Drive is recognized as one of the best films of 2011. This masterpiece was nominated for Best Sound Editing at the 84th Academy Awards. Drive was written by Hossein Amini and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. This action-drama film was inspired by James Sallis’s novel of the same name, published in 2005. The soundtrack of the film begins with a selection of pre-existing songs hand-picked by Nicolas Winding before the composition of the original music. Cliff Martinez composed the film’s original score. The soundtrack also features various artists, including The Chromatics, College, and Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx. The songs in the film’s score feature brutally descriptive titles and vintage keyboards. Here is the ranking of all the songs from the Drive Soundtrack.
19. My Name On A Car – Cliff Martinez
“My Name On A Car” was composed by Cliff Martinez. The track is contained in “Drive” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). “My Name On A Car” is a catchy track known to stir up many people’s emotions.
18. A Real Hero – College
“A Real Hero” is one of the tracks in the Drive’s score that is iconic. As it plays throughout the movie scene, it warms your heart. “A Real Hero” is definitely one of the most memorable songs on the soundtrack.
17. Bride Of Deluxe – Cliff Martinez
This track shows all of the most fun aspects of the film’s soundtrack. “Bride Of Deluxe” is found around the final credits. This track is regarded as one of the best compositions by Cliff Martinez.
16. On The Beach – Cliff Martinez
“On The Beach” is also one of those great and popular songs composed by Cliff Martinez. This track was released in 2011 and is contained in the “Drive” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The other version of this song is found in Den of Thieves (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
15. Oh My Love – Riz Ortolani
“Oh My Love” is sung by the talented Katyna Ranieri and is backed up by a great score composer from Italy, Riz Ortolani, who happens to be her husband. The track features a symphonic style that makes it unique.
14. Skull Crushing – Cliff Martinez
“Skull Crushing” was written by Cliff Martinez and was featured in the 2011 movie “Drive,” starring Bryan Cranston, Ryan Gosling, and Cary Mulligan.
13. Wrong Floor – Cliff Martinez
This track is one of the most beautiful songs featured in the film. “Wrong Floor” is a sweet ballad composed by Cliff Martinez in 2011. This song is wonderfully suited to the film’s love theme.
12. Hammer – Cliff Martinez
The first part of the song is so engrossing that you’ll find yourself looking out for yourself to ensure you haven’t started to drift away. The second half of the song is known to heighten the sense of fear.
11. After The Chase – Cliff Martinez
“After The Chase” is a tremendous track from the soundtrack that is greatly loved. This track is known to stir up someone’s deep emotions.
10. See You In Four – Cliff Martinez
“See You In Four” is one of those massive hits written by Cliff Martinez. This track bursts forth in a swirl of distortion and feedback and is chilly, bringing out an industrial-tinged anxiety.
9. Kick your Teeth – Cliff Martinez
With its rushing rhythms, furious lyrical tension, and Zimmer-tainted adrenaline, “Kick Your Teeth” gives the score a new yet sinister energy. This track happens to be one of Martinez’s favorites on the score.
8. They Broke His Pelvis – Cliff Martinez
“They Broke His Pelvis” is the kind of track that you would like to listen to over and over. It is a masterpiece in the film’s soundtrack, composed and performed by Cliff Martinez.
7. He Had A Good Time – Cliff Martinez
“He Had A Good Time” is a phenomenal and captivating track. It contains the enchantment and melancholy that made the film a lifelong dream.
6. I Drive – Cliff Martinez
The film’s love theme can be noticed in the openly hymnal “I Drive.” This track puts emphasis on the Driver’s love connection to Irene.Martinez creates this tune with raw simplicity and charm, according to the concept of a fairytale.
5. Rubber Head – Cliff Martinez
This tune features a sluggish style, best for all-night driving meditation. “Rubber Head” is a beautiful track that features awesome effects. Without a doubt, the sound really made a huge impact on the film’s soundtrack.
4. Tick Of The Clock – Chromatics
“Tick Of The Clock” is a menacing track featured at the beginning of the film. With this track, things start to get organic and smoochy. “Tick Of The Clock” was composed and performed by the Portland band, The Chromatics.
3. Where’s The Deluxe Version? – Cliff Martinez
“Where’s The Deluxe Version?” is a tireless masterpiece that will make you desire a perfect drive around a lonely city under a starry sky. The beat of this track is able to connect you to the Driver’s ultra-stylized experience.
2. Under Your Spell – Desire
“Under Your Spell” is from Desire’s album II. This track is sensationally beautiful and it features a semi-melancholy dream beat, making it unique. Meghan Louise’s voice wraps a sweet feeling around you as you listen to this masterpiece. This track plays when Irene’s husband has been released from prison and she is celebrating this.
1. Nightcall – Kavinsky
“Nightcall” electrifies Drive’s title credits. This song introduces us to Ryan Gosling’s anonymous driver, a modern-day man who drives around the neon-lit city. During the daytime, Ryan’s driver is a stunt driver for movies, and by night, he is a fast-getaway expert. In this track, Kravinsky collaborates with Lovefoxxx to create the pure “driving” scene with alienated melancholia of what is going on inside the mind of Ryan Gosling’s anonymous driver.