Here are some of my favorite songs to get in the mood to write fight scenes. After all, we need music for working on every scene, don’t we? Please feel free to comment with your own “fight tune” suggestions, I can always use more!
My songs know what you did in the dark—Fallout Boy
This is a popular one and with good reason.
Rebel Beat—The Goo Goo Dolls
The rhythm and befittingly rebellious tone of this song make an excellent addition to any fight scene playlist.
The Might of Rome—Hans Zimmer
From the Gladiator soundtrack, this is one of my top favorites, particularly the first half.
Seven Devils—Florence + The Machine
Though it may not have a very “up” beat, I think the words have a destructive flavor that make it perfect for writing conflicts.
Hall of Fame—The Script
There is an indomitable spirit to this song that brings to mind moving stars and leveling mountains.
A good one about finding courage and facing your fears.
Breath of Life—Florence + The Machine
This song played at the end credits of Snow White and the Huntsman and is supposed to be an impression of Queen Ravenna and her internal suffering. I especially like the chorus and think it portrays a hard-fought struggle which makes it my last, but not least, addition to my fight scene playlist.
I prefer the lighting of the beacons and pelennor fields from LOTR, and the execution and ending theme from Braveheart.
Ooh, good ones! Off to update the list…
Eli Hinze said:
This is brilliant! Great musical choices too. May I use this idea for one of my blog posts? (Credit given to you, of course.) It just seems so fun. 🙂
Sure! I can’t wait to see what you come up with. (YouTube posts are always fun!)
Eli Hinze said:
Yay! Thanks. 🙂
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I listen to the sound tracks from Gladiator and Troy, they always help with fight scenes and pretty much most of my writing. Great post Elizabeth 😀
Thank you, I’m glad you liked it!
(TROY is my Favorite Movie of All Time! With GLADIATOR trailing closely behind.) 😀