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.
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.