Listen to Beastie Boys’ ‘Intergalactic’ from The Marvels as heroes learn to work together

The Marvels, the latest Marvel superhero film, hit movie theaters this weekend along with a handful of cool songs.

And yep, it is a handful in this movie’s case as, with a running time of just 105 minutes, the film is quite a bit shorter than most others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Hence, fewer songs.

The ones that were chosen for The Marvels soundtrack, though, included a couple of standout throwbacks from decades long past.

Songs like the Beastie Boys’ ‘Intergalactic’, which you may remember was also used in the trailer for the film.

In the film itself, the cool hip hop track was played on The Marvels during the funny training montage where Carol, Kamala, and Monica are learning to work together.

When did the Beastie Boys’ ‘Intergalactic‘ come out?

So how old is ‘Intergalactic‘, and when did it come out for the first time?

I specifically remember the year it came out as I had recently moved to Los Angeles, and it was being heavily played on a local radio station I listened to on my drive to work.

That year was 1998, and the Beastie Boys’ ‘Intergalactic‘ was released as the lead single from their fifth studio album Hello Nasty — an album that was enormously successful for the American hip hop.

Not only did Hello Nasty skyrocket to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart its first week of release, as well as hit #1 in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Switzerland, but the 22-track album won two Grammy Awards, one for Best Alternative Music Album.

As if that wasn’t cool enough, Hello Nasty also appeared on a huge number of music critics Best Albums of 1998 lists around the world, and was certified Gold or Platinum in 11 countries.

The Beastie Boys’ ‘Intergalactic‘ was equally successful in 14 countries, including the U.S. where the hip hop song ranked on five charts.

Nowadays, heading towards three decades after both the single and the album came out, and both are still thought of as the now-defunct band’s best work.

Listen to Beastie Boys’ ‘Intergalactic‘ from The Marvels soundtrack in the song’s crazy filmed-in-Japan video, and via their Hello Nasty album on Spotify, where the song alone has almost 210 million streams.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.