Posted by : Stephanie | February 24, 2014
Sometimes songs/ scores embody a movie with such brilliance that we carry these melodies for life. These past Oscar nominated and winning tunes kicked our theater experience up a notch, made us want to incorporate buckets of water into our striptease routines, made us long for immortality, made us fall for the dance teacher, and made us appreciate the vocal talents of frogs, grasshoppers and crabs. Lend me your ear now for a journey through auditory excellence:
Honorable Mention: The great Bond songs! Only Adele has won an Oscar for a Bond song, but the classic greats that were even greater never did. Nominations bravo to Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, and Nobody Does It Better. Other super favorites are Shirley Basey’s Goldfinger + Diamonds Are Forever, Tina Turner’s GoldenEye, Duran Duran’s A View to a Kill, You Know My Name by Chris Cornell and of course John Barry’s epic theme music for the spy himself. Cheers.
5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight — The Lion King
5. Colors of the Wind — Pocahontas
4. Babs: Her performances are always movie magic: People, The Way We Were, Love Theme from A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
3. Fame — Fame
1. Over the Rainbow — The Wizard of Oz
1. Rainbow Connection — The Muppet Movie (The real one; the original one)
1. When You Wish Upon A Star — Pinocchio
1. John Williams: I didn’t know there was just one guy who composed my favorite movie themes (the whole world’s favorite movie themes) until Pat and Dan told me. One guy! He did Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter, to name just a few. One guy! The songs of where if you hear just a few notes, you immediately picture Indy or Supey or Harry…
Was Pat able to make beautiful music?