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NANANANANANANANA BATMAN . . . DAY!

Today marks the 75th anniversary of one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created: Batman. In honor of this day in history, the digital music service Rdio has teamed up with American record label, WaterTower Music to put together a playlist of epic proportions. The Batman Ultimate Playlist features songs from every song-baring media form of the Dark Knight. Ranging from Adam West’s classic television show to the recent Arkham-based video games, listeners will be taken on a trip through the history of the Caped Crusader via music.

Honestly, it’s pretty difficult to have a playlist featuring Prince not be awesome, but I have to say, it was even better than I thought. Classics like “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal and even orchestral pieces like Danny Elfman’s Batman theme from the original 1989 film (yes 89…I know…it hurt me too) took me on a trip through time that had me nodding my head, singing along, and smiling the entire time.

If you get a chance, I definitely suggest you check it out. This is definitely a solid collection of music from quite a few different genres so there’s a little something for everyone. Above all, bask in the grand memories of a franchise of greatness.

Track List:

  1. Vicki Waiting – Prince – Batman
  2. Scandalous – Prince – Batman
  3. Batdance – Prince – Batman
  4. A Batman Overture – Elliot Goldenthal – Batman & Robin (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)
  5. Batman – Theme from the 1989 Tim Burton Motion Picture (feat. Dominik Hauser & the City of Prague String Musicians) – Danny Elfman – 64:49
  6. Molossus – James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer – Batman Begins: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  7. The Final Confrontation Part I (Part I) – Danny Elfman – Batman Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  8. Face To Face – Siouxsie And The Banshees – Batman Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  9. The Batusi – Neal Hefti & his Orchestra and Chorus – Batman Theme & Other Bat Songs
  10. Batman Theme (1966 TV Series) – Neal Hefti, Arr. Chuck Cirino – Batman Theme (1966 TV Series)
  11. Enter the Asylum – Nick Arundel – Batman: Arkham Asylum (Original Video Game Score)
  12. Arkham City Main Theme – Nick Arundel & Ron Fish – Batman: Arkham City – Original Video Game Score
  13. Arkham Origins Main Titles – Christopher Drake – Batman: Arkham Origins – Original Video Game Score
  14. Main Title – Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm OMPST – Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm O.M.P.S.T.
  15. Batman: The Brave and the Bold Theme (2008) – Andy Sturmer – The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection
  16. Enter the Asylum – Nick Arundel – Batman: Arkham Asylum (Original Video Game Score)
  17. Arkham City Main Theme – Nick Arundel & Ron Fish – Batman: Arkham City – Original Video Game Score
  18. Arkham Origins Main Titles – Christopher Drake – Batman: Arkham Origins – Original Video Game Score
  19. Main Title – Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm OMPST – Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm O.M.P.S.T.
  20. Batman: The Brave and the Bold Theme (2008) – Andy Sturmer – The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection
  21. Drives Us Bats – Tom Kenny, Dee Bradly Baker, James Arnold Taylor, Neil Patrick Harris, John Di Maggio, Kevin Michael Richardson – Batman: The Brave & The Bold (Mayhem of the Music Meister!)
  22. A Death In The Family – Christopher Drake – Batman: Under The Red Hood – Soundtrack to the Animated Original Movie
  23. Main Titles – Christopher Drake – Batman: Under The Red Hood – Soundtrack to the Animated Original Movie
  24. Crash – Static-X – Beneath…Between…Beyond…
  25. Kiss From A Rose – Seal – Best 1991 – 2004
  26. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me – U2 – The Best Of 1990-2000
  27. Batman Theme – Link Wray – Good Rockin’ Tonight
  28. Why So Serious? – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard – The Dark Knight – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  29. Rise – Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Rises: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  30. Why Do We Fall? – Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Rises: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  31. Batman (Live) – The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Don’t Mess With A Big Band (Live)
  32. Batman – Jan & Dean – Jan & Dean Meet Batman
  33. Batman – Mark Mothersbaugh – The Lego® Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  34. Untitled Self Portrait – Will Arnett – The Lego® Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  35. Batman And Robin (Feat. Lady Of Rage, RBX) – Snoop Dogg – Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Bo$$
  36. Batman – The Who – A Quick One (Remastered)
  37. Gotham City (Remix (Clean Edit)) – R. Kelly – The R. In R&B Collection: Volume 1
  38. Son of Batman – Frederik Wiedmann – Son of Batman: Music from the DC Universe Animated Movie
  39. The Dark Knight Returns – Christopher Drake – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  40. The End Is The Beginning Is The End – The Smashing Pumpkins – Rarities & B-Sides
  41. Batman: The Electrical Brain (1943) – Lee Zahler – The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection
  42. The Adventures of Batman (1967) – John Gart – The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection
  43. Batman Beyond (1999) (Main Title) – Kristopher Carter – The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection