One of my favorite jokes in the hilarious and criminally under-seen Popstar referred to fifteen seconds being "half the time it takes to get to Mars." Sadly for Jared Leto's band, that's the only big screen exposure they're getting this summer as the soundtrack listing for Suicide Squad has been released, and while it features a whole bunch of bullshit, Leto's band is nowhere to be found.
The good folks over at Moviepilot (link below) posted this soundtrack listing and I hope you're sitting down because it's packed to the brim with some of the worst music imaginable...
1. Purple Lamborghini – Skrillex & Rick Ross
2. Sucker For Pain – Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors)
3. Heathens – twenty one pilots
4. Standing In The Rain – Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) (feat. Mark Ronson)
5. Gangsta – Kehlani
6. Know Better – Kevin Gates
7. You Don’t Own Me – Grace (feat. G-Eazy)
8. Without Me – Eminem
9. Wreak Havoc – Skylar Grey
10. Medieval Warfare – Grimes
11. Bohemian Rhapsody – Panic! At The Disco
12. Slippin’ Into Darkness – War
13. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
14. I Started a Joke – ConfidentialMX (feat. Becky Hanson)
Ho. Lee. Shit that's a terrible soundtrack. With the possible exception of Eminem's "Without Me"—which is almost certain to play when The Joker reinserts himself into the plot in the third act—all of this is garbage. Panic! At the Disco covering "Bohemian Rhapsody?" You know what you do with that? You get yourself a nice box, some nice wrapping paper, scissors, maybe some ribbon. Wrap that cover up in a really nice looking package and put it in the fucking garbage where it belongs. While you're likely saying to yourself, "Steve, do you not see CCR's 'Fortunate Son' at number 13?" Oh, I saw it. Nice deep catalog pull there David Ayer. For the record, if a song was used in Forrest Gump, it's probably best to just avoid putting in your movie. I'm sure that scene is gonna be totally boss, but give me a break.
I'd also like to point people in the direction of track two. That song's got more artists performing in it than We Are the World. What the fucking fuck? It takes six different acts to make one song for a shitty movie soundtrack that no one—save a handful of contrarians set to defend this thing with their dying breath—is going to buy. Jesus christ on a cracker, this is what it's come to.
As for Leto and his bandmates—discount Adam Lambert and the guy from Gogol Bordello—don't worry. They're taking it in stride...