The Other Guys Soundtrack Songs

Thursday, September 22 by Samantha Assad

"The Other Guys" soundtrack songs are a wide variety of music, from 1960's staples to more current rock hits. "The Other Guys" followed the adventures of Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) and Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell), a pair of horribly mismatched police detectives who stumble onto a huge crime.

  1. "My Hero" (Foo Fighters): Originally a part of the 90's album "The Color and the Shape," "My Hero" is used near the beginning of "The Other Guys", when super cops P.K Highsmith (Samuel Jackson) and Christopher Danson (Dwayne Johnson) accidentally jump to their deaths. The two larger-than-life detectives appear to think they can fly, taking the obviously suicidial dive while the song blasts.
  2. "Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)" (Phil Collins): "Against All Odds" was part of the soundtrack for a movie of the same name, but has appeared in numerous movies since, including "The Other Guys." Gamble blasts the song to deafen possible eavesdroppers when he and Hoitz are trying to talk about the case under Hoitz's bed.
  3. "Season of the Witch" (Donovan): Part of the album "Sunshine Superman", "Season of the Witch" was an early psychedelic rock song. The tune plays during a montage showing the effects of Gamble and Hoitz's reassignments: Hotiz playing traffic cop and Gamble lifting weights. Gamble also turns in his wooden gun and finally gets his real gun back from the captain.
  4. "Imma Be" (Black Eyed Peas): From the album "The E.N.D.", "Imma Be" highlights the series of still shots detailing Hoitz and Gamble's wild night out at various bars. The shots use the slow "freeze" style popularized by the "The Matrix."
  5. "Monday, Monday" (The Mamas and the Papas): A huge hit for the notable 1960's group, "Monday, Monday" is from the album "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears." Gamble chooses to blast this slow song during "The Other Guys" last car chase scene.
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