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There’s no doubt that a good movie is made great by a hit soundtrack, and the following movies are no exception. Each has merits, such as superb acting, engaging storylines, and excellent cinematography. However, what makes them worthy of a top 10 list are their delightful soundtracks that will have you singing along like no one is listening.
So without further ado, here are the top 10 best movie soundtracks of all time. Be sure to learn them, live them and love them.
ten. 365 days (2020)
In this controversial film, Massimo, a member of the Sicilian mafia family, kidnaps the unsuspecting Laura, a prosperous young woman traveling in Italy with her headstrong boyfriend. What Laura doesn’t know is that Massimo had a vision of her years ago during a near-death experience and hasn’t stopped looking for her ever since. Determined to win her love, Massimo gives Laura 365 days to fall in love with him. What follows is a power struggle between the two, sex scenes galore and, of course, a bombshell soundtrack.
Notable songs include “I See Red” (Everybody Loves an Outlaw), “Prisoner (Raphael Lake) and “Watch Me Burn” (Michele Morrone).
9. the lost boys (1987)
When Michael and Sam move with their mother to the murder capital of the world, Santa Carla, California, they discover the town bears her disturbing nickname for good reason. And when Michael gets involved with a group of delinquents after chasing the beautiful Star woman, he bites off more than he can chew as he uncovers the reason for the town’s high murder rate. With his brother Sam, Michael must face formidable adversaries to save his family and the people of Santa Carla.
The soundtrack includes classic hits such as “People Are Strange” (Echo & the Bunnymen), “Cry Little Sister” (Gerard McMahon) and “Lost in the Shadows” (Lou Gramm).
8. A star is born (2018)
When veteran country musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling waitress and entertainer Ally, he is amazed and decides to help her succeed and fulfill her dream of becoming a singer. But as Ally’s career takes off, their relationship begins to crumble as Jack fights a losing battle with alcoholism and drug addiction.
The chemistry between the two protagonists, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, is palpable and the soundtrack is impressive. Their musical performances include “I’ll Never Love Again”, “Always Remember Us This Way” and, most notably, “Shallow”.
seven. Black Panther (2018)
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T’Challa returns to Wakanda, a reclusive and technologically advanced African nation. There he prepares to serve as the new king; however, he is soon contested for the throne by factions within Wakanda. And when enemies conspire to destroy his beloved home, T’Challa must, as Black Panther, team up with CIA agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan special forces known as Dora. Milaje to bring peace to his country.
The film features songs from many impressive artists such as Kendrick Lamar (“Black Panther”), Travis Scott (“Big Shot”) and The Weekend (“Pray for Me”).
6. The Lion King (1994)
A beloved Disney classic, The Lion King follows the story of Simba, a young lion prince who is set to become the future king of his pride. However, when Simba’s father, Mufasa, is killed by his uncle Scar, Simba is framed for the murder and leaves his pride to start a new life with Pumbaa and Timon, a goofy warthog and a sarcastic meerkat. There, he lives by a philosophy: “Hakuna Matata”, or no worries for the rest of your life. But when his past comes back to haunt him, he must take his destiny into his own hands and save his pride from the clutches of the cruel Scar.
Like many Disney movies, The Lion King features an assortment of catchy songs such as “Hakuna Matata”, “Circle of Life”, and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”.
5. Chicago (2002)
Two murderers, Velma Kelly – a sexy performer who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together – and Roxie Hart – a wise, budding star who murdered her boyfriend after finding out he was wrong make her famous – fight for the red light on death row. The only thing keeping them from dying is becoming celebrities loved by the people of Chicago. As a result, they develop a bitter rivalry while vying for publicity and the attention of the only lawyer who could save them from the gallows.
Popular songs from this musical include “I Can’t Do It Alone”, “When You’re Good to Mama”, and most notably, “Cell Block Tango”.
4. Red Mill! (2001)
Another beloved musical is Red Mill!, an 1899 story about Christian, a starving artist, who falls in love with Satine, a gorgeous courtesan and nightclub star. However, their love must withstand many trials and tribulations, as Satine is coveted by a duke who seeks to make her his own. As a result, a dangerous love triangle ensues, and anger, jealousy, and betrayal abound.
This musical drama has many hit songs such as “Come What May”, “Elephant Love Medley” and “El Tango de Roxanne”.
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
When Jack Skellington, the restless king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, he attempts to bring Christmas home with him. However, this causes mayhem and mayhem as the residents of Halloween Town put their own gruesome spin on the joyous holiday. Meanwhile, Sally, a Frankenstein-esque creation of Dr. Finkelstein, yearns for Jack and tries to get his attention while trying to convince him that his Christmas plans could have dire consequences.
Composer, singer and songwriter Danny Elfman created an incredible soundtrack for this film, featuring songs such as “This Is Halloween”, “Sally’s Song” and “What’s This?”
2. Frozen (2013)
After new Queen Elsa accidentally plunges the kingdom of Arendelle into eternal winter with her magical abilities, her fearless and optimistic sister Anna must team up with hardy ice cream man Kristoff, her trusty reindeer Sven and a snowman. kind snow named Olaf. Together they travel through freezing conditions to find Elsa, bring her back, and restore Arendelle to its original glory. However, Elsa does not want to return as she is finally freed from the limits of her powers in the frozen palace she created.
The entire soundtrack is gold, but the most important songs include “Love Is an Open Door”, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and, of course, “Let It Go”.
1. Fat (1978)
A list of the best movie soundtracks wouldn’t be complete without the movie Grease. The plot follows good girl Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko, who have had a hot and heavy summer romance. But when they unexpectedly discover that they are now attending the same high school, they discover that teenage love is more complex than it seems.
Favorite songs include “You’re the One That I Want”, “Greased Lightnin'” and “Hopelessly Devoted to You”.