There's something about watching an action movie that gets your blood going, and I'm convinced that 90% of the adrenaline you experience while watching Die Hard, or Wanted, or whatever, is because of the music used. So here are songs that I think would be perfect for a really good action/chase scene. I made two lists, so off we go:
"Smack My Bitch Up" by Prodigy
"99 Problems" by Jay-Z
"Play Your Part (Part I)" Girl Talk Mash-up
"Ride With Me" by The Vines
"Troublemaker" by Weezer
One of my favorite movies is Gone in 60 Seconds, partly because I think it's from a time when action movies were actually good, but that's for another blog entry. Anyway, I apologize if a lot of the songs seem like they could fit into that movie, but it just has a ton of really fucking good chase sequences.
"Bamboo Banga" by M.I.A.
"Wipe Out" by The Surfaris
"Blood Sugar" by Pendulum
"Tire Me" by Rage Against the Machine
"Everything's Just Wonderful" by Lily Allen
I am a HUGE fan of chase scenes by foot that have actually no music (Friday-the-13th-esque), but, when it is absolutely necessary, I think I would choose one of these songs. I think chase scenes by foot are better without music because there is only so much chasing you can do by foot, and silence makes whatever footage you have last longer. The more music included, the longer the sequence has to be, in my opinion. Anyway, tell me what you think.
UPDATE: Now you can listen!