Have you ever watched a movie where the introduction music starts playing, and you catch yourself bobbing your head? One hour in, and your neck starts hurting because you can’t stop?
Someone asked on a popular online forum, “Which movie soundtrack slaps from beginning to end?” Here are some of the top-voted responses.
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
One user said, “Omg yes. That movie is how I discovered the awesomeness that is Kay Hanley! One of my favorite bands of all time.”
Another user agreed and added, “They had a great song for the craft and did the album of Josie and the Pussycats. All slap, btw.”
2. The Last of the Mohicans
“The song “Promontory” from that soundtrack is on my running playlist. It never ceases to add a lil pep to my step,” one user stated.
Another user shared, “For some reason, and god knows why, it fills me with so much emotion I nearly cry with goosebumps every time I hear the final piece, and I very, very rarely cry.”
“I always tell people, John Williams wrote my childhood, Hans Zimmer wrote everything else. Zimmer is absolutely my favorite composer. If you haven’t seen it, watch Hans Zimmer live in Prague, it is magical,” someone shared.
4. Dazed and Confused
Someone said, “It’s time to introduce the newer generations to the amazing classic Dazed and Confused!!! It really is an amazingly accurate representation of growing up in that era in a small town. The Ego Jock – Ben Affleck! – The Quarterback – Pink! The Stoner : ), The Cheerleader, the Smart Cool Chick, and even the predatory ‘I get older, and they stay the same age’ guy…That is accurate for that time.”
“The music fits so well with the movie… It’s so well done,” added another.
5. A Goofy Movie
Someone said, “I still listen to i2i regularly.”
Another person agreed, saying,” Just listened to i2i and stand out yesterday with the wife. After our first dance, we made I2I the opening song for everyone to get up and start dancing. It worked; we had at least 5 of us wailing the lyrics of the song. I’ll never forget it.”
“Phil Collins did the world a favor with that soundtrack. Iconic.”, one user said.
Another user agreed and said, “Exactly. This was the first movie soundtrack I owned, and I know my mom only bought it for me because she loved it, too.”
7. Lord of the Rings
“I would argue that the LOTR soundtrack is so good, it sorta became a template for anything that wants to scream high fantasy adventure. I hear so many pieces that are very clearly inspired by/derived from LOTR music in various video games and whatnot. The first immediate example that came to mind was the Darkspawn theme from DragonAge: Origins has very similar musical cues and leitmotifs to the Orc theme from LOTR,” someone said.
8. Blues Brothers
“That’s cuz they got the best of the best when it came to that style of music. Everyone in the Blues Brothers Band in that movie is a famous musician prior to the Blues Brothers. That’s before you get Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and some other legendary cameos with their own songs,” one user mentioned.
I’m not well versed on this part, but I was told by someone recently that it’s because John Belushi hyperfocused on the subject and said, ‘If we’re gonna do this, we’re gonna do it right,’ “someone stated.
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
“Yes, from Vol. 1 to Vol. 3.”, someone said.
Another user disagreed, saying, “I thought Vol 3 soundtrack wasn’t the greatest; some great songs, just nothing compared to the first two.”
10. Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet
“I can’t hear ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ without visualizing Mercutio in his full fabulousness,” someone stated.
“Talk Show Host is probably one of the best Radiohead songs as well,” another user added.
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