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List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« on: April 23, 2019, 11:37:16 PM »

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TOP 50 MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS!!!!

With a hefty 19 lists and our #50 ranked soundtrack having more than 25 points we are statistically significant! 

What a GREAT collection.  I’m so glad I hosted this.  I’ve been lost in youtube for hours. 

Movie soundtracks are usually just a bunch of songs, sure.  But there's a flavor that binds the songs together; a mood established by the movie, a feeling, an atmosphere.  Who would ever put DEVO and Motorhead on the same mix-tape?  Doesn't work.  UNLESS they're linked by the movie experience and evoke memories or feelings from your favorite scenes.

There's something about movie soundtracks that are bigger than any regular album.  I believe the movies help cue your visual imagination when you hear the music in ways you might not have come up with yourself. 


Let’s start this list off with an appetizer from the very LOWEST SCORING soundtrack earning only a SINGLE MEASLY POINT (thank you for your #25 Russoguru)…

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/uEKI83zN0Dg" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/uEKI83zN0Dg</a>

Now THAT'S a movie soundtrack song. 


A quick word for audiophiles on the topic of recording quality.

Have you heard of dynamic range and the loudness wars?
https://www.shockwave-sound.com/blog/the-loudness-wars-over-compression-and-its-impact-on-music-quality/

Here‘s the online Dynamic Range Database to find out if you’ve been punishing your ears with crappy recordings:
http://dr.loudness-war.info/


Rule of thumb for Youtube surfing: add “vinyl LP” to your search strings to find recordings with the best dynamic range.


Must-have firefox addon: Youtube Ad Autoskipper


Onward!
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 12:07:18 AM »
#50
JURASSIC PARK


(27 points, 2 lists: #10 linszoid, #15 Pak-Man)



Jurassic Park: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
John Williams, 1993
MCA Records

1.   "Opening Titles"   
2.   "Theme from Jurassic Park"   
3.   "Incident at Isla Nublar"   
4.   "Journey to the Island"   
5.   "The Raptor Attack"   
6.   "Hatching Baby Raptor"   
7.   "Welcome to Jurassic Park"
8.   "My Friend, the Brachiosaurus"
9.   "Dennis Steals the Embryo"
10.   "A Tree for My Bed"
11.   "High-Wire Stunts"
12.   "Remembering Petticoat Lane"
13.   "Jurassic Park Gate"   
14.   "Eye to Eye"
15.   "T-Rex Rescue and Finale"   
16.   "End Credits"


No cool pop songs on the soundtrack.  Oh well.  There’s four extra musical tracks that aren’t included in the movie on the 20th anniversary release…yay!


John Williams wanted "pieces that would convey a sense of awe and fascination," given that the movie dealt with the, "overwhelming happiness and excitement," that would emerge from seeing live dinosaurs.

We all know the hook: dumdedum dum dum, dumdedum dum dum..

But instead of that let’s check out this cool “intrigue” synth track “Dennis Steals the Embryos”. 

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ELwen6omuOI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ELwen6omuOI</a>

Love the discordant woodwinds.  Is that what's called a shakuhachi woodwind AKA Japanese wooden flute?  A great sound that goes with Samuel L Jackson giving you a sideways eyeball.


The full vinyl:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/TLoN1r0xGNo&amp;t=395s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/TLoN1r0xGNo&amp;t=395s</a>


Trivia: John Williams hurt his back so someone else conducted the recording at Skywalker Ranch.  Walk it off, you lazy genius!
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 12:29:49 AM »
Cool beans. Looking forward to this.

Just a FYI - looks like some of your images are a bit on the large side (they are spilling off my screen). To shorted them just add width=?? (put in whatever size you'd like.) in your image tag. For example I made this one 700... [ IMG width=700]url here[/img]


this is at 800



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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 12:37:39 AM »
#49
SING STREET


(29 points, 2 lists: #5 George-2.0, #18-ColeStratton)


Sing Street (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Various Artists, 2016
Decca

1.    "Rock N Roll Is a Risk" (Dialogue) – Jack Reynor
2.   "Stay Clean" – Motörhead
3.    "The Riddle of the Model" – Sing Street
4.    "Rio" – Duran Duran
5.    "Up" – Sing Street
6.    "To Find You" – Sing Street
7.    "Town Called Malice" – The Jam
8.    "In Between Days" – The Cure
9.    "A Beautiful Sea" – Sing Street
10.    "Maneater" – Hall & Oates
11.    "Steppin' Out" – Joe Jackson
12.    "Drive It Like You Stole It" – Sing Street
13.    "Up" (Bedroom Mix) – Sing Street
14.    "Pop Muzik" – M
15.    "Girls" – Sing Street
16.    "Brown Shoes" – Sing Street
17.    "Go Now" – Adam Levine

An Irish comedy-drama with a pop song soundtrack. A bunch of them appear to be originals by the teen band in the movie so that’s kind of cool when they perform.  Motorhead.  Duran Duran.  Hall & Oates. I can’t imagine how they tie all that together.  Breakfast Club meets The Commitments?  Sounds like an interesting flick.

