboration between Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk.

Now thanks to Spotify, there’s a chance for you to experience a quick masterclass in soundtrack design by getting a glimpse of the auteur filmmaker’s favorite movie soundtrack tunes. Wright teamed up with the streaming service to share a playlist featuring his top 50 film soundtrack songs.

Films and tracks that feature in the list include Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up. It even included musical films like The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour, The Blues Brothers and Prince’s Purple Rain. Artists that feature in the list span across a wide number of genres and include David Bowie, Talking Heads, Van Morrison, Strawberry Alarm Clock and Ennio Morricone to name a few.

Wright shared the playlist on Twitter as well as the full list of all the movies featured. See those tweets and listen to the playlist below:  

Last December, Wright revealed that talks are “already in the works” for Baby Driver 2 and that “the deal is being hammered out as we speak”.

Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' was highly critically acclaimed, especially for its soundtrack. It recently won the NME award for Best Film and the BAFTA for Best Editing. (Image Source: Getty Images)

“Hopefully, I’m going to at least write a second one,” he added. “I’ve definitely got lots of ideas. Whether it’s the next movie, I don’t know. I’m just working that out at the moment, actually. I have a couple of things that I’ve been developing, and also a couple of new ideas that I had, and all the nice things that I’ve been offered since”. 

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