I believe that soundtracks are CORE to a movies soul. Like a reaaaaallllyyyy good movie always has a really good soundtrack. Cuz if you don’t have the right music then its not gonna help the movie.
So here is my list of my top favorite movie sountracks:
1. Almost Famous
Definitely my FAVORITE soundtrack ever. I mean its got ALL the best classic rock songs on it, and the music plays such a big part within the movie its hard not to love every song. What other CD can you find Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, Yes, The Beach Boys, The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, and David Bowie all on one CD? I mean those are some of my all-time favorite bands right there. And the scene on the bus where everyone starts singing Tiny Dancer is possibly one of my most favorite scenes in a movie EVER. It just shows how music can bring people together no matter what mood they’re in or who they are, but one piece of music can draw everyone in and connect them in such a beautiful way.
2. I Am Sam
God if you LOOOOVE the Beatles like I do, then shit you’re gonna LOVE this soundtrack. This cd has ALL of your favorite Beatles tracks covered by awesome artists like Rufus Wainwright, The Wallflowers, Eddie Veder, Ben Harper, and Sheryl Crow.
3. Across The Universe
Ya ya, another beatles movie. But HEY! If you tell me that you dont like the Beatles then you dont have a soul. The voices in this movie are jaw-dropping. Listen to the tracks: Let It Be (my favorite song on the whole soundtrack, if it doesnt make you tear u…then youre a lot stronger than me, Come Together (I mean Joe Fucking Cocker, he is seriously the man. AAAANd hes always playin an imaginary bass, I LOVE IT), Dear Prudence, Because (ooooooh the harmonies!!!), While My Guitar Gently Weeps (TOTALLY remaster this song, its amazing. so bluesy and true from the heart, gotta admit i like it better than the original version), Dont Let Me Down, and All You Need Is Love (cuz lets face it, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED)
4. Dazed and Confused
Come on, who doesn’t love this movie. It makes all us 90s kids wish we grew up in the 70s with O’Banion and Matthew McConoughey. Haha. But seriously, if you wanna rock ‘n roll with Foghat, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, War, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and KISS, then put on this record man!!
5. Remember The Titans
Who doesn’t love this awe inspiring tale about football. What is it about sports teams that really gets Americans going. Nothing like a good ole football movie to really get everyone together, and who knows, maybe even draw a tear. But all through this sports drama we hear great classic tunes by Marvin Gaye, Norman Greenbaum, Cat Stevens, Ike & Tina Turner, Creedence Clearwater Revival, War, Leon Russel, and of course the NA NA NA HEY HEY GOODBYE song.
6. A Knight’s Tale
I love this movie, and how they use classic rocks songs and incorporate them into the story. Like in the beginning when they are all chanting Queen’s We Will Rock You, or when they go to the ball and play David Bowie’s Gold Years. I mean the whole movie is filled with awesome songs by Queen, War, Bachman Turner Overdrive, David Bowie, Heart, Eric Clapton, Sly and the Family Stone, and even Third Eye Blind.
7. Garden State
Zach Braff did such an amazing job of putting this soundtrack together. Every song is so perfect and pretty with a little hint of sad. but if you just want to sit back and relax and enjoy some beautiful chill songs, then this is the soundtrack for you. With all your favorite tracks by Coldplay, The Shins, Zero 7, Nick Drake, Thievery Corporation, Simon and Garfunkel, and Iron and Wine.
8. The Graduate
I gotta say, the first tape I ever owned and ever listened to, back when I was like 3 was Simon and Garfunkel. And it all began with The Graduate. I gotta directly quote them and say “Ive got nothing to do today but smile” every time i listen to S&G. If we were talking about all time favorite albums list, I would definitely say that number 1 would be Paul Simon’s Graceland.
9. The Thomas Crown Affair
Combine a little Sting with Nina Simone and Bill Conti, you get amazing instrumentals that complement the pace of the movie so well and really put a spring in your step.
10. High Fidelity
And if we’re making a top 10 albums list, then of course we’ve gotta include High Fidelity. John Cusack really appreciates all the music, and with Jack Black as his sidekick how can you not love his rendition of Marvin Gaye’s Lets Get It On.