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The best movie soundtracks of all time? These 10 will always be remembered and covered. Music is magical, which is why soundtracks are so important in order to make a movie successful. Some soundtracks even outlast the movies – these are our top 10 soundtracks.

A great movie soundtrack underlines the story on the screen and even goes beyond that: It triggers something in our souls and sets free certain emotions. Whenever we hear the song – even without watching the movie – we’re reminded of what we link with it. Good songs transport us through time and space. In the past decades, there have been quite a few soundtracks that managed to stick with us. In this article, we´re summing up the best soundtracks of all time, focusing on those that are masterpieces of a certain music genre.

Play the Best Movie Soundtracks on Your Instrument

Being able to play an instrument is a magical skill, because it allows you to not only listen to wonderful music, but to interpret the music in your own specific way. It can be a particular challenge to master soundtracks that have moved millions of people, but the experience is definitely worth the effort related thereto.

To some people, playing modern pieces of music feels a lot more authentic than sticking with the old classical chords. Nowadays, chords for piano can be easily downloaded from the internet, which gives you the opportunity of getting started practicing them on your piano whenever you feel up for it. How about one of the following soundtracks?

Purple Rain (1984)

Prince has passed away, but his soundtrack to Purple Rain will be remembered forever. Many professional artists as well as hobby musicians have cut their teeth trying to interpret the masterpieces by Prince.

Dazed and Confused (1993)

This soundtrack takes us on a time travel through the 70s and features all-time classics by Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and ZZTop.

Superfly (1972)

The soundtrack to Superfly doesn´t simply underline the movie plot, but tells its very own story: hard truths are the identifying feature of the low-key funk songs.

Help! (1965)

If you haven´t been hiding throughout the past six decades, you´re sure to know most of the Help! soundtrack. The music film with the Beatles is – of course – filled with their classics. To musicians, interpreting Beatles songs is good form.

Trainspotting (1996)

The topic of Trainspotting is a rather serious one: drugs and economic depression. There are not many soundtracks that managed to pick up such topics as well as the Britpop songs of the Trainspotting soundtrack.

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Who doesn’t know the lyrics to at least one or two of the songs by heart? Being a music film, the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever had to be good – and that it was: The volatile and experimental sounds of the BeeGees turned the soundtrack into a real evergreen.

Rushmore (1998)

Technically, the soundtrack should underline the plot of a movie. With Rushmore, it was the other way round: The soundtrack was set long before the movie was produced. The Rushmore soundtrack is a beautiful cross-section through music genres.

The Graduate (1967)

The Graduate is one of the oldest movies on our list, which shows how much influence the soundtrack still has today. The movie has produced various classics, “Mrs Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel and “The Sounds of Silence” being two of them. Both songs have been interpreted by various artists quite a few times.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction is one of the all-time cinematic masterpieces. Producer Quentin Tarantino managed to transport the same message through the music as through the movie itself: An interesting mix of surf rock, soul and pop allows listeners to fully indulge in the story.

Above the Rim (1994)

Even though Above the Rim isn´t the best basketball film that was produced in the 90s, it has been remembered by many thanks to its perfect soundtrack. The G-funk and R&B style music was recorded by no less than Death Row Records and filled with life by Tupac, who also co-starred in the movie. Other stars like Snoop Dog, Lady of Rage and DJ Quik have also contributed to the popularity of the soundtrack.

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