What are your favorite film soundtracks?

Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 05:01 pm
What are your favorite compiled soundtracks of songs original and from outside sources?

[Not referring to musical scores and album length instrumentations but full length actual vocal based songs]

Best soundtracks of the 80's:
Prince's Batman album
The Breakfast Club
Labyrinth soundtrack by David Bowie
Tina Turner's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Film soundtracks from the 90's:
Aimee Mann was the singular muse for Paul Thomas Anderson's film Magnolia so it made sense she provided the film's soundtrack.
Nightmare Before Christmas
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut

Some of the best soundtracks from this decade and of recent vintage:
Almost Famous
High Fidelity
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Wes Anderson has a great ear for unheralded rock music.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Soul Kitchen

This list is an arbitrary one at best due to the pathetic nature of my cranial solid state hard drive. So what say you? What are your favorite film soundtracks?
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 06:59 pm
There are probably many film soundtracks I could name, tsar, but the one that first came to mind was from Local Hero. Years & years ago. Loved the film (whimsical, gentle & funny) & the music was just perfect for it ...

Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 07:14 pm
i really liked the Juno soundtrack

Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 07:24 pm
MsOlga? Is that Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits?
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 07:25 pm
Juno has a great playful soundtrack.
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Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 07:27 pm
Yes, tsar , it is he. As I said, years & years ago.
He wrote the whole soundtrack for Local Hero.

(I loved that film! Delightful. Ever seen it yourself? )
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 07:32 pm
Can't say I have ever heard of the film let alone seen it.
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Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 07:34 pm
it's funny, of all that directors films that's the one i haven't seen, i saw Gregory's Girl, Comfort and Joy and his first film, That Sinking Feeling
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 07:40 pm
I'm not surprised, dj. He's not bad. Smile
Local Hero (for me, anyway) was a standout. An absolutely gorgeous "little" film. A real gem.

Tsar you probably haven't seen it because you were way too young when it was first released. It wasn't exactly "commercial" either, so probably not that many re-runs on television.

But back to soundtracks now, yes?
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Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 07:44 pm
I love the soundtrack to "The Lords of Dogtown".
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 08:16 pm
Me too, msolga, me too. I probably saw the movie four times.
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 08:28 pm
Hey! Surprised

Really, osso?

Me too! Smile
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 08:28 pm
Here's Maslin on Local Hero -

I'm sure it's Knopfler, but don't find a link yet, including here, unless I'm missing it.

Ok, he is mentioned..
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Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 08:29 pm
Of course, Olga!
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 08:32 pm
Not surprised at all, osso. Smile

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Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 08:33 pm
This all reminds me of another favorite, which I can't yet get on Netflix...

Hear My Song. (Or, maybe I spelled 'hear' wrong..)
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 08:48 pm
So maybe I did screw up re hear and here (haven't chased that down yet), but

Netflix does have it -


It's going to catapult past some other movies on the list. (No memory re soundtrack)

edit ---
Hah, I did spell it right, and Netflix says "unknown".
This is moderately annoying.
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Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 11:24 pm
[Singles is the original soundtrack album to the film Singles, primarily focused on the ascendant grunge scene of the early 1990s. It also features contributions from Paul Westerberg (his first solo material after the breakup of The Replacements), Chicago's The Smashing Pumpkins, and past Seattle rockers Jimi Hendrix and the Lovemongers (Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart). It was released on June 30, 1992.
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Finn dAbuzz
Reply Sat 28 Aug, 2010 11:54 pm
Princess Moanoke
Last of The Mohicans
The Road to Perdition
Legends of The Fall
Star Wars
Sherlock Holmes
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Reply Sun 29 Aug, 2010 12:04 am
Forrest Gump


Disc One

1. "Hound Dog" performed by Elvis Presley – 2:16
2. "Rebel Rouser" performed by Duane Eddy – 2:21
3. "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do" performed by Clarence "Frogman" Henry – 2:18
4. "Walk Right In" performed by The Rooftop Singers – 2:33
5. "Land of 1000 Dances" performed by Wilson Pickett – 2:25
6. "Blowin' in the Wind" performed by Joan Baez – 2:36
7. "Fortunate Son" performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival – 2:18
8. "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" performed by The Four Tops – 2:43
9. "Respect" performed by Aretha Franklin – 2:27
10. "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" performed by Bob Dylan – 4:35
11. "Sloop John B" performed by Beach Boys – 2:56
12. "California Dreamin'" performed by The Mamas & the Papas – 2:39
13. "For What It's Worth" performed by Buffalo Springfield – 2:38
14. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" performed by Jackie DeShannon – 3:13
15. "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" performed by The Doors – 2:27
16. "Mrs. Robinson" performed by Simon & Garfunkel – 3:51

[edit] Disc Two

1. "Volunteers" performed by Jefferson Airplane – 2:04
2. "Let's Get Together" performed by The Youngbloods – 4:36
3. "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" performed by Scott McKenzie – 2:58
4. "Turn! Turn! Turn!" performed by The Byrds – 3:54
5. "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" performed by The 5th Dimension – 4:48
6. "Everybody's Talkin'" performed by Harry Nilsson – 2:44
7. "Joy to the World" performed by Three Dog Night – 3:16
8. "Stoned Love" performed by The Supremes – 2:59
9. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" performed by B. J. Thomas – 3:00
10. "Mr. President" performed by Randy Newman – 2:46
11. "Sweet Home Alabama" performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd – 4:43
12. "It Keeps You Runnin'" performed by The Doobie Brothers – 4:13
13. "I've Got to Use My Imagination" performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips – 3:30
14. "On the Road Again" performed by Willie Nelson – 2:29
15. "Against the Wind" performed by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band – 5:33
16. "Forrest Gump Suite" composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri – 8:49

Songs in the movie but not on the soundtrack include:

"Lovesick Blues" - Hank Williams
"Sugar Shack" - Jimmy Gilmer And The Fireballs
"Hanky Panky" - Tommy James and The Shondells
"All Along the Watchtower" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
"Soul Kitchen" - The Doors
"Hello, I Love You" - The Doors
"People Are Strange" - The Doors
"Hey Joe" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
"Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" - Pete Seeger
"Love Her Madly" - The Doors
"Let's Work Together" - Canned Heat
"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" - Tony Orlando & Dawn
"Get Down Tonight" - KC & The Sunshine Band
"Free Bird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Running On Empty" – Jackson Browne
"Go Your Own Way" performed by Fleetwood Mac
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