There are many things that make movies great, but few things in a film enhance moments more than the score of the film. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about the intense sounds from Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer, whose work you’ll recognize from almost every Christopher Nolan film you’ve seen (and much, much more) or classic records that are interwoven into films like “Stuck in the Middle With You” was into Reservoir Dogs. The right choice of sound or song can take a good or great scene and make it iconic.
Marvel Studios has done an excellent job at not only choosing the correct directors for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they’ve also done an excellent job with the scores. Both Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1 and Volume 2 are stand-outs, and Thor: Ragnarok took the classic Led Zepplin tune “Immigrant Song” and made it synonymous with the beginning and final battles of the film.
While they may have done a great job on their own, fans have given Marvel Studios a hand with the song selections by making their own mixes with a certain Swedish pop group. While ABBA may not have been Marvel Studios’ first choice, it certainly gives the scenes a different feel. Let’s start with the aforementioned Ragnarok scene, except this time set to the sounds of “Dancing Queen.”
Thor: Rangarok but instead of Immigrant Song it's Dancing Queen by Abba pic.twitter.com/VB69PNl2il
— jazmin 🌨 (@thorsbanners) August 8, 2018
Apparently mixing iconic scenes from the MCU with ABBA is commonplace because one Twitter user actually took the scene from Captain America: The First Avenger where Bucky falls to his assumed death from the train and set it to ABBA’s “S.O.S.”
Hi. Here is Bucky Barnes falling to his death set to S.O.S by ABBA. pic.twitter.com/Haj6EvQhcM
— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) September 6, 2018
And finally, sticking to the theme, another fan brought ABBA back into the fold in the battle from Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Steve Rogers, Black Widow, and Falcon take on the Winter Soldier and it’s revealed to Captain America that his foe is actually his best friends. It’s incredibly heavy stuff, but somehow when it’s set to “Lay All Your Love on Me” it just feels a little different.
Do you guys know of any other cool edits? Drop them in the comments…