Aquaman (soundtrack)

album by Rupert Gregson-Williams

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Aquaman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by
ReleasedDecember 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
100:45 (Deluxe)
ProducerRupert Gregson-Williams
Rupert Gregson-Williams chronology
Aquaman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
DC Extended Universe soundtrack chronology
Justice League
Singles from Aquaman
  1. "Everything I Need"
    Released: December 14, 2018

Aquaman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The music is composed and arranged by Rupert Gregson-Williams. It was released on December 14, 2018, by WaterTower Music.[1][2] A deluxe edition containing 11 bonus tracks was released on July 19, 2019.[3]

The album features an original song by American musician Skylar Grey entitled "Everything I Need", written by Grey and Elliott Taylor, the song is featured on the soundtrack and was released on the same day with the score album.[4][5]

The score received generally positive reactions, who praised its thematic elements and use of synth, positively comparing it to Mark Mothersbaugh's score for Thor: Ragnarok.[6]


Rupert Gregson-Williams was the composer for Aquaman. Gregson-Williams previously wrote the score for Wonder Woman, the fourth film in the DC Extended Universe.[7] In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gregson-Williams stated that Aquaman was his most ambitious film to date. First discussions with director James Wan prompted Gregson-Williams to start writing the score even before he was even hired. The basis of the score started with a theme for Arthur's parents, Queen Atlanna and Thomas Curry which served as the cornerstone for the love story between them in the film. From there, he mapped out different character themes for Black Manta which uses a mixture of synths and beats, and the film's primary villain, Ocean Master which Gregson-Williams describes as a "non-melodic theme, but you have to be worried about this guy".[8]

The score was recorded at the Eastwood scoring stage located at Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank with the Hollywood Studio Symphony with Alastair King and Nick Glennie-Smith serving as conductors. Andrew Kawczynski, Evan Jolly, Forest Christenson, Tom Clarke and Steve Mazzaro provided additional music. The choir section was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studios with the London Voices choral ensemble.[9][10]

Track listing

All music is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams, except where noted.

1."Everything I Need" (Film version)Skylar Grey3:16
2."Arthur" 4:40
3."Kingdom of Atlantis" 3:26
4."It Wasn't Meant to Be" 3:22
5."Atlantean Soldiers" 3:35
6."What Does That Even Mean?" 3:23
7."The Legend of Atlan" 1:57
8."Swimming Lessons" 3:03
9."The Black Manta" 2:49
10."What Could Be Greater Than a King?" 5:23
11."Permission to Come Aboard" 2:16
12."Suited and Booted" 4:25
13."Between Land and Sea" 2:55
14."He Commands the Sea" 3:34
15."Map In a Bottle" 2:15
16."The Ring of Fire" 4:57
17."Reunited" 1:31
18."Everything I Need"Skylar Grey3:20
19."Ocean to Ocean"Pitbull featuring Rhea2:25
20."Trench Engaged" (from Kingdom of the Trench)Joseph Bishara2:29
Total length:65:02
Aquaman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Deluxe edition
1."Mera Montage" 2:05
2."Home Invasion" 2:49
3."Saving Pops" 3:04
4."Ahab Waves" 1:30
5."Ask the Sea" 2:00
6."Obligation" 1:25
7."Dunes" 2:05
8."Suited & Booted"Our Empire3:57
9."The Black Manta" (feat. Jim Davies)Future Funk Squad5:11
10."Alantean Soldiers" (March in Formation Remix)Glen Nicholls5:00
11."Kingdom of Atlantis" (Escape to Atlantis Remix)Glen Nicholls6:37
Total length:35:43


Chart (2019) Peak
France Singles Top 100 (SNEP)[11] 96
New Zealand Hot 40 Singles (RMNZ)[12] 28


  1. ^ Fabi, Tia (November 17, 2018). "Aquaman's Soundtrack Has Release Date". Archived from the original on November 18, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Aquaman: Album and Track details". WaterTower Music. Retrieved Jun 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Gregson-Williams, Rupert (July 19, 2019). "Unreleased cues and some remixes are on their way". Twitter. Retrieved Jul 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Yang, Rachel (Dec 17, 2018). "Watch Skylar Grey Reenact 'Aquaman' Kiss Scene With Fiance". Variety. Retrieved Jun 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "James Wan's 'Aquaman' to Feature Original Song by Skylar Grey". Film Music Reporter. Archived from the original on November 30, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Aquaman – Soundtrack Review – Zanobard Reviews
  7. ^ "Rupert Gregson-Williams to Score James Wan's 'Aquaman'". Film Music Reporter. Archived from the original on March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Couch, Aaron (Dec 28, 2018). "How 'Aquaman' Composer Made His Themes Big Enough for the Seven Seas". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved Jun 27, 2019.
  9. ^ Goldwasser, Dan (Dec 28, 2018). ""Aquaman" Scoring sessions". ScoringSessions. Retrieved Jun 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "Aquaman". Archived from the original on November 18, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "France Singles Top 100". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Feb 1, 2019. Retrieved Jun 27, 2019.
  12. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Charts". Recorded Music NZ. January 7, 2019. Retrieved Jun 27, 2019.

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