10 Best Movie Soundtracks 2008

Saturday, July 23 by Anarch

The 10 best movie soundtracks of 2008 are an excellent way to re-vist your favorite scenes from some of your favorite films. Were you a fan of "Slumdog Millionaire" or, perhaps, "Twilight?" Movie soundtracks give films that extra punch and really help us to recall special moments and scenes. Interested in some of the best movie soundtracks of 2008 for a graduation or anniversary?  Here are some excellent examples to get you started.

  1. "Slumdog Millionaire" By mixing hip hop, big beats and classic Indian instrumentation, this is easily one of the best movie soundtracks of the decade as well as one of the best movie soundtracks of 2008. If you have any doubt, just give a listen to M.I.A. and "Paper Planes" or A. R. Rahman, who performs an amazing song called "Jai Ho" for the film's credits. You'll be blown away.
  2. "The Dark Knight" For those who enjoy dark musical scores, "The Dark Knight" is a definite must-have for your list of best movie soundtracks of 2008. A continuation of "Batman Returns," "The Dark Knight" is a wonderful and inspiring composition by the talented team of James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer.
  3. "Choke" Due to the fact that writer/directors Clark Gregg and Chuck Palahniuk both admitted to listening to a lot of Radiohead while writing their versions of this film, the band did not score the film as was originally rumored to happen. Radiohead did, however, contributed to the song for the closing credits. Other noteworthy artists such as The Buzzcocks and Death Cab for Cutie guarentee this one a spot on our list of best soundtracks of 2008.
  4. "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" Indie fans will probably agree that this is one of the best movie soundtracks for 2008. With great artists like Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses and Modest Mouse, this is a great indie soundtrack that will get you up and wanting to dance.
  5. "The Wackness" If you think some hot rap music makes for the best movie soundtracks of 2008, chances are you've been listening to "The Wackness." Not only did Wu-Tang Clan member, Method Man, have an important role in the film, but you also have kicking tunes by A Tribe Called Quest and The Notorious B.I.G. Hot stuff!
  6. "Twilight" One of the best movie soundtracks for 2008 belongs to one of the top-grossing movies of the year. The "Twilight" soundtrack features music by popular alternative and rock artists Muse, Paramore and Linkin Park.
  7. "Sex and the City: The Movie" For a great mix of dance tunes and retro hits, you might want to give a listen to the "Sex and the City" movie soundtrack. One of the best movie soundtracks 2008, this one seems to have a little something for everyone. This is the one for when you want a great mix of old and new.
  8. "Made of Honor" If a collection of great love songs is what makes up your list of best movie soundtracks of 2008, be sure to include "Made of Honor." Featuring great bands like Smashmouth, Oasis and Dashboard Confessional, this is a great soundtrack filled with touching songs.
  9. "27 Dresses" Often overlooked, "27 Dresses" falls into our list of the best movie soundtracks of 2008, due to its great mixture of club dance tracks and hot retro tunes.  Shakira, Gene Loves Jezebel, Natasha Bedingfield and Cocteau Twins are just a few of the great talents on this rocking soundtrack.
  10. "American Teen" Finishing up our list of the best movie soundtracks 2008, we had to call in the underdog documentary "American Teen." Filming severa high school students during their senior year, this movie contains great numbers by bands like MGMT, Ting Tings, Frou Frou and Blackalicious. Definitely a must-listen!