Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Bullet Train’

Bullet Train Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie

The Bullet Train soundtrack includes music by Engelbert Humperdinck, Alejandro Sanz and Rare Earth. This info article contains spoilers and song details for David Leitch’s 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Bullet Train stars Brad Pitt as Ladybug, an American assassin with an anxiety disorder. Joey King co-stars as The Prince, the daughter of a Russian crime lord. The storyline follows Ladybug as he strategizes against several assassins on a high-speed railway line in Japan. Composer Dominic Lewis (The Man in the High Castle) scored the 126-minute film; music supervisor Season Kent (The Walking Dead) handled the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Bullet Train, an adaptation of Kōtarō Isaka’s 2010 novel Maria Beetle.

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Bullet Train Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Movie

Bullet Train Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie

  • “Stayin’ Alive” by Avu-Chan (Queen Bee) (00:03:00): The Bullet Train soundtrack song scores the title sequence. A graphic establishes the Tokyo setting. Ladybug learns about a new mission from Maria (Sandra Bullock).
  • “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” by Engelbert Humperdinck (00:13:00): Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry) and Tangerine (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) argue about their kill counts. A flashback sequence begins. Lemon and Tangerine continue arguing.
  • “Power” by Siiickbrain (00:17:00): Ladybug comes face to face with The Wolf (Benito A. Martínez Ocasio aka Bad Bunny). The music scores a fight sequence. The Prince reads a book.
  • “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” by Cockney Rejects (00:23:00): The Bullet Train soundtrack song accompanies a slo-mo scene. Lemon and Tangerine walk by passengers. The music fades as they discover the dead body of The Son (Logan Lerman).
  • “La Despidida” by Alejandro Sanz (00:24:00): A flashback sequence begins. The Wolf attacks a target. He howls as the music continues.
  • “Kill Me Pretty” by Tamio Okuda (00:58:00): Ladybug throws a glass at Tangerine. The characters fight aboard a train. Ladybug says that he knows who killed The Son.
  • “Tokiniwa Haha No Naiko No Youni” by Carmen Maki (01:06:00): Lemon shoots Kimura (Andrew Koji). The Bullet Train soundtrack song continues during a bathroom scene. The Prince talks with Lemon.
  • “Sweet Thang” by Shuggie Ottis (01:15:00): Ladybug breathes into a brown bag. Maria asks him to speak. Ladybug talks about his bad luck.
  • “500 Miles” by Song for Memories (01:32:00): Lemon inquires about Tangerine’s whereabouts. The music continues during a transition scene. Lemon holds the hand of his dead brother.
  • “Holding Out for a Hero (Dance Version)” by Miki Asakura (01:45:00): The Bullet Train soundtrack song accompanies a montage. The Elder (Hiroyuki Sanada) slays his enemies. He speaks with The White Death (Michael Shannon).
  • “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto (01:51:00): “The Water Bottle” segment begins. Lemon accidentally buys a bottle of Fiji water. Kimura throws the item during the present timeline.
  • “I Just Want to Celebrate” by Rare Earth (01:58:00): Ladybug chats with Maria. He finds a pack of Wasabi peas. The song scores the film’s final moments and end credits.

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Bullet Train released theatrically in August 2022.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.