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November 22, 2017 6:11 am

5 Best Movie Soundtracks Of All Time

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The world is full of amazing films and there are so many things that you need in order to make a good movie. One of the most important components of a good film is definitely the music. There are so many great movie soundtracks out there and it is hard to pick the all time favourites.Music

But here are five movie soundtracks that are definitely worth a listen.

1. The Wizard Of Oz

This great movie from 1936 is filled with really clever music. The soundtrack is composed by Herbert Stothart and the songs are written by Harold Arlen and EY Harburg. They all won on Oscar for their work as well.

The soundtrack includes the famous song Over the Rainbow sang by the amazing Judy Garland. It has been covered by many famous artists, for example Kylie Minogue sang this song. There are also plenty of other great songs such as the classics like We’re Off to See the Wizard and Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.

2. Psycho

Another classic movie from 1959 Psycho is full of amazing music. Composer Bernard Herrmann really got the mood of the movie so right in this soundtrack. It really highlights the importance that the music makes for the movie.

Psycho has often been said to be the most cutting-edge work by mister Herrmann. Hitchcock himself recognised the effect that the music had for the movie and doubled Herrmann’s salary. It is such an iconic and terrifying soundtrack all at the same time.

3. Star Wars

The first Star Wars film saw its daylight in 1977 and the movie was full of amazing music. The composer John Williams really made the songs sound like out of this world. He is one of the most famous composers of all time.

You can find interesting little facts about this great composer from ClassicFM.com, for example.

Steven Spielberg wasn’t originally looking to include anything big and bold as the music for the movie. He was after subtler tones but luckily changed his mind.

4. Trainspotting

In 1996 Danny Boyle’s energetic rendering of Irvine Welsh’s novel came out. Trainspotting has really changed the cinema and the movie had an amazing influence over the contemporary youth culture.

The soundtrack for the movie is full of amazing songs. For instance, the theme song is by Underworld and it really gives you the idea of the movie. Born Slippy even featured as a song at the Olympics and thus it is a big part of the British art history.

5. Singin’ In The Rain

The music from the 1952 movie Singin’ in the Rain has often been voted as the best movie music of all time. The pieces by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown are still really fresh and thus it is no wonder the music is such a favourite among people.

There are plenty of amazing fun and heart-breaking songs in this movie and the soundtrack is such good thing to listen to on a rainy day. The soundtrack is full of humour and really suits the movie so well.

 

 

Jane Hamilton is really passionate about music. She loves finding tips on how to play the saxophone and is really interested in learning about the history of movie music. She loves old movies from the 50s and 60s.