Boyle's latest movie Trance is an equally memorable sonic experience, as the director continues his working relationship with Underworld's Rick Smith. To mark the film's release, Digital Spy has picked out 10 great songs or musical tracks from Danny Boyle's back catalogue.
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Andy Williams - 'Happy Heart' (Shallow Grave)
Ewan McGregor bleeds out on the floor, a double-crossed Kerry Fox breaks down in tears, and Christopher Eccleston lies on a mortuary slab in the closing scene from Boyle's 1994 directorial debut.
Iggy Pop - 'Lust For Life' (Trainspotting)
"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f**king big television, Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin can openers..."
Underworld - 'Born Slippy' (Trainspotting)
Boyle's '90s classic Trainspotting closed out to this 1995 single from London duo Karl Hyde and Rick Smith. Re-watching this makes us even more desperate to see that much-discussed sequel. All together now... "Lager! Lager! Lager! Lager!"
Ash - 'A Life Less Ordinary' (A Life Less Ordinary)
Remember Ash? They of ace pop singles from the '90s and early '00s like 'Girl from Mars' and 'Burn Baby Burn'. The band provided a single for Boyle's Coen Brothers-inspired 1997 flick A Life Less Ordinary and it's great.
Moby - 'Porcelain' (The Beach)
In Boyle's sole big studio outing, Leonardo DiCaprio's backpacker Richard discovered paradise in Thailand to the sound of Moby's twinkling Play track. Honourable mention should go to All Saints' William Orbit-produced single 'Pure Shores'.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'East Hastings' (28 Days Later)
A viral outbreak turns London into a deserted ghost town in Boyle's 2002 riff on the zombie movie. Accompanying Cillian Murphy's survivor Jim on his trek around the capital's abandoned landmarks is this chilling track from the Canadian post-rock band.
Underworld - 'To Heal' (Sunshine)
John Murphy and Underworld collaborated on Boyle's 2007 space epic, and the latter track 'To Heal' accompanies perhaps one of the most striking shots in a Boyle movie: Cillian Murphy's astronaut getting engulfed by the sun.
AR Rahman - 'Jai Ho' (Slumdog Millionaire)
AR Rahman's song from Yuvvraaj brought an energetic Bollywood spirit to the end credits of Boyle's 2009 Oscar-winning epic. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto showed off their dance moves for a sequence that spawned millions of YouTube views for its countless imitators.
Sigur Rós - 'Festival' (127 Hours)
After his wince-inducing arm amputation to free himself from underneath a boulder, James Franco's Aron Ralston stumbled to safety with Sigur Rós blasting out over the soundtrack. It's impossible not to feel moved when Ralston yells out "I need help!" as a wandering family turns around to save him.
UNKLE - 'Hold My Hand' (Trance)
Emeli Sandé and Moby both provide songs for the Trance soundtrack, but it's this track from UNKLE's album War Stories that's perhaps most in-sync with the chaotic and confused mind of James McAvoy's amnesiac heist accomplice.
Trance opens in UK cinemas on March 27. The soundtrack is released on March 25 via Universal with liner notes by Danny Boyle.