That first song by the Sing Street band is my favorite.  It's got a very 80s European pop sound.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/LjbRnRz1VH4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/LjbRnRz1VH4</a>

Oooh Wiki says it’s an award winner!  The “Golden Tomato Award”?  …Is that good?


Here's a taste of the movie.  Am I the only one who wants to just punch that twerp in the face?  It's the older brother in me I guess.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/fuWTcmjnEGY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/fuWTcmjnEGY</a>


Good music though!
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 12:39:32 AM »
Cool beans. Looking forward to this.

Just a FYI - looks like some of your images are a bit on the large side (they are spilling off my screen). To shorted them just add width=?? (put in whatever size you'd like.) in your image tag. For example I made this one 700... [ IMG width=700]url here[/img]


this is at 800


Thx that helps :)


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 12:49:34 AM »
#49
SING STREET

This has been in my Netflix queue for a while, might have to check it out tonight
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 12:54:49 AM »
#48
I, TONYA


(29 points, 2 lists: #4 Cleat, #19 F-Zero)


I, Tonya Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists, 2017
Milan Records

1.  "Fair to Love Me"     Mark Batson
2.  "Devil Woman"     Cliff Richard
3.  "Shooting Star"     Bad Company
4.  "Romeo and Juliet"     Dire Straits
5.  "A Fair Shot"     Peter Nashel
6.  "Free Your Mind"     En Vogue
7.  "Goodbye Stranger"     Supertramp
8.  "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart"     Chris Stills
9.  "The Chain"     Fleetwood Mac
10.  "The Incident"     Peter Nashel
11.  "Barracuda"     Heart
12.  "Gloria"     Laura Branigan
13.  "Gone Daddy Gone"      Violent Femmes
14.  "Dream a Little Dream of Me (feat. Paul Weston)"     Doris Day
15.  The Passenger     Siouxsie & The Banshees
16.  Tonya Suite    Peter Nashel

Tonya Harding is a redneck so of course there’s some great stuff on this soundtrack by Marshall Tucker, ZZ Top, Foreigner, Fleetwood Mac, and Bad Company.

Devil Woman was just made for Allison Janney’s Oscar-winning Best Supporting Actress performance as Tonya’s brutal mother:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/GQVJBu3NEi0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/GQVJBu3NEi0</a>

“She’s a soft four” HAHAHA!!  But doesn’t that music just make the scene juicy? 


Too bad I can’t find the clip where the dudes who bushwhack Nancy Kerrigan groove to Gloria by Laura Branigan. Hahaha.  Well here’s the song:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/GZtUL8aH5a8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/GZtUL8aH5a8</a>


There’s a real art to picking out songs for these soundtracks.  Music supervisor Susan Jaocobs shares a little about her decision to choose Gloria:

As I, Tonya moves toward the infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan, Shawn Eckhardt hires two muscle men to take down Harding’s competition. Viewers meet the two characters as Laura Branigan’s disco track blares on the soundtrack.

“‘Gloria,’ how perfect is that! The director originally shot that because the character is singing to it — but how perfect is that song? The biggest conversations the director and I had about all the music were, ‘Why are we in the 1970s and early 1980s?’ Because it’s not accurate. We’d really be more in the late ’80s and ’90s. The conversation we had, and it was really true, is that there’s a warmth to the ’70s that does not exist to the ’80s and ’90s. In general, all of this stuff is fun but with a genuine heart and warmth. Without that, when I tried to put some ’90s stuff or we tried different things, it didn’t have the warmth. That’s why we’re in this time period, even though it’s not particularly accurate.”



And can I just add here that I, Tonya was the best movie of 2017?
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2019, 01:06:03 AM »
The Sing Street soundtrack is pretty brilliant in the way it's arranged. Because this kid is trying to find his sound, his style, through various musical influences. So you get the Sing Street tracks side by side with the tunes that inspired them.

My favorite song was the ballad.... it was beautiful and fit the scene so well that I sat there in the theater sobbing as it played - like the big macho man that I am.  :D (thankfully I had the row to myself... so I was free to soak my popcorn in peace)

And what twerp do you wanna punch in the face? Not the protagonist I hope. No, I related to him. The one I wanted to punch was that frickin asshole Priest!

