20 Best Movie Soundtracks Of All Time That Will Definitely Melt Your Hearts

Kanchana Ngan |Feb 23, 2019

A movie cannot be perfect without proper soundtracks. Below is the list of 20 best ones, from "A Star Is Born" to "La La Land".

Soundtracks are, in many cases, regarded as the soul of movies for specific reasons. Not only can you be absorbed in the content and sympathetic with the characters thanks to soundtracks, but they also help you recall a movie without watching again. So important they are that many production crews even invest a fortune with an aim to make the best-ever songs.

Below is the list of 20 albums of great importance that you should never miss out.

1 - A Star Is Born

Sountracks A Star Is Born

The blockbuster of 2018 catches audience's ears with its beautiful soundtracks, particularly Shallow in which Lady Gaga duets with Bradley Cooper, forming a perfect harmonisation. The two superstars also nailed it live, especially Lady Gaga on the red carpet. Due to the passionate musical theme it carries, the film requires various songs proper for specific situations, and the composers 100% succeeds here.

2 - The Bodyguard

Soundtracks The Bodyguard

There is a reason why The Bodyguard album is still able to remain in the best-selling list of all time after 27 years. Whitney Houston, for sure! And we cannot miss the legendary song I Will Always Love You, which is claimed to be one of the greatest song ever existing in history. You can still hear its captivating melody on shows nowadays when many junior artists would like to challenge themselves and make covers.

3 - Romeo & Juliet

Soundtracks Romeo And Juliet

Everyone said that Romeo & Juliet the movie is significantly supported by its catchy soundtracks. Either it's Leonardo DiCaprio's dancing scene in Des'ree's Kissing You or his elegant appearance with the background of Radiohead's Talk Show Host, the songs are appropriate, which helps a lot in getting viewers' understanding.

4 - Mamma Mia

Soundtracks Mama Mia

The music of ABBA has a unique feature of being gentle and easy to flow from ears to hearts. The legendary group does another fantastic job with Mamma Mia when further revealing Colin Firth's charms, Meryl Streep's greatness, or the over-the-top group dance numbers. As a result, it's not hard to understand why the production crew once again invited ABBA to sing for their sequel in 2018.

5 - Marie Antoinette

Soundtracks Marie Antoinette

The film includes many adorable moments that attract the audience. But above all, it is the soundtracks featuring The Strokes, The Cure, and a fun cover of I Want Candy that help the title Marie Antoinette go viral on the internet.

6 - Black Panther

Soundtracks Black Panther

Being a global action movie, Black Panther needs proper songs which can provoke the audience's strong emotions. And the music production team already did it with numerous appreciated performances from SZA, Schoolboy Q, Vince Staples, Anderson Paak, and composer Kendrick himself.

7 - Titanic

Soundtracks Titanic

Besides Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio)'s charm and his emotional love with beloved Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), the romance-iconic movie also melts viewers' hearts with its beautiful soundtracks, from My Heart Will Go On to the remixed version of Back to Titanic. For your concern, My Heart Will Go On is an international hit, claiming to be one of the best-selling single in many countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

8 - Garden State

Soundtracks Garden State

For a film rewarded a Grammy in 2005 for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, there can't be any doubt about its quality. The album sold over 1.3 million copies and NBD, which proved its significant influence on people at that time.

9 - Beauty and the Beast

Soundtracks Beauty And The Beast

If you already watch this romantic cartoon, you may never forget The Mob Song, which is played when Gaston sings about killing the beast and Belle shows her complete understanding and sympathy. Moreover, the song is still on many people's playlist now and among the most chosen on karaoke.

10 - Dirty Dancing

Soundtracks Dirty Dancing

The dance-related movie was released years ago in 1987, yet numerous people still vividly remember the power as hearing The Time of My Life. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes's dynamic voice is a realisation of the main characters' burning love and passion for dancing, which possibly affects to encourage people to pursue their biggest dreams.

11 - Clueless

Soundtracks Clueless

Should you desire a list of soundtracks back to the 90s' wild parties, Clueless' is the excellent choice. From the Beastie Boys to the Counting Crows, this compilation brings about a feeling of nostalgia of the energetic and lively years of youth.

12 - Dreamgirls

Soundtracks Dreamgirls

Strongly inspired by the ups and downs of Motown record label, the musical narrates the history and evolution of American R&B music during the 1960s and 1970s. The soundtracks are specially composed to suit that burning desire and most profound dream to innovate a music genre. For example, Jennifer Hudson's unforgettable performance in And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going will break your weak heart.

13 - Frozen

Soundtracks Frozen

It might be hard to find anyone who hasn't watched this blockbuster or listened to any of its soundtracks. Among others, Let It Go claims to be a big hit with millions of downloads and streamings, as well as becoming one of the most covered songs in the recent decade. The public's now looking forward to the film's sequel already, which is scheduled to have premiered in November 2019.

14 - Crazy Rich Asians

Soundtracks Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians' soundtracks are especially delightful thanks to Cantopop classical and modern-day versions of Material Girl and Can't Help Falling in Love.

15 - My Best Friend's Wedding

My Best Friends Wedding

The great romance between Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney is fully presented through the song The Way You Look Tonight. Although the version in which the actor and actress dance together is not publicised, you can enjoy Tony Bennett's one instead.

16 - Waiting To Exhale

Soundtracks Waiting To Exhale

Another Whitney Houston movie will leave the audience in awe. Babyface writes the soundtracks and sung by other artists like Brandy, TLC, Aretha Franklin, and Toni Braxton besides Whitney.

17 - Moana

Soundtracks Moana

Moana is considered one of the best soundtrack in the year 2016. You are advised to start the list with Alessia Cara's How Far I'll Go to have an overall feeling about the film.

18 - The Graduate

Soundtracks The Graduate

Mrs Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel, and a young Dustin Hoffman looked just lovely in the late-1960s, and the soundtracks just perfectly suit that old atmosphere.

19 - High School Musical

Soundtracks High School Musical

The iconic musical seems to be familiar with most of us. High School Musical provides viewers with a variety of great songs, with which we are still singing along now.

20 - La La Land

Soundtracks La La Land

It used to be controversial whether jazz was weak or not, yet La La Land merely put an end to the debate. The whimsical soundtrack featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's sweet voices can turn any frown upside down.


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