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22 December 2023, 09:42 | Updated: 29 December 2023, 11:27
Take a step back Barbie, there's a new favourite movie soundtrack for 2023 - it's Saltburn.
The film, Saltburn starring Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan, has already become a viral sensation with fans ready to name it the film of the year - even after blockbuster hits like Barbie and Oppenheimer.
Aside from the obsession with Jacob's attractiveness, the soundtrack is what's really won over cinema goers, as people have run to all social media platforms to insist that whoever decided on it "needs a pay rise, immediately".
In particular, club hits like 'Perfect (Exceeder)' by Mason & Princess Superstar and 'Murder on the Dancefloor' by Sophie Ellis-Bextor are now trending, as fans wish they were in the rave with leading men Felix and Oliver on that grand country estate.
Saltburn, which is now on Prime Video, is set in 2006 so it's no surprise that its soundtrack is a mix of iconic 00's hits. Some of these songs you might have forgotten about, so it's only right that we reintroduce you to some of these legendary noughties tunes...
This 2007 dance hit is now trending again in 2023 as people obsess over Saltburn's enticing party scenes. Jacob and Barry have said that the director, Emerald Fennell, created these scenes by "merging" reality and filming.
While shooting the Midsummer Night’s Dream manor house ball, “it was like we were at a party,” Jacob said in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes. He went on: “Random blokes around the place…having their own party... Two days. All night. 48 hours nonstop. [We] saw the breaking dawn."
His co-star Barry agreed, saying: “Everything was merged..It was crazy. Everyone was dressed up and I didn’t know who was who... When the camera wasn’t on these people, the party was still going on.”
Fans have taken to TikTok to share their love for the song. One penned: "I need to whip my ponytail around in the clurb to this NOWWWWWW"
Another said: "I need to hear this blasting in a club with Jacob Elordi"
Mason vs Princess Superstar - Perfect (Exceeder) [Official Music Video]
And a third wrote: "need to be clubbing in the UK in the year 2007 with Jacob Elordi bc if not what is even the point of living" Jacob stans, we hear you. But 00's clubbing wasn't all that glam.
We all know this one, the 2001 song has probably been played in every DJ's wedding set since it came out - and we aren't complaining.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Murder On The Dancefloor
In celebration of this song choice one viewer wrote: "Thanks to Saltburn 'murder on the dancefloor' is officially my villain origin song"
And another said: "As expected, Saltburn has altered my brain chemistry for the better and I will be dancing around my apartment to murder on the dance floor fore the foreseeable future."
Of the track, director Emerald told Grazia: "I always wanted to use murder on the dance floor because it is the perfect amount of jubilant, joyful, wry and camp - which I think this film absolutely required."
Tomcraft - Loneliness - Official Video (HQ)
As many hail 'Perfect (Exceeder)' as the best song on the soundtrack, others would say, 'excuse me, Loneliness is right there!'
One TikToker wrote: "stop talking about perfect (exceeder) and put some respect on loneliness' name"
This 2002 hit came from the German streets of Munich and has ravers wanting to go back to the sticky nightclub floors of the early 00's.
Other fans of the film said, "Thank you Saltburn for bringing this song back to my ears" and "I will only be listening to this ['Loneliness' by Tomcraft] for the foreseeable".
Here's the full Saltburn soundtrack:
The film’s score was composed by Anthony Willis, who soundtracked Emerald's previous film Promising Young Woman. And his other past credits include M3GAN and the How To Train Your Dragon franchise.
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