What’s That Song? “Werewolves of London” in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Monday, June 10, 2019
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If there’d been enough room, we were going to call this piece “I Saw Some Mutants Listening to Warren Zevon in Dark Phoenix, and Their Hair Was Perfect,” but you still get the idea: the folks who put together the soundtrack for the latest X-Men movie had the good taste to include a song by the late, great singer-songwriter in the film.

To be specific, there’s a moment when Jean Grey changes the station on the car radio and tunes in “Werewolves of London,” and it’s never anything less than awesome to see Warren Zevon getting some love in a major motion picture. In fact, truth be told, there’s really only one little problem with its inclusion: it didn’t exist yet.

That’s right, we’re going there: X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set in 1975, and “Werewolves of London” wasn’t released until 1978.

Not that we’re complaining about the music itself, mind you. You can never go wrong with a little Warren Zevon, and no matter how many times you hear “Werewolves of London,” it’s always great to hear it…unless it turns out to actually be Kid Rock, of course, but we can’t be held responsible for that.

Anyway, we just wanted to make sure you knew that, yes, the song Jean Grey puts on the radio is Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London,” it wasn’t yet released at the time the movie is set, and… Yeah, that’s probably the only implausible thing in the film, so if you can get past that, you’re set!