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Fifty Shades of Grey: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sia and the Weeknd highlight a freaky pop blockbuster

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Universal

Fifty Shades

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.

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