Love at First Spin: Can You Dig It (Iron Man 3 End Titles) by Brian Tyler

I saw Iron Man 3 yesterday (don’t worry, this isn’t turning into a movie blog) and really liked Brian Tyler‘s score. The score to Iron Man 3 is built around one major theme played by the brass section (of course), and while it’s a long way from the leitmotiv-filled scores of yore, it’s ahead of most modern scores by the simple fact that there’s a recognizable melody.

While that theme is used in many places throughout the movie, it’s when the end credits come on that it is heard in its best incarnation. Renamed Can You Dig It, it is orchestrated in a genre that’s half 70’s buddy cop movie and half kung-fu flick. The credits are backed by a quick cut montage of the best scenes from the movie in a similar style. I love it! I can’t stop playing it.

Check out the scene below (thanks to Chinese pirates), and you can also hear a better quality version of it in the second link.

Do you dig it? I sure do!

End credits:


And a better version:


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You can also listen to some of the score on Brian’s website.

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  • […] The character made guest appearances in a few cartoon series, and even got his own in the 90’s, along with most of the Marvel Universe it seems. But Iron Man really appeared in the general public’s consciousness with the film series that debuted in 2008, with Robert Downey Jr in the title role. All 3 movies had a different composers: Ramin Djawadi, John Debney and Brian Tyler all put their own stamp on the franchise. Djawadi and Debney’s scores were serviceable, but for the third movie Tyler was asked to create actual themes, and in my mind it created the best Iron man score. The main theme is used across the score in various forms, but it is during the end credits that it really shines. Arranged as a 70’s cop show/kung fu movie theme and now titled “Can You Dig It?”, it carries all of Tony Stark’s swagger and confidence. I loved that theme so much the first time I heard it that I even blogged about it at the time! […]

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