Best Movie Soundtrack

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  1. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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  2. Contec

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    What Movie music do you like:lol

    Right from my head i like Willow and Flash Gordon and Goonies
  3. Boomerjinks

    Boomerjinks Well-Known Member

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  4. rodneyfaile

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    No votes for Ladyhawke?
  5. Jodo Kast 3

    Jodo Kast 3 Well-Known Member

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    Top Gun

    Hands down.
  6. Organic Mechanic

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  7. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Superman the Movie.

    End of story.
  8. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    Yes Top Gun's soundtrack rocked my socks back in the day. Even though I loathe 80's music as a whole, somehow most of these films make them extremely catchy.:love
  9. wannab

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    I'm with Mic on this one.

    My list cut and pasted from the other soundtrack ("your top 5 soundtracks") thread.

    YouTube - Superman - John Williams - Boston Pops 5/26/2007

    The Cowboys
    YouTube - The Cowboys - John Williams and Boston pop orchestra live 93

    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    YouTube - The Day the Earth Stood Still - Prelude/Outer Space/Radar

    Capricorn One
    YouTube - Jerry Goldsmith - Capricorn One (1977)

    Towering Inferno
    YouTube - The Towering Inferno

    Some others worth mentioning...
    The Last Samurai
    Mary Poppins
    The Pink Panther
    The Sting
    The Godfather
    Planet of the Apes
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Great Escape

  10. dbhs

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  11. crabra comander

    crabra comander Sr Member

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    Superman soundtrack is pretty epic, but thats a give in. That Tommy is pretty savage as well. I'm looking more for something I can play in my car. Good picks.
  12. rodneyfaile

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    Forrest Gump
    Heavy Metal
    Empire Records
    Pulp Fiction
    O Brother Where Art Thou
  13. who45

    who45 Well-Known Member

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    im still very much into the tron legacy soundtrack 1 year on :) i do like my instrumentals, i also like the borne and dark knight tracks.
  14. The Wook

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    The two movie soundtracks (not including musicals like Oliver!) that got the most play growing up on my turntable--kids, it was this round spinning thing you'd put round, grooved discs on and a needle would drag through the grooves to make sounds--were...

    1) Excalibur - Orff's O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, Wagner's Ride of the Valkryies, Albinoni's Adagio in G Minor.
    2) Goldfinger - best Bond soundtrack overall, but I give a slight nod to Lulu's The Man With The Golden Gun theme song (the version played at the end of the film), as well as McCartney's Live and Let Die theme song, over Bassey's Goldfinger.

    Still love them both! But of course I'm modernized now, and listen to them on my Walkman. :)

    The Wook
  15. CB2001

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    Definitely a good one.

    For me, here's some of my picks:

    Koyaanisqatsi, entire score by Philip Glass.

    Now, everyone knows I dislike Inception, but I like only two tracks from the score (honestly they sound like they would have work better for another film), and those tracks are "Mombasa" and "Time".

    James Howard Newton's soundtrack for Unbreakable (let's face it, it's an amazing soundtrack for an underrated film). I definitely, out of all the tracks love "The Orange Man".

    You can never go wrong with Tangerine Dream. Their scores for Near Dark and Miracle Mile are amazing.

    Vangelis' score for Blade Runner is another amazing one that comes to mind.

    The score to Manhunter by The Reds & Michel Rubini is one that also comes to my mind.

    But overall, Ennio Morricone's work is an excellent one. On of my favorite tracks, out of all the ones I've heard, is "Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
  16. crabra comander

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    Yes I can't believe I forgot about that one! :love
  17. Flagg

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    Heavy Metal
  18. Nial

    Nial Active Member

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    I know all these are mentioned above but...
    Conan the Barbarian.
    Blade Runner.
  19. Rebelscum

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    Weird... we could swap playlists and not even realize we'd done it.
  20. Daemon324

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    Top Gun. Not as much nowadays, but still...

    O Brother Where Art Thou? - Awesome movie too. Have the soundtrack here in the house somewhere...

    Just about all of the music John Williams does is really good. I mean, come on, he gave us, what two iconic sagas, not to mention other extremely good movies, some of which I noticed were on the 'What Movies Make You Cry?' thread. Go figure.

    Most of the movie music I like is either stuff I can listen to at work and not feel totally lethargic, or stuff that kinda makes me feel wistful.
  21. jedichase

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    No Star Wars?
    No Indiana Jones?
    No 2001: A Space Odyssey?
    No ET?
    No Jaws?
    No The Dark Knight?

    And I thought you all loved film.
  22. terryhimself

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    Magnificent Seven
    The Good The Bad and the Ugly
    Das Boat
  23. BuckRogers

    BuckRogers New Member

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    Hi, how about Dune?
  24. DarthDH

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    Maximum Overdrive
  25. CB2001

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    How about The Warriors (1979), score by Barry Da Vorzon?
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  26. Infamous Lunchbox

    Infamous Lunchbox New Member

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    Blade Runner
    Most Ennio Morricone soundtracks, but most especially The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

    I may get ripped for this one, but I really enjoyed a few of the tracks on Scott Pilgrim. Overall I think it had a mediocre soundtrack, but I really enjoyed "Threshold" and "It's getting boring by the sea".
  27. jonny5j

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    Blade runner love that soundtrack
  28. Daemon324

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    Ahem. I believe I did mention most of those, even if only indirectly. Indiana Jones, Jaws, ET, and Star Wars all have the composer in common.

