Ever wonder what the best music to listen to while reading or watching Batman is? Well, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the best Batman music out there that you can use to enhance your experience. Keep reading for more information on each individual song.

The Dark Knight

When we think of Batman, usually the first iconic image that comes to mind is that of the Dark Knight. For good reason too, because the Dark Knight is an excellent representation of what it means to be Batman. This persona has taken the world by storm, and for good reason too. Let’s take a look at some of the best moments from The Dark Knight.

  • The Theme from The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Joker (It’s About Time)
  • The Dark Knight Touchdown
  • The Batmobile
  • The Dark Knight Returns
  • The Dark Knight Strikes Back

The Penguin & The Riddler

If there’s one thing we love about The Dark Knight, it’s the fact that it introduced us to two of Gotham’s most dangerous and interesting characters. One of the best parts of The Dark Knight is the fact that it gave us unforgettable performances from actors in cheesy Halloween costumes. One such example is when Johnny Depp plays the dual role of both the Penguin and the Riddler. It’s amazing what a difference a little makeup and a decent costume can make.

  • Penguin vs. Riddler
  • What is Riddler Trying to Tell Us?
  • Where is He Now?
  • When is the Next Appearance of the Riddler?
  • The Penguin and Riddler

The Brave & The Bold

Another highlight of The Dark Knight is the fact that it introduced us to characters we’ve grown to love and respect, like Harvey Dent and his ideals of truth, justice and fairness. One of the finest examples of Harvey Dent’s qualities is how he speaks out against corruption and the police state. It’s truly inspiring to watch him stand up for what’s right. However, his ideals weren’t without controversy, as many felt that his methods were extreme. Nevertheless, even those who disagreed with his methods still held him in high esteem, because they understood his intentions were good.

  • Hiding in the Shadows
  • Stand Up!
  • Dent vs. Bane
  • What is Harvey’s Dad Trying to Tell Us About the Law?
  • Batman’s Past
  • The Scarecrow
  • Batman’s Philosophy

No Remorse

The Dark Knight wasn’t the only film to feature a song by the iconic musician Morris Day. In fact, Day’s music can be found in almost every one of the Batman films. It would seem that Day’s songs were specifically chosen because of the character he was writing for. The songs are a perfect fit for Batman, and they always convey a certain sense of menace and foreboding. One of the best examples of this is the song “Sister Anne,” from the 1989 Batman film. In the film, Day’s character witnesses the aftermath of a mob hit, and in the process, he hears a young woman’s anguished cries for help. As he looks around, he sees a nun with a smoking gun in her hand. He knows exactly what she’s going to do, and so does the audience. Day wrote the song as a warning to criminals: “Don’t bring a gun, it’ll just make you a target.”

  • The Mob Rules
  • Sister Anne
  • What is This Gun He’s Holding?
  • Is He With the Mob?
  • When Can We See More of the Riddler?
  • No Remorse
  • Forever, My Love

The Riddler’s Lament

One of the best scenes from the 1989 Batman film is the famous duel between Batman and the Riddler. When the Riddler appears for the first time, he taunts Batman with a series of riddles, and the Dark Knight immediately begins a chess-like game. As the two of them battle it out with logic and intellect, we feel a certain sense of menace and foreboding, because we know that at any moment, the gun-toting madman could pull the trigger and murder the detective in cold blood.

  • The Game
  • The Main Riddle
  • One-Eyed Jack
  • Which One of These Sounds the Most Like a Car Crash?
  • The Final Riddle
  • Who is Two-Face?
  • When is the Next Appearance of Two-Face?

Who Is Two-Face?

The 1992 Batman film introduced us to the most memorable of Batman’s villains, Two-Face. This character has become so iconic that he even had his own comic book series. The thing is, this villain isn’t one-faced at all. He has two faces, just like the famous joker. When the lights are turned on, we actually see that Two-Face has two completely different appearances. When one of his faces is lit up by the lights, he resembles the Joker, but his other face is that of a serious, intelligent man.

  • Two-Face: The Riddler and The Joker
  • Double-Trouble
  • The Man Behind the Curtain
  • Who is the Second Face?
  • Is He Testing Me?
  • Two-Face
  • Ace-High

Nowhere To Run

The 1995 Batman Forever film features one of the most memorable scenes in the entire series when Batman and the Joker go head to head once again. In the scene, the two of them engage in a hand-to-hand combat while dancing together in the streets. It’s quite an astonishing feat for two completely different characters to be dancing together in the same film. However, the real feat here is that the battle between Batman and the Joker is being depicted in a balletic manner. In the film, we even see characters in the stands clapping and cheering the fighters on.

  • Finishing Move
  • Joker and Batman: Dancing
  • Victory Dance
  • Epilogue

Bringing Down the House

The most recent entry in the Batman film series is arguably the best yet. It wasn’t just good, it was great. This superhero movie was incredibly entertaining and thought-provoking, all within the same breath. The climactic fight scene, in which Batman takes down the entire house with a giant claw, is both exhilarating and terrifying, all at the same time. It definitely lives up to the legacy of the Batman film franchise, which is surprising considering that this is the first film in the series to be written and directed by a woman. However, aside from being a great script, the highlight of the movie has to be its score, which is mostly made up of songs by the iconic musician, Morris Day. Even those who’ve never been particularly fond of his music will find themselves immersed in this amazing collection of songs all about Gotham and its most famous denizen. When the credits start rolling, the audience will break into applause, because this is one film that earns its closing theme song.

  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Bringing Down the House
  • The Heist
  • A Beautiful Day In Gotham
  • Day’s Theme
  • Epilogue

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