Tuesday Topics: Four Movie Soundracks

Remember when I linked up with Jenn at Quirky Pickings for Tuesday Topics way back in March? I kinda dropped the ball on that, didn't I? But today is a great prompt, so I had to get back on board. I'm supposed to tell you four of my favorite film soundtracks. Whew, that's a tough one! I'm just gonna throw up a bunch of movie soundtracks that I listen to from beginning to end, on repeat, and know every word to. They remind me of specific times, places, or people in my life and make me instantly happy.

The Wedding Singer, Empire Records, Rocky Horror Picture Show, That Thing You Do, The Great Gatsby

Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Dancing, Romeo + Juliet, Forrest Gump, Chicago

Can't Hardly Wait, Jurassic Park, Labyrinth, Hair, Clueless

Aladdin, Drive, 10 Things I Hate About You, Stand By Me, The Bodyguard

But since I have to narrow it down, I think these are my absolute favorite four soundtracks.

Home Alone Christmas
It's one of my favorite movies and favorite Christmas albums all wrapped up into one. It's got classics songs performed by contemporary singers (like TLC, Tom Petty, Alan Jackson, Darlene Love, and The Drifters). And also two of my favorite holiday tunes: My Christmas Tree and Somewhere In My Memory. John Williams killed it once again with this film's score.

Hands down, my favorite '80s movie with all the songs that make me want to get up and cut loose. I had such a crush on Ren. I wanted to BE Ariel in her red boots (well, except for the whole getting beat up by her boyfriend thing). It's just so good. Almost Paradise and Waiting For A Girl Like You are SUCH amazing love song slow jams. And then there's Holding Out For A Hero, Let's Hear It For The Boy, and Hurts So Good to pump you up. It's physically impossible to not hear the title song by Kenny Loggins and sit still. 

Moulin Rogue
There are so many amazing covers and remixes and the one entirely original song, Come What May, is the best ever. Did you know it was originally written for Romeo + Juliet, so it was disqualified from the Oscars? Bummer. I'm obsessed with David Bowie's Nature Boy. Your Song and One Day I'll Fly Away are beautiful and Jacob and I constantly duet to Elephant Love MedleySparkling Diamonds, El Tango De Roxanne, and Hindi Sad Diamonds are so fun too! And who can forget Lady Marmalade by Christina, Pink, Lil' Kim, Maya, and Missy? It was basically the song of the summer in 2001.

It's the word. This movie was my first everything. I was in kindergarten when my mom introduced it to me and I insisted she put it on every single day. I even had an imaginary friend named Sandy! It has been a favorite since then. I know every word, every lyric, and every dance move. I remember fast forwarding through Hopelessly Devoted and Sandy as a kid because the scenes were so slow and boring, but I love them both now, especially Sandy. If I had to choose, I'd say my favorite songs are Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin', There Are Worse Things I Could Do, and Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee (the original and the reprise).

What are your favorite movie soundtracks?


Rebecca Jo said...

I've got to do this for tomorrow...
Probably one of my favorite RARE ones is My Best Friend's Wedding - great soundtrack!

jenn said...

i love that the wedding singer soundtrack included the thompson twins and billy idol. the dirty dancing soundtrack was the first one to go on my list, but sadly it didn't make the final four. there's a song used in the film clueless by abra moore called happiness that i love; i can't remember whether it's on the soundtrack. stand by me had some great music in it, and whitney's rendition of i will always love you is definitely a favorite. i'm glad you mentioned these.

as for your final four... i catch myself getting kenny loggins' i'm free in my head ALL. THE. TIME.

and i'm not surprised that yours are tied to musicals. not one bit.

lil desiqua said...

Yes to Moulin Rouge! That made my list too :) And I thought Missy was in Lady Marmalade but when I looked it up I didn't see her name listed. Footloose is also a good one. Can you believe I only just saw that in the last 2 years?! But I love the upbeat tunes- it's definitely hard not to want to get up and dance!

Misty said...

I wouldn't have nearly as many as you.

My Favorites:
Home Alone
Bridget Jones's Diary
Twilight (I love all of them, but the first is my favorite.)
Forrest Gump
The Hunger Games (the first one)
Romeo & Juliet (the 1968 version)