    If I remember, 2001 has predominately classical music set into the background, not original work for the movie. Granted, the music was quite good, and fit the movie quite well.

    As for TDK, I would have to rewatch the movie as I can't remember, nor do I always pay attention to the music the first time I watch a movie.

    Which version? The early version was okay, and the later version was a bit better.

    Yeah, that was a good score. Kinda made up for some of the movie's shortfalls. Pretty good movie for the time too.
  29. BTTFSpencer

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  30. Wolfie

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    well I think it depends on how you read his original post/question.

    They are asking about Soundtracks, not scores, and he specifically mentioned this : "Preferably with songs that have been around for awhile and weren't memorable till you saw it in a movie"

    So that would mean to me a soundtrack with lyrical content versus just a score.

    Most of the iconic movies you mentioned are scores so I wouldnt have answered with here but a few would be on my scores list.

    Danger Zone, You've Lost That Loving Feeling, and Take My Breath Away fromTopgun would be on my Sountrack list. Unchained Melody too, St Elmos Fire... probably a few others if I thought about it. Couple songs from Batman in the 90s. Blergh, pulling a blank cause its 130 am lol
  31. crabra comander

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    You hit the nail on the head with that, but I'll take scores like "Ecstasy of Gold" anyways cause they're just epic!
  32. CB2001

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    Well, in the film business, the "soundtrack" is basically the mix of everything from dialogue to special effects and music combined to create everything you hear in the film. I don't know where the music industry got the idea to refer to their compilations of music featured in films and scores as "soundtracks", when music is only a piece of what the film industry considers a soundtrack.

    So, basically, original musical scores count as soundtracks just as much as "songs featured and inspired by the original motion picture" are.
  33. Daemon324

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    Yeah, no you're right. Still, I did say if indirectly. I have heard some of the soundtracks too, and again, very nice. Most movie/game music I tend to listen to is the type that you can either exercise to, or if you have a job like mine, where you're doing a lot of cutting, then work to as well. And I still stand by my previous post. Don't read too much into the game music part either. Another can of worms best left unopened for now, methinks.
  34. 0neiros

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  35. justinbauler

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    i vote for Last of the Mohicans
  36. CelticRuins

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    Requiem for a Dream
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Garden State
    Marie Antoinette
  37. hmfcriley

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    Superman or Back to the Future for me :D
  38. BTTFSpencer

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    Back to the future - Huey Lewis, power of love, back in time. You got Johnny B Goode as well, and earth angel.

    BTTF. Superman is also excellent.
  39. Laser Brain

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    I've always loved the Rocky soundtrack. Goodfellas is awesome too.
  40. DeLucks Designs

    DeLucks Designs Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not a single Saturday Night Fever? C'mon??

    The one I can't live without, is EMPIRE RECORDS. I listen at least once a week. Go buy it now.....
  41. crabra comander

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    OK I'll check it out
  42. blakeh1

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    I always loved the use of 'The End" in Apocolypse now. Never paid much attention to the song until that movie

    Another great opening scene was Zombieland. Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" never sounded so good for some reason

    Another soundtrack that I think really enhanced the movie was O Brother Where Art Thou (although soundtrack's do play a big part in any Cohen brothers movie). It really got me to listen to more Bluegrass.

    Also I though Pulp Fiction gave me a new appreciation for a lot of the music in there. Dick Dale, and of course Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You.
  43. tain669

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    The Omega Man.... Nuff Said :behave
  44. Skaar

    Skaar Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have yet to stop listening to the "Tron Legacy" soundtrack

    Movies should get artist like Daft Punk to do movie soundtrack more often
  45. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    You really can be my wingman anytime :thumbsup. High five...ow!

  46. infymys

    infymys Sr Member

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    Two words: Purple Rain.
  47. Not3block

    Not3block New Member

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    Some of my favorites in no specific order:

    Blade Runner - Tales from the future:
    Blade Runner Soundtrack Tales Of The Future - YouTube

    Black Hawk Down - Hunger:
    Black Hawk Down OST - Hunger - YouTube

    Chariots of Fire - Theme:
    Chariots of fire - movie, opening scene - YouTube

    Back to the future - Power of love:
    Back To The Future Music Video - The Power Of Love - YouTube

    Mortal Kombat - Techno Syndrome 7" Mix:
    The Immortals - Mortal Kombat (Techno Syndrome 7" Mix) - YouTube

    Mortal Kombat - Control (Juno Reactor Instrumental):
    Traci Lords - Control (Juno Reactor Instrumental) - YouTube

    2001 Space Odyssey - Also Sprach Zarathustra:
    Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra / 2001 Space Odyssey opening theme - YouTube

    And alot more! :p
  48. CB2001

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    Or at least get one of them if you can't get both. Have you ever heard Thomas Banghalter's score for Irreversible? I know the film is hard to sit through, but the music he composed for it was so dark and terrific at the same time (in fact, Gasper Noe asked him to do the score for Enter the Void since he did an excellent job on Irreversible, but he wasn't able to do it because it conflicted with scoring TRON: Legacy). One of my favorite tracks from the film is "Outrage".

    But I definitely like Daft Punk's work together, especially the soundtrack to T:L. I can't name one track I didn't like throughout the film.
  49. Stefan Jones

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    well, I like Highlander and most of the Batman stuff
  50. JoMamma_Smurf

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