Top 10 Movie Soundtracks

By October 14, 2014Top 10 Lists

Music is an integral cinematic element that can help convey not only the mood of a scene, but also the tone of a movie. Music adds texture and emotion and is an important component for a filmmaker telling a story. As a consequence, the existence of an outstanding soundtrack is a great reward. If musically groundbreaking, a soundtrack can mark a huge contribution to music (Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”), or it can give life to once forgotten songs (Stealer’s Wheel, “Stuck In the Middle With You”); it can even define a generation. Myself included, musicians are a critical and often ornery bunch and settling on the ‘best of’ would prove an onerous task, but only because there are a plethora of impressive ones to choose from. While defining was difficult at best, for the most part this list does not include scores or concert films (so no Star Wars or The Last Waltz). In the end, the most challenging part was narrowing it down to ten, but seeing as this is a Top 10 list, here it goes…