Best Movie Soundtracks
Here are some of my all time favorite songs from soundtracks of films over the years. So much goes into the making of a film from the screenplay to the cinematography. Music plays a large role and is a great contributor to your falling in love with a movie.This is just a short list but when it comes to movies and songs from their amazing soundtracks, the list can go on and on, just to remind that a movie with a great soundtrack is not necessarily a musical!
Roxette's It Must Have Been Love on the Soundtrack for Pretty Woman
Movies with Great Songs in The Soundtracks
The soundtrack to the film, Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg features the song, Unchained Melody sung by the Righteous Brothers. When I think of the movie, I always think of this wonderful song in association.
2. The Breakfast Club
Simple Minds' Don't You (Forget About Me) on the Soundtrack of The Breakfast Club
3. Say Anything
4. Top Gun
Top Gun also has a lot of other great songs such as Highway to the Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins. I also love the song, Take My Breath Away
7. Save The Last Dance
9. The Sound of Music
10. Legends of the Fall
Twilight and Mist, the score for Legends of the Fall is truly beautiful. The music is by James Horner, Lyrics by Brock Walsh
It begins, "As evening fell, a maiden stood at the edge of a wood
In her hand lay the reins of a stallion..." The music sounds wonderful even when it is the instrumental alone, no lyrics.
11. Pretty Woman
12. Waiting to Exhale
13. The Lion King
Elton John's Circle of Life is a wonderful song, appropriate for the film.
14. Dirty Dancing
The soundtrack to Dirty Dancing has many great songs including
Time of My Life - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
"I had the time of my life and I owe it all to you....."
She's Like the Wind - Patrick Swayze
Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
Aerosmith's Don't Want to Miss a Thing is a great song featured on the Armageddon soundtrack
"I could stay awake just to hear you breathing. Watch you smile while you are sleeping, while you're far away and dreaming..."
This movie has so many nice songs including I Could Fall in Love.
17. The Lakehouse
Somewhere Only We Know by Keane is a very moving song that is featured in the film, The Lake House.
"I walked across an empty land. I knew the pathway like the back of my hand. I felt the earth beneath my feet.."
" I came across a fallen tree. I felt the branches. Are they looking at me? Is this the place we used to love? Is this the place I've been dreaming of..."
"I'm getting old and I need something to rely on. So tell me when you're gonna let me in. I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin..."
I love this song by Keane.
18. The Bucket List
Say - John Mayer
19. Stand By Me
A movie that features a song of the same title,
Stand by Me- Ben E. King
20. The Wizard of Oz
21. The Wiz
22. The Bodyguard