Friday Playlist: Be Your Own Hero

Never fear.

These robust, sweeping, mostly instrumental tunes from TV shows and movies are like a collective call to put on an invisible cape, psych yourself up, and go out and conquer the world. Nothing can stop you.

Saoirse Ronan, in a still from the movie Hanna.

Illustration by Minna.

Illustration by Minna.


  • ghostelic June 27th, 2014 11:27 PM

    lux aeterna is the perfect ending for anything

  • brontosaurus June 27th, 2014 11:44 PM

    Fever Ray is the best

    • insanejane June 28th, 2014 7:55 AM

      i totally second that.
      the world shoud be filled with Fever Ray’s music…

  • lissemm June 27th, 2014 11:58 PM

    Everything suddenly feels so epic!

  • mangointhesky June 28th, 2014 7:48 AM

    These songs sound so good!!!

  • sissiLOL June 28th, 2014 8:00 AM

    Lovely playlist!

  • TessAnnesley June 28th, 2014 8:29 AM

    this is kickass but rains of castamere soooooo does not belong… idk

  • Jasmijn Elgersma June 28th, 2014 5:50 PM

    I love that you put Carl Orff (composer of number 5, O Fortuna) in there! It’s so epic!

  • Renie June 28th, 2014 5:52 PM

    Awesome playlist!

  • Kilani June 29th, 2014 12:05 PM

    Yes! Lux Aeterna and Teardrop are both amazing.

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