What’s the music used in the Suicide Squad trailers?

From Bohemian Rhapsody to I Started a Joke: we've collected all the songs from all the trailers...


Apart from the clips of Batman and the fact Jared Leto seems totally insane, one of the things that has been almost universally praised about the Suicide Squad trailers is the eclectic music selection.


With everything from moody covers to classic rock ballads making appearances, we’ve gathered all the songs featured in the three trailers released so far so you can listen to your heart’s content. We’re nice like that.

Trailer 1 

Fans at Comic-Con (where this teaser was first shown) may have been more excited by Harley Quinn, or Jared Leto’s Joker, but the trailer owes much of its creepy vibe to the vocals in the background. The song is a slower, broodier cover of “I Started a Joke”, which was originally by the Bee Gee’s of all people. No word on if future trailers will feature a melancholic version of “Stayin’ Alive”.

Trailer 2 

You probably recognised the music from the second trailer as a cut-up version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, a rock ballad so famous it’s been parodied by everyone from Brian Butterfield to The Muppets. If you have been living under a rock since 1975, you can listen to the original here.

Trailer 3


The most recent trailer features two songs. It opens with a cover of “You Don’t Own Me” (originally by Lesley Gore but here performed by Grace and G-Easy). After that it shifts to Sweet’s “The Ballroom Blitz”, which previously appeared in Daddy Day Care. Is this choice hinting at a future Suicide Squad crossover with the Eddie Murphy film? That Men in Black/23 Jump Street mash-up is actually happening so Hollywood has officially gone mental and nothing is implausible.