One of the best-reviewed films of 2017 so far is Baby Driver, the new film from the great Edgar Wright (Shawn of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) which was released this week. Music is a huge component to all of Wright's work, but this one is even more intrinsic to the story: Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a getaway driver who times his crew's heists to pop songs. Wright has had the idea for the film ever since he heard The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's "Bellbottoms" in the mid-'90s and that song opens the film's pre-credit sequence. The soundtrack also features tracks by The Damned, The Incredible Bongo Band, The Beach Boys, Jonathan Richman, Golden Earring, Queen, T-Rex, Beck, and Simon & Garfunkel's "Baby Driver." You can listen to the whole Baby Driver soundtrack, and watch the trailer for the film, below.

There are some musicians on screen, too. Sky Ferreira plays Baby's mom and she also contributes a cover of The Commodore's "Easy" which was produced by Nigel Godrich. Killer Mike and Big Boi, who feature on Danger Mouse's "Chase Me" from the soundtrack, also make cameos, as does Jon Spencer. The film also stars John Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Eliza Gonzalez and Jamie Foxx.

If you've seen Baby Driver and want more heist film action, Edgar Wright has also curated a film series a Brooklyn's BAM Rose Cinemas called "Heist Society" that runs now through July 23 and includes tons of great movies, including ones you may know (Resevoir Dogs, Heat, Point Break, Ocean's 11, Dog Day Afternoon), and some lesser known gems like the fun and funny The Hot Rock (which stars Robert Redford and makes great use of its New York setting), Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket, Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness in Ealing comedy The Ladykillers, kitschy '60s Italian film Danger Diabolik, and more. A promo trailer for the Heist Society series is also below.


1. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – ‘Bellbottoms’
2. Bob & Earl – ‘Harlem Shuffle’
3. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – ‘Egyptian Reggae’
4. Googie Rene – ‘Smokey Joe’s La La’
5. The Beach Boys – ‘Let’s Go Away For Awhile’
6. Carla Thomas – ‘B-A-B-Y’
7. Kashmere Stage Band – ‘Kashmere’
8. Dave Brubeck – ‘Unsquare Dance’
9. The Damned – ‘Neat Neat Neat’
10. The Commodores – ‘Easy (Single Version)’
11. T. Rex – ‘Debora’
12. Beck – ‘Debra’
13. Incredible Bongo Band – ‘Bongolia’
14. The Detroit Emeralds – ‘Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms)’
15. Alexis Korner – ‘Early In The Morning’
16. David McCallum – ‘The Edge’
17. Martha and the Vandellas – ‘Nowhere To Run’
18. The Button Down Brass – ‘Tequila’
19. Sam & Dave – ‘When Something Is Wrong With My Baby’
20. Brenda Holloway – ‘Every Little Bit Hurts’
21. Blur – ‘Intermission’
22. Focus – ‘Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version)’
23. Golden Earring – ‘Radar Love (1973 Single Edit)’
24. Barry White – ‘Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up’
25. Young MC – ‘Know How’
26. Queen – ‘Brighton Rock’
27. Sky Ferreira – ‘Easy’
28. Simon & Garfunkel – ‘Baby Driver’
29. Kid Koala – ‘Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version)’
30. Danger Mouse (featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi) – ‘Chase Me’


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