2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Rumble’

Rumble Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Paramount+ Movie

The Rumble soundtrack includes music by Iggy Azalea, Karol G and Joe Jonas. This info article contains spoilers for Hamish Grieve’s 2021 Paramount+ movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Rumble stars Geraldine Viswanathan as Winnie Coyle, an 18-year-old who trains a monster wrestler. Will Arnett co-stars as Rayburn Jr. aka Steve, a lazy amateur who gains confidence through the glory of dance. Musically, the score by composer Lorne Balfe (Megamind) complements the 16 needle-drop tracks. Here’s every song in Rumble, an adaptation of Rob Harrell’s 2013 graphic novel.

Rumble Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Paramount+ Movie

Rumble Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Paramount+ Movie

  • “Here Comes the Hotstepper” by Ini Kamoze (00:06:00): The Rumble soundtrack song plays during the ring entrance for Tentacular (Terry Crews). Audience members react to the new “pride of Stoker.” Lights Out McGinty (Jimmy Tatro) offers context for Tentacular’s recent accomplishments. The song plays again at 00:14:00.
  • “Rule, Britannia!” by James Thomson & Thomas Arne (00:07:00): King Gorge (Chris Eubank) makes his way to the ring to fight Tentacular. The Stoker announcer (Michael Buffer) describes the 62-foot “slimy limey” British competitor.
  • “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea feat. Charlie XCX (00:08:00): The music plays directly after “Rule, Britannia!” King Gorge asks the crowd to bow down. McGinty and Marc Remy (Stephen A. Smith) offer their pre-fight opinions.
  • “Rumble” by Ohana Bam (00:35:00): The Rumble soundtrack song scores a wrestling sequence. Winnie sets off to secure a match for Steve. Meanwhile, Wham Bam Ramarilla Jackson (Roman Reigns) enters the ring. The song also plays after the mid-credits scene at 01:29:00.
  • “Ain’t No Stopping Me” by Al Kapone (00:42:00): Winnie helps Steve with “basic fitness.” She explains that the “right music is playing.” The music cuts when Steve struggles after enjoying a full breakfast.
  • “Alegria” by Karol G (00:45:00): Steve claims that he doesn’t like dancing. Winnie plays the Rumble soundtrack song. Rayburn Jr. can’t fight the urge to boogie and explains his backstory with salsa music. The music plays again during the end credits at 01:30:00.
  • “Lucha Lucha” by CFO$ (00:47:00): Steve competes against Lucho Luchon in the Bottom of the League Brawl. Winnie offers her support. Steve struggles to keep up with Lucho’s speed and executes “Plan Tango.”
  • “Go It Alone” by Joe Jonas (00:48:00): Winnie learns to dance. The Rumble soundtrack song continues as she tries to wake up Steve. The monster competes during a montage sequence.
  • “Bring the Swag” by CFO$ & J-Frost (01:04:00): Jimothy speaks to a crowd outside Jimbo Coyle stadium. Tentacular presses a button that will seemingly blow up the popular Stoker venue. The song kicks in as Steve talks trash in front of the media.
  • “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba (01:08:00): The Rumble soundtrack song accompanies a training sequence. Steve prepares to navigate the Gauntlet of Doom. The music plays briefly as the monster gets owned by Winnie’s training device.
  • “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor (01:11:00): Rayburn approaches the ring. A salsa version of the famous Rocky song scores the moment. Marc discusses the upcoming bout against Tentacular.
  • “Muévelo” by Nicky Jam & Daddy Yankee (01:14:00): Steve recovers from a jab to the face. The song plays as he avoids blows from Tentacular. Marc gets angry about Steve dancing his way through the match.
  • “Win Anyway” by Walk the Moon (01:26:00): Steve celebrates after winning the Big Belt. Marc dances nearby. The Rumble soundtrack song continues during the end credits.

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The Rumble soundtrack also includes:

  • “Yackety Sax” by Studio Musicians
  • “Baila Baila” by Charlie y Enrique
  • “De Lao a Lao” by Sofia Reyes

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor and chief film critic.