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Edgar Wright’s now-in-theaters crime thriller Baby Driver is with packed with great tracks — including The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms,” Bob & Earl’s “Harlem Shuffle,” and Focus’ “Hocus Pocus” — to which this tale of a music-obsessed getaway driver is painstakingly choreographed.
“I’d say when I started writing, about 10 years ago, I had eight of the songs kind of nailed down in terms of set pieces,” Wright recently told EW. “Queen. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The Damned. I had a bunch of these musical set pieces worked out, and then, in the writing of the first draft, and very much like Baby himself, I wouldn’t write a scene unless I had the right piece of music.”
So much for the music to which the writer-director listened while writing the screenplay for his film, which costars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, and Jon Hamm, among others. What is the currently humming in the filmmaker’s ear drums? You can find out by inspecting his new, and exclusive-to-EW, Spotify playlist below. And you can check out a trailer for Baby Driver, above.