Faster Than a Speeding Bullet (Soundtrack)

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Team Fortress 2
Official Soundtrack
  1. "Team Fortress 2 (Main Theme)"
  2. "Playing With Danger"
  3. "Rocket Jump Waltz"
  4. "The Art of War"
  5. "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet"
  6. "Right Behind You"
  7. "Petite Chou-Fleur"
  8. "Intruder Alert"
  9. "Drunken Pipe Bomb"
  10. "More Gun"
  11. "Haunted Fortress 2"
  12. "TF2 Saxxy 2011 Theme"
  13. "A Little Heart to Heart"
  14. "MEDIC!"
  15. "Archimedes"
  16. "Dreams of Cruelty"
  17. "The Calm"
  18. "ROBOTS!"
  19. "Dapper Cadaver"
  20. "Rise of the Living Bread"
  21. "Red Bread"
  22. "Three Days to Live"
  23. "Seduce Me!"
  24. "Stink Lines"
  25. "It Hates Me So Much"
  26. "Misfortune Teller"
  27. "Soldier of Dance"
  28. "RED Triumphs!"
  29. "BLU Triumphs!"
  30. "Yeti Park"
  31. "Saxton's Dillema(sic)"
  32. "Mercenary Park"
  33. "Saluting the Fallen"

"Faster Than a Speeding Bullet" is one of the song titles featured from the official Team Fortress 2 soundtrack, listed as track number five. It is the song featured in Meet the Scout, as well as being one of the 32 main menu startup themes. It is the second track to be added via patch subsequent to the game's release.

Videos

Analysis

See also: The Art of War (Soundtrack)

Key: E Major
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 84 BPM
Length: 1:25
Release Date: August 19, 2008
Update: February 16, 2009 Patch
Composer: Mike Morasky

Similar to The Art of War, the predominant feature of this track is its percussion section. It follows a more traditional, militant marching band aesthetic, with some passing accompaniment from the other instruments. The piano follows a low, unresolved arpeggio, used to build tension throughout the song. Similarly, the woodwind plays a melody extremely similar to the one from Playing With Danger, giving the song not only consistency with the other tracks but also heightening the feeling of conflict. Overall, the tension from these two instruments gives the song its pre-fight feel; the song blends the tension with hints of power to create a very motivating sound. This sound builds with the horn section, finally resolving on one last chord. Although not present in the song itself, this is typically followed by the Main Theme (or its flourish as used by other tracks as well).

Update history

February 16, 2009 Patch

  • [Undocumented] This song was added as main menu music.

Trivia

  • The song's title is a reference to the tagline often associated with Superman; "Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound."
  • A slower tempo redub of the song can be heard before the titlecard in Meet the Medic.