When you look at Batman, he is a no-nonsense enforcer of the law. Regardless of whether you look at the Dark Knight movies or the animated cartoons from the 90s, Batman protected the innocent and brought criminals to justice in the streets of Gotham.

While not every Batman movie was a hit, most  Batman movies had a soundtrack album that people will not forget.

Comparing the different Batman films over the years can be a discussion for another time. The music that enhances the Batman experience is the focus for today. Let’s count down the

10 Best Songs Featured In Batman Movie Soundtracks

Lazy Eye by The Goo Goo Dolls (Batman & Robin)

What is interesting about this song is it was released between two albums from The Goo Goo Dolls that did very well. This song had its success in the alternative rock category in 1997 but it’s not a song many people remember today. If you like Grunge music then you should check out this song.

Fun For Me by Moloko (Batman & Robin)

This is another song while you might not hear it during the movie, it did appear on the soundtrack. It seems like numerous movies that came out during the late 90s had Moloko do at least one song for their soundtrack.

House On Fire by Arkana (Batman & Robin)

This song might be one of the most memorable songs on the soundtrack. When you hear the song, you can’t help but bop your head to the music. While Batman & Robin is the only soundtrack this song appeared on, this song has also appeared in some television sitcoms.

Gotham City by R. Kelly (Batman & Robin)

It was one thing to take Tim Burton’s Batman from its dark roots and make the movie more colorful. That happened in Batman Forever. Batman & Robin on the other hand continued what Batman Forever started and made it ridiculous.

There was a planned sequel to Batman & Robin which is rumored to be Batman: Triumphant. While the movie’s release week was great, people stayed away after word of mouth happened, and that sequel was canceled.

R. Kelly was able to make Gotham City look like a city in Paradise and makes you wish you could take a vacation there. Despite your feelings about what R, Kelly has done, nothing bad can be said about this song.

Face To Face by Siouxsie and The Banshees (Batman Returns)

Remember that Tim Burton hated the soundtrack for the first movie, so he didn’t want a similar soundtrack for the sequel. That is why the soundtrack for this movie could be described as sad or depressing.

It would be a lie to say there was no pop music on the album because Face To Face by Siouxsie & The Banshees appear in the movie when Bruce Wayne and the infamous Catwoman, Selina Kyle meet at a masquerade ball that was supposed to be a business dinner.

The End Is The Beginning of the End by The Smashing Pumpkins (Batman & Robin)

This song makes you think and it’s a great song that appears on the soundtrack of the most hated Batman movie ever. It’s a shame more people don’t know about it. It’s worth going out of your way to listen to this song but the same can’t be said about the movie.

Partyman by Prince (Batman)

Prince perfectly captures the essence of the Joker’s chaotic character. In this iconic song, Prince blended his signature funk sound with a dark, menacing energy, creating a song that intensifies the film’s atmosphere and elevates the on-screen presence of the Joker.

“Partyman” grabs your attention with its infectious groove and lively instrumentation. Accompanied by a blockbuster music video, pounding drums, funky bassline, and wailing guitars set an electrifying tone, mirroring the Joker’s unpredictable nature. It is one of the best songs on the list of Batman soundtracks.

Trust by Prince (Batman)

“Trust” was a captivating and emotionally charged addition to the Batman movie soundtrack, with a poignant exploration of trust and betrayal that resonated with the film’s dark themes and unpredictable characters.

The song’s instrumentation is understated yet impactful, with minimalistic arrangements allowing Prince’s vocals to shine. As the lyrics delve into the complex dynamics of trust, highlighting the delicate balance between faith and doubt, love and betrayal.

Kiss From A Rose by Seal (Batman Forever)

While this is not the most liked Batman movie from the 1990s, this song did become more popular after appearing on the soundtrack for this movie. “Kiss From A Rose” was originally supposed to play during a romantic scene between Bruce and Chase.

However, this song played during the credits at the end of the movie. Many people stayed after the credits at the end of the movie just to hear the song.

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me By U2 (Batman Forever)

Just like Gotham City by R. Kelly, this song covers everything about Gotham City. Critics may not have felt the same but everyone has a different opinion. Many people like this song and it meshed well with a movie like Batman Forever.

No one can argue about the music that accompanies this movie. This was when bright colors and personalities were introduced to the Batman movie franchise. This song displays the changes they wanted to bring to this world, and if we couldn’t have a good movie, at least we got an amazing soundtrack.

These are the top 10 songs featured in the Batman movies. and it’s clear the one Batman soundtrack stands up above the other. But these are just my picks which had some close honorable mentions like “Batdance” If you think a different song should have appeared on this list, let us know what that song is and why you think it should have made the list.