This may come as a surprise, but I am not a “Fifty Shades of Grey” fan. Despite my efforts, I just don’t see it as the romantic love story so many have accepted it to be. While I have many often contested opinions about the series and its subsequent widespread fame, I will spare you those opinions, because I don’t feel up to having yet another series of arguments with people who want to condescend to me about my inability to understand the BDSM subject matter — because my biggest issue stems from the fact that I do understand BDSM dynamics, thank you very much.
So why am I bothering to dedicate a post to something “Fifty Shades of Grey”-related in the first place? Well, because the movie’s soundtrack is pure gold. There isn’t a bad track in the entire list of 16 songs.
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack includes the classic voices of Annie Lennox, The Rolling Stones, and Frank Sinatra and some of my personal favorite voices, Sia, Beyonce, and Ellie Goulding.
It has new flavor like AWOLNATION and The Weeknd, whom I first heard when he teamed up with Sia for “Elastic Heart” that appeared on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” soundtrack.
It even ends with two beautiful instrumental tracks from renowned composer Danny Elfman. It is a really great mix of incredible music from all sorts of different genres.
If there is such a thing as the perfect soundtrack, a compilation of songs from multiple artists from different backgrounds with unique experiences that can set a mood and tell a story within a story, this is it. This soundtrack is perfection in 16 tracks, and I have been listening to it on a loop for nearly two weeks straight.