Thor: Ragnarok (soundtrack)

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Thor: Ragnarok (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Film score by
ReleasedOctober 20, 2017 (2017-10-20)
RecordedAbbey Road Studios
  • Alan Meyerson
  • Mark Mothersbaugh
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Thor: Ragnarok (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the film score to the Marvel Studios film Thor: Ragnarok composed by Mark Mothersbaugh. Hollywood Records released the album digitally on October 20, 2017, with a physical release on November 10, 2017.[1]


By August 2016, Mark Mothersbaugh was hired to score the film.[2][3] Mothersbaugh was influenced by a video essay from the YouTube channel Every Frame a Painting, which criticized the scores from previous Marvel Cinematic Universe films for their lack of memorability, to make the score for Thor: Ragnarok as distinctive as possible.[4] The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios.[5] The synthesized score is influenced by the work of Jean-Michel Jarre.[6] Mothersbaugh combined synthesizer keyboards he used from his days with the band Devo with a 100 piece orchestra.[5] Patrick Doyle's themes from Thor and Brian Tyler's themes from Thor: The Dark World and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as Joe Harnell's "The Lonely Man" theme from The Incredible Hulk series, are also used in the film.[7] Director Taika Waititi would have asked the band Queen to work on the soundtrack for the film (if their lead singer Freddie Mercury was still alive) because the film is "a cool bold, colorful cosmic adventure" which would have suited the "feel" of the band.[8] Hollywood Records released the film's soundtrack digitally on October 20, 2017, and was released physically on November 10, 2017.[1]

Track listing

All music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh.[1]

1."Ragnarok Suite"8:53
2."Running Short on Options"2:46
3."Thor: Ragnarok"1:09
4."Weird Things Happen"1:46
5."Twilight of the Gods"6:14
6."Hela vs. Asgard"4:30
7."Where am I?"1:39
8."Grandmaster's Chambers"1:18
9."The Vault"3:47
10."No One Escapes"3:01
11."Arena Fight"3:32
12."Where's the Sword?"4:33
14."What Heroes Do"1:37
17."The Revolution Has Begun"1:47
18."Sakaar Chase"2:12
19."Devil's Anus"4:52
20."Asgard Is a People"4:20
21."Where To?" (includes theme from Thor by Patrick Doyle)2:22
22."Planet Sakaar"2:14
23."Grandmaster Jam Session"3:16
Total length:72:52

Additional music

Additional music featured in the film include "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin and "Main Title" ("Golden Ticket"/"Pure Imagination") by Walter Scharf from the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.[7] "In the Face of Evil" by Magic Sword is featured in the official trailer.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "'Thor: Ragnarok' Soundtrack Details". Film Music Reporter. October 19, 2017. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Umberto (August 22, 2016). "'Thor: Ragnarok': Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh to Compose Score (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Archived from the original on August 23, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Gettell, Oliver (August 22, 2016). "Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh to score Thor: Ragnarok". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on August 26, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "'Thor' Composer Knew Marvel Scores Sounded Similar, So He Decided to Change That". The Hollywood Reporter. November 3, 2017. Archived from the original on November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Mark Mothersbaugh's film score for Thor: Ragnarok out now". Behind The Audio. October 21, 2017. Archived from the original on May 26, 2020. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Woerner, Meredith (September 1, 2017). "'Thor: Ragnarok' cast introduces the newest members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Thor: Ragnarok Press Kit" (PDF). Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 3, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  8. ^ Stack, Tim (August 14, 2017). "Thor: Ragnarok director wishes Freddie Mercury could have scored the film". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  9. ^ Deeds, Michael. "Boise band's music is featured in new 'Thor' movie trailer from Marvel". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved 27 July 2017.