Music Monday: ‘Hidden Figures’ (Original Score) by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and Benjamin Wallfisch

album cover for Hidden Figures original score
©Columbia Records

Hidden Figures is not only one of the best films of 2016, but its original score composed by the indomitable Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and Benjamin Wallfisch remains incredibly refreshing and beautiful. The harmonies in the background of certain tracks add a sense of serenity that’s hard to miss when listening to the album, and once you’re one track in, it’s nearly impossible to stop listening until you’ve finished the entire album. 

Comprised of 26 tracks, the only tragedy in the presumably lengthy number is that it only rounds up to about 49 minutes. The Hidden Figures original score is one of the few I desperately wish were longer because it’s easy to imagine what a thrilling masterpiece it could have been.

No matter how much I love an original score, there’s always one or two songs that I don’t listen to as much. One or two I don’t favor on Spotify, but that’s not the case with this work of art as every track blends so beautifully together, it’s impossible even to choose one or two favorites. It’s impossible not to appreciate them all. There’s also plenty to be said about how brilliantly the tracks complement the film and the moments that continue to be so memorable years later.

Further Recommended Original Scores: Top Gun Maverick by Various Artists

Listen to the Hidden Figures original score below and tell us which tracks are your favorite.


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