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The Best Fast & Furious Movie Soundtrack Songs, Ranked

The Fast & Furious movie franchise seems to grow bigger with every new installment, and that’s no different when it comes to the soundtracks, as Fast X boasts a few of the very best Fast and Furious songs. With over-the-top action sequences and big-budget action, the soundtracks grow with the movies, and even the songs of the Fast and Furious films team up superstars, just like the ever-expanding casts. The songs bring together several popular artists, especially in the hip-hop and pop genres.

Over time, some of these songs have gained an iconic status, such as the titular song in There Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, which has become more popular than the film itself. Ludacris’s “Act a Fool” has so much energy and perfectly mirrors 2 Fast 2 Furious vibrant filmmaking. Then, of course, “See You Again” adds a significantly emotional touch to Furious 7. However, there are so many other great hype tracks and reggaeton songs from the series, and the best Fast & Furious songs aren’t only the ones that were exclusively made for the movies.

15 “Bang” By Rye Rye Featuring M.I.A.
Fast & Furious

Letty hangs from the hood of Dom's car in Fast & Furious 4

“Bang” is one of the coolest and most stylish songs in the Fast & Furious franchise, though it might not be quite as well-remembered as other tracks. The song might not be part of any specific street racing or action scene in Fast & Furious, as it plays as the credits roll, but it’s a perfect upbeat song that perfectly captures the mood of the whole film. As the Fast & Furious series has always been about style and urban culture, especially in 2009, the song perfectly mirrors that too. The track is by Rye Rye and M.I.A., two female rappers who were absolutely at the top of their games in 2009, and M.I.A. was especially leading the rap zeitgeist.

14 “Exotic Race” By Murci Featuring Sean Paul & Dixson Waz

Car racing off a cliff and being chased by helicopters in F9

It seemingly isn’t a Fast & Furious movie unless there’s a Spanish-speaking hype track. “Exotic Race” is that token song, and it’s one of the best in the series. Sean Paul featuring on a Fast & Furious soundtrack is long overdue, as his phenomenal popularity as a rapper in the 2000s made it a shock that he didn’t appear in the series until 2021. However, he featured in F9 in the best way possible, as “Exotic Race” has so much unstoppable energy. The song plays when Dom and the crew arrive in Montequinto in F9, driving armed tanks and giant vehicles, and the hype is on another level, making it one of the best Fast and Furious songs.

13 “Toretto” By J Balvin
Fast X

Vin Diesel as Dom in his back yard in Fast X

It comes as a surprise that it wasn’t until 10 movies in that a song called “Toretto” was commissioned for the franchise. The series has become all about Dom having almost superhero-like powers and turning into a mythic figure, so it only makes sense that he has his own theme song of sorts. While the song isn’t particularly specific to the character when it comes to the lyrics, J Balvin brings his typical reggaeton beats and rhythm to the song, which is Toretto all over. It represents Dominic Toretto’s Latin American roots and his love of places like Brazil, and it fits perfectly with those sequences in Fast X.

12 “Deep Enough” By Live
The Fast And The Furious

Brian O'Connor posing next to a red car in The Fast and the Furious.

“Deep Enough” has become iconic in Fast & Furious history and is easily one of the best Fast and Furious songs. The track plays at the beginning of the first movie when Brian is introduced in his green Mitsubishi Eclipse, then drives to Toretto’s Market in a Ford Lightning, and continues to play during Brian and Mia’s iconic tuna sandwich conversation. The lyrics have nothing to do with the movie whatsoever, as the rock song’s lyrics, “I wanna know are those replacement hips, is that a Swatch Watch, do you know what time it is?” hilariously plays as Brian walks to the market, but that’s what makes it so entertaining.

11 “Better As One” By The Heavy
Hobbs & Shaw

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham pointing at each other in Hobbs and Shaw

“Better as One” has become one of the most memorable Fast & Furious songs, and it’s thanks to the Hobbs & Shaw sequence that’s the most outright comedic scene in the franchise. The song plays over a split-screen sequence of the titular characters’ very different but very similar morning routines. They both have eggs for breakfast, though Hobbs has his raw, and they both drive very different vehicles but clearly have a passion for cars. They both even steal drinks from their respective bars at the end of the montage. Not only is “Better as One” a groovy soundtrack, but the title foreshadows the characters teaming up too.

10 “Rest Of My Life” By Ludacris Featuring Usher & David Guetta
Fast & Furious 6

Brian, Mia, Dom, Letty, Han, Tej, and Roman say grace in Fast & Furious 6

Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris has been playing Tej Parker since 2 Fast 2 Furious, a film that also featured his iconic hit “Act A Fool.” “Rest of My Life” is an EDM-influenced feel-good anthem that finds Ludacris stressing about working hard and then living life like there’s no tomorrow. Usher, who had previously collaborated with Ludacris on “Yeah,” helms the chorus while French DJ David Guetta handles the instrumental hook. Even though it was released as a single from the album Ludaversal, “Rest of My Life” plays in the closing credits of Fast & Furious 6, continuing the trend of optimistic ending songs in the franchise.

9 “All Roads Lead Home” By Ohana Bam
Hobbs & Shaw

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham walk together in Hobbs and Shaw

Serving as a standalone adventure for characters Hobbs and Shaw, Hobbs & Shaw had a multi-genre soundtrack that seemed to focus more on electro-house and rock along with the usual dose of hip-hop. In this context, rapper Ohana Bam’s “All Roads Lead Home” stands for the family-related themes that the film’s second half presents. As Hobbs heads back to his childhood home in Samoa after years, he reunites with his estranged brother as they plan to team up to defeat the terrorist Brixton Lore and his forces. The song plays as the protagonist’s Samoan peers prepare for war, making for a rousing anthem.

