Greatest movie soundtrack lists (Rolling Stone/NME, etc.)

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Greatest movie soundtrack lists (Rolling Stone/NME, etc.)

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:41 pm

I saw that the Empire list was declared eligible, so here are two more. How eligible each soundtrack is kinda depends (I mean, if Saturday Night Fever is on the main site...).

Rolling Stone: The 25 Greatest Movie Soundtracks of All Time (2013)
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/list ... 8-19691231
25) The Monkees - Head (1968)
24) Ramones - Rock and Roll High School (1979)
23) Various Artists - Juice (1991)
22) Various Artists - Lost in Translation (2003) [compilation]
21) Various Artists - 24 Hour Party People (2002) [compilation]
20) Various Artists - Singles (1992) [compilation]
19) The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
18) Various Artists - Boogie Nights (1997) [compilation]
17) Various Artists - American Graffiti (1973) [compilation]
16) Simon & Garfunkel/Dave Grusin - The Graduate (1967)
15) Various Artists - Goodfellas (1990) [compilation]
14) Various Artists - Easy Rider (1969) [compilation]
13) Various Artists - Trainspotting (1996) [compilation]
12) Various Artists - Wild Style (1983)
11) Various Artists - Pretty in Pink (1986) [compilation]
10) Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
9) Spinal Tap - This is Spinal Tap (1984)
8) Various Artists - Rushmore (1998) [compilation]
7) Various Artists - Pulp Fiction (1994) [compilation]
6) Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
5) Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever (1977)
4) The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (1964)
3) Various Artists - The Harder They Come (1972)
2) Prince - Purple Rain (1984)
1) The Beatles - Help! (1965)

Paste - The 50 Best Movie Soundtracks (2016)
https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... racks.html
50) Labyrinth
49) The Bodyguard
48) Head
47) Harold and Maude
46) Inside Llewyn Davis
45) Forrest Gump [compilation]
44) A Clockwork Orange
43) Goodfellas [compilation]
42) Detroit Rock City
41) Juice
40) SLC Punk [compilation]
39) Stand By Me [compilation]
38) Empire Records
37) Belly
36) This is Spinal Tap
35) Once
34) Rock and Roll High School
33) Do the Right Thing
32) Dirty Dancing
31) Repo Man
30) Rushmore [compilation]
29) Trainspotting [compilation]
28) Pretty in Pink [compilation]
27) Grosse Pointe Blank
26) Drive
25) American Graffiti [compilation]
24) Reservoir Dogs [compilation]
23) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou [compilation]
22) (500) Days of Summer [compilation]
21) 24 Hour Party People [compilation]
20) Quadrophenia (1979)
19) Singles [compilation]
18) The Jazz Singer (1980)
17) Dazed and Confused [compilation]
16) 2001: A Space Odyssey
15) High Fidelity [compilation]
14) Almost Famous [compilation]
13) The Blues Brothers
12) Shaft
11) Easy Rider [compilation]
10) Buena Vista Social Club
9) Saturday Night Fever
8) The Royal Tenenbaums [compilation]
7) The Harder They Come
6) Superfly
5) Help!
4) The Graduate
3) Garden State [compilation]
2) Purple Rain
1) O Brother, Where Art Thou?

NME - 61 of the Greatest Film Soundtracks Ever
61) American Hustle
60) Guardians of the Galaxy
59) Drive
58) The Great Gatsby (2013)
57) Tron: Legacy
56) The Perks of Being a Wallflower
55) Spring Breakers
54) Hanna
53) Pretty in Pink
52) Inside Llewyn Davis
51) Slumdog Millionaire
50) About a Boy
49) 127 Hours
48) (500) Days of Summer
47) Black Swan
46) Blackboard Jungle
45) Dirty Harry
44) Dancer in the Dark
43) Easy Rider
42) Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
41) Blue Valentine
40) Shaft
39) Greenberg
38) There Will Be Blood
37) Where the Wild Things Are
36) Kill Bill
35) Marie Antoinette
34) Mean Streets
33) Moon
32) Pulp Fiction
31) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
30) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
29) The Royal Tenenbaums
28) Rushmore
27) The Straight Story
26) Romeo + Juliet
25) Stand by Me
24) Lost Highway
23) Judgment Night
22) Goodfellas
21) Empire Records
20) The Social Network
19) This is Spinal Tap
18) The Graduate
17) Kids
16) Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
15) The Harder They Come
14) The Breakfast Club
13) Superfly
12) Purple Rain
11) The Virgin Suicides
10) The Blues Brothers
9) Reservoir Dogs
8) A Clockwork Orange
7) Blade Runner
6) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
5) Garden State
4) Natural Born Killers
3) Trainspotting
2) Dazed and Confused
1) Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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Re: Greatest movie soundtrack lists (Rolling Stone/NME, etc.)

