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Hello all, I was talking with a friend of mine today(Serenity Wind) and she brought up a great point. Music is an overlooked and important part of our lives and in film. So as to not step on her toes I won't count down my favorite soundtracks, but rather my favorite songs that opened or appeared in a movie.
10. Ninja Rap-TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2
Yeah I know it's Vanilla Ice, which is stupid and it was Teenage Mutant Turtles, which some of you may think was dumb. But hey I loved both as a kid, especially in this movie where they inspired me to both take karate and get up out of my seat and dance. Very catchy, fun and perfectly fits the mode of the scene. Don't believe me check out the scene:
9.It's a hard knocks life/Tommorow-Annie
Both these songs are so cute and charming I couldn't choose one over the other. One showed the hope and spirit of little ole orphan Annie and the other showed us the rough condition under which she lived before being adopted. Both are a large chunk of the reason I love this movie. It's a hard knocks life was even sample by Jay-Z. Here they are including the Jay-Z video.
It's a Hard Knocks Life:
Jay-Z-Hard Knocks Life(Ghetto Anthem):
8. You can't win-The Wiz
Speaking of music being a main reason why a film. The Wiz is another great example. One problem I always had with the 1939 version of the Wizard of Oz, was that the Scarecrow seemed pretty happy for a guy who so desperately wanted a brain. Jackson's scarecrow was presented better as being a sorrow filled loser who was constantly being lied to. Who needed a brain for confidence and to get past the illusion the crows had created. Great stuff in my mind. Reminded me alot of some of Sammie Davis Jr's work, sad and gleeful at the same time.
7.Somewhere Over The Rainbow-1939 version, The Wizard of Oz
Another song that made me enjoy a film even more. This song perfectly sums up Dorothy's desire to leave home, the dream and wonderment of children, and Dorothy's insecurities about herself and is very touching. Judy Garland did a great job of performing this great song in one of the classics of cinema. Here it is for your listening pleasure.
6. Lion-Transformers: The Movie(Animated)
Wow pure 80s goodness, the theme and it's song really set the town of this film as completely awesome. From spoler alert, spoiler alert Optimus Prime dieing at the end of the opening(sorry for spoiling it for all you who haven't seen it, but hey I warned you!!) This movie rocked and i love everything about it still till this day.
5.Diamonds are Forever-From the Bond film of the same name
Now this isn't my favorite Bond film, that honor belongs to Goldfinger, but to me it had the most rocking theme. This song completely captures the rapture and zaniness of our err I mean women's obsession with diamonds(actually on second thought I mean our). Love, love, love this song. It's catchy, classic and a little bit haunting and dark. And I know I sound like a broken record saying this, but again one of the main reasons I enjoyed this film. Besides the great Sean Connery of course.
4.Another Way to Die-Quantum of Solace.
I didn't like this song at first but when I heard it playing behind Danile Craig and all his badassness, I couldn't help but be in love with this song, especially since one of it's performers is my fav r&b singer(Alicia Keys). Perfectly set the mood of the film for me. Featuring a kick ass bass line and somber vocals, it has the perfect mix of kick ass rock and howling vocals. Which is why it earned a spot in my top five.
3.Original score from Raiders-Raiders of the Lost Ark
My favorite movie theme song growing up. Perfectly captures the intensity and excitement I felt as a kid watching this film. As well as being a triumphiant lead in to Indy's ultimately successful adventure. Simply a classic score from John Williams.
Another great score for another fantastic movie. Made even more awesome by a version by Guns and Roses' own Slash. Perfect lead into the chaos and discord of the Corleone family as well as to Michael's own personal journey into darkness. Haunting and filled with melody and cheer, just like the film a mix of good and bad. Can be enjoyed in and outside of the film, which is a testament to its awesomeness.
1. Song of Silence-The Graduate
"Hello darkness my old friend...' My all time favorite movie theme of all time. Perfectly sets up the main characters feelings about the way he views the world and his parents desires for him. Like the movie this song shows the disillusionment about life and traditional values people in the 60s had;and still hold today. Fantastic lyrics, one of the best written songs I've ever heard. Part of the reason this film holds up even today is the music. Simply wonderful, which is why it is number one.
I know I missed many great songs like the Star Wars Theme/Imperial March and the Star Trek theme come to my, but hey this is my list. Tell me some of your favorites along with what you thought of my list(I'm sure I'll get tons of love for the Vanilla Ice pick,lol!!)