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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse OST “Sunflower”

The animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” produced by Sony in 2018, received widespread acclaim for its innovative planning and concepts. Notably, even viewers unfamiliar with the previous Spider-Man series found it easy to comprehend the story. The film not only provided a high level of completeness and coherence but also struck a well-balanced tone, avoiding excessive weightiness or frivolity, earning it high ratings.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Theme Song “Sunflower”

The song “Sunflower,” used as the theme for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” seamlessly captures the film’s atmosphere. Sung by Post Malone and Swae Lee, the song garnered significant popularity beyond its association with the movie. It remained within the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for 33 weeks and achieved the 2nd position on the 2019 year-end Billboard chart. It even secured the 11th position in the decade-end rankings for the 2010s.

Thanks to this success, “Sunflower” is considered one of Post Malone and Swae Lee’s most triumphant songs, receiving global acclaim alongside the film’s success.

A Short Song with a Duration of. About 2 Minutes and 42 Seconds

Compared to typical songs, “Sunflower” is relatively short, with a duration of about 2 minutes and 42 seconds. Despite its brevity, it encapsulates a powerful feeling.

Swae Lee’s youthful and refreshing vocal tone complements the song’s atmosphere perfectly. His boyish charm aligns well with the protagonist’s image in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” contributing to the seamless integration of the song into the film.

“Sunflower,” Symbolizing Loyalty and Consistency

The title “Sunflower” in the song symbolizes unwavering loyalty. It draws parallels with the consistent nature of a sunflower, which steadfastly gazes at the sun. An explanation of the title is provided below:

  • A sunflower is a symbol of loyalty and longevity because of the flower’s ability to retain its beauty in the face of environmental factors that would leave other flowers wilted.
  • The sunflower in this song represents a girl — a woman who’s shown persistence, despite a lack of affection shown to her.

Crafted with Wholesome Lyrics

In contrast to the often explicit content found in rap or hip-hop, “Sunflower” stands out for its overall wholesome lyrics, providing a pure sensation. If we were to scrutinize for any explicit elements, the line “She wanna ride me like a cruise” is the extent of it. However, compared to typical hip-hop lyrics, this line can be considered relatively tame.