Hi all, Its that time of the week again! This top ten Tuesday was an Audio freebie, so I decided to to tell you all about my favourite movie and TV soundtracks. I’m a huge movie buff, and one thing that can decide if I like a movie is the score/soundtrack. Being a huge musical fan from a small child has really shaped my love for all things music. My Nan was a big influence in my love of musicals, and I remember dancing around her living room to the soundtracks of classics such as West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Sound of Music.
From an early age music had the ability to make me feel such strong emotions, whether I was watching a movie or simply listening to the soundtrack. There are songs that made me happy, songs that made me feel a sense of adventure, songs that can make me cry, and simply songs that I loved singing along too. Some have my all time favourite movies have some of my all time favourite scores, and I have found that if the music doesn’t seem to fit the feel of the movie then I enjoy it less.
10 seems like such a big number but this is going to be crazy hard to narrow down! Scrolling though my apple music playlists I already realise that there are some amazing soundtracks out there, and I’m going to have such a hard time choosing my all time favourites.
Top Ten Tuesday is run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl and you should go and give her blog some love.
- The Lord of The Rings
Every time I hear the the opening notes of “Concerning Hobbits” I get butterfly’s. This has, in my opinion, one of the most epic soundtracks to any movie! I felt every kind of emotion when watching these films and that was definitely helped by the awesome score. I felt like I was going into battle, falling in love, and going on adventures with all the characters and I have all 3 soundtracks on my phone. Though I adore all the scores here are my top 4:
2. The Last of the Mohicans
A adore this film, and though it may not be as well known as some of the others on my list has one of the best scores/soundtracks around. It includes a song from an Irish band called Clannad, and these were actually my first live concert. I went with my mum when I was really small, maybe 5 or 4 and remember being amazed at their voices. Here are my favourite songs/scores from this film.
3. West Side Story
I have really fond memories of this film. A musical and modern retelling of Romeo and Juliette, I was prone to putting on my nans nightie and dancing round the living room to this soundtrack (especially America). The music is sublime and you just have to listen to the lyrics to feel the emotions coming through. This is one of my all time favourite musicals and I think you should listen to the whole soundtrack, but in case you don’t have time here are some of my favourite tracks.
4. The Sound of Music
I had such a crush on Captain Von Trapp as a child, and was sure I would grow up to be just like Maria. I pretty much know all the words to all these songs I have watched the film that many times. I don’t think there is a song in this movie I don’t like, and I just wish I could sing like Julie Andrews to do it justice.
This soundtrack gives me all the feels, and this is such an awesome film. One thing I can say about Hans Zimmer is he knows how to score a movie! There is a certain piece of music in this fil that just hits me in the feels every time I hear it and I think that it such a wonderful thing, for music to make you feel even without the movie or lyrics for context.
6. The Greatest Showman
I can honestly say I haven’t met a single person who didn’t like this movie. Both musical and non musical fans have all told me how much they loved it. This is the closest to a traditional musical modern movies have been able to achieve I feel. No part of this movie felt staged, and the songs fit into the overall plot seamlessly. Everyone will have their favourite’s from this film, but these are mine.
7. The Umbrella Academy
I’ve just recently finished watching this on Netflix, and let me tell you it is awesome! This is one of only two TV show’s to make it on to my list and that’s because it has an amazing soundtrack. I was hooked from the opening scene where there is a 6 minute Phantom of the Opera Violin mashup. I instantly had to find this, and I’ve pretty much had in on a loop ever since. You need to listen to this and appreciate the skill that goes into it!
I have been a country music fan from an early age, I remember holidays with my Nan and Granddad with Best of Country and Western CD’s on repeat. When I found out that a TV series was being made based around the Nashville country and music scene, I knew I would love it. This has some truly amazing and original songs. I cant tell you how much I love this series and the music they have created. Below are some of my favourite’s throughout the series.
9. Les Miserables
I’m normally one to prefer the original musical over the movie adaptation, however, Les Miserable knocked it out of the park. I think one of the many reasons for this is that all the actors sang live, so there was no lip syncing or touching up in the studio. This led to such a raw performance that I was truly hypnotised. I listened to this soundtrack on repeat for weeks after it was released and here are some of my favourites.
10 . Titanic
This is such an emotional movie, and contains probably one of the most famous songs ever. Although “my heart will go on” is definitely a favourite of mine its actually the original scores in this movie that really make it for me. My favourite has to be the scene where the Titanic sets sail, I managed to snag tickets to see this with a live orchestra and choir and I cant wait! Here are some of my favourite scores from the movie.
So there they are! I apologise for the lengthy post but I just love Movies. What are some of your favourite movie soundtracks/scores? Let me know in the comments.