作者恰当地指出，使用音乐使人们能够区分故事情节中所拥护的主题。作为作者，《虎胆龙威》是对1988年存在的社会政治氛围的一种反映。在这部电影中，主题是关于人们对大政府的不信任。在剧本中有一个倒退的保守主义和明显的父权制。人们对霍利的治疗进一步增加了社会的男权价值观。最后，霍莉因为他的勇敢而对麦克莱恩产生了更多的爱。正如作者所说，有一种重要的音乐是为汉斯的故事和麦克莱恩的反派而开发的。导演向公众展示的每一个主题都与不同流派的音乐融合在一起。对音乐的处理和对剧本的反应是电影成功的一个重要因素。预期的流行文化音乐在故事情节中很明显。意想不到的惊喜是使用贝多芬的歌曲。这首歌是在汉斯和他的追随者在场的聚会上演奏的。欢乐颂的歌曲在晚会上被演奏成弦乐四重奏。在许多关键场景中，也有贝多芬第九交响曲的旋律。在一个场景中，汉斯·格鲁伯(Hans Gruber)在那里存在着Nakatomi广场(Nakatomi plaza)，那里有《冬日仙境》(the song Winter Wonderland)，《雨中歌唱》(Singin In the Rain)和《欢乐颂》(Ode to Joy)，这是一种新出现的新兴音乐。具体来说，歌曲《欢乐颂》在几个地方都有不祥的基调。流行文化音乐方面的运用在乐谱上体现了轻浮的概念。这里有古典圣诞歌曲的使用，例如让它下雪，叮叮当。
The author has appropriately pointed out that using music has enabled the people to differentiate between the themes that were espoused in the storyline. As the author states, Die Hard was a reflection towards the socio-political atmosphere that existed in 1988. In this movie, the themes were about the distrust that the people feel against the big governments. There was a regressive conservatism and obvious patriarchy that was shown in the script. The treatment of the men towards Holly further added to the patriarchal values in the society. In the end, Holly develops more love towards McClane owing to his bravado. As the author stated, there is a significant music that is developed for Hans the villain of the story and McClane. Each of these themes that the director presents to the public is fused with music from different genre. The treatment of the music with response to the screenplay is an important factor for success of the movies. The expected pop culture music was evident in the storyline. The unexpected element of surprise was the use of the Beethoven song. This song was played at the party that Hans and his henchmen were present. The songs of Ode to Joy are played as a string quartet at the party. There is also echoing of melody from Beethoven 9th Symphony in many of the key scenes. In one scene, where Hans Gruber exists the Nakatomi plaza there is the song Winter Wonderland, Singin in the Rain and Ode to Joy that is collated to create a scene where there is a new kind of emergent music. Specifically, the song Ode to Joy is played at several places with an ominous undertone. The use of the pop cultural musical aspects is imbibed into the score to express the notion of levity. There is the use of the classical Christmas time songs such as Let it Snow, Jingle Bells.