Various Artists: Fifty Shades of Grey: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sia and the Weeknd highlight a freaky pop blockbuster

Credit: Universal

Taking cues from the Twilight and Hunger Games soundtracks, this companion to Fifty Shades of Grey is a blockbuster in its own right. Sexing up the affair are new songs by artists like Sia and Ellie Goulding, a couple of hot Beyoncé remixes and the occasional classic (Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra). There's even a Springsteen cover: Awolnation's smoldering "I'm on Fire." On "Meet Me in the Middle," Jessie Ware oozes soulful sensuality over a Prince-style bump-and-grind. But it's the Weeknd who works in the darkest shades on "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)," which, with its whiplash strings, brings some Bond-theme drama to all the kink.