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Superman in pop music: Bulletproof hits, lumps of kryptonite

A Superman movie threatening to make noise at the box office?

It’s become a rare occurrence – Superman Returns (2006) is the lone Metropolis movie of the past 25 years – like a blue moon lining up with a red-sun eclipse. But Superman has stayed in our ear thanks to a surprising number of songs that mention him.

In fact, by our count, Clark Kent’s alter ego is in more hit songs over the past 50 years than all other superheroes combined – which is doubly impressive considering rivals (especially the grump in Gotham) have soundtracks with hired-gun rock stars.

What is it in Superman grabs the attention of R.E.M., Eminem, Taylor Swift and Barbra Streisand? That’s super-easy: Songwriters and star know a bulletproof metaphor when they see it flying past. Here’s a rundown on some of the super tunes you might remember: READ FULL STORY

'Man of Steel' soundtrack: New tech simulates surround sound through headphones

When Christopher Nolan first approached his Dark Knight trilogy and Inception composer about writing the music for the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel, Hans Zimmer turned down the opportunity.

“I was the reluctant bride on this one,” Zimmer recently told reporters. “It’s an American icon. The John Williams [Superman] score was iconic, and I think it’s some of John’s best work. [I thought,] ‘Do I really want to follow in those footsteps?’”

But now the epic movie music maestro is very pleased that he ultimately signed on for what he called an “intimidating” task, and one reason is because it’s led to another chance for him and Nolan, who produced Man of Steel, to push the technology in their field. The deluxe soundtrack for Man of Steel was released today and features a new audio technology which creates a surround sound experience through regular headphones. It’s the first album to feature this new technology, called DTS Headphone:X. READ FULL STORY

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