List of compositions by Danny Elfman

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This is a list of compositions by Danny Elfman for film, television, stage and the concert hall.

For a list of recordings, see Danny Elfman discography, and for Elfman's work as lead singer/songwriter of Oingo Boingo, see Oingo Boingo discography.

Film scores[edit]

The following list consists of select films for which Danny Elfman composed the score and/or songs.

1980s[edit]

Year Title Director Notes / Accolades
1982 Forbidden Zone Richard Elfman First film score
Film released in 1982[1] though Elfman has said he wrote the music in 1980[2]
In addition to composing the score and songs with the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, Elfman arranged and performed Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher" with new lyrics as the character Satan[3]
1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure Tim Burton Debut score for a major film studio[4]
1986 Back to School Alan Metter In addition to composing the score, Elfman appears in the film as the lead singer of Oingo Boingo performing their song "Dead Man's Party"[5]
Wisdom Emilio Estevez Composed, arranged and performed by Elfman entirely on synthesizer[2]
1987 Summer School Carl Reiner Only completely unreleased feature film score
1988 Beetlejuice Tim Burton At the top of the "Main Titles" music as heard in the film, Elfman sings lyrics from "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" in the style of Harry Belafonte, the original version of which is used to comic effect later in the film[6]:63

Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music

Midnight Run Martin Brest
Big Top Pee-wee Randal Kleiser
Hot to Trot Michael Dinner
Scrooged Richard Donner
1989 Batman Tim Burton Grammy Award Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media[7]
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition (for "Batman theme")

1990s[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1990 Nightbreed Clive Barker
Dick Tracy Warren Beatty Nominated- Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or Television[7]
Darkman Sam Raimi
Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton Nominated- Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or Television[7]
Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music
1992 Article 99 Howard Deutch
Batman Returns Tim Burton In addition to composing the score, co-wrote the song "Face to Face" with Siouxsie And The Banshees[8]
1993 Sommersby Jon Amiel
The Nightmare Before Christmas Henry Selick In addition to the score, Elfman wrote ten original songs and provided the singing voice of main character Jack Skellington, among others[9]

Saturn Award for Best Music
Nominated- Grammy Award for Best Children's Album

1994 Black Beauty Caroline Thompson
1995 Dolores Claiborne Taylor Hackford Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music
Dead Presidents Albert Hughes
Allen Hughes
First Elfman score to be credited as conductor[citation needed]
To Die For Gus Van Sant Elfman and Van Sant performed some vocals on the score credited to "Little Gus And The Suzettes"[10]
1996 Mission: Impossible Brian De Palma Mission: Impossible themes by Lalo Schifrin[11]
The Frighteners Peter Jackson Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music
Freeway Matthew Bright
Extreme Measures Michael Apted
Mars Attacks! Tim Burton Saturn Award for Best Music
Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Original Score
1997 Men in Black Barry Sonnenfeld Saturn Award for Best Music
Nominated- Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score[12]
Nominated- Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or Television[7]
Flubber Les Mayfield
Good Will Hunting Gus Van Sant Nominated- Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score[12]
1998 A Simple Plan Sam Raimi
Psycho Gus Van Sant Compositions only, score arrangement originally by Bernard Hermann
A Civil Action Steven Zaillian
1999 Instinct Jon Turteltaub
Anywhere but Here Wayne Wang
Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton Satellite Award for Best Original Score
Saturn Award for Best Music

2000s[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
2000 Proof of Life Taylor Hackford Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Original Score
The Family Man Brett Ratner
2001 Planet of the Apes Tim Burton Nominated- Grammy Award Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media[7]
Spy Kids Robert Rodriguez Composed with John Debney & Harry Gregson-Williams
2002 Spider-Man Sam Raimi Saturn Award for Best Music
Nominated- Grammy Award Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media[7]
Men in Black II Barry Sonnenfeld
Red Dragon Brett Ratner
Chicago Rob Marshall Songs by John Kander & Fred Ebb
Adapted material by Kander

Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

2003 Hulk Ang Lee Replaced Mychael Danna

Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music

Big Fish Tim Burton Nominated- Academy Award for Best Original Score[12] Nominated- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score
Nominated- Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- Grammy Award Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media[7]
2004 Spider-Man 2 Sam Raimi Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tim Burton In addition to score, wrote five songs and sings all vocal parts of the Oompa-Loompa characters[13]

Nominated- Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media (for "Wonka's Welcome Song")[7]
Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music

Corpse Bride In addition to the score, composed all four songs and voiced of the character "Bonejangles" who sings "Remains of the Day"

Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Original Score

2006 Deep Sea 3D Howard Hall Adapted from Elfman's concert work Serenada Schizophrana, with additional music by Elfman and composer Deborah Lurie
Nacho Libre Jared Hess
Charlotte's Web Gary Winick
2007 Meet the Robinsons Stephen Anderson Nominated- Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production
The Kingdom Peter Berg
2008 Standard Operating Procedure Errol Morris Elfman's score incorporates two movements from his Serenada Schizophrana concert work, specifically "Pianos" and "Blue Strings" reworked and retitled as "Main Titles: Vacation in Iraq" and "A Bad Feeling" respectively
Wanted Timur Bekmambetov In addition to the score, wrote and sang the song "The Little Things" in English and Russian for the soundtrack[14]
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Guillermo del Toro Hellboy themes by Marco Beltrami
Milk Gus Van Sant Nominated- Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score
Nominated- Grammy Award Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media[7]
Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Original Score
2009 Notorious George Tillman, Jr.
Terminator Salvation McG Terminator themes by Brad Fiedel
9 Shane Acker Elfman provided themes only, with score composed by Deborah Lurie
Taking Woodstock Ang Lee

2010s[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
2010 The Wolfman Joe Johnston Elfman's original score was initially rejected by the studio and replaced with a new score by Paul Haslinger.[15] The studio ultimately reverted to Elfman's music, though some cues had to be reworked to fit the film's final edit.[16]
Alice in Wonderland Tim Burton Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Nominated- Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media[7]
The Next Three Days Paul Haggis
2011 Restless Gus Van Sant
Real Steel Shawn Levy
2012 Dark Shadows Tim Burton
Men in Black 3 Barry Sonnenfeld
Frankenweenie Tim Burton Saturn Award for Best Music
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell
Hitchcock Sacha Gervasi
Promised Land Gus Van Sant
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Sam Raimi Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music
Epic Chris Wedge Nominated- Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production
American Hustle David O. Russell
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Rob Minkoff Nominated- Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production
The Unknown Known Errol Morris
Big Eyes Tim Burton
2015 The End of the Tour James Ponsoldt
Fifty Shades of Grey Sam Taylor-Johnson Except the cue "Bliss" written by David Buckley[17]
Avengers: Age of Ultron Joss Whedon Themes by Alan Silvestri & Patrick Doyle
Composed with Brian Tyler[18]
Goosebumps Rob Letterman
2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass James Bobin
Before I Wake Mike Flanagan Composed with The Newton Brothers
The Girl on the Train Tate Taylor
2017 Tulip Fever Justin Chadwick
Fifty Shades Darker James Foley
The Circle James Ponsoldt
Justice League Zack Snyder Replaced Junkie XL
In addition to creating several new themes for his score, Elfman used the "Batman Theme" from his Batman score, John Williams' "Superman Theme" from Superman, and the Wonder Woman theme from the cue "Is She With You" composed by Hans Zimmer, Robert Badami, Melissa Muik, Mark Andrew Wherry and Steve Mazzaro for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice[19]
2018 Fifty Shades Freed James Foley
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Gus Van Sant
The Grinch Scott Mosier
Yarrow Cheney
In addition to composing original themes for the film, Elfman incorporated the tune "Welcome Christmas" written for the 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! animated television special, as well as collaborated with Tyler the Creator on a cover of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”[20] Nominated- Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production
2019 Dumbo Tim Burton In addition to composing original themes for the film, Elfman incorporated music from Disney's original 1941 animated film, including “Casey Junior," “Pink Elephants on Parade,” and “When I See an Elephant Fly”[21] Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music
Men in Black: International F. Gary Gray Composed with Chris Bacon[22]

