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The Battleship Soundtrack List Rocks With Songs From AC/DC, ZZ Top, Billy Squier, Stone Temple Pilots & The Black Keys
Sci-fi Action Thriller Starring Liam Neeson
It's a shame Battleship producers missed the boat on having Rihanna be a part of the Battleship Soundtrack List choosing instead to outfit her in battle fatigues as a weapons specialist, letting her act instead and not fully taking advantage of her musical talent to contribute a title or ending credits hit song.
Couldn't they have at least shot some sort of companion music video with Rihanna standing astride at her post in a skimpy outfit akin to Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time" video aboard the battleship USS Missouri or dancing some sort of patriotic number with members of the military behind her. It would have been a great way to honor those who serve.
Look for Rihanna this summer in This is the End. You can already see her in the movie's upcoming trailers making a cameo in the party scene where she shows that she's one tough nut to crack. I think in this movie she doesn't sing a peep either. But she does seriously show Michael Cera to keep his hands to himself in a party scene at James Franco's house just before the world's armageddon.
While Rihanna fully immersed herself into her Battleship acting role, Grammy award winning Executive Music Producer, Rick Rubin who's worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Justin Timberlake and Metallica was left to work with Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine on "Super Battle" while composer Steve Jablonsky has the chance to feature Morello on the track, "Thug Fight".
Other songs featured in the movie on the Soundtrack to Battleship but are not on the album include music from Stone Temple Pilots, Billy Squier, Henry Mancini, The Black Keys, Citizen Cope, Dropkick Murphys, Carl Perkins, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Band of Horses and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Battleship stars Liam Neeson (The Grey), Taylor Kitsch (Twilight), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Disconnect), Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It) & Asano Tadanobu. The movie was released overseas starting April 11, 2012 before being released in the the U.S. on Memorial Day weekend May 18, 2012. Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012. There's even talk that a follow-up sequel is in the works by Universal Pictures.
In the meantime, look for Liam in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds Alive on Stage! The New Generation where he plays a journalist in a production that was filmed in London on December 15th, 2012 and then edited into a film released April 11, 2013 in a limited number of theaters in the U.K. Liam will also be appearing in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
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Battleship Soundtrack List - All the Songs In the Movie
Additional Song: "My Lai" - Written by Curtis Wayne. Performed by Lucky Clark. Source: Universal Pictures
Let Me Take You Back to 1983
Here Billy Squier delivers a knock out in concert performance of "Everybody Wants You" from his Emotions in Motions tour where he toured with Def Leppard. Even more amazing is that Def Leppard was his opening act. I had to check around to make sure I got that fact right that it wasn't the other way around, but Billy was big back in the 80s especially with this album release which also featured the title track Emotions in Motion.
What's Billy Up To These Days? - Still Touring & Playing Live
In case you missed it, click here to read more about how Billy toured with Ringo Starr's super group which featured Richard Marx, Rod Argent from the Zombies, Sheila E. (Prince's drummer) & Edgar Winter. This is a DVD documentary that captures the magic of this all star band.
Song in Battleship Trailer
The Black Keys
From the Album Magic Potion
Song on Battleship Movie Trailer - "Your Touch" Black Keys
What's nice about the Black Keys is that with the radio airwaves filled with pop and dance hits, they stand out for playing straightforward rock 'n roll with a classic 4/4 beat.
Live performance by the Black Keys at Grimey's Records in Nashville, Tennessee.
The band's official music from 2010 directed by Peter Zavadil / Taillight TV.
Battleship Release Dates
OVERSEAS RELEASE DATE
April 11, 2012
U.S. RELEASE DATE
May 18, 2012
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Liam Neeson in Battleship
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