Pacific Rim’s soundtrack is as epic as it gets

Pacific Rim is the soundtrack to the film of the same name. It was released on digital download from Amazon on June 18, 2013 and CD June 25, 2013. The physical version of the soundtrack was released on July 9, 2013, three days before the theatrical release of the film itself.

The film’s score was composed by Ramin Djawadi, with guest musicians Tom Morello and Priscilla Ahn. Director Guillermo Del Toro selected Djawadi based on his work on Prison Break, Iron Man, and Game of Thrones, stating: “His scores have a grandeur, but they have also an incredible sort of human soul.” The director also stated that some Russian rap would be featured in the film.

Pacific Rim: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Ramin Djawadi
Released June 25, 2013 (digital)
July 9, 2013 (physical)
Genre Film score
Length 57:41
Label WaterTower Music
Producer Ramin Djawadi
Ramin Djawadi chronology
Red Dawn
Pacific Rim

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. “Pacific Rim” 4:53
2. “Gipsy Danger” 3:18
3. “Canceling the Apocalypse” 3:37
4. “Just a Memory” 2:07
5. “2500 Tons of Awesome” 1:05
6. “The Shatterdome” 2:30
7. “Mako” 4:23
8. “Call Me Newt” 1:42
9. “Jaeger Tech” 1:58
10. “To Fight Monsters, We Created Monsters” 2:03
11. “Better Than New” 1:42
12. “We Are the Resistance” 1:50
13. “Double Event” 2:27
14. “Striker Eureka” 1:55
15. “Physical Compatibility” 2:31
16. “Category 5” 2:15
17. “Pentecost” 2:11
18. “Go Big or Go Extinct” 2:24
19. “Hannibal Chau” 1:33
20. “For My Family” 1:58
21. “No Pulse” 0:58
22. “Kaiju Groupie” 1:15
23. “Deep Beneath the Pacific” 1:56
24. “The Breach” 3:14
25. “We Need a New Weapon” 1:40
Total length:
Music appearing in the film and not included on the soundtrack
# Title Performer(s)
1 “Just Like Your Tenderness” Luo Xiaoxuan
2 “Drift” Blake Perlman featuring Rza


Primary artist
  • Ramin Djawadi – composer, producer
Additional personnel and recording
  • Tom Morello – guitar (tracks 1, 9, 18, 21)
  • Priscilla Ahn – vocals (track 7)

Ramin Djawadi (Persian: رامین جوادی‎; born July 19, 1974) is an Iranian-German composer of orchestral music for film and television. Djawadi may be best known for his Grammy-nominated, guitar-driven score for Iron Man and for the TV series Prison Break, Game of Thrones and Person of Interest.

Life and career

He was born in Duisburg, Germany to an Iranian father and German mother. After graduating summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in 1998, Djawadi garnered the attention of Hans Zimmer, who recruited him to Remote Control Productions. Djawadi moved to Los Angeles and worked as an assistant to Klaus Badelt.

He then went out on his own with Blade: Trinity, collaborating with The RZA for director David Goyer. This was the beginning of his relationship with Goyer for both film and television. Djawadi wrote the score for Goyer’s horror thriller The Unborn, which was produced by Michael Bay. Further collaboration with Goyer was the hit television show FlashForward, earning him his second Emmy nomination. Djawadi also composed the Emmy-nominated main title theme music for Prison Break and the title theme for the related show Breakout Kings. Djawadi’s ethereal score for the film Mr. Brooks earned him a World Soundtrack Awards “Discovery of the Year” nomination. His other scores include Deception, starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor, and Robert Towne’s Ask the Dust.

Djawadi scored the first Sony Animation project, Open Season, followed by the sequel Open Season 2. Additional animation scores include The Chubbchubbs Save Xmas. Djawadi’s work in these films attracted the filmmakers of the Belgium-based NWave, who created one of the first animated movies in 3D, Fly Me to the Moon. Djawadi completed Warner Brothers’ Clash of the Titans in 2010. Djawadi also scored the soundtrack for the 2010 video game Medal of Honor and HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones.

He is currently composing the music for the TV series Person of Interest.

Djawadi’s usual orchestrators are Stephen Coleman and Tony Blondal.



Year Title Notes
2001 Shoo Fly Short film
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Contributed to the score along with various other composers
2003 Beat the Drum With Klaus Badelt
2003 Saving Jessica Lynch Television film
2004 Thunderbirds With Hans Zimmer
2004 Blade: Trinity
2005 Buffalo Dreams Television film
2005 Batman Begins Additional music. Score by James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer.
2005 All the Invisible Children Anthology film – Jonathan (Short film)
2006 Ask the Dust With Heitor Pereira
2006 Open Season
2006 Boog and Elliot’s Midnight Bun Run Short film
With Paul Westerberg
2007 Mr. Brooks
2007 The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas Short film
2008 Fly Me to the Moon
2008 Iron Man Soundtrack released by Lionsgate
Score produced by Hans Zimmer
2008 Deception
2008 Open Season 2
2009 The Unborn Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records
2009 Medalia de onoare English title: Medal of Honor
2010 Clash of the Titans Soundtrack released by WaterTower Music
2010 A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures
2011 Fright Night
2012 Safe House
2012 Sammy’s Great Escape
2012 Red Dawn
2013 Pacific Rim Soundtrack released by WaterTower Music