The soundtracks of movies are often what bring us back to the film time and time again.

Whether it be a song that is stuck in our head or an instrument we can hear playing, soundtracks are integral when it comes to adding depth and emotion to scenes.

It was only natural for directors and composers alike to match their music with the scene so as not to break up the flow of emotions they were trying to convey.

But there have been some instances where this has gone wrong resulting in bad movie tunes that just don’t fit at all.

Many of the best movies in recent years have been accompanied by equally amazing soundtracks that are played during pivotal moments in the film.

The soundtrack to the movie “La La Land” has won a Golden Globe, and also an Academy Award for Best Original Score.

 

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS

What Is a Movie Soundtrack?

Music has been a part of films for decades, and the way that music is used in film can make or break how an audience reacts to it.

A movie soundtrack is an important element because it sets the tone for what’s happening on screen.

The best soundtracks do more than just provide mood music and they’re not always made up of songs with lyrics.

 

 

Best Movie Soundtracks Of All Time

The one thing that makes a movie memorable is its soundtrack. The words, the images, and the music all come together to create an experience that impacts your emotions in a way you never forget.

Since this post is about my favorite soundtracks of all time I will list them from best to worst:

1. Les Miserables,

2. Pirates of the Caribbean,

3. Titanic,

4. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2,

5. A Few Good Men.

Best Soundtracks Of The 60s

The 60s were an iconic decade for music.

The Beatles were just coming into their own, Motown was taking off, and there was a new sound in folk with Bob Dylan, who began to incorporate folk music with rock and roll.

It was not uncommon for these musicians to tour with other bands which led to collaborations between artists that had never collaborated before.

Music is often the most memorable part of a movie. Can you think of any movies that come to mind just by hearing their soundtrack?

The 60s was an era when many great soundtracks were made, and these are some of the best from that decade:

  • Dr. No’s Theme  – 1962
  • Pink Panther Theme Song – 1963

  • Lawrence In Arabia – 1962
  • Planet Of The Apes – 1968

  • You Only Live Twice – 1967

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 1961

  • Easy Rider – 1969

Best Modern Movie Soundtracks

What are the best modern movie soundtracks? This is a difficult question to answer.

While some people might have their favorites, there doesn’t seem to be an overarching consensus on what the best is.

It’s no secret that music is an essential part of a film. In the past decade, there has been a vast expansion in the number of films that have original scores composed for them by renowned artists such as Hans Zimmer and John Williams.

The theme songs to movies like Back to the Future or Jurassic Park are some of the most iconic pieces of modern cinema music; but how do they stack up against today’s popular cinematic compositions?

A good movie soundtrack can make you feel like you’re living inside the film, whether you are experiencing love at first sight with The Notebook’s “All I Want” playing softly in the background or laughing with friends over Mean Girls’ “You Go Glen Coco!”

These are some of our recent favorites:

  • Cruella.
  • No Time To Die.
  • House of Gucci.
  • Soul.
  • The French Dispatch.

Best Soundtracks Of The 2010s

The 2010s have been arguably the most musically diverse decade of all time. From hip-hop to indie rock, EDM to country, there has literally been a song for every occasion and genre preference.

The 2010s have been a decade of great music. With so many talented artists emerging, it’s hard to choose just one favorite soundtrack. But if I had to pick my top five soundtracks from the 2010s, they would be:

  • The Great Gatsby,
  • The Lord of The Rings,
  • The Revenant,
  • Memoirs of a Geisha,
  • Jackie.

Best Selling Movie Soundtracks

The best-selling movie soundtracks are often some of the most iconic pieces of music in American culture.

Some of them were so successful that they made it onto Billboard’s Top 10 lists, or even won Academy Awards – like “Titanic.”

Whether it’s “I Will Always Love You” from The Bodyguard or “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” from Toy Story, these songs have captivated us for decades and will continue to do so.

The soundtrack for a movie can often be the reason why one person may enjoy it more than another.

A great score can add emotion and depth to a film, but not every movie has the budget or talent to pull off an amazing musical accompaniment.

What is your favorite movie soundtrack? What are some of your favorites that aren’t as popular as others?

Best Disney Soundtracks

Disney is one of the most iconic companies in the world.

With so many movies, it’s hard to choose which one has the best soundtrack.

1. The Lion King

One of Disney’s most iconic musicals, this movie has a great soundtrack that was written by Elton John and Tim Rice. This album includes some classics like “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.”

2. Frozen

This movie is still played at theaters today because it has such an amazing soundtrack! It features songs like “Let It Go” sung by Idina Menzel.

3. Moana

this movie has multiple masterpieces, that every kid memorizes after watching it! It’s about How Far I’ll Go, You’re Welcome and Shiny.

The soundtrack actually peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 200. It would have gone No. 1 if not for The Weeknd’s Starboy. The Rock’s version of “You’re Welcome” peaked at number 83 on the Billboard Hot 100.

4. Coco

“Remember Me” is one of the most touching songs from the 2017 animated Pixar film Coco, written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.

5. Aladdin

“Arabian Nights” – one of the icons of animated movies soundtracks, however, it was “A Whole New World” to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

What Is The Highest Selling Movie Soundtrack Of All Time?

According to the Guinness World Records, the highest-selling movie soundtrack of all time is Frozen.

What makes this an impressive feat is that it was released in 2013 and was only number 1 for 3 weeks before being knocked out by Taylor Swift’s 1989.

The Frozen soundtrack has sold about 4 million copies while “1989” sold 2.5 million copies in its first week alone!

But, the highest-selling soundtrack of all time is the Titanic soundtrack. The album was released on October 20, 1997, and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

This makes it the second-bestselling album of all time behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller which has sold 50 million copies.

The next best-selling soundtrack is the “Grease” soundtrack, which has sold over 18 million copies.

But, what is the most played movie song?

It is probably “Over the Rainbow” from 1939’s The Wizard of Oz. It has been used in over 50 movies, including Titanic and Sense and Sensibility.