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Kavinsky - 'Nightcall'
This spiky number plays over the opening credits as a neon font, reminiscent of Pretty in Pink, rattles through the names of those involved. The processed male vocals are complimented by a calmer female voice. Kavinsky, by the way, is a French DJ who featured on the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack and has toured with Daft Punk and Justice.
Chromatics - 'Tick of the Clock'
This instrumental from the Portland group soundtracks the first heist we see Gosling's 'Driver' acting as the getaway man for. As he cooly navigates the streets of LA to avoid cop cars, 'Tick of the Clock' lends the movie a strong Michael Mann vibe. This extended preview clip is a good chunk of the aforementioned heist scene.
Desire - 'Under Your Spell'
This synthpop three-piece share a member (Johnny Jewel) and record label (Italians Do It Better) with Chromatics. The song appears in the movie as Gosling's protagonist and Carey Mulligan's Irene are starting to grow closer. Desire's sole album, titled II, was released in 2009.
College feat. Electric Youth - 'Real Hero'
Appearing twice in Drive at crucial junctures, this is in many ways the movie's anthem. Exhibiting some swirling electro beats and lyrics that cut right to the heart of the story's lead character, it's a track that fits the film like a glove. Have a listen below, but be warned... you'll want to hit repeat the moment it's over.
REO Speedwagon - 'Can't Fight This Feeling'
Though it doesn't feature in the film itself, this '80s power ballad was crucial in the genesis of Drive. Gosling and director Refn's first meeting culminated in the latter belting this song out at the top of his lungs and bursting into tears. Gosling recalled it being the moment when Refn understood the lead character and the movie he was about to make. "[Nicolas] said, 'I got it, this is the movie. The movie is about a man who drives around Los Angeles at night listening to pop music,'" he explained.
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