With The Hangover, Todd Phillips created one of the most successful comedies of the modern era. The story of a group of friends who have to piece together the events of a wild night in Las Vegas was funny, relatable, and featured a great cast. But one of the things that helped make The Hangover so special was its soundtrack. The Hangover soundtrack featured an eclectic mix of songs that helped set the tone for the movie. From classic rock to hip-hop, the soundtrack had something for everyone. And now, we’re going to rank all the songs from The Hangover soundtrack. Let’s get started:
26. It’s Now or Never by El Vez (1994)
“It’s Now or Never” by El Vez covers Elvis Presley’s classic song. The song is about seizing the moment and not waiting for opportunities to pass you by. And while it’s a great song, it doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of the songs on the Hangover soundtrack.
25. Thirteen by Danzig (1999)
This song is playing during the final montage sequence of the movie, as the guys are packing up their things and getting ready to leave Las Vegas. It’s a great way to end the movie with a song that’s both dark and catchy.
24. Take It Off by The Donnas (2002)
“Take It Off” was was one of the Donnas biggest hits, and it’s easy to see why; it’s an irresistibly catchy song. The lyrics are about a girl who wants her boyfriend to take her home and have fun. It’s a pretty straightforward song, but it’s a lot of fun.
23. Can’t Tell Me Nothing by Ye (2007)
Can’t Tell Me Nothing is a song by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on May 15, 2007, as the lead single from his third studio album, Graduation (2007). The song was produced by West and featured vocals from fellow American rapper Jeezy.
22. Who Let the Dogs Out by Baha Men (2000)
The Hangover soundtrack features an eclectic mix of songs, some more well-known than others. “Who Let the Dogs Out” was a major hit, reaching the top spot on charts in countries worldwide. It has been included in movies, including Hangover.
21. Live Your Life by T.I. (2008)
“Live Your Life” is a song by American rapper T.I., featuring Rihanna, from his sixth studio album Paper Trail (2008). It was released as the album’s lead single on September 23, 2008. The song is about T.I.’s efforts to achieve success despite opposition.
20. Yeah! by Usher (2004)
“Yeah!” is a song by American recording artist Usher. The song features Lil Jon and Ludacris, who co-wrote with Usher and Sean Garrett. It was released on January 27, 2004, as the lead single from Usher’s fourth studio album, Confessions (2004).
19. Fever by The Cramps (1980)
The Hangover soundtrack features one song by The Cramps, “Fever.” The song is a cover of the 1950 hit by Peggy Lee. “Fever” is a slow, sexy song that perfectly captures the atmosphere of The Hangover. It’s a great choice for a soundtrack, and it’s one of the best songs on the album.
18. What Do You Say? by Mickey Avalon (2009)
What Do You Say? is a party anthem from Mickey Avalon’s debut album, The Hangover. The up-tempo track was featured in the 2009 comedy film of the same name and appeared during the end credits.
17. Wedding Bells by Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (1956)
This song was featured in the 1956 film The Girl Can’t Help It, which starred Jayne Mansfield. The Hangover used the cover version by Australian rockabilly band, The Living End.
16. Stu’s Song by Ed Helms (2009)
This song was written and performed by Ed Helms, who plays the character of Stu in the film. The song is about Stu’s nervousness and anxiety about his upcoming bachelor party.
15. In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins (1981)
This song is used in The Hangover during the montage of the guys getting ready for their night out on the town. It’s a great song to get you pumped up and ready to have a good time.
14. Grandma’s Hands by Bill Withers (1971)
Grandma’s Hands is a touching song about the special bond between a grandmother and her grandson. Bill Withers’ soulful voice and simple guitar accompaniment make this song a classic.
13. Rhythm and Booze by Treat Her Right (1991)
This song is from the 1991 album What’s Good for You by Treat Her Right. It was released as a single in 1991 and peaked at #15 on the Billboard Modern Rock charts. The song is featured in the 2009 film The Hangover.
12. Joker & The Thief by Wolfmother (2005)
I’m not a big fan of hard rock, but I have to admit that this song is pretty good. It’s got a nice groove, and the guitar work is excellent. It’s also one of the few songs on the album that doesn’t feel too dated.
11. Iko Iko by The Belle Stars (1983)
Iko Iko is a song written by James “Sugarboy” Crawford in 1953. Many artists have recorded the song over the years, but the most well-known version is probably The Belle Stars, released in 1983.
10. Ride the Sky II by Revolution Mother (2009)
This song is from the second of three albums inspired by the film The Hangover. Ride the Sky II is an upbeat, adrenaline-pumping rock song that would get you pumped up for a night out on the town.
9. Three Best Friends by Zach Galifianakis (2009)
Zach Galifianakis delivers an acoustic ballad about the bonds of brotherhood. The song is deeply personal, and its lyrics reflect the closeness of the three friends in the film.
8. Fame by The Dan Band (2005)
Comedian and actor Dan Finnerty front the Dan Band. The group became famous for their appearances in Old School, Starsky & Hutch, and The Hangover. Fame is originally a song by David Bowie, but The Dan Band’s cover was featured in The Hangover.
7. Candy Shop by Dan Finnerty (2009)
The Dan Band’s cover of the 50 Cent classic “Candy Shop” comes in at number nine on our list. The raunchy, upbeat song is perfect for getting a party started, and it’s no surprise that it was featured in the film. If you’re looking to get your groove on, this is the song for you.
6. Right Round by Flo Rida (2009)
Right Round was released in 2009 as the lead single from Flo Rida’s second studio album R.O.O.T.S. The song featured vocals from American singer Kesha and was produced by Dr. Luke, Max Martin, and Benny Blanco. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.
5. Rhythm and Booze by Treat Her Right
Rhythm and Booze is a great song to party to. It’s upbeat and fun, with a message that everyone can enjoy. The lyrics are silly, and the video is goofy, but that makes it all the more fun.
4. Ride The Sky II by Revolution Mother (2009)
The song Ride The Sky II by Revolution Mother was used in the 2009 American comedy film The Hangover. The song is track 6 on the album The Hangover by Revolution Mother. The Hangover is a film directed by Todd Phillips, co-produced with Daniel Goldberg, and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
3. In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins (1981)
Tonight is a 1981 song by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins in the Air. The song was released as the lead single from Collins’ debut solo album, Face Value, and Collins wrote about the break-up of his first marriage to Andrea Bertorelli. The song is well known for its drum solo, played by Collins on a Roland TR-808 drum machine.
2. Spring: I. Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi (2009)
When you think of the Hangover, you may not initially think of classical music, but Antonio Vivaldi’s Spring: I. Allegro adds a touch of class to the mix. Bradley Cooper’s character seems to feel the same way, as he can be seen listening to it on his iPod in one scene. This song is the perfect choice for a morning-after montage, as it’s both soothing and uplifting.
1. Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner (2009)
This song is used when Stu (Ed Helms) is getting married. It’s a very traditional choice, and it works well in the movie. It’s a nice, upbeat tune that gets the audience into the wedding mood.
The Hangover soundtrack is full of great songs that perfectly fit the movie’s mood. There’s something for everyone on this album, from party anthems to slow, emotional ballads. Whether you’re a fan of the movie or not, it’s worth checking out.