Deadpool 2’s hilariously NSFW score comes with film industry’s first-ever parental advisory

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May 4, 2018

Would you expect anything less from Deadpool at this point than a sweeping, epic film soundtrack that also just happens to be filled with hilarious, over-pronounced cursing delivered by a chorus of classically trained musicians in the most unironic, sincere way imaginable?

If so, then the official soundtrack for Deadpool 2 is going to let you down in a major, major way. For everyone else, composer Tyler Bates’ score is a deliciously potty-mouthed dream, earning the film industry’s first-ever parental advisory warning for a film musical score, for the soundtrack’s raunchy song titles and even raunchier lyrics.

With songs like “Holy S***balls,” “You Can’t Stop This Mother F***er,” and “Make the Whole World our B****,” you might think the soundtrack’s 22 cuts are wall-to-wall modern tracks, the kind of profanity-laced sick beats you can bounce to while blasting down the street with your top down. 

Well, you can definitely do that, but expect some double takes from pedestrians startled by the soundtrack’s mash-up of NSFW-silly lyrics like “You can't stop him! He's a juggernaut! You can't stop this mother f***er!” set to Carmina Burana-style orchestral music. Catch a preview of the track here — but be warned: profanity abounds.

Bates (who’s also worked on film scores for John Wick, Sucker Punch, and Guardians of the Galaxy) told Billboard that a visit to the recording studio from Deadpool 2 director David Leitch led to the lyrics’ creation “spontaneously,” and that the choir had originally been handed something far more ordinary: a "faux Latinesque language so that they hit all of the percussive marks.” 

But Bates and Leitch ended up interjecting the whole Wade Wilson vibe after talking it over. “While the choir took a break, Leitch wrote lyrics, and an R-rated classical music piece was born,” Billboard explains.

If you’re interested, Sony is releasing the soundtrack on May 11 (you can pre-order here), giving you a solid week to have the lyrics memorized so you can sing along when the movie hits theaters on May 18. And while you're at it, don't forget to check out Celine Dion's own bizarro, heart-tugging Deadpool 2 music video