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DJJasonp 07:39 PM 09-13-2020
Was thinking about soundtracks today, and wondered what soundtracks people thought highly of.

So without getting too structured with this, a couple parameters for the discussion:

1. Let's leave out musicals for this discussion (no "Grease" for example)

2. Lower marks for soundtracks that barely featured any of the music from the soundtrack in the film

3. Higher marks for soundtracks where the tracks really match the mood/tone of the film

4. Let's leave out instrumentals (though I do really enjoy them)


So with that in mind, I submit my top 3:

#3: Pretty in Pink - the quintessential 80's soundtrack? Heavily integrated into the film. Top to bottom, a solid lineup of 80's pop/alternative:

Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
INXS - Do Wot U do
Smiths - Please, Please.....
OMD - If you Leave
Psychedelic Furs - Pretty in Pink
New Order - Shell-Shock

#2: Purple Rain - A classic, with obvious integration all across the film. Highlights include:

Purple Rain
Let's Go Crazy
Darling Nikki
When Doves Cry
I Would Die 4 U

#1: The Crow - perfectly selected tracks that match the Alex Proyas look/feel of the film. Highlights include:

The Cure - Burn
Nine Inch Nails - Dead Souls
Helmet - Milktoast
Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty
More solid tracks from Rage Against the Machine, Pantera, and Jesus and Mary Chain

Honorable mentions:

American Graffiti
Singles


What say you?
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Deberg_1990 07:55 PM 09-13-2020
American Graffiti and Saturday Night Fever are iconic.
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displacedinMN 08:06 PM 09-13-2020
School of Rock


good call on Grease. It was a play first.
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DJJasonp 08:18 PM 09-13-2020
Originally Posted by displacedinMN:
School of Rock


good call on Grease. It was a play first.

I probably cheated a bit with purple rain!


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Cheater5 08:32 PM 09-13-2020
Vision Quest.

1. "Only the Young” Jonathan CainSteve Perry
2. "Change" Holly Knight John Waite
3. "Shout to the Top!" Paul Weller The Style Council
4. "Gambler" Madonna Madona
5. "She's On the Zoom" Don Henley
6. "Hungry for Heaven" Ronnie James Dio
7. "Lunatic Fringe" Tom Cochrane Red Rider
8. "I'll Fall in Love Again" Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar
9. "Hot Blooded" Lou GrammMick Jones Foreigner
10. "Crazy for You" John Bettis

Donnie Darko

Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS
"Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears
"Under the Milky Way" by The Church
"Lucid Memory" by Sam Bauer and Gerard Bauer
"Lucid Assembly" by Gerard Bauer and Mike Bauer
"Ave Maria" by Giulio Caccini and Paul Pritchard
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Steve Baker and Carmen Daye
"Show Me (Part 1)" by Quito Colayco and Tony Hertz
"Notorious" by Duran Duran
"Stay" by Oingo Boingo
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division
"The Killing Moon" by Echo & the Bunnymen
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Deberg_1990 08:33 PM 09-13-2020
Footloose
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CoMoChief 10:05 PM 09-13-2020
Top Gun

Rocky 4

The Wedding Singer
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htismaqe 07:31 AM 09-14-2020
Dazed and Confused for sure.
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DJJasonp 07:44 AM 09-14-2020
Originally Posted by Cheater5:
Vision Quest.

1. "Only the Young” Jonathan CainSteve Perry
2. "Change" Holly Knight John Waite
3. "Shout to the Top!" Paul Weller The Style Council
4. "Gambler" Madonna Madona
5. "She's On the Zoom" Don Henley
6. "Hungry for Heaven" Ronnie James Dio
7. "Lunatic Fringe" Tom Cochrane Red Rider
8. "I'll Fall in Love Again" Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar
9. "Hot Blooded" Lou GrammMick Jones Foreigner
10. "Crazy for You" John Bettis

Donnie Darko

Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS
"Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears
"Under the Milky Way" by The Church
"Lucid Memory" by Sam Bauer and Gerard Bauer
"Lucid Assembly" by Gerard Bauer and Mike Bauer
"Ave Maria" by Giulio Caccini and Paul Pritchard
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Steve Baker and Carmen Daye
"Show Me (Part 1)" by Quito Colayco and Tony Hertz
"Notorious" by Duran Duran
"Stay" by Oingo Boingo
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division
"The Killing Moon" by Echo & the Bunnymen
Donnie Darko is an excellent choice! :-)
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cripple creek 08:00 AM 09-14-2020
a knights tale
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Frazod 09:45 AM 09-14-2020
The first one that came to mind was Almost Famous.