2020s[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
2020 Dolittle Stephen Gaghan
Aliens, Clowns & Geeks Richard Elfman Post-production
TBA The Woman in the Window Joe Wright Post-production
Replaced Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.[23]

Additional film work[edit]

In addition to his feature scores, Elfman has supplied thematic material and additional music for films scored by others (theme only unless otherwise noted; lead composers in parentheses):

Year Title Director Composer Notes
1984 Bachelor Party Neal Israel Robert Folk "Bachelor Party Theme" with Oingo Boingo[24]
1985 Weird Science John Hughes Ira Newborn "Weird Science" title song with Oingo Boingo[25]
1991 Pure Luck Nadia Tass Jonathan Sheffer "Main Title" & "We Found Her"
1992 Army of Darkness Sam Raimi Joseph LoDuca "March of the Dead"
1994 Shrunken Heads Richard Elfman Richard Band
1997 Scream 2 Wes Craven Marco Beltrami "Cassandra Aria" & "Cassandra Aria Reprise"
1998 Modern Vampires Richard Elfman Michael Wandmacher
1999 My Favorite Martian Donald Petrie John Debney "Uncle Martin's Theme"
2001 Heartbreakers[26] David Mirkin
Novocaine David Atkins Steve Bartek
2007 Spider-Man 3 Sam Raimi Christopher Young Includes material from Elfman's Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 scores
2010 Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn John Murphy
Henry Jackman
Marius de Vries
Ilan Eshkeri
"Walk to Rasul's"
2011 Do Not Disturb[27] Mali Elfman Mike Einziger
Oliver Hecks

Elfman composed the music for the Hollywood Pictures logo in 1991, and an excerpt from his main title for Sommersby was subsequently used as the logo music for Regency (the company that made Sommersby) beginning in 1994.[28]

Concert and stage works[edit]

The following list consists of select works composed for the stage and concert hall.

Year Title Other Artists Notes / Accolades
2005 Serenada Schizophrana Commissioned and premiered by the American Composers Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Sloane First commissioned concert work
Premiered February 23, 2005 at Carnegie Hall[29]
Recorded in 2006 by conductor John Mauceri and the Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
2008 Rabbit & Rogue First ballet score, written for Twyla Tharp's Rabbit and Rogue
Co-commission by American Ballet Theatre and Orange County Performing Arts Center
Premiered June 3, 2008, at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center[30]
LA Film Festival's Rabbit and Rogue contest provided free usage of Elfman's music to which filmmakers created short films[31]
2011 Iris Commissioned by Cirque Du Soleil for director Philippe Decouflé's Cirque du Soleil show based on the history and themes of cinema
Elfman's score was pre-recorded with an orchestra of 100 musicians (the largest in Cirque du Soleil's history), that was then mixed with the show's eight live, in-house musicians during performance.[32]
2013 Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton John Mauceri conductor Nearly two hours of orchestral suites newly arranged by Elfman from his scores for the films of Tim Burton

Premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 7, 2013, with John Mauceri conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Elfman performing the songs of characters Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie in The Nightmare Before Christmas segment.[33]
Continues to tour internationally, with performances in Europe, Japan, Australia, and throughout the U.S.
The 2015 performance at Lincoln Center was recorded live and broadcast on PBS[34]

