Editors’ Notes There’s little breathing room on Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s brilliantly conceived soundtrack for The Dark Knight. Just like Heath Ledger’s totally psycho portrayal of The Joker, almost every track is heavy, dense, and claustrophobic. Zimmer is a sucker for industrial music and dark electronics, both of which creep their way into “Agent of Chaos” and the violently rhythmic “Why So Serious?” Even the reflective orchestral offerings are smeared in grim textures and dystopian murk. Definitely file under “uneasy listening.”

SONG
Why So Serious?
1
9:14
 
I'm Not a Hero
2
6:34
 
Harvey Two-Face
3
6:15
 
Aggressive Expansion
4
4:35
 
Always a Catch
5
1:39
 
Blood On My Hands
6
2:15
 
A Little Push
7
2:42
 
Like a Dog Chasing Cars
8
5:02
 
I Am the Batman
9
1:59
 
And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad
10
2:28
 
Agent of Chaos
11
6:55
 
Introduce a Little Anarchy
12
3:41
 
Watch the World Burn
13
3:47
 
A Dark Knight
14
16:15
 
Bank Robbery (Prologue)
15
5:23
 
Buyer Beware
16
2:55
 
Halfway to Hong Kong
17
3:42
 
Decent Men In an Indecent Time
18
2:50
 
You're Gonna Love Me
19
4:51
 
Chance
20
3:33
 
You Complete Me
21
4:50
 
The Ferries
22
9:56
 
We Are Tonight's Entertainment
23
5:37
 
A Watchful Guardian
24
6:42
 
Why So Serious? (The Crystal Method Remix)
25
5:28
 
Poor Choice of Words (Paul Van Dyk Remix)
26
6:13
 
Gunpowder and Gasoline (Mel Wesson Remix)
27
4:32
 
Rory's First Kiss (Ryeland Allison Remix)
28
6:03
 

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