Postby Pierre » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:08 am

StevieFan13 wrote:Various Artists - Pretty in Pink (1986) [compilation]


:angry-nono:

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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:58 pm

Pierre wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Various Artists - Pretty in Pink (1986) [compilation]


:angry-nono:

It isn't? How much of the music was written specifically for the film?
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Re: Greatest movie soundtrack lists (Rolling Stone/NME, etc.)

Postby Pierre » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:17 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Pierre wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Various Artists - Pretty in Pink (1986) [compilation]


:angry-nono:

It isn't? How much of the music was written specifically for the film?


1. "If You Leave" written for the film
2. "Left of Center" written for the film
3. "Get to Know Ya" written for the film
4. "Do Wot You do" written for the film
5. "Pretty in Pink" re-recorded for the film
6. "Shellshock" not written specifically for the film (I think), but unreleased on album at the time
7. "Round, Round" not written for the film, but unreleased on album at the time
8. "Wouldn't It Be Good" cover recorded for the film
9. "Bring on the Dance Horses" previously released on Songs to Learn & Sing (but written for the film)
10. "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" previously released on Hatful of Hollow

There you have it ;)

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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:17 pm

Pierre wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:
Pierre wrote:
:angry-nono:

It isn't? How much of the music was written specifically for the film?


1. "If You Leave" written for the film
2. "Left of Center" written for the film
3. "Get to Know Ya" written for the film
4. "Do Wot You do" written for the film
5. "Pretty in Pink" re-recorded for the film
6. "Shellshock" not written specifically for the film (I think), but unreleased on album at the time
7. "Round, Round" not written for the film, but unreleased on album at the time
8. "Wouldn't It Be Good" cover recorded for the film
9. "Bring on the Dance Horses" previously released on Songs to Learn & Sing (but written for the film)
10. "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" previously released on Hatful of Hollow

There you have it ;)

Got it! :mrgreen: I just wish I knew which soundtracks were eligible and which ones weren't (I'm 99% positive that one of the most famous ones here, Pulp Fiction, isn't eligible).
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Re: Greatest movie soundtrack lists (Rolling Stone/NME, etc.)

Postby Pierre » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:10 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:Got it! :mrgreen: I just wish I knew which soundtracks were eligible and which ones weren't (I'm 99% positive that one of the most famous ones here, Pulp Fiction, isn't eligible).


Yeah, Pulp Fiction isn't ;) . Other famous cases are Trainspotting, Easy Rider or American Graffiti. Another interesting case was The Harder They Come, which was featured on AM for years before Henrik finally decided some time ago that it was ineligible and took it out (it's very rare when Henrik deletes entries entirely from the website)...

More generally, various artists albums are always a chore. During the time I've spent working on lists for the spreadsheet I've run into a lot of compilation "samplers" of national scenes, newly-established labels or subchapels of metal, punk or reggae for instance; the only way to confirm their eligibility was to check track-by-track if the songs were released before... Thankfully, Discogs has become a wonderful tool for that.

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Re: Greatest movie soundtrack lists (Rolling Stone/NME, etc.)

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:57 pm

Pierre wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:Got it! :mrgreen: I just wish I knew which soundtracks were eligible and which ones weren't (I'm 99% positive that one of the most famous ones here, Pulp Fiction, isn't eligible).


Yeah, Pulp Fiction isn't ;) . Other famous cases are Trainspotting, Easy Rider or American Graffiti. Another interesting case was The Harder They Come, which was featured on AM for years before Henrik finally decided some time ago that it was ineligible and took it out (it's very rare when Henrik deletes entries entirely from the website)...

More generally, various artists albums are always a chore. During the time I've spent working on lists for the spreadsheet I've run into a lot of compilation "samplers" of national scenes, newly-established labels or subchapels of metal, punk or reggae for instance; the only way to confirm their eligibility was to check track-by-track if the songs were released before... Thankfully, Discogs has become a wonderful tool for that.

I think The Harder They Come should be added back. If Saturday Night Fever is on the site, which is featured on best album lists about as often (if not more than) Harder They Come, it shouldn't be left out.
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand - Sir Duke (1976)


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