🎶 Mixtape Monday: Happy Batman Day! 🎶

Happy Mixtape Monday, everyone!

What happens when we let the DC Community take the wheel? We end up taking the ride of our lives, that’s what! We knew we could count on you to impress with your skills, and our resulitng playlist is a clear example of what happens when control is given to talented people. Alas, last week’s FanDome follow-up already had us bubbling with anticipation, but it was your Mixer’s Choice playlist that took the cake! Thank you all for holding down the fort! :heart_eyes:

Click here to take a look at the full list of goodies shared!

This Week’s Theme:
Happy Batman Day!
:batman_madhqtas:

:notes: Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na… BATMAN! :notes:

That’s right, don’t pretend you didn’t know it was coming! :wink:

Now that that special moment is a mere week away, we’re excited to be able to take time to celebrate the one and only Dark Knight with you by creating a special playlist for the day! Which version, portrayal… or batsuit (!) belonging to this iconic character do you relate to most? What songs represent them, or symbolize what you’re looking forward to in the upcoming Batman movie? Have a special song for your favorite episode of BTAS from last week’s watch-along?

Let us know what you feel makes Bruce such a great character by sharing your songs below!

While lyrics must abide to Forum Guidelines, the songs can be anything, of any genre, as long as it meets each week’s theme!

:headphones: Curious what Mixtape Monday is? :headphones:
Every week, we’ll post the title of our latest Mixtape, and you post a track of your choice in the comments below! We’ll follow up next Mixtape Monday with the full list of tunes collected from the week before. And if our “What’s the Last Song You Heard?” thread is any indication, you all have superb taste in tunes!

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Hmm, this week, I think I’ll share this one for Batman, in general - it is the “Main Title Theme,” by Methodic Doubt, from the series named Banshee. For those familiar with the plot of that show, it comes to mind because, as referenced in conversations with Janet in “Trial,” both main characters (Batman vs the lead in Banshee) handle carrying out justice in their own very interesting ways:

Below, Twenty One Pilots’ “Chlorine” is the one I chose for both, “Trial,” (S2, E3), and “Almost Got ‘Im” (S1, E46), as representative of the relationship between the group of villains shown playing cards with each other, and their attachment to Batman - the way they came together to brag about their efforts to stop him and debate which came closest to doing so. That connection and what drives the two parties has always intrigued me. :thinking:


Started posting responses, so more on the way. :slight_smile:
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“Beauty In Tragedy”, by August Burns Red


This song talks about dealing with the loss of a loved one. And as a character, he’s had a lot of loss in his life (or lives with his various iterations).

And I have to share these for my two favorites:

“Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite)”, by Hans Zimmer/Junkie XL


“The Batusi”, by Neal Hefti
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This song represents Mr. Freeze’s sacrifice (in the Harley Quinn show) to save his wife, Nora; but I think it’s a great representation of his love for her in BTAS “Heart of Ice”. :sob::white_heart::snowflake:

This song is my favorite representation of Batman, overall. There’s a passionate depth to it and what it stands for. :purple_heart: Sooo much nostalgia! :heart_eyes:

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Mercenary by Panic! at the Disco, right off the album for Arkham City

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Gonna have to go with Bat Dance by the almighty Prince

BatDance - Prince

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Well hello there again MissInkBlot and fellow music mixers! :wave: :sunglasses:

Ah, Batman. Looking forward to all the events that will be happening around that special day. :batman_hv_5:

Now onto the tunes! :musical_note: :musical_note:

First, I thought of this tune that reminded me of the Appointment in Crime Alley episode of BTAS. The beginning lyrics reminded me when he was there with Dr. Thompkins and laid down the two roses for his parents. “Thanks for all, you’ve done. I’ve missed you for so long, I can’t believe you’re gone. You still live in me.” :rose: :rose:

This next tune came to mind because Batman is the master of the disappearing act. :batman_hv_4:

Next, this tune reminded me of the episode The Forgotten and how Bruce had to remember who he was to get himself and others out of the mining camp. :confused:

Ah, and finally can’t forget the importance of the Batmobile and how it had to be fixed up in The Mechanic episode. :oncoming_automobile:

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For a Batman Day mixtape, I’ll share “Dark Necessities” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

According to the band’s lead vocalist, it’s a song about how good things can come out of a person’s dark hardships, which I would say is right up Batman’s alley (no pun intended :sweat_smile:)

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A little serenade from the bats “favorite person”
:rotating_light:Warning spoilers from Arkham Knight :rotating_light:

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To: @MissInkBlot

RE: BWBM Profile/Roles

( ( Sundown Rooftops ) )
Welcome To The Working Week by Elvis Costello

( ( Intrusive Thoughts, the Fight ) )
Armagideon Time by Willie Williams

( ( Gotham '89 ) )
200 Balloons by Prince

( ( the Cave Under a House That Contains a Tomb & a Butler ) )
Let Me In by Habibi

( ( Obstacles ) )
Police & Thieves by The Clash

( ( Hubris & Cowl ) )
This Could Be Anywhere by Dead Kennedys

( ( the Signal ) )
Zero by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

( ( the Death of Bruce Wayne, the Birth of Batman ) )
How by Regina Spektor

Thanks: Above / Mr. Bill Finger / Tulsi G. / Kim B. / Jack N. / Michael K. / @Hiraeth / the Society of Diana In Black ™ / DCU Originals creative teams / Physical Comic Books / Sincerity / Not-so-hidden truths / You / All who have also been alienated and de-humanized

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Parental advisory explicit lyrics :wink:

Happy Batman day :wink:

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Nirvana’s Something In The Way emits the idiosyncratic creativity of Kurt Cobain’s mind. MXMS’s cover and Michael Giacchino’s orchestral remix are also enthralling.

I love this piano cover by AtinPiano. I recently began practicing it on my digital piano a couple of days ago—it’s definitely a fun challenge! :smile:

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