When watching a movie, we hope to find a compelling story that holds our attention from the beginning to the end and, according to the movie category, a story that makes us laugh out loud, reflect on life, scares us or just makes us have a good time in front of the screen. Sometimes, while the story unfolds, it turns out that the soundtrack is a true discovery for our ears. Without expecting it, we dance in the chair of the movie theater or on our couch to a melody that touches us and transmits all kinds of sensations. When this happens, we would normally try by all means to find a way to listen to this song again, even repeat it so many times that it becomes part of our memories and vital moments. Well, actually … of our memories and that of millions of people, because when a soundtrack is considered legendary in the history of cinema it is because it thrills almost anyone who listens to it.
You probably know well what we are talking about and surely you know the ten soundtracks we share below. They might not be the best soundtracks ever, but they were the first ones that have come to our memory. Different periods and genres (even cartoons) to relive with us the sound of cinema:
How many times have you imagined being Jack or Rose in the scene in the prow of the boat with this background music? The soundtrack for the film won the Oscar and the song My heart will go on, performed by Celine Dion, became a major hit.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
The soundtrack of this movie, where dancing plays a central role, won three awards: the Oscar, the Grammy and the Golden Globe and includes the song (I’ve had) The time of my life, a very popular song in the United States and Great Britain in the past.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The song Over the rainbow, that received the Oscar for the Best Original Song has allowed millions of people to touch the rainbow in the world of psychedelia and fantasy that was shown in the film.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
This Quentin Tarantino movie has a soundtrack that intercalates dialogues with songs from different musical styles like soul, funk and surf to add atmosphere to the stories that develop in the city of Los Angeles.
This classic American musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John has one of the most danced-to soundtracks in history with songs like Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, You’re the One That I Want, or We go together.
The Godfather (1972)
The music by the Italian composers Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone is a perfect work of art to tell the world about the mafia in which the Corleone family lived.
Pretty Woman (1990)
This romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere was an absolute blockbuster and had some very catchy songs on its soundtrack, like that of Roy Orbison that says “pretty woman, walking down the street …”.
Life is Beautiful (1997)
This film by Roberto Benigni tells a very touching story supported by a soundtrack that won an Oscar for songs such as Vita e bella, La notte di fuga or Buengiorno Principessa.
Starring Mel Gibson, this movie tells about the life of the Scottish hero William Wallace with Celtic instrumental music, composed by the acclaimed James Horner.
The Lion King (1994)
The movie that influenced a whole generation won two Oscars for its soundtrack with songs like The circle of life, Hakuna Matata or Can you feel the love tonight by Elton John.
We would like to know your opinion! What‘s your favorite soundtrack? Is it in our Top 10 or from other soundtrack? Remember that in Piero’s Café you can enjoy the soundtracks of your life with our late night shows in Caleta de Fueste with our duo, Katy and Paul Gillies. See you there!