10 Best Movie Soundtracks Ever

Saturday, February 12 by Ed Mulero

The 10 best movie soundtracks ever blend well enough into the background to allow the story to unfold while standing out just enough to be incredibly memorable. Each track from the following films allows the listener to fully appreciate the importance of every note; and as the credits roll, leaves the audience feeling exhilarated and stays with them long after.

  1. "The Crow." Brandon Lee's final movie before his untimely death during filming features an awesome soundtrack of the '90s hottest bands. The CD contains tracks from Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, and many more.
  2. "A Hard Day's Night." The Beatles filmed this movie about the day and the life once they hit it big with music fans. Their soundtrack showcases a few of their classic rock n' roll hit like "Can't Buy Me Love" and "And I Lover Her."
  3. "Saturday Night Fever." John Travolta's classic film about a young man trying to make it big in New York. This soundtrack is filled with disco hits from the Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" to The Trammps "Disco Inferno."
  4. "The Wizard of Oz." The famous tale by L. Frank Baum was made into the famous movie starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale. The soundtrack boasts such fantastic songs like "Over the Rainbow" and music from the MGM Studio Orchestra.
  5. "West Side Story." The great musical took a modern spin of "Romeo and Juliet" with a script by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and song lyrics by  Stephen Sondheim. The movie soundtrack from the 1961 film features many classic songs from "America," "I Feel Pretty" and the "Jet Song."
  6. "Shaft." A film featured the private investigator who oozes cool and works hard to take down the man. Isaac Hayes composed and performed the many classic songs on this soundtrack, including winning the Oscar for the theme to the movie "Shaft."
  7. "Jaws." The movie showed why it wasn't safe to go back to the water as a great white shark terrorized a small town. The music from the soundtrack features the "Main Title" of the film that haunts audiences to this day.
  8. "Psycho." One of the greatest movie thrillers of all time be the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was the work of composer Bernard Herrmann. For the infamous shower scene, Hitchcock didn't want any music but the composer did so anyway which created the chorus of violin shrieks to mirror the poor victim's fate.
  9. "Star Wars." George Lucas' sci fi epic took us on a grand adventure to the stars and left us with many memories. The soundtrack boasts numerous tracks that were composed by the great John Williams.
  10. "The Sound of Music." Another famous musical from Broadway became a memorable movie for so many generations. The soundtrack features the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. 
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