Iron Man ended with the Black Sabbath song of the same name, and now Captain Marvel ended with "Celebrity Skin" over the credits. I can't recall off-hand if any other of the films have used already-known songs the start of the credit roll, as opposed to new music as part of the score.


They sure have!

  • Iron Man 2, unlike most other MCU movies, doesn't have a fancy animated credit sequence, but AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” plays over its last scene and continues into the credits.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy also doesn't have a fancy animated credit sequence*, but “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 plays over the “The Guardians of the Galaxy will return” screen and the pre-credits scene, where newborn Groot appears to dance to it.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 does the same with Surrender by Cheap Trick (although it continues over the credits), and later we hear both “Flash Light” by Parliament, and “Guardians Inferno” (featuring cast member David Hasselhoff).

  • The animated credits for Spider-Man: Homecoming feature “Blitzkrieg Bop” by The Ramones.

  • Black Panther's animated credits have “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA. It's from the soundtrack, but it was released as a single about six weeks before the movie came out.

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home has “Vacation” by The Go-Go's over its animated credits. (For the record, we also hear “A Message to You, Rudy” by The Specials playing in the background of its post-credits scene).

* Guardians does have I'm Not in Love by 10cc over its opening flashback, and has a title card and credits early on in the movie, backed by Come and Get Your Love by Redbone. Guardians 2 follows a similar pattern with Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) by Looking Glass and Mr Blue Sky by ELO respectively. In a sort-of similar fashion, Spider-Man: Far From Home opens with I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.

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    You were right GotG 1 has "I Want You Back" cut off when the credits roll. – TheLethalCarrot Mar 12 '19 at 12:08
  • @TheLethalCarrot: when it comes to music in Guardians of the Galaxy, I certainly should know. – Paul D. Waite Mar 12 '19 at 13:35
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    @CBredlow: it certainly starts with one (Blue by Eiffel 65), but I think they went with a score for the animated credits. – Paul D. Waite Mar 12 '19 at 18:25
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    @CBredlow: specifically “Can You Dig It (Iron Man 3 Main Titles)” from the soundtrack album. – Paul D. Waite Mar 12 '19 at 19:27
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    Captain America: Civil War has the song "Left Hand Free" performed by Alt-J playing over the closing credits. The song also appears in the scene that introduces Peter Parker. – Nathan K. Mar 21 '19 at 14:16

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