My top 10 movie soundtracks

There will be no Film Friday this week. In between not having any internet or Sky for almost two weeks and using up the entire 3G quota on my iPad, I just haven’t been able to fit in the requisite four films. I didn’t want to go for a whole week with no cinematic content so I have decided to go all Cinema Parrot Disco and do a top 10, combining my two greatest loves – film and music.

So with no further ado, I bring you my top 10 movie soundtracks (in no particular order). For the purposes of this top 10 I am considering a soundtrack to be made up of actual songs rather than backing music, which would be a score. I’d love to hear your favourites. (Stuck in the 90’s? Me? Never!)

thecrowThe Crow
Release date: 1994
Iconic song: Big Empty by Stone Temple Pilots
Romeo+Juliet-Soundtrack1William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Release date: 1996
Iconic song: Lovefool by The Cardigans

tumblr_inline_mho437c8Rm1qz4rgpWarm Bodies
Release date: 2013
Iconic song; Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen

Crazy-Heart-Soundtrack Crazy Heart
Release date: 2009
Iconic song: The Weary Kind by Ryan Bingham

BSO_10_Razones_Para_Odiarte_10_Things_I_Hate_About_You-Frontal10 Things I Hate About You
Release date: 1999
Iconic song: I Want You To Want Me by Letters to Cleo

american_pie_soundtrack_aAmerican Pie
Release date: 1999
Iconic song: Mutt by blink-182

863903_01The Wedding Singer
Release date: 1998
Iconic song: You Spin Me Right Round by Dead or Alive (performed by Adam Sandler on the soundtrack)

0000016035_500Empire Records
Release date: 1995
Iconic song: Til I Hear it From You by The Gin Blossoms

Complete+Dazed++Confused+Soundtrack+disc+1+dazedn+and+confusedDazed and Confused
Release date: 1993
Iconic song: School’s Out for Summer by Alice Cooper

500-days-of-summer500 Days of Summer
Release date: 2009
Iconic song: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths


  1. Bronwyn

    Good Choices Abs πŸ™‚ 5 of my Fav movies in there!

  2. Abbi

    All the movies we watched together about 1000 times. The next time I come and visit we have to introduce Skyla to Dazed and Confused…

  3. Hahaha! I love it! Yes, you know I love making lists. πŸ˜‰ Good choices! And I was totally planning on doing this as a list at some point. I just love so many soundtracks that I’d have a hell of a time narrowing it down! Although I’m pretty sure some of yours would be on mind too. Dazed & Confused for sure! (Did you have the second one too?). The Wedding Singer was also good (and also had a second soundtrack). And The Crow! Yes! I’m sure I like most everything on 500 Days Of Summer as I liked the music in the movie. Overall, though, I think my list would be slightly more 80s to your 90s (but I’m older). πŸ˜‰

  4. (Pump Up The Volume is the first one that pops into mind of my favorite soundtracks…)

    Oh no – I’m not going to get started now – I should be sleeping! I’ll just do a list. Eventually. πŸ™‚

    1. Abbi

      I was a teenager in the 90s so I guess that’s why the films from that era resonate with me so much. So looking forward to the rest of your list!

  5. Nice list!!!! 500 Days of Summer is my personal fav because of the Smiths mentions. Have you seen Perks of being a Wallflower, includes a Smiths track and a Morrissey track.

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! I love The Smiths. I actually walked down the aisle to “There is a Light That Never Goes Out.” I have seen Perks of Being a Wallflower and I was considering it for the list but 500 Days of Summer just pipped it to the post.

  6. No love for the Singles soundtrack?

    1. Abbi

      I’ve not seen it but I looked it up on IMDB and it sounds like my kind of thing so I’m going to check it out.

  7. Forrest Gump and Elizabethtown are two of my favorite soundtracks. Nice list!

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