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.

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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).

  • Eternals ends with “Feels Like the First Time” by Foreigner (feels like the last time more like)

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home has “The Magic Number” by De La Soul over its animated credits

  • Thor: Love and Thunder has "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns N' Roses over its animated credits, as well as "Rainbow in the Dark" by Dio over the first part of its black-and-white credits.

* 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, 2019 at 12:08
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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. Mar 12, 2019 at 18:25
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    @CBredlow: specifically “Can You Dig It (Iron Man 3 Main Titles)” from the soundtrack album. Mar 12, 2019 at 19:27
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    @PaulD.Waite not that's it the actual question but I'm also fairly sure GotG2 started with Mr Blue Sky by ELO... Mar 12, 2019 at 19:37
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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, 2019 at 14:16

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