We’re adding titles to our fall movie watch list left and right thanks to a seemingly endless supply of new trailers.
But those trailer drops are giving us something else too: a fall movie playlist.
We’ve had Billie Eilish’s moody “No Time to Die” ballad on repeat even before the pandemic (we first heard it last year ahead of the Bond film’s initial April 2020 release date), been bopping to Anderson .Paak’s sleek end credits track “Fire in the Sky” from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings since last month and … please forgive us if we’re still listening to the entire In the Heights and Dear Evan Hansen soundtracks. (We definitely are.)
More songs are on the way, thanks to contributions from the likes of Grammy winners Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi and Lin-Manuel Miranda. While it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit more for the full tracks, snippets can be heard in the movie trailers linked below.
'King Richard's 'Be Alive' by Beyoncé
Will Smith plays the title character in King Richard, Richard Williams, the father who raised tennis icons Venus and Serena. For the film’s original song, producers tapped someone who knows a thing or two about building an empire: A few verses of Beyoncé’s song “Be Alive” play in the movie’s most recent trailer. (“This is hustle personified” might be our new favorite lyric.)
King Richard will be released in theaters and on HBO Max on Nov. 19.
'The Harder They Fall's 'Guns Go Bang' by Kid Cudi & Jay-Z
We know the cast of The Harder They Fall is beyond stacked (Zazie Beetz, Idris Elba, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors and LaKeith Stanfield, just to name a few), so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised the soundtrack is too. But the joint Jay-Z and Kid Cudi track that plays in the movie’s most recent trailer caught us off guard … and also got us wondering: What if both Beyoncé and Jay-Z earn their first Oscar nominations in the same year!?
The Harder They Fall is now playing in select theaters and will be available on Netflix Nov. 3.
'Encanto's 'Colombia, Mi Encanto' by Lin-Manuel Miranda
You can hear a short clip of “Colombia, Mi Encanto” toward the end of Encanto’s most recent movie trailer. Those glorious melodies performed by Colombian singer Carlos Vives and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda will fit right in on our fall movie playlist when the full track drops, of course—and also on our list of favorite Miranda tunes. He’s in charge of the animated musical’s entire original soundtrack, so there are probably many more to come.
Encanto will be released in theaters on Nov. 24.