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'Drive' Soundtrack Features Kavinsky, College, Chromatics & Cliff Martinez; Hits September 6th

by Kevin Jagernauth
August 1, 2011 10:00 AM
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There's no arguing that one of the most talked about films so far this year is Nicolas Winding Refn's lean and mean thriller "Drive." And while Refn took home directing honors from Cannes, and Ryan Gosling earned plaudits for his efficiently cool lead performance, one of the most discussed aspects of the film has been the neon sign soundtrack.

Improbably, yet somehow perfectly and seamlessly, in addition to Cliff Martinez's score, it was the pulse of the electronic tunes that wormed their way into the skulls of those who have seen the film already. Well, get ready to rock this on your iPod. The film will be getting a proper soundtrack release and in addition to the pieces by Martinez will be "Night Call" by Kavinsky, "Under Your Spell" by Desire and the epic "Tick Of The Clock" by former punk rockers turned Ital disco heads Chromatics highlighting the disc.

"Drive" will hit theaters on September 16th, but you can pick up the soundtrack digitally on September 6th or if you absolutely need that awesome cover art in your possession, it will get a physical release on September 13th. Check out the full tracklist and some samples of the tunes below.

"Drive" Soundtrack Tracklisting
Update: tracklist revised ever so slightly.

01. Nightcall – Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
02. Under Your Spell - Desire
03. A Real Hero - College feat. Electric Youth
04. Oh My Love - Riz Ortolani feat. Katyna Ranieri
05. Tick of the Clock – The Chromatics
06. Rubber Head -- Cliff Martinez
07. I Drive -- Cliff Martinez
08. He Had a Good Time -- Cliff Martinez
09. They Broke His Pelvis -- Cliff Martinez
10. Kick Your Teeth -- Cliff Martinez
11. Where's The Deluxe Version? -- Cliff Martinez
12. See You in Four -- Cliff Martinez
13. After The Chase -- Cliff Martinez
14. Hammer -- Cliff Martinez
15. Wrong Floor -- Cliff Martinez
16. Skull Crushing -- Cliff Martinez
17. My Name on a Car -- Cliff Martinez
18. On The Beach -- Cliff Martinez
19. Bride of Deluxe -- Cliff Martinez

Samples of the soundtrack on page 2.

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  • Captain Derp | August 20, 2012 7:56 AMReply

    If, like me, you love this soundtrack, you should definitely check out this guy

  • Antoine | May 31, 2012 5:09 PMReply

    I just saw Drive it was really amazing! the music is really driving the movie. I found the drive score online there, might interest someone:

  • isaw43sunsets | December 2, 2011 8:51 AMReply

    Our acoustic cover of Kavinsky's 'Nightcall', and Desire's 'Under your spell', from the OST of movie 'Drive', by "i saw 43 sunsets".
    Share if you like ^^
    Nightcall-Under your spell - i saw 43 sunsets

  • paul | November 16, 2011 4:37 AMReply

    whats the song with, is it Eminem?

  • jingmei | October 28, 2011 8:23 AMReply

    This post greatly helps me, thank you.

  • The Driver | October 9, 2011 2:34 AMReply

    To Heftman !!!

    the song in the elevator and at other points in the movie is

    Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent)

    very famous piece!
    one of my fav ambient songs

    hope this helps!

  • Heftman | October 7, 2011 1:16 AMReply

    Can anyone help by telling me the title of the instrumental track played in the elevator scene of Drive (where Ryan Gosling kills a gangster by stamping on his head)? Its not on the soundtrack released for the Drive movie, sounds a bit like ‘I Drive’ (Martinez), but is an older piece, possibly from a Lynch movie (Badalamenti?).

  • Michael | January 21, 2012 3:20 AM

    End song from Traffic. An Ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno.

  • El Boogz | October 4, 2011 3:21 AMReply

    I am in love with this soundtrack.. especially Nightcall, simply amazing...

  • panayotis ioannidis | September 28, 2011 8:49 AMReply

    mesmerising film
    and the soundtrack is quite superb

  • Tommy | September 27, 2011 9:39 AMReply

    Hand Covers Bruise from The Social Network score was in the movie as well.

  • thoughts | September 24, 2011 2:41 AMReply

    Kept thinking M83 was in it.

  • Hank Single | September 23, 2011 9:43 AMReply

    I haven't been this shook up and engaged by a soundtrack since the masterpiece of 'Hanna' - totally submersive, just perfect.

    Really one of the best made movies I've seen in years, too - the color palette, the sound production, the performances; not what I expected. Totally worth it.

  • Joel | September 18, 2011 7:29 AMReply

    Just saw the movie. Was pretty lukewarm about it, but the soundtrack was Vangelis-loving goodness.

  • Lakeshore Records | September 16, 2011 6:51 AMReply

    The coolest soundtrack of the year for the coolest film of the year is now #2 on iTunes! Help it get to #1 by downloading the DRIVE SOUNDRACK from Lakeshore Records now, feat music by Cliff Martinez and songs from the movie by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx, College, Chromatics and more:

  • ryan | August 28, 2011 6:41 AMReply

    i saw this at Comic Con, and it was hands down the best video shown there. It was also hands down the Best movie i have seen so far this year.

  • Doctor | August 3, 2011 3:22 AMReply

    Wow, just heard the newest song from M83 called "Midnight City" and it would've been perfect for this movie. It has a fun, pulpy 80's sound and the lyrics are about waiting in a car after dark. How perfect. Almost sad it's not in the soundtrack.

    Check it out here:

    On another note, I can not wait for this to come out! this is seriously the movie of my dreams.

  • The Playlist | August 2, 2011 5:54 AMReply


    I haven't seen the film, but i'm pretty sure it's the first song off the soundtrack to the 1971 Italian film "Addio zio Tom" ("Goodbye Uncle Tom").

    Here's an Itunes link. Sure sounds like something that Refn would use, but since i haven't seen, i can't be sure. I hope so though because the tune is gorgeous.

  • ferencv | August 2, 2011 5:41 AMReply

    Can anyone find this?

    Oh My Love - Riziero Ortolani & Rina Ranieri

    I've been searching for like twenty minutes and nothing. Thanks!

  • Chase | August 1, 2011 12:51 PMReply

    Here's the YouTube video for College's "A Real Hero" -

  • rotch | August 1, 2011 10:42 AMReply

    I really hope the official poster is the same as the ost cover. It's awesome!

  • Sly | August 1, 2011 10:30 AMReply

    wow, I think you've hit your record for number of Refn/Gosling related posts in a day!

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