10 Great Movie Soundtracks

Wednesday, March 16 by Karsun

Many of us love movies and a great movie soundtrack can really enhance the movie so here are 10 great movie soundtracks to some of the most awesome movies. You may have your own favorites and it is hard to choose just ten but this is an excellent start to learning about great movie soundtracks.

  1. "The Sound of Music" (1965) Based on a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, this movie soundtrack had everyone singing. It's a soundtrack that stands the test of time since you can hear many of the songs on commercial ads even today.
  2. "Saturday Night Fever" (1977) If you love disco music then this is the soundtrack for you. With most of the songs written and sang by the Bee Gees, this soundtrack went fifteen times platinum and sold more than fifteen million copies.
  3. "Footloose" (1984) With songs by artists such as Kenny Loggins, Sammy Hagar and Foreigner, "Footloose" was a soundtrack that was highly successful. It stayed at the top on Billboard for two months and produced three top ten hits.
  4. "Grease" (1978) Performed by a variety of artists, this soundtrack's most successful song was sang by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, "You're the One That I Want." The soundtrack sold 28 million copies all over the world.
  5. "Purple Rain" (1984) This soundtrack to the movie by the same name was written and performed by Prince. It is continually on lists of the top albums of all time and sold thirteen million copies.
  6. "Forrest Gump" (1994) With songs from artists such as Elvis and The Doors, this soundtrack reached number two on the Billboard top albums chart. It is from the movie and each song spans across many genres and decades.
  7. "The Lost Boys" (1987) Featuring a plethora of different songs, "The Lost Boys" soundtrack is one of the more unique soundtracks with original songs for the movie. It features such artists as Roger Daltrey and INXS.
  8. "The Craft" (1996) Another great soundtrack with original music is "The Craft." The songs are more of an alternative nature with artists like Our Lady Peace and Sponge.
  9. "Pulp Fiction" (1994) This is a soundtrack without an official score. Instead, the movie has a different mix of song types; from pop and soul to surf and rock and roll.
  10. "Dirty Dancing" (1987) This is a highly successful soundtrack that spent eighteen weeks in the top spot of Billboard and sold 42 million copies. It has the honor of being one of the best selling albums of all time.

There is the list of 10 great movie soundtracks. You can compare it to your own choices and even though it's subjective, you can't argue with the success of these movie soundtracks.

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