Saturday, January 24, 2015

My Top 10 Soundtracks

For this list, I'm not even going to try to organize them by preference.  They'll be entirely random;)

So!  These are the soundtracks that I particularly admire.  I'll include those which I enjoy the most as a whole, so there won't be as many musicals as you might expect:D  And I'll try to be as accurate as I can, but as we all know, my "favorites" change rather often, so I might not be including all of them.


~ The Prince of Egypt


This album is incredible.  (Though, let's be honest.  It's a collaboration between Stephen Schwartz and Hans Zimmer.  How could it not be epic?)


~ Pocahontas


"Colors of the Wind" is, of course, wonderful, but the spotlight track for me is "Farewell."  It's instrumental with background vocals and it's just…*dreamy sigh*


~ The Parent Trap (1998)


This soundtrack is such a feel-good one;)  "Do You Believe in Magic?" and "Here Comes the Sun" are instant mood-lifters for me.  Listen to them and tell me you weren't smiling, at least inwardly, I dare ya.


~ The Fellowship of the Ring




Because one does not simply leave out Lord of the Rings when discussing awesome soundtracks.  Of the LotR movies, The Fellowship of the Ring probably has my favorite soundtrack, on the whole.  "In Dreams"!  "May It Be"!  "The Breaking of the Fellowship"!  "Concerning Hobbits"!



~ Little Women (1994)


I love the main theme of this movie; it's just gorgeous.  And then the track "Valley of the Shadow" when Beth dies is so achingly sweet and sad and beautiful all at the same time and just GAH.


~ Annie (2014)


"When I'm stuck with a day that's gray and lonely, I just stick out my chin and grin and saaaaayyyy, oohhhh…"


~ Beauty and the Beast 


"Prologue."  'Nuff said.


~ Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


Eeeeeep how I love this movie!!!  And its soundtrack is just as wonderful.  Howard Keel's voice...ohhhh.  It's heavenly.  IMHO, that is;)  Though is it not a bit terrible that "Bless Yore Beautiful Hide" is the theme for the entire movie?!


~ The Sound of Music (1965)


THIS.  MOVIE'S.  OVERTURE.  It's huge and flawless and grand and delectable.  I love it.


~ Brave


Both the instrumental and the vocal tracks are lovely, especially "Touch the Sky," "Learn Me Right," "A Noble Maiden Fair" (which is the theme for the whole movie and is stunning), "We've Both Changed," and "Merida's Home."


Honorable mentions go to My Fair Lady (1964), The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Princess (1995), and August Rush.


So there you are!:D








7 comments:

  1. Oh, I just looked up the Brave soundtrack and it is beautiful! I don't normally think to look into soundtracks when I am looking for music..

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    1. It is, isn't it?! I love Celtic music, and the Brave soundtrack is some of the best I've heard! I also really enjoy the movie in general;) Soundtracks are the BEST - ahem. They're wonderful; I find that a lot of times the melodies and harmonies of the old Disney classics are surprisingly deep!:D Thank you soo much for stopping by!

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  2. A Little Princess! I love that soundtrack. Thank you for mentioning it. :-) Also Little Women is one of my favorites. Valley of the Shadow always has me in a puddle of tears...*sniffle*

    It would take all day for my to mention all my favorite soundtracks! You could say I'm rather obsessed. My absolute favorite at the present, though, is Legends of the Fall. It's. Amazing. Especially if you've seen the movie. Which is even more amazing.

    Fun post!

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    1. ALP is gorgeous! Yes, "The Valley of the Shadow" makes me cry too--partially just at the beauty of it all!

      It was sooo hard to narrow them down. I should listen to the Legends of the Fall soundtrack:D

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  4. Great post! I found a link to your blog at Lianne Taimenlore, so I've been reading your posts. Apparently, we have a lot in common, including a blog post I wrote on the exact same subject: :)
    https://twobooksinmypocket.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/these-are-a-few-of-my-favorite-things-favorite-soundtracks-and-filmscores/

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    1. Oh, thank you sooo much for stopping by, Meredith! I really appreciate it:D Aren't soundtracks just the best?! Your list was awesome, as well!

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