The US edition of Vanity Fair has just released it's top ten of movie soundtracks. Looking at the list I can only presume they have only included films with individual music tracks rather than a score or musicals/concert films. Luckily for Prince they didn't take into account the quality of the film or acting themselves:
- Purple Rain
- A Hard Day's Night
- The Harder They Come
- Pulp Fiction
- The Graduate
- Saturday Night Fever
- American Graffiti
- The Big Chill
Personally I would put Trainspotting at the top, the music worked SO well within that movie was as much part of it's success as anything else involved. As was the soundtrack of Pulp Fiction AND Reservoir Dogs. If you're including A Hard Day's Night then Yellow Submarine should also me in there, along with The Monkee's Head. The Graduate is perfect too. If they're including a number of films that use classic 50's tunes then That'll Be The Day could be included too.
I also notice the lack of films where people burst into song, like most Disney feature, Fame, Bugsy Malone, Grease, Rocky Horror etc, although they could be considered musicals, I suppose. If I was to choose one it would have to be The Jungle Book, Disney's best soundtrack.
Ooobeedoo, I wanna be like you-oo-00
Others great soundtracks: The Royal Tenenbaums, Kill Bill, The Doors, 24 Hour Party People, Good Morning Vietnam, Stand By Me, Judgement Night, Singles, Forrest Gump, The Blues Brothers