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Hear Santigold's 'Rock This' for the Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy comedy 'The Heat'- EXCLUSIVE

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy aren’t the only bad girls bring The Heat this summer. Their buddy-cop comedy hits screens this Friday, but the movie’s soundtrack drops tomorrow, with renegade ladies Kreayshawn, Angel Haze, and Kimbra supplying some of the top tracks.

Also on it? Santigold‘s brand-new original “Rock This,” which you can hear exclusively here:

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'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

Beyonce wants you to 'Rise Up': Hear her new song here

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Beyoncé isn’t just Queen Bey —  she’s also Queen Tara, the character she voices in the new animated adventure Epic. And for that movie, she recorded a brand new song, an inspirational ballad titled “Rise Up.”

With the dearth of new songs (or information in general) regarding Beyoncé’s next album, this kids-movie companion song (co-written by Sia and produced by Hit-Boy) is whipping up a disproportionate amount of excitement for a track based on a cartoon. Still, a Beyoncé song is a Beyoncé song, so you know you want to hear it regardless of its origin.

And you can! Hear it below:

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Hear Alabama Shakes' 'Pocket Change' from the upcoming 'True Blood' soundtrack -- EXCLUSIVE

Two of the South’s best exports — the Grammy-nominated rockers Alabama Shakes and the Lousiana-set vampires-and-fairies saga True Blood now have one more thing in common: They’ve joined forces for the fourth True Blood soundtrack, out next week.

True Blood Volume 4 will feature new and previously released cuts from such cool cats as the Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, and Iggy Pop with Best Coast’s Beth Cosentino. Also on the lineup: a rootsy track called “Pocket Change” from the Brittany Howard-led Shakes, which you can hear exclusively here.

The record will be the first in the series to be released in vinyl, but that won’t happen till mid-June. In the meantime, you can pre-order the CD version here, or, if you’re new-fashioned, reserve a digital copy from iTunes here.

But for now, get a preview of the album by giving “Pocket Change” a listen in our exclusive player below:

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TV Jukebox Finale Edition! 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'The Office,' more music-on-TV moments

What a long, strange trip it’s been this season, Jukeboxers. After this week’s column, we shut down for the summer and welcome the onslaught of depressingly music-free reality TV. But first! We’ve got a spate of “show tunes” playing through makeups, break-ups, big reveals, and tearful goodbyes.

So, if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you. Check out our picks and the Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'Happy Endings,' 'Glee,' 'The Mentalist,' and more music-on-TV moments

Longing looks, flashy performances, relationships that went to the next level, and the story of a man who really should have worn a cup to the tennis courts. All of these were told through music this past week. So, if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you. Check out our picks and the Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

'Before Midnight': Listen to the full soundtrack for the upcoming Ethan Hawke/Julie Delpy movie here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Before Midnight, out May 24, will finally show the culmination of the years-long attraction between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) that started with 1995’s Before Sunrise and famously only teased an answer in 2004’s Before Sunset.

The film’s 14-song soundtrack by composer Graham Reynolds, who previously worked with director Richard Linklater on Bernie and A Scanner Darkly, is also the first score for the franchise, and features songs by Haris Alexiou and Nikos Kalogeropoulos.

The result is a mix of piano, upright bass, acoustic guitar, and vibraphone — and the resulting sounds are alternately familiar and adventurous, and often both.

The Before Midnight soundtrack will be available on May 21 through iTunes, but you can stream it in its entirety exclusively below:

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TV Jukebox: 'Nashville,' 'Hemlock Grove,' 'The Americans,' and more music-on-TV moments

Apologies for the brief disruption last week, Jukeboxers, but I return bearing the gift of a double-stuffed column full of babymakers, creepy creepers, club jams, and retro classics. So, if you’ve been wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite shows, we’re here to tell you. Check out our picks and the Spotify playlist below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

NPR is streaming the 'Gatsby' soundtrack: What's worth talking about

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Stop whatever you are doing and listen to The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which is streaming in full over at NPR days before its May 7 release. The album arrives pre-buzzed, thanks to behind-the-scenes work from Jay-Z and a series of tracks from a series of high-wattage artists such as Florence + The Machine, Beyoncé, Fergie, and Jack White.

What results is very good (Lana) and very bad (Florence) and very, very interesting, as is the nature of projects that overflow with talented people all working at once. Also: very period. If you didn’t know the movie is set almost 100 years ago, the soundtrack shouts it out at you, all honking brass and a preference for tempos that slide up the scale like liquor, getting hot just as they hit the chorus. It’s Baz Luhrmann’s costume party-version of the ’20s. But it’s fun! Also sad! (People have a way of dying in Gatsby.) Talking points from the 14-track soundtrack:

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Hear Emeli Sande and Bryan Ferry's Gatsby-fied redo of 'Crazy in Love'

She’s no Beyoncé, but she does have her own accent aigu in her arsenal.

As previous tracklists and snippets have suggested, Emeli Sandé teams up with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra to cover Queen B’s “Crazy in Love” for the getting-more-bonkers-by-the-day Great Gatsby soundtrack. And now that the full song has hit the web, you no longer have to guess at how old-timey it sounds.

Speaking of which, how are we to reconcile the lyric “Got me hoping you’ll page me right now” with the Great Gatsby‘s 1920s setting? Maybe by telegram? Or are we overthinking this?

Yes, yes we are. Allow us to shut up while you listen to Sandé and Ferry take on “Crazy in Love”:

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