Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga made people all over the world fall in love with sparkly vampires and muscular, hairy werewolves. We can’t deny we were all wrapped up in the love story that became one of the biggest cultural film phenomenons.
The first Twilight movie is turning 10 years old today, Nov. 21. To celebrate, we’re giving you a definitive list of the best scene acts who appear across the five Twilight movie soundtracks. Without a doubt, the music made these movies even more memorable.
1. Paramore – “Decode”
“Decode” is Paramore’s well-known hit from the original movie, which appeared in the film’s credits. The song hit music charts internationally and was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media category in 2010.
2. Muse – “Supermassive Black Hole”
“Supermassive Black Hole” is one of Muse’s greatest hits, which was hand-selected to be played during the iconic Cullen baseball game scene from Twilight. The song hit No. 4 on the U.K. single charts. The film’s soundtracks featured Muse two more times. “I Belong To You” was featured on New Moon’, while “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” appeared on Eclipse. Fun fact: Stephenie Meyer dedicated her fourth novel Breaking Dawn to the band saying, “And thanks also to my favourite band, the very aptly named Muse, for providing a saga’s worth of inspiration.”
3. Linkin Park – “Leave Out All The Rest”
Linkin Park composed the beautifully sad song “Leave Out All The Rest” for Minutes To Midnight, but it was also featured on the first Twilight soundtrack. Chester Bennington’s vocals end the film in a memorable way, appearing as the second song in the end credits.
4. Mutemath – “Spotlight” (Twilight Mix)
Mutemath’s “Spotlight” appeared on the Twilight soundtrack one year before it was released on their 2009 Spotlight EP and album Armistice. You can hear The song as Bella and Edward exit the car for school in the first film.
5. Death Cab For Cutie – “Meet Me On The Equinox”
“Meet Me On The Equinox” is the first song and lead single on the New Moon soundtrack released in 2009. Death Cab For Cutie’s hit appeared in the film’s end credits. The band specifically wrote this track for the film and premiered it at the MTV Music Video Awards.
6. The Killers – “A White Demon Love Song”
The Killers came out of their cage to support New Moon with their song “A White Demon Love Song.” The track is exclusively available on the 2009 movie soundtrack and can be heard in the film’s end credits.