2017 Violin Concerto "Eleven Eleven" Violinist Sandy Cameron, conductor John Mauceri and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra First violin concerto
Co-commissioned by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Stanford Live at Stanford University, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for violinist Sandy Cameron[35]
Premiered in Prague June 21, 2017, with Cameron, Mauceri and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Recorded in 2019 with Cameron, Mauceri and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
2018 Piano Quartet Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet (Matthew Hunter, Knut Weber, Luis Esnaola, Markus Groh) First piano quartet
Co-commissioned by the Lied Center for Performing Arts University of Nebraska in Lincoln and the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet
Premiered February 6, 2018, at the Lied Center in Lincoln, Nebraska[36]
2019 Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Incidental music for the Broadway production written by Taylor Mac, directed by George C. Wolfe and produced by Scott Rudin[37]
Percussion Quartet Third Coast Percussion Commissioned by Third Coast Percussion, who premiered the piece at Philip Glass Center's 2019 Central Coast Days & Nights Festival on October 10, 2019[38]
2020 Danny Elfman: Past, Present and Future! From Boingo to Batman and Beyond! TBA Announced for the April 11 and 18 concerts at Coachella 2020,[39] but festival postponed to October 9–18 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[40]

Television[edit]

Elfman has written the theme music and occasional episodic scores for several television series, including:

Year Title Notes
1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Episode: "The Jar", directed by Tim Burton
Amazing Stories Episodes: "Mummy, Daddy" & "The Family Dog" with Steve Bartek
1986 Pee-wee's Playhouse Episodes: "Monster in the Playhouse," "Cowboy and the Cowntess," "Store," & "Pee-Wee Catches A Cold"
Sledge Hammer! Theme music only
Score composed by Don Davis, Ron Grant, Lance Rubin & Richard Stone
Fast Times Theme music only, with Oingo Boingo
Score composed by Barry Goldberg, Arthur Barrow & Steve Schiff
1989 Tales from the Crypt Theme music only
Score composed by various others including Jay Ferguson, Nicholas Pike, Alan Silvestri, J. Peter Robinson & Michael Kamen
Beetlejuice: The Animated Series Theme music only
Score composed by Tom Szczesniak
The Simpsons Theme music only
Score composed by Richard Gibbs, Alf Clausen & Bleeding Fingers Music

Nominated- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music

1990 The Flash Theme music only
Score composed by Shirley Walker
1992 Batman: The Animated Series "Main Title" & "End Credit"

Score composed by various others including Shirley Walker

1993 Family Dog Theme music only
Score composed by Steve Bartek
1997 Perversions of Science Theme music only
Score composed by J. Peter Robinson & Ernest Troost
1999 Dilbert Theme music only, rearrangement of the title song for Forbidden Zone
Score composed by Adam Cohen & Ian Dye
2004 Desperate Housewives Theme music only
Score composed by Steve Bartek, Stewart Copeland & Steve Jablonsky

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music[41]

2005 Point Pleasant Theme music only
Score composed by Robert Duncan
2017 When We Rise Miniseries
Score composed with Chris Bacon[42]

On October 30, 2015, PBS's "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton, for which Elfman won Outstanding Music Direction at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.[43]

In 2019 selections from his score to the film Midnight Run were used in the third season of Netflix's Stranger Things,[44] including "Stairway Chase" in episodes 5 and 6, and "Wild Ride" and "Package Deal" in episode 6.

Video games[edit]

Year Title Notes
2004 Fable[45] Opening title theme
Score composed by Russell Shaw
2008 Lego Batman: The Videogame Excerpts from Batman; DS version also uses excerpts from Batman Returns
Score arranged by Morgan Peeters
Fable II[46] Composed with Russell Shaw
2009 Wanted: Weapons of Fate Themes from Wanted
Score composed by Ulf Andersson
2012 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Excerpts from Batman and Batman Returns
Compliments score composed by Rob Westwood
2013 Puppet Masterpiece Theater: The Circus iPad app created by children's entertainment group Organa Kids[47]
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Excerpts from Batman
Compliments score composed by Rob Westwood

Miscellaneous[edit]

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