PHOTO: In the phenomenon “Fifty Shades of Grey”, JAMIE DORNAN and DAKOTA JOHNSON step into the iconic roles of billionaire entrepreneur Christian Grey and curious college student Anastasia Steele. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. Copyright: © 2015 Universal Studios and Focus Features. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


By Michael Holmes, Staff Writer for The Current

Despite many “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans assuming that the film will be filled with hardcore, provocative content, the soundtrack alludes to the reverse.

Songs such as “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Golding or “Salted Wound” by Sia hint to a more passionate and recognizable relationship.

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack was a very diverse collection of artists. The album includes songs by Annie Lennox, the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, and many more.

This reviewer thought it would be better to listen to the soundtrack before actually seeing the movie. From start to finish the soundtrack did not disappoint. After the first listen and watching the song’s corresponding music videos, it seemed certain that the movie would be filled with an abundance of sensual lovemaking and viewers will get a glimpse into each characters’ yearning desire to discover a truly significant physical connection. The soundtrack represented music by artists from various different genres such as Sia, The Weekend, Ellie Golding, and many more.

The last was certainly not least on this soundtrack, since that track was by 20-time Grammy award-winner Beyonce.

Arguably the film’s featured artist, Beyonce revamps her 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” from her first solo album “Dangerously in Love.” Both the artist and alleged boyfriend rapper Jay-Z wrote and produced the original track. It comes as no surprise that this song is the signature track of “Fifty Shades of Grey” because the lyrics to depict a romance so intense, it causes its victims to act like people unrecognizable to even themselves.

Beyonce also included a remix of the song “Haunted” taken from her self-titled three-time Grammy award-winning album “Beyoncé.”

“Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack album is available on iTunes.

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