Henry Mancini was one of the best composers of film music during the 60s. His music capture the momentum as no other and was the synonym of classy film scores. In the famous Breakfast at Tiffanys score, he won an Oscar for the song Moon River a song that has passed throug generations and is still remembered.
The soundtrack of Blade Runner is almost as amazing and marvelous as the movie. Vangelis, its composer, made a suite of electronic music that goes from dark and futuristic themes like the Main Title and the End Titles, to cozy and jazzy tunes resembling the music of the noir cinema like in Love Theme or Rachel Song. The perfect soundtrack for the movie.
If anyone could name a more iconic film score that has been like an anthem for millions and millions of fans, he should be writing this column. John Williams is one of the most known and iconic film music composer and his compositions for George Lucas and Spielberg are classics. Anyone in the world knows the Star Wars theme or the Imperial March.
Conan The Barbarian was the first major success of Arnold Schwarzenegger, starring the popular pulp Barbarian in an epic tale of times of great adventure. Basil Poledouris was the composer of this greatest soundtrack with an iconic epic main title and different scores that set perfectly the mood for every part of the movie. One of the best film scores ever.
Singles by Cameron Crowe was a movie about being single in a city like Seattle, a classic rom-com plot, but what made this city an icon of an era was that it took place in Seattle in the early 90's. In one line: the city that made Grunge. Its soundtrack, selected by its own director, Cameron Crowe a music journalist in the Rolling Stone magazine, included a selection of music anthems by the most iconic grunge bands of the era, like Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam with songs like Breath and State of Love and Trust, never released on record, Smashing Pumpkins, Screaming Trees, Mother Love Bone, Soundgarden and other classic musicians like Jimi Hendrix, born and raised in Seattle, and the ex-Replacements Paul Westerberg. The soundtrack of an era.
It wasn't the best of the musical movies made in the 80's but it gives one of the best records by Prince. The soundtrack to this personal autobiopic was one, if not the best, of the most popular and amazing records by the artist of Minneapolis. Funk, rock, psychedelia, and the ultimate rock ballad that gives names to both record and movie and songs like Let's Go Crazy, Computer Blue, When Doves Cry or I Would Die For U made Prince one of the biggest pop superstar of the 80s.
Trainspotting was an iconic movie from the 90s that was a banner for its generation. Telling the story of a bunch of junkies in a low neighborhood of Edinburg in the 90s that decide to steal money from a heroin dealer to start a new life. As a movie that portraits a generation, music takes a key role in the movie. The soundtrack is a sample of British music in the mid-90s with a special focus in clubbing scene and late Britpop mixed with some classics that influenced the scene. We can hear music by bands like Underworld, Blur, Iggy Pop, Leftfield, Primal Scream or Pulp.
The second movie by Quentin Tarantino made music an important part in the movie, rediscovering old groups and old bands along with contemporary ones that made music with the spirit of the movie. Pulp Fiction put the light on Urge Overkill, with the song Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon and made Misirlou by the surf rocker Dick Dale a hit of the 90s.
Easy Rider was the movie of the end of the summer of love. And of course, music was one of the main keys of this film about two people that want to travel in their motorbikes and enjoy life without any question. Here we can enjoy music from that era and from bands that defined music: The Band, Steppenwolf, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix and Roger McGuinn.
Shaft was one of the finest blaxploitation movies and as an example of the black culture of the America of the 70's, it showcased a soundtrack of the finest soul, funk and black rock music of its time. The soundtrack was composed by the legendary funk-soul musician Isaac Hayes and soon was one of the greatest soundtracks of the blaxploitation movement and beyond.
Drive movie was almost a video clip. Directed by Danish director Nicholas Winding Refn, the movie blended image and music like two hours music video with the best of the electro-pop, retro wave, synthwave and dream pop of the 2000's. You can find bands like Chromatics, Kavinsky, Desire, College and Cliff Martinez compiling a great soundtrack.
The story of the family Von Trapp and their nurse nun remains as one of the all-time classics for all the family, and mainly because of the music and songs of the movie. The movie focus on the regular life of aristocratic Austrian family and their musical career encouraged by the enthusiastic nun that teaches them how to sing. During their participation in Salzburg Music Festival, the Nazis occupy Austria and the Von Trapp family flee to the Switzerland. Songs like Doremi or Maria are all-time classics.
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