I, Tonya - I loved I, Tonya, it was my favorite flick of 2017. I don't think I voted for the soundtrack, thought I like it. Some of it was too on the nose (Devil Woman for mommy dearest) but who cares, it was great.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 01:11:07 AM »
#47
HEAVY METAL


(29 points, 2 lists: #2 Russoguru, #2 Fluncheon)

Heavy Metal Original Soundtrack
Various Artists, 1981
Elektra Records

1.   "Heavy Metal" (Original Version)   Sammy Hagar
2.   "Heartbeat"   Riggs
3.   "Working in the Coal Mine"   Devo
4.   "Veteran of the Psychic Wars"   Blue Öyster Cult
5.   "Reach Out"   Cheap Trick
6.   "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride)"   Don Felder
7.   "True Companion"   Donald Fagen
8.   "Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment)"   Nazareth
9.   "Radar Rider"   Riggs
10.   "Open Arms"   Journey
11.   "Queen Bee"   Grand Funk Railroad
12.   "I Must Be Dreamin'"   Cheap Trick
13.   "The Mob Rules" (alternate version)   Black Sabbath
14.   "All of You"    Don Felder
15.   "Prefabricated"    Trust
16.   "Blue Lamp"  Stevie Nicks

Not super heavy though, is it?  Journey, DEVO, Stevie Nicks, to name a few.  I think it works better with the soft stuff for some reason. 


For example this Don Felder sequence is really nice:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/D9D0uyVjGBI&amp;t=32s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/D9D0uyVjGBI&amp;t=32s</a>


And of course the other Don Felder song:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/2GIiOsuDRFk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/2GIiOsuDRFk</a>


"It's sexist, juvenile, and dated, but Heavy Metal makes up for its flaws with eye-popping animation and a classic, smartly-used soundtrack." –Flixster

…flaws? 


Did you know?  There’s also a movie soundtrack for Heavy Metal featuring the score by Elmer Bernstein.  Ah, who cares. It’s kind of boring.  Because of copyright problems with the music they could't release the DVD until the late 90s, so all we had was the VHS tape from the video rental store we watched over and over and over, for you kids who think you had it tough.

You have to get high when you watch this movie.  I'm sorry but that's the law.
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 01:21:49 AM »
The Sing Street soundtrack is pretty brilliant in the way it's arranged. Because this kid is trying to find his sound, his style, through various musical influences. So you get the Sing Street tracks side by side with the tunes that inspired them.

My favorite song was the ballad.... it was beautiful and fit the scene so well that I sat there in the theater sobbing as it played - like the big macho man that I am.  :D (thankfully I had the row to myself... so I was free to soak my popcorn in peace)

And what twerp do you wanna punch in the face? Not the protagonist I hope. No, I related to him. The one I wanted to punch was that frickin asshole Priest!

I, Tonya - I loved I, Tonya, it was my favorite flick of 2017. I don't think I voted for the soundtrack, thought I like it. Some of it was too on the nose (Devil Woman for mommy dearest) but who cares, it was great.

This one?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/S3L_U_KjUNI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/S3L_U_KjUNI</a>

Yep that's the twerp alright...but in my defense...makeup.

Is he really singing?  I can't tell.  He looks young for that voice.  If so I'm impressed I'll admit.


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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2019, 01:38:14 AM »
Yup, that one. And yeah, he did his own singing. Here's the studio version...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/V8E6M2u6R_Q" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/V8E6M2u6R_Q</a>

What's wrong with make-up? I'm all about freedom of expression. Especially when your on stage, wearing a dress (he took the dress off after the first song, so it's not in that scene). Bowie, Eno, Klaus Nomi all did the make-up thing from time to time. Heaven forbid you'd want to punch them.
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2019, 01:52:13 AM »
Yup, that one. And yeah, he did his own singing. Here's the studio version...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/V8E6M2u6R_Q" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/V8E6M2u6R_Q</a>

What's wrong with make-up? I'm all about freedom of expression. Especially when your on stage, wearing a dress (he took the dress off after the first song, so it's not in that scene). Bowie, Eno, Klaus Nomi all did the make-up thing from time to time. Heaven forbid you'd want to punch them.

Nice pipes.  Come on.  I'm just being funny like when Bluto punches the meat off a horse.  It's satire. Was the priest played by Aidan Quinlan, Littlefinger?  I like that dude.
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2019, 02:08:19 AM »
Sorry, the humor didn't translate (I'm very tired and my brain is mush. Damned insomnia). But no biggie.

Gillen played the kids dad. Don Wycherley played Brother Baxter, the Priest.

Oh, and I have the Heavy Metal soundtrack in LP form. It's still sitting there in one of my old record racks.
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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2019, 02:46:20 AM »
This list looks real good. Cleat, can you provide clickable links for all the songs in the album, or a youtube to the entire soundtrack? Just a friendly suggestion.

Only two folks voted for I, Tonya? That surprises me.



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Re: List of Crap #116: Top 50 Movie Soundtracks!
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2019, 02:50:17 AM »
Shaka Zulu? Hawk the Slayer? Basket Case? Those soundtracks actually exist?