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Top 5 Heroic Anthems To Live By

As an avid runner and superhero film enthusiast, there’s no shortage of action film theme songs on my workout playlist to get me to the next rep or extra mile.  It is because of these famous soundtracks why I like to think I live an epic lifestyle.  These very songs that act as the beating heart of any splash scene makes routine trips like getting gas or waiting in the Starbucks drive-thru feel more victorious. This, my fellow geeks, is my list of heroic anthems to live by.

 

5. The Dark Knight – A Watchful Guadian

Hans Zimmer’s fast paced score as Batman races off in the night was instrumental to the climatic ending of The Dark Knight. Many will righteously recall Heath Ledger’s Joker as the stand-up performance of the film, but to undermine Zimmer’s work is a criminal offense. Set to Gary Oldman’s dramatic monologue, the Dark Knight’s main theme truly defines Christopher Nolan’s take on the classic character. The edgy thumping matches well with a short sprint, a long night of homework, or serving up a mean omelet on a Sunday morning.

 

4. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – Duel of the Fates

Possibly the best thing to come from the prequel, John Williams’s Duel of Fates is best recognized as Qui Gon Jinn’s well-deserved ass whooping. Williams’s operatic song enters as Darth Maul confidently challenges Natalie Portman and associates and musically narrates his beating on our poorly planned Jedis. From the first note, we get a sense of urgency as the ominous choir starts off strong foreshadowing demise and tragedy, but simmers off a bit to build up yet again. It may very well be a villainous tune, but the fast-paced orchestra pairs up perfectly with any run or groom wedding entrance. The groom doesn’t walk down the aisle you say? Well not without John f%&*@ing Williams.

About the author

Martin Rami

Martin is a writer that hails from the Lone Star state and is usually involved in anything food, film, or fitness. His inability to sit still has taken him from road trips across the American Midwest to the beaches of Africa and the sands of the Middle East. You'll find him at every Marvel movie debut or food event in Dallas with a cold Shiner in hand.

From corporate and military lifestyle to the joys of indie freelancing, Martin seeks the fruits of life in discovering local eateries, long running trails, or simply enjoying an evening with his family at home with Masterchef or Anthony Bourdain on Hulu. Texan. Marine. Writer. Runner. Taco enthusiast. Luchadore in training. Future Captain America candidate. Oorah.