8 “Hey Ma” By Pitbull Featuring J Balvin & Camila Cabello
The Fate Of The Furious

The Fate of the Furious submarine chase

Continuing the tradition of using Spanish songs in the soundtracks, the eighth installment opens with a track called “Hey Ma” that brings together rapper Pitbull, pop/R&B vocalist Camila Cabello, and reggaeton artist J Balvin. Available in both Spanish and English versions, “Hey Ma” is an easygoing love song as Balvin and Cabello croon on being infatuated with each other. Pitbull, on the other hand, stresses his Cuban roots while describing a lively setting in the country. Interestingly, as Pitbull revealed in an interview, the song was initially recorded with Britney Spears and Romeo Santos before his new-age collaborators stepped in (via Us Magazine).

7 “Good Life” By Kehlani & G-Eazy
The Fate Of The Furious

Dom and Letty hug in front of a crowd in Fate of the Furious

Kehlani and G-Eazy collaborated for “Good Life,” a song that perfectly fits with the traditional family scenes at the end of almost all recent Fast and Furious films. Similar to “Rest of My Life,” “Good Life” is a celebratory tune and one of the best Fast and Furious songs that allows both artists to show off the successful lives they lead. At the same time, they also seem to encourage listeners to follow their intuition and stick with their “day ones” to make it big in life. Similarly, Dominic Toretto’s crew has been together since the start with every member having each other’s back.

6 “We Own It” By Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz
Fast & Furious 6

Roman jumps from one car to another in Fast & Furious 6

One of the most successful rap songs on Youtube, “We Own It” is one of the best Fast and Furious songs too. The track captures the adrenaline-fueled essence of the film. From Fast Five onwards, the franchise went beyond the street-racing territory and went on to increase its scope to even larger storylines. However, be it a heist in Brazil or a nuclear war in Iceland, high-speed car chases have always formed a crucial part of the universe, and “We Own It” sums it up. Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz boast of their courage and ‘ride or die’ attitude all through the song, with Khalifa’s hook being a notable highlight.

5 “I Will Return” By Skylar Grey
Furious 7

Brian O'Conner behind the wheel of a car at the end of Furious 7

While Furious 7’s “See You Again” is the most popular track from the album, even Skylar Grey lent her voice to a ballad dedicated to the late Paul Walker. Though the former mostly conveys the perspective of Vin Diesel and the other cast members, Grey’s “I Will Return” seems to be written from the perspective of Walker himself. The track is haunting testimony of a person who has left their loved ones but wishes to come back. Brimming with mourning as well as hope, “I Will Return” is one of the more introspective songs from the Furious 7 soundtrack and low-key one of the best Fast and Furious songs.

4 “Danza Kuduro” By Don Omar
Fast Five

Brian and Dom grin at the vault full of money in Fast Five

Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Don Omar has had a long history with the film series, a musical relationship that dates back to Tokyo Drift when he dropped “Conteo” and “Bandoleros.” In Fast Five, he even shared an acting credit as Rico Santos while his dance hit “Danza Kuduro” plays in the final scene. The song, which also features vocals from Lucenzo, plays over a perfect montage that shows the activities of Dom and his team after the Fast Five heist in Rio. Splitting the money and going their separate ways, each one of the crew members seems to have a happy ending, and “Danza Kuduro” is a fitting track.

3 “Act A Fool” By Ludacris
2 Fast 2 Furious

Tej running a street race in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Ludacris’ single from 2 Fast 2 Furious is a time capsule of sorts. His flow evokes the head-bobbing energy of his older albums, while the accompanying music video would offer nostalgia to diehard fans of the series. Ludacris drives in flashy-colored cars, speeding and drifting them to perfection. It offers a simpler glimpse at the world of Fast & Furious, a franchise that was once just content with drag racing and 2000s hip-hop. “Act A Fool” earned Ludacris a Grammy nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media, a feat that would later be repeated by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth for See You Again.

2 “Tokyo Drift” By Teriyaki Boyz
The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift

Han drifts through Tokyo in an orange and black Mazda RX7 in Tokyo Drift

“Tokyo Drift” is the magnum opus of the Japanese hip-hop group Teriyaki Boyz, garnering a cult status over the years. Teriyaki Boyz’s fiery flows aside, the song is also iconic for its production, particularly the cowbell-like instrumentation. It’s an ambitious crossover on its own as the production was handled by The Neptunes, the production duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. Originally featured in the drifting scenes from the film, “Tokyo Drift” continues to stay relevant, as hip-hop artists ranging from Pusha T to Rich Brian still remix and sample it, and it’s still one of the best Fast and Furious songs.

1 “See You Again” Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
Furious 7

Wiz Khalifa posing next to a car while the sun sets, a still from See You Again's music video

Paul Walker’s untimely death was naturally a shock for the industry. With Walker posthumously appearing in the series’ seventh installment, “See You Again” served as a touching tribute to the late actor. Wiz Khalifa, a regular musical guest on the Fast and Furious films, pours out his emotions while rapping about true friendships, making allusions to Vin Diesel and Walker’s on-screen/off-screen bond. The song definitely served its purpose and moved listeners all over the world while also establishing featured vocalist Charlie Puth’s career. Puth’s piano intro and soulful chorus continue to hold goosebump-inducing melancholia, and the song plays in the following Fast & Furious movies too.

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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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