Mitchells Vs. The Machines is a film that was released in 2021. It follows the Mitchell family on a road trip to save Earth from a global robot uprising. The soundtrack for the film is full of great songs, but which one is the best? Here’s my ranking of all the songs from the Mitchells Vs. The Machines Soundtrack:
19. Lamb and the Lion by The Mae Shi (2008)
This song is part of the soundtrack because it’s so catchy. It’s a perfect song to get your adrenaline pumping and put you in a fighting mood. The song is about a lion and a lamb who become friends and fight together to take down the machines.
18. Death to Los Campesinos! by Los Campesinos! (2008)
Death to Los Campesinos! is about how relationships end. The robots are taking over the world, and the song is about how relationships always seem to end. It’s a pretty depressing song, but it’s one of my favorites on the soundtrack.
17. I Want More by Bangs (2003)
This song was written and recorded by the alternative rock band Bangs. It was featured on their 2003 self-titled album. The song is about wanting more out of life and being unsatisfied with what one has.
Nyan Cat by Daniwell (2012)
The iconic 8-bit pop song by Daniwell has a bouncy, upbeat tempo that perfectly encapsulates the lighthearted and fun nature of the film. It is one of the most well-known and popular songs on the soundtrack and is sure to get stuck in your head after just one listen.
15. Live Your Life by O’Zone (2008)
This upbeat, catchy tune was the perfect choice for the soundtrack. It’s a feel-good song about living life to the fullest and not letting anyone stand in your way. The song’s message aligns with the film’s themes and will get audiences pumped up for what’s to come.
14.California by Grimes (2015)
This upbeat song is about a girl fed up with her life in Los Angeles who longs to go back home to California. The music reflects the film’s theme of wanting to return to a simpler time.
13. (Nothing But) Flowers by Talking Heads (1988)
The 1988 album “Naked” track is a Talking Heads classic. It’s an upbeat, fun song that perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the album. The lyrics are whimsical and enjoyable, with a surprisingly relevant message today.
12. Every Day’s the Weekend by Alex Lahey (2017)
This upbeat song is perfect for the movie. It gets you pumped up and ready to go on an adventure. It’s about embracing life and living in the moment. Its lyrics are fun and catchy and will have you humming it.
11. Life of the PRTY by PRTY H3RO (2013)
Life of the PRTY by PRTY H3RO is an upbeat and energetic song perfect for getting your blood pumping and setting the tone for the rest of the soundtrack.
10. Icarus by Madeon (2012)
The song is about a person flying too close to the sun, and their wings melt. The lyrics are about someone who is in over their head and is in danger of crashing. The song is about the Mitchells family, who are in over their heads and are at risk of crashing.
9. He Was Strange (But I Needed a Ride) by Travis Whitelaw (2014)
“He Was Strange (But I Needed a Ride)” perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the soundtrack. It’s a fun and quirky song that perfectly captures the film’s absurdity.
8. On the Verge by Le Tigre (2005)
This song is about being on the brink of something new and unknown. It’s perfect for The Mitchells Vs. The Machines because it reflects the film’s themes of change, adventure, and family.
7. Battle without Honor or Humanity by Tomoyasu Hotei (2000)
The music is intense and fast-paced, setting the tone for the rest of the album. The song is about a samurai warrior who is betrayed by his clan and must fight his way through hordes of enemies to get revenge. This song perfectly represents the movie’s themes of family, betrayal, and revenge.
6. Walk the Dinosaur by Was Not Was (1988)
This upbeat, futuristic song was featured in the 1988 movie Earth Girls Are Easy. The lyrics are about a Tyrannosaurus Rex who, after being killed, comes back to life and tells the story of his life. It’s a fun and quirky song that would be great for a scene in The Mitchells Vs. The Machines.
5. Dreamy Wonder by Tempura Kidz (2019)
This dreamy and atmospheric track gives off a mellow feeling that sets the tone for the rest of the album. The ethereal vocals and light instrumentals make it the perfect choice to open the album.
4. Ironside by Quincy Jones (1971)
This song is a classic 70s funk song that sets the tone for the rest of the soundtrack. The song is about a man struggling to make it in the world and feels like he’s living life on the edge.
3. Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats by Los Campesinos! (2008)
This song perfectly encapsulates the film’s central theme: broken hearts sounding like breakbeats. Los Campesinos! It perfectly nails the feeling of heartbreak, mixing it with an upbeat tempo that makes you want to dance along.
2. Hoppípolla by Sigur Rós (2005)
The opening track for the 2005 album Takk…, “Hoppípolla,” was written by band frontman Jónsi Birgisson and arranged by the band. The song is a lush, orchestral piece with layered vocals, strings, brass, and percussion. It was used as the opening theme for the BBC nature documentary series Planet Earth in 2006.
1. Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur by Sigur Rós (2008)
This haunting and beautiful song by Sigur Rós is a perfect way to open the soundtrack. It’s ethereal and otherworldly, setting the tone for the rest of the album. The song is in Icelandic but has English subtitles.