The marketing for “X-Men: First Class” seems to read like “A Tale of Two Cities”–“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. The posters have been slightly worrying to some, while the trailers have been reassuring to others. Well, here’s one more thing for the “slightly worrying” tone of the narrative. According to CinemaBlend via multiple sources, British boy band Take That will provide their upcoming single, “Love Love”, as music for the film. The single will be released as a tie-in to the film June 1.

If we’re going with British boy bands, why not use The Beatles? They are 1) a British boy band and 2) appropriate for the time period of the film–the 1960s. The film could’ve even used Herman’s Hermits, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Zombies, etc. Of course, I’m not saying Take That sounds awful; they sound very good, actually. But unless “Love Love” sounds like a ’60s love fest, then it’ll be really weird if the song is used in the film. Perhaps it’ll only be used at the end credits, which is a different story altogether, because you can use any genre in the end credits pretty much.

But, according to the article, director Matthew Vaughn has worked with the group before, using their music in his film “Stardust”.

In any case, this is going to make the film very interesting. What do you think about this news? How do you think it will make your film-viewing experience? Sound off in the comments section below.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

One thought on “British boy band Take That to provide music for X-Men: First Class”
  1. Take That are an incredibly versatile group of writers and performers. To describe them as a boy-band is a little unfair. Yes thats how they started out, and yes, they are a vocal group. They are also a band however, and have performed on stage as such, all of them able to play to performance standard more than one instrument.

    In their number they can count Gary Barlow, a man considered by many as the greatest british song writer of all time (he’s written over 40 chart topping hits for both Take That and other artists), Howard Donald, An incredibly well respected Chicago House DJ and producer, and Robbie Williams, the UK’s most successful male solo singer/song writer after Sir Elton John. Of the two other members, Mark Owen has written music for Movies and Television in the past, and Jason Orange is considered one of the groups best lyricists.

    Between them they have 20 brit awards, and Gary Barlow alone has 5 Ivor Novello awards. They’ve had 7 no1 multi-platinum albums and 11 no 1 singles in the UK, the only british band to have done better on the UK chart are The Beatles (17 No 1’s… Westlife – from Ireland – have had 14). Two of their albums are in the top three biggest selling albums of 1990’s, their albums in the 21st century have all broken records and their most recent album is the fastest selling album of the 21st century.

    So anyone starting to panic about the fact that a Boy-Band (Man-Band their youngest member is 37 and oldest 43), needs to calm down. Whatever they produce is likely to be amazing, it normally is. Don’t beleive me? Watch the end credits to stardust. Rule the World was written specifically for the film, and its a brilliant track.

    Besides, Matt Vaughn knows what he’s doing.

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