Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is the 2006 American sports comedy film directed by Adam McKay and written by Will Ferrell and McKay. The film tells the story of Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell), a NASCAR driver who is trying to win the championship. The film also stars John C. Reilly, Gary Cole, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jane Lynch, Leslie Bibb, and Amy Adams. The soundtrack for the film was released on August 4, 2006, by Atlantic Records. The soundtrack features songs by various artists, including John Fogerty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Toby Keith. The soundtrack was a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Without further ado, here is the ranking of all the songs from the Talladega Nights soundtrack:
14. I Feel Alright by Steve Earle (1996)
I Feel Alright is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Steve Earle. It was released in February 1996 as the second single from his album I Feel Alright. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song is about Earle’s addiction to heroin and how he overcame it with the help of his wife, who he credits in the song. The Talladega Nights soundtrack features a cover version of the song by American country music artist George Strait.
13. Last of the Hardcore Troubadours by Steve Earle (1996)
This song is about the death of country music and the rise of rock and roll. It’s a fitting song for the movie, which is about the death of NASCAR and the rise of raunchy comedy. The lyrics are pretty funny, and Steve Earle has a great voice. They describe how “the last of the hardcore troubadours” are being pushed out by “a new breed of rock and rollers.” This is a great song for country music fans and rock and roll.
12. Marie Douceur/Marie Colere by Marie Laforet (1997)
Marie Douceur/Marie Colere is a beautiful and haunting song by Marie Laforet. It’s a perfect fit for the Talladega Nights soundtrack, as it captures the film’s themes of love, heartbreak, and redemption. The song was originally released in 1967 on Laforet’s Album: 3 albums. Several artists have covered it over the years, including Celine Dion, who recorded a French and English version for her 1998 My Heart Will Go On album. Marie Douceur/Marie Colere is a haunting ballad with a bittersweet feeling. It’s a perfect choice for the Talladega Nights soundtrack and is one of the standout tracks on the album.
11. TNT by AC/DC (1975)
This song is used at the beginning of the film when Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is growing up and watching races with his dad. It’s a great choice to get the audience pumped up for what’s to come. The song is about living life to the fullest and taking risks, which Ricky Bobby does.
10. Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973)
The first song on the Talladega Nights soundtrack is Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song was released in 1973 and is four minutes and thirty-one seconds long. The song is from the album (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) and was the band’s first major hit. The song is about a man who, after being cheated on, takes revenge on his ex-lover.
9. We Belong by Pat Benatar (1984)
“We Belong” is a song co-written and recorded by American rock singer Pat Benatar. It was released in February 1984 as the third single from her album Tropico. The song became Benatar’s seventh consecutive Top Ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at five. The song is about two lovers who are seemingly doomed to a life of misery and pain. They keep making the same mistakes repeatedly, but they can’t help but keep coming back to each other. Benatar said that the song is about her relationship with her first husband, Neil Giraldo’s guitarist.
8. Cochise by Audioslave (2002)
“Cochise” is the debut single by American rock supergroup Audioslave. It was released on October 28, 2002, as the lead single from their self-titled debut album Audioslave (2002). The song peaked at number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is named after the Apache leader Cochise, who fought against the American settlers in the 19th century. The lyrics reference various historical events and figures, including Geronimo, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull.
7. King of the Road by Roger Miller (1965)
This song was written by Roger Miller and was released as a single in 1965. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is about a man who is travelling around and enjoying life. He tells people that he is the king of the road. This song fits in with the movie Talladega Nights because it is about someone who is traveling and enjoying life. The song also has a fun, upbeat tempo that fits well with the movie.
6. Click Click Boom by Saliva (2001)
This adrenaline-pumping song ranked at number 6 on our list. It’s perfect for when you need to get pumped up and ready to take on the world. The song is about stepping up and being a winner, which is a theme in the movie. The song has been used in several movies and TV shows, but it’s most associated with Talladega Nights. It was even featured in one of the trailers for the movie.
5. Valentine’s Day by Steve Earle (1996)
Earle and Richard Bennett wrote the song, and he said that the song is about a time when he was dating a woman, and she broke up with him on Valentine’s Day. “That’s one of the advantages to writing your songs,” Earle said. “You get to say what you want to say, and sometimes you get to say things that other people can’t or won’t.”
4. Shoot to Thrill by AC/DC (1980)
AC/DC is one of the most popular and enduring hard rock bands, and “Shoot to Thrill” is one of their most iconic songs. The track was originally released on the 1980 album Back in Black, the band’s best-selling album of all time. The song was written by the band Angus Young and Malcolm Young, and it was recorded in Australia. The track is about an adrenaline junkie who loves to live life on the edge, and the lyrics reflect that.
3. Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line by Waylon Jennings (1968)
Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line is a country song written by Waylon Jennings and recorded in 1968. It was released on Jennings’ album Only the Greatest. Johnny Cash later covered the song, who took it to number one on the country charts in 1969. The song is about a man trying to make things right with his father. He talks about all the mistakes he’s made and how he’s sorry for them. He asks his father to please forgive him and walk the line with him one more time.
2. Faithfully by Journey (1983)
When it comes to Journey, there are a lot of iconic songs. But “Faithfully” might be the most iconic of them all. Released in 1983 on the album Frontiers, the song has become one of the most popular classic rock ballads. And with good reason—it’s an incredibly emotional song guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.
1. Space Lord by Monster Magnet (1998)
The opening track of Talladega Nights is a hard-hitting metal song that perfectly sets the tone for the film. It’s an adrenaline-pumping song about racing and speed that will get your heart racing, just like the cars on the track.
Talladega Nights Soundtrack is full of great tracks that will get your adrenaline pumping. There is something for everyone on this soundtrack, from hard-hitting metal songs to emotional ballads. So, if you’re looking to get pumped up for a night out or want to enjoy some good music, be sure to check out the Talladega Nights Soundtrack.