If you’re a fan of the Oceans 11 franchise, you know that the soundtracks are always on point. The latest entry in the series, Oceans 11, was released in 2001 and featured a fantastic lineup of songs. The film was about a group of thieves who team up to pull off a heist at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas. While the movie was great, the soundtrack was even better. There were so many great songs that it was tough to rank them all. But we did our best, and here are the results.
19. Rodney Yates by David Holmes (1977)
This song by David Holmes was featured in the film’s opening scene and set the tone for the rest of the movie. It’s a great song, but it didn’t make the top of our list. Lyrically, it’s about a man who is on the run from the law. It describes the character’s life on the run and his desire to escape.
18. Melodie d’Amour by The Ames Brothers (1991)
Melodie d’Amour is a popular song originally written in French in 1948 by Jean Lenoir. The Ames Brothers released the English-language version as a single in 1951. The song was a significant hit, reaching number one on the Billboard chart and spending six weeks at the top.
17. The Projects (P Jays) by Handsome Boy Modeling School (1999)
The seventeenth track on our ranking of the songs from the Oceans 11 soundtrack is The Projects by Handsome Boy Modeling School. The song was released in 1999 and is featured on the soundtrack for the movie Ocean’s 11. The Projects is a funky and upbeat song that talks about the challenges and hardships of growing up in the hood. The song is a tribute to the artists and producers who came from tough neighborhoods and made it big.
16. Papa Loves Mambo by Perry Como (1954)
The song was initially released in 1954 and became a hit. Andy Williams sings the version in the soundtrack. It’s light and happy music that fits the movie’s mood well. The song isn’t one of the most memorable on the soundtrack, but it’s a decent addition.
15. Take My Breath Away by Berlin (1986)
The iconic ballad from the classic ’80s film Top Gun takes the number 15 spot on our list. It was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock and performed by the band Berlin. It is about a fighter pilot falling in love with a woman he met at a bar.
14. Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum (1969)
A classic from the Woodstock era, “Spirit in the Sky” was originally recorded by Norman Greenbaum and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Oceans 11 soundtrack version is a cover by Gareth Emery and features vocals by Ellie Goulding.
Blues in the Night by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1941)
The 41st song on the list is Blues in the Night, written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. Released in 1941, it has a runtime of 3 minutes and 22 seconds. The song was featured in the movie Oceans 11, as sung by Frank Sinatra.
12. Caravan by Arthur Lyman (1958)
Arthur Lyman was a jazz vibraphonist and bandleader who is considered one of the pioneers of the exotica genre. “Caravan” was written by Duke Ellington and first recorded by his orchestra in 1937. The version by Lyman is from his 1958 album Taboo. The song is a slow, moody ballad that conjures images of far-off places and exotic cultures.
11. A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Presley (1970)
This song was originally recorded by Elvis Presley in 1968 and was re-released in 1970. It is featured in the movie as background music in the scene where Danny and Rusty discuss the heist.
10. Gritty Shaker by David Holmes (1997)
The tenth spot on the list goes to Gritty Shaker by David Holmes. The song was released in 1997 and is featured in the movie as background music in a club scene. The song describes the grungy, gritty lifestyle of the club scene.
9. Spanish Flea by Powerpack Orchestra (1965)
This instrumental track is a perfect fit for the movie, as it creates an air of sophistication and mystery. It’s the kind of song that makes you feel like you’re in on a secret, and that’s precisely what the Oceans 11 soundtrack is all about. If you’re looking for a song that will get your toes tapping, this is it.
8. Clair de lune de by Philippe Entremont (1992)
This classic track from composer Claude Debussy was initially written in 1890 and featured in many films. It’s a haunting piece that perfectly sets the mood for the film.
7. Misty by Liberace (1954)
The seventh track on our list of the best songs from the Oceans 11 soundtrack is “Misty” by Liberace. Released in 1954, the song has a decidedly old-fashioned feel, making it a somewhat strange choice for a soundtrack focused on modern heist movies.
6. Dream, Dream, Dream by Percy Faith and His Orchestra (1954)
The sixth song on our ranking of the songs from the Oceans 11 soundtrack is Dream, Dream, Dream by Percy Faith and His Orchestra. Released in 1954, Mack Gordon and Harry Revel wrote the song. With a duration of 3 minutes and 12 seconds, Dream, Dream, Dream is a slow and dreamy ballad. The song features orchestra instrumentals and Faith’s soothing vocals.
5. Moon River by Liberace (1961)
Moon River is number five on the list, initially sung by Liberace in 1961. Audrey Hepburn later famously covered this song for the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Moon River is a slow, sentimental ballad with a rich, classic feel.
4. Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith and His Orchestra (1959)
The fourth spot on our ranking of the best songs from the Oceans 11 soundtrack goes to Percy Faith and His Orchestra’s “Theme From A Summer Place.” Released in 1959, the track is a beautiful piece of orchestral music that perfectly captures the feeling of summer. Its peaceful melody and lush orchestration make it the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing day by the pool or on the beach.
3. Theme For Young Lovers by Percy Faith and His Orchestra (1963)
The third song on our list is Theme For Young Lovers by Percy Faith and His Orchestra. Released in 1963, the song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was written by Faith and his frequent collaborator, Bob Marcus.
2. Clair de lune (from ‘Suite Bergamasque’) by The Philadelphia Orchestra (1969)
The second song on our list is Clair de lune, composed by Claude Debussy in 1890. The Philadelphia Orchestra recorded this version in 1969. The song is featured in the film as part of Danny Ocean’s heist plan, as he and his team are breaking into Terry Benedict’s casino.
1. 69 Police by David Holmes
The opening track on the Oceans 11 soundtrack is an upbeat, electronic number by David Holmes. The song perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the album, and it’s no wonder that it was chosen to open the film.