In 2016 Ryan Reynolds played the role of the anti hero Deadpool (aka Wade Wilson) for the first time. Deadpool’s soundtrack is a beautiful mix of hip hop, rock songs and cheesy power ballads. Here are 10 songs you’ve probably heard in Deadpool 1. * This article contains spoilers *
#10. The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You
This song is playing when Wade is in Sister Margaret’s Bar (Weasels Bar) drinking a ‘Blow Job Cocktail’ (1/2 Kahlua, 1/2 Baileys and whipped cream on top!). ‘Howlin’ For You’ is featured on The Black Keys’ last studio album Turn Blue (2011).
#9. Neil Sedaka – Calendar Girl
“Happy International Women’s Day!” Wade and his girlfriend Vanessa are getting it on in this scene.
#8. Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
Ray Charles’ hit song ‘Hit The Road Jack’ is played when Wade is sitting in a garbage truck.
#7. Chicago – You’re The Inspiration
The Deadpool soundtrack just isn’t complete without a cheesy power ballad. And ‘You’re The Inspiration’ by the American rock band Chicago seems to be the perfect choice.
#6. Flo-Rida – GDFR (ft. Sage The Gemini and Lookas)
A maimed Wade is working up his courage to go talk to Vanessa at the stripclub where she works. Unfortunately he chickens out…
#5. Juice Newton – Angel In The Morning
‘Angel In The Morning’, originally sung by Merrilee Rush, has been covered by multiple artists. To name a few: Bonnie Tyler, The Pretenders and Rita Wilson.
#4. Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop
‘Shoop’, a hit song by the 90s hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa, was used in the movie and in the trailer of Deadpool 1. Deadpool is sitting on an overpass, waiting for the villains to drive by.
#3. WHAM! – Careless Whisper
After Wade returns to his girlfriend Vanessa after the big fight scene, the slightly rauncy tune of ‘Careless Whisper’ is playing when he’s kissing her.
#2. Teamdeadkick – Deadpool Rap
The ‘Deadpool Rap’ was originally written for the Deadpool video game, but the group rewrote the lyrics for the movie.
#1. DMX – X Gon’ Give It To Ya
Director Tim Miller told EW: “You just can’t beat this song for pure bad-assery!” It’s no surpise that this song sort of became the theme song for the whole movie. You can hear the song in the movie when Deadpool is walking to the helicarrier scrapyard, preparing for the big fight.
Make sure you read our article on the soundtrack of Deadpool 2 too!