There are some actors who are just so cool that it’s hard to believe they’re real. Robert Pattinson is one of those actors. Besides being gorgeous, he has an incredible voice, and he’s not afraid to show it off. Whether he’s belting out a classic or taking a more low-key approach, he somehow manages to make every song he sings sound different and interesting, and we love it.
To celebrate the actor’s amazing voice, here are some of the songs Robert Pattinson sang in the films and concerts that tell the story of Twilight.
The Twilight sound track is pretty varied, featuring songs by many popular artists, so it’s fitting that it’s one of the best-selling music albums in movie history. Coming in at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, it’s no coincidence that the album peaked at #2, as it was the second-best-selling album of 2012. The songs on this album truly are classics, with a spot in each of our hearts forever. Let’s take a look at some of the songs that made this classic album what it is.
‘I See Fire’
The very first song on the Twilight album is also one of the most recognizable and beloved tracks in cinematic history, thanks to its appearance in the film. The song’s title, “I See Fire”, is sung by Robert Pattinson, with its poignant lyrics and unforgettable melody being a heartbreaker for any romantic rival. The song starts slow, but it gradually builds into one of the best-known and most-loved acoustic tracks in cinematic history.
‘Breaking My Heart’
Another song on the Twilight soundtrack that has become an iconic performance is “Breaking My Heart”. The beautiful ballad was written by Kristen Stewart and co-produced by Tame Impala’s Jay Bowie. The haunting music and melancholy lyrics tell the tale of a brokenhearted woman finding hope and healing through her children. It’s the perfect representation of the film’s central relationship between Bella and Jacob, and it’s fair to say that this song will stick with us all our lives. The song won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The Twilight soundtrack also features another one of Kristin Stewart’s incredible ballads, “Wedding Bells”. The song, a wedding suite written for the movie, features some of her most famous songwriting collaborators John Legend, Jimmy Napes, and Justin Timberlake. It was written after Stewart and Pattinson met on the set of the film, and it became one of the most emblematic songs of their relationship. Once again, the music and lyrics perfectly match the film’s story, and this timeless song will continue to hold meaning for both the couple and their fans for many years to come.
The final track on the Twilight album is perhaps its most beautiful and evocative song. It’s no coincidence that it’s one of the only songs on the album that isn’t an original piece of music, with most of its lyrics and melody being taken from the traditional Japanese song ‘Fukagawa’. The heartbreaking lyrics detail a lover’s plea to his/her sweetheart to ‘please let me love you’, despite the leaves changing color and falling in the forest outside their window.
With the end of the Twilight era now in sight, let’s take a moment to remember these incredible performances with the songs that defined them.