Cool Tracks from Movies

Music is an essential but often overlooked element of any great film. Here is a list of some really cool tracks from films new and old:

The Newbies

“I Love You All” by Frank OST/Michael Fassbender from Frank (2014)

“Afreen” by A.R. Rahman  from The One Hundred Foot Journey (2014)

“Everything is Awesome” by Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island  from The Lego Movie (2014)

“Horror Movie” by Skyhooks from The ABCs of Death (2013) – song original release (1975)

“Django Unchained Theme” by Luis Bacalo and , Rocky Roberts from Django Unchained (2012)

 “Freedom” by Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boyntonfrom Django Unchained (2012)

“Skyfall” by Adele from the movie Skyfall (2012)

“Teenage Dirtbag” by Scala & Kolacny Brothers Belgian Choir from the movie Bully (2012)

“La Casa De Mi Padre” by Christina Aguilera from the movie Casa De Mi Padre (2012)

“Yo No Se” by Will Ferrell, from the movie Casa De Mi Padre (2012) – very funny!!!

“Bounce (All I Do Is Party)” by MSTRKRFT from the movie 21 Jump Street(2012)

“A Real Hero” by College featuring Electric Youth from the movie Drive (2011)

Nightcall” by Kavinsky from the movie Drive (2011)

Under Your Spell” by Desire from the movie Drive (2011)

99 Problems” by Hugo from the film Fright Night (2011)

“Holding Out for a Hero” by Ella Mae Bowen from the movie Footloose (2011) – compare it to the Bonnie Tyler’s original

“Express” by Christina Aguilera from Burlesque (2010)


The Classics

“Requiem for a Dream” by Clint Mansell from the film Requiem for a Dream (2000)

“The Mission Impossible Theme” by Danny Elfman from the film Mission: Impossible (1996)

“The Usual Suspects” by John Ottman from the film The Usual Suspects (1995)

“Theme from Jurassic Park” by John Williams from the film Jurassic Park (1993)

“Batman Theme” by Danny Elfman for the film Batman (1989)

“Beetlejuice Theme” by Danny Elfman for the film Beetlejuice (1988)

“Top Gun Anthem” by Van Halen from the film Top Gun (1986)*

“Indiana Jones Theme” by John Williams for the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

“Beverly Hills Cop Theme” by Harold Faltermeyer for the film Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Never Ending Story” by Limahl for The Never Ending Story (1984)

“The Ghost Busters Theme” by Ray Parker Jr. from the film Ghost Busters (1984)

“The E.T. Theme” by John Williams from the film E.T. the Extraterrestrial (1982)

“Superman Theme” by John Williams for the film Superman (1978)

“Halloween Theme” by John Carpenter from the film Halloween (1978)

“Star Wars Theme” by John Williams for the film Star Wars (1977)

“Theme from Rocky” by Bill Conti from the film Rocky (1976)

“The Jaws Theme” by John Williams from the film Jaws (1975)

‘The Exorcist Theme” by Steve Boeddeker from the film The Exorcist (1973)

“2001: A Space Odyssey” by Richard Strauss from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)**

*Special Note: Although Van Halen performed the famous Top Gun Anthem, it was Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock who won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for “Take My Breath away” as performed by Berlin

**AKA “ Sprach Zarathustra”


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2 Responses to “Cool Tracks from Movies”

  1. Cool Tracks is a good subset of reviews, but how about “Best Lines” You could even have people post some of their favorite all time lines.

  2. That a capella version of “Teenage Dirtbag” is a real treat.

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