Top 5: Songs Featured on Batman Soundtracks

5. “Miranda” by Adam West, Batman (1966 TV series)

I love this song. I love that this woman has Batman wrapped around her finger so much that he is going to make Robin patrol the city on his own. Honorable mention would have been Frank Gorshin’s Riddler song.


4. “Partyman” by Prince, Batman

Most people would have placed “Batdance” on this list. Which is insane. I love Prince but that song is unlistenable. I do like “Trust”  but “Partyman” out shines it by a hair. Also how excited is that henchman to paint that statue? He is loving it!


3. “Hold Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, Thrill Me” by U2, Batman Forever

Not to be confused with the Weird Al version. 


2. “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal, Batman Forever

This song is so good that people have forgotten that it was even on the soundtrack of a terrible movie. It is now a standard being played on soft rock stations all over the nation.


 1. “Gotham City” by R. Kelly, Batman and Robin

A song that has almost nothing to do with Batman. That’s okay because it’s a great song! I think R. Kelly had this in a drawer somewhere and just changed the title last minute so it could be on the soundtrack. It may not have been the song 1997 wanted on a Batman soundtrack, but it was the one they deserved.



  1. No prince batdance wtf

  2. Maybe extend it to top 6 and add Flaming Lips Bad Days from Batman Forever. A neat scene with Jim Carrey, as Edward, in the turning point of his insanity.

  3. Always liked “The End is the Beginning is the End” by Smashing Pumpkins

    (An alternate version was used on the “Watchmen” soundtrack.

  4. “The End is the Beginning Is the End” really needs to be on this list. Like at #1.

    Does anyone else think it’s hilarious that a Batman movie with a crazy musical number to a Prince song was actually considered a “dark” movie, and not the camp fest it really was?

    • To be fair, that musical number happened after the Joker killed a gallery full of people with poison gas.

    • and showed Vikki Vale the acid-scarred face of his ex lover………i think we may have a different view of camp fest

    • But those things wee done in such a cartoonish, over the top way, Joker just comes across as a buffoon. Noe of it seemed real. It was so hyper-fantasy like, it came across as a live action cartoon. Campy all the way.

  5. This list must have originated in some strange parallel universe where R. Kelly is superior to Prince. Unless you’re comparing their height. R. Kelly is almost a full foot taller than ‘”The Kid.”

  6. I’ve owned a couple of these soundtracks in my youth and I must say that any list that does not include Method Mans the Riddler is suspect

    • Great song, Method Mans the Riddler and BONE THUGS “look into my eyes” are on my list. AND if we are going back to the 66 series how could the theme song by Neil Hefti, (not sure on the spelling) not be included? Add prince batdance and “The End is the Beginning is the End” by Smashing Pumpkins and we have my top 5 list.

    • OH SNAP Look Into My Eyes was a Batman song!!!!! That really had nothing to do with Batman but I’m going to think of it differently every time I hear it now. Even though those were the worst two Batman movies Forever and Robin had some a couple really strong soundtracks. Also if your a Bone Thugs fan you might want to check out A$AP Fergs song Lord which features a very solid Bone Thugs reunion.

  7. There is a Light by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds also on Batman Forever. So good it transcends its’ origin.

  8. Underworld-Moaner off Batman and Robin

  9. R. Kelly song posted is not the song from the movie. Here it is:

  10. I’m sorry Timmy, “To me you’re like a growing addiction that I can’t deny”….

    but I find this list invalid because you don’t have “Kiss By A Rose” as #1.

  11. The BATMAN FOREVER soundtrack is actually pretty solid for its time.

  12. I never thought about all those great songs that came off Batman soundtracks. The Pumpkins and the Method Man tracks definitely deserve mention. But alas you are still missing the best…

    Siouxsie and the Banshees “Face To Face” from Batman Returns

  13. Deranged by Coheed and Cambria from the Arkham City game. It’s told from Joker’s point of view. Amazing lyrics.

  14. Agree withe the Flaming lips comment.

    All time great is THE JAM’s Batman theme.

  15. The Smashing Pumpkins, Method Man, Nick Cave, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Batdance, I think the comment section wins this one.

  16. Arms of Orion… ‘Bruce Wayne’ duets with ‘Vicki Vale’. Its so much cheese, but in a good way.

  17. No Siouxsie and the Banshees? What is this?

    • Right?! Face to Face is a CLASSIC..! And it happened to be in a Batman movie. 😛

      Seriously, though. It totally encapsulated Bruce and Selina’s relationship! The Burton films could not have have better soundtracks.