Oscar Countdown: Songs/Scores in Movies!

Posted by : | 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. Under the