Iron Man 3 (soundtrack)

Iron Man 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the film score for the Marvel Studios film, Iron Man 3 by Brian Tyler, released on April 30, 2013.[1] A separate soundtrack and concept album titled, Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture) by various artists was released on the same date by Hollywood Records and Marvel Music.[2][1]

Iron Man 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Iron Man 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Film score by Brian Tyler
Released April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
Studio Abbey Road Studios
Genre Film score
Length 75:53
Producer Brian Tyler
Brian Tyler chronology
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
Iron Man 3
Now You See Me
Marvel Cinematic Universe soundtrack chronology
Marvel's The Avengers
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
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Composer Brian Tyler acknowledged that the film's score needed to be darker and more melodic than Ramin Djawadi and John Debney's previous scores, citing the change in Tony Stark's life following the events of The Avengers as the catalyst.[5]

The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.[5]

Track listing

All music composed by Brian Tyler[6].

No. Title Length
1. "Iron Man 3"   2:24
2. "War Machine"   7:19
3. "Attack on 10880 Malibu Point"   4:36
4. "Isolation"   2:01
5. "Dive Bombers"   2:24
6. "New Beginnings"   3:55
7. "Extremis"   5:07
8. "Stark"   4:32
9. "Leverage"   2:16
10. "The Mandarin"   2:37
11. "Heat and Iron"   5:43
12. "Misfire"   3:27
13. "Culmination"   2:30
14. "The Mechanic"   3:44
15. "Hot Pepper"   4:42
16. "Another Lesson from the Mandarin"   2:57
17. "Dr. Wu"   2:41
18. "Return"   6:20
19. "Battle Finale"   3:57
20. "Can You Dig It (Iron Man 3 Main Titles)"   2:42

Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture)

Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture)
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, industrial rock
  • Mitchell Leib
  • Dave Jordan
Marvel Cinematic Universe soundtrack chronology
The Avengers
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
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Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Artist Length
1. "Ready Aim Fire"  Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Daniel PlatzmanImagine Dragons 4:01
2. "Some Kind of Joke"  Aaron BrunoAwolnation 4:54
3. "Some Kind of Monster"  Tyler Glenn, Sam Hollander, Dave KatzNeon Trees 3:48
4. "American Blood"  Michael AngelakosPassion Pit 4:24
5. "No Time"  Zack RogueRogue Wave 3:16
6. "One Minute More"  Ryan Merchant, Sebu SimonianCapital Cities 3:40
7. "Back to the Start"  Monica Birkenes, Alexander Burke, Brian TylerMr Little Jeans 4:06
8. "Keep Moving"  Andrew StockdaleAndrew Stockdale (of Wolfmother) 3:02
9. "Redemption"  Mark Kasprzyk, Wally GagelRedlight King 3:40
10. "Big Bad Wolves"  Nicholas Petricca, Eli Maiman, Kevin Ray, Sean WaugmanWalk the Moon 2:10
11. "Bad Guy"  Sean Foreman, Nathaniel Motte3OH!3 3:07
12. "Let's Go All the Way"  Gary Lee CooperThe Wondergirls (featuring Ashley Hamilton and Robbie Williams) 4:28

"Ready Aim Fire" and "Some Kind of Joke" are the only songs on the album to be used in the film.

Additional music

Music not included in the Iron Man 3 soundtrack but featured in the film:

Title Length Performer(s) Key Scenes/Notes
"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" 4:40 Eiffel 65 Heard in the opening flashback scene set in 1999, the year the song was released.
A special Mandarin version was created and sung by Eiffel 65 lead singer Jeffrey Jey to be used in the Chinese release of the film.[9]
"Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)" 3:39 Lou Bega Played in the background during the flashback scene set in 1999.[10]
"Jingle Bells" (Bombay Dub Orchestra Remix) 3:45 Joe Williams Played while Tony first tries out his Mark 42 armor.[11]


  1. 1 2 "Heroes Fall Album Of Music Inspired By Marvel's "Iron Man 3" Set For Release April 30". The Sacramento Bee. 28 March 2013.
  2. "Iron Man 3 Heroes Fall Album Coming 4/30". Marvel Entertainment. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  3. Graydon, Danny. "Iron Man 3". Empire. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  4. Iron Man 3: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at AllMusic. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  5. 1 2 Loring, Allison (2 May 2013). "Interview: Composer Brian Tyler Ushers in Epic New Sound for 'Iron Man 3'". Film School Rejects. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  6. "'Iron Man 3' Soundtrack Details". Film Music Reporter. March 30, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  7. Allmusic review
  8. review
  9. "Blue (Da Ba Dee) from Eiffel65 in Marvel's "IRON MAN 3"". Bliss Corporation. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  10. Bumbray, Chris (2013-05-02). "Review: Iron Man 3 (Chris Bumbray's take)". Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  11. Blauvelt, Christian (2013-05-06). "'Iron Man 3' Burning Questions: What Is 'Westworld'? How Does Extremis Work? And What's Next for Tony Stark?". Retrieved 2013-08-21.
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