BNP DJs The BatCat Wedding: Songs To Listen To While Reading Batman #50 and Catwoman #1

  • Yeah, DC we know you have your mixtape. But we have an entirely different set of bars to play in the background.

    We were working in our lab getting our own mixtape when we saw yours drop, and we can appreciate some of the song samples. But when we saw Taylor Swift six tracks down, Khadijah painted a nice word picture for us of what that might look like:

    Batman, full Christian Bale voice: SO WHY CANT YOU SEEEEEEE MEEEEE.

    Which was reason enough to drop our alternate playlist to the Prelude to the Wedding, Batman #48-#50, and Catwoman #1.

    This playlist curated for you by Frantz, Jon-Carlos, and Mikkel.

    Spoilers for Batman #50, out this week.

    Full Playlist Available on YouTube

    Before the Wedding

    Somewhere in Gotham, a guitarist is walking home from a day of busking before stumbling onto the ruins of a church that has been there for God knows how long. He hears faint and familiar laughter. Although he’s been a Gotham citizen for ages, he can’t quite place the voices and instead carefully takes out his guitar and plays a somber rift. As Bat, Cat, and Batfamily prepare for the Big Day, there’s a mix of emotion in the air.

    Jimi Hendrix — All Along the Watchtower
    There must be somewhere out of here.
    Said the Joker to the Thief.

    Panic! At The Disco — Mercenary
    In Love, I have Always been a Mercenary, but I never leave my post

    Radiohead — A Punch Up At a Wedding
    “You’ve come here just to start a fight
    You had to piss on our parade
    You had to shred our big day
    You had to ruin it for all concerned”

    Tricky — She Makes Me Wanna Die (“The Replacement Killers” OST Mix)
    Cherish the things she knows
    Says if I change my stride
    Then I’ll fly
    She makes me want to die
    Change my stride

    Cardi B feat. SZA — I Do
    I do what I like, I do, I do

    ManKind — W.C.W
    Still a ride or die, she would go to war for me
    Open doors for me
    By just standing by my side, the left hand to my right
    I need a best best man, I need ring, I need tux , I need in-depth plans
    I need some stocks to invest in
    On the surface I’m clean, but I ain’t Mr. Perfect
    I know I can be missing person
    With a cold case of cold feet
    But who wants to be an old dog with no leash that got fleas
    On one knee I’ll profess these hopes
    Until then please except this post
    To my Woman Crush Wednesday…

    Lamb — Wise Enough
    Are we not wise enough, to give all we are
    Surely we’re bright enough, to outshine the stars
    But humankind gets so lost in finding its way
    But we have a chance to make a difference til our dying day

    The Big Day

    Judge Willford knows how big this is and he knows he’ll too drunk to deliver it properly. So, he writes. “There are rare occasions where things come together just right in Gotham. Consider the tremendous circumstances that can bring together, in matrimony, a billionaire orphan and street-hardened pickpocket. Consider the necessary alignment of brilliance and madness needed to create Batman’s rogues gallery. Imagine the odds that either of these truly broken people could fix one another. Consider how big the world is. Now step back and see the pieces come together for the opportunity to have this man and this woman to meet eyes. To deconstruct each other’s identities through the simple acknowledgement of the color of one another’s eyes. How could this not be fate?” He is proud to have written it and hopes to see it affirm their love accordingly, then blacks out with bourbon on hand and the radio on.

    Grace Jones — The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
    Secretly I’ve been trailing you,
    Like a Fox that preys on a Rabbit,
    I had to get you, and so I knew,
    I had to learn all your ways and all your habbits.

    You’re the catch that I was after,
    I looked up and I was in your arms,
    And I know I was captured.

    D’Angelo — Cruisin’
    We’re gonna fly away, plan to go my way
    I love it when we’re cruising together

    Sia — Cheap Thrills
    Baby I don’t need no dollar bills to have fun tonight
    I love cheap thrills
    I don’t need no money
    You’re worth more than diamonds more than gold

    From the musical The Scarlet Pimpernel — Storybook
    Come and wake me!
    Come be the love I can hold now
    Storybook love leaves me cold now
    Show me the way to stop dreaming
    There is only one perfect storybook ending
    That is the end of pretending
    That is the moment I say, love me now!

    Jay Electronica — Girlfriend
    Would it hurt you to try me?
    Hi, mami
    Every good man got a good woman behind him
    And every superhero got a good woman beside him

    Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War
    If my man was fighting, some unholy war
    I would be behind him
    Straight shook up beside him
    With strength he didn’t know, it’s you I’m fighting for
    He can’t lose with me in tow
    I refuse to let him go

    After the Wedding

    The greatest love will hurt you the most. The greatest love will save you. Selina knows that her union to Bruce would bring him a happiness that would ruin the Dark Knight, and in turn ruin Gotham. The only way to save both the man she loves and herself, Selina does not show. (After so many rainy rooftop nights it’s ironic that they miss each other, by design, like thunder and lightning.) Where does Bruce go from here? In going this far, we see that he was ready to embrace feeling something other than loss. That marks a big emotional development for the stoic hero that will shape the the next wave of Tom King’s Batman run.

    Seether ft. Amy Lee — Broken
    ‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
    And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away
    You’ve gone away
    You don’t feel me here anymore

    Siouxsie & The Banshees — Face to Face
    Another life
    Another time
    We’re Siamese twins writhing intertwined
    Face to face
    No telling lies
    The masks they slide to reveal a new disguise

    Frank Sinatra — Summer Wind
    Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin’ by
    The world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky
    Then softer than a piper man, one day it called to you
    I lost you, I lost you to the summer wind

    Daft Punk — Something About Us
    I might not be the right one
    It might not be the right time
    But there’s something about us I’ve got to do
    Some kind of secret I will share with you
    I’ll miss you more than anything in my life
    I’ll miss you more than anyone in my life

    The Noisettes — Atticus
    ‘Cause you need that desire in your heart to survive
    And you need that burning fire in your soul to know you’re still alive
    So catch me when I fall, or did I dive at your delight?

    Col3trane — Penelope
    Come back and check on me
    I need you to rescue what’s left of me
    When I feel pain, you feeling ecstasy
    She wanna see me in a cemetery
    And we had a beautiful chemistry
    We’d been feeding off each others energy
    Yeah, I left on a quest for serenity
    And I wish I could have had you next to me

    Fiona Apple — Criminal
    I’ve got to make a play
    To make my lover stay
    So what would an angel say
    The Devil wants to know
    What I need is a good defense, ‘cuz I’m feeling like a criminal
    And I need to be redeemed to the one I’ve sinned against
    Cuz he’s all I ever knew of love

    Full Playlist Available on YouTube

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