"America" Simon & Garfunkel
"Sparks" The Who
"It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" Todd Rundgren
"I've Seen All Good People: Your Move" Yes
"Feel Flows" The Beach Boys
"Fever Dog" Stillwater
"Every Picture Tells a Story" Rod Stewart
"Mr. Farmer" The Seeds
"One Way Out (Live)" The Allman Brothers Band
"Simple Man" Lynyrd Skynyrd
"That's the Way" Led Zeppelin
"Tiny Dancer" Elton John
"Lucky Trumble" Nancy Wilson
"I'm Waiting for the Man" David Bowie
"The Wind" Cat Stevens
"Slip Away" Clarence Carter
"Something in the Air" Thunderclap Newman

Another one is from an old 80's movie called Teachers, which has sadly kind of faded into obscurity. Edge of a Dream is one of my favorite songs.

"Teacher, Teacher" - 38 Special
"One Foot Back in Your Door" - Roman Holliday
"Edge of a Dream" - Joe Cocker
"Interstate Love Affair" - Night Ranger
"Foolin' Around" - Freddie Mercury
"Cheap Sunglasses" - ZZ Top
"Understanding" - Bob Seger
"I Can't Stop the Fire" - Eric Martin & Friends
"In the Jungle (Concrete Jungle)" - The Motels
"(I'm the) Teacher" - Ian Hunter

And who could forget Top Gun.

"Danger Zone" Kenny Loggins
"Mighty Wings" Cheap Trick
"Playing with the Boys" Kenny Loggins
"Lead Me On" Teena Marie
"Take My Breath Away" Berlin
"Hot Summer Nights" Miami Sound Machine
"Heaven in Your Eyes" Loverboy
"Through the Fire" Larry Greene
"Destination Unknown" Marietta
"Top Gun Anthem" Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens
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Stryker 10:13 AM 09-14-2020
Queen of the Damned

1. "Not Meant for Me" Wayne Static of Static-X
2 "Forsaken" David Draiman of Disturbed
3. "System" Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
4. "Change (In the House of Flies)" Deftones
5. "Redeemer" Marilyn Manson
6. "Dead Cell" Papa Roach
7. "Penetrate" Godhead
8. "Slept So Long" Jay Gordon of Orgy
9. "Down with the Sickness" Disturbed
10. "Cold" Static-X
11. "Headstrong" Earshot
12. "Body Crumbles" Dry Cell
13. "Excess (featuring Alanis Morissette)" Tricky
14. "Beføre I'm Dead" Kidneythieves


Rockstar

1. "Rock Star" (Art Alexakis) Everclear
2. "Livin' the Life" Steel Dragon
3. "Wild Side*" Mötley Crüe
4. "We All Die Young" Steel Dragon
5. "Blood Pollution" Steel Dragon
6. "Livin' on a Prayer" Bon Jovi
7. "Stand Up" (Sammy Hagar) Steel Dragon
8. "Stranglehold" Ted Nugent
9. "Wasted Generation" Steel Dragon
10. "Lick It Up" KISS
11. "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" Steel Dragon
12. "Devil Inside*" INXS
13. "Colorful" The Verve Pipe
14. "Gotta Have It" Trevor Rabin

That is my .02 from the other great selections you all have mentioned :-)
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DJJasonp 10:25 AM 09-14-2020
Some good submissions!

I forgot about: From Dusk till Dawn

A lot of Stevie Ray Vaughn and ZZ top

Music definitely fit the mood/environment
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Stryker 10:50 AM 09-14-2020
Maximum Overdrive

Who Made Who
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Produced by Harry Vanda, George Young


D.T.
Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Written in 1986
Written especially for Maximum Overdrive


Ride On
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott
Produced by Harry Vanda, George Young


Chase The Ace
Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Written in 1986
Written especially for Maximum Overdrive


Sink the Pink
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Produced by Angus Young, Malcolm Young


Shake Your Foundations
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott
Produced by Angus Young, Malcolm Young


For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange


Hells Bells
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange


You Shook Me All Night Long
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange


King of the Road
Written by Roger Miller
[The song played by the My-T Tas-T ice cream truck]


Ride of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
[Plays while the plane is flying]
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eDave 11:25 AM 09-14-2020
I wore out the Spawn soundtrack.



Awesome thread idea with excellent choices to date. Almost Famous, Pretty In Pink (all the Hughs films for that matter), and Rockstar in particular.

Soundtrack to The Song Remains The Same is pretty good. haha Dave Groh's Sound City is good.
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