Batman is one of the most recognizable superheroes from comic books. He does not have superpowers but he relies on gadgets, his genius intellect, martial arts, and being in peak human condition instead.
The Caped Crusader is admired by many, which is why he is one of the many superheroes from DC comics who were brought to life into the big screen. The following are probably the three best songs featured in Batman movies:
"Something in the Way" by Nirvana in The Batman (2021)
An eerie updated version of the song was used in the recent "The Batman" trailer starring Twilight star Robert Pattinson. A string of murders where the victims' faces were completely covered in tape haunts Gotham. Letters addressed to Batman goes "haven't a clue? Let's play a game just me and you." This suggests that the suspect is none other than The Riddler, played by Paul Dano.
They are joined with Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Colin Farrell as The Penguin as the aforementioned appeared in the trailer.
"Something in the Way" is a song by legendary grunge rock band Nirvana. Late vocalist-guitarist Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and drummer Dave Grohl are members of the band. Grohl currently is the frontman of another rock band called The Foo Fighters.
"The End is the Beginning is the End by Smashing Pumpkins" in Batman & Robin (1997)
This dark and fast beat song was included in the albums Music from and Inspired by the Batman and Smashing Pumpkin's third studio album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It was made for the movie "Batman & Robin" which stars George Clooney as the Batman and Chris O'Donnell as the Robin.
Appearing in the movie are Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl, Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy, and Arnold Schwazenegger as Mister Freeze. This film was probably one of the worst, of not THE worst, Batman movie of all time.
"The End is the Beginning is the End" is by alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
The band members are Billy Corgan on vocals/guitars, D'arcy Wretzky on bass, James Iha on guitars, and Jimmy Chamberlain on drums.
Corgan initially did not want to write a song about Batman but decided to do it because of the artistic challenge. The Smashing Pumpkins songwriter said he based the song on the darker version of the caped crusader.
"Kiss From a Rose by Seal" in Batman Forever (1995)
This R&B pop song highlights a more romantic side of the Dark Knight. It seems like a song that represents the feelings of Bruce Wayne, played by Val Kilmer, towards police consultant Dr. Chase Meridian, played by Nicole Kidman. They were up against the villains Two-Face and The Riddler, portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey respectively.
"Kiss From a Rose" was from Seal's self-titled album. His real name is Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel and is a British singer-songwriter. The Batman track won three prestigious Grammy Awards - Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.