The connection between music and images has always been indissoluble, especially within films. We cannot in fact imagine that a horror film is as scary without music featured in it. Here are the most famous soundtracks and those that have defined movie genres!
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
As for soundtracks other than singles, one of the best soundtracks of all time is undoubtedly that of the 1984 film “A Fistful of Dollars.” Born from the collaboration and indissoluble bond between the two brilliant minds of director Enio Morricone and composer Sergio Leone, the soundtrack is an incredible piece of art and history of cinema and music. To date, the soundtrack of this movie still represents an entire genre.
The song is iconic even when taken out of the context of the movie, but it shines especially when connected to the film. With a very limited budget, the composer found himself not having access to a full orchestra. Therefore, he created a masterpiece with sounds that can be traced back to the reality of the time. This includes, among others, shots and whip sounds. This represented an incredible innovation in the western genre. The introduction of the electric guitar, completely anachronistic with respect to the era to which the facts refer, represented a further innovation.
My Heart Will Go On (1997)
Speaking of iconic soundtracks, one cannot fail to mention My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. And there is no need to say which film accompanies this huge success of the late 90s! Both released in 1997, the film “Titanic” and its theme song received incredible approval and support from critics. The public incredibly supported the release as well! In fact, the public made the song one the leading singles of the last decade of the XX century and one of the main soundtracks of all time.
The song also won a large number of awards. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 1998. In 1999 it also won multiple Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.
Animated Movies and their own race
As for animated movies, there are several noteworthy soundtracks. Starting from the famous Circle Of Life, Hakuna Matata and Elton John’s Can You Feel The Love Tonight in “The Lion King,” up to the soundtrack of “Tangled.” From the iconic You Got A Friend In Me of “Toy Story” to Alessia Cara‘s How Far I’ll Go and The Rock’s You’re Welcome of 2016’s “Moana.” From “Aladdin“‘s A Whole New World to Joe Jonas single in “Rumble,” Go It Alone. We can conclude that the world of cinema for children and adults offered us great soundtracks. And, even as adults, it’s always good to go back and jam to some of these masterpieces!
Even in the world of anime there are incredible theme songs. An example is “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure” with its multiple references to the songs that have defined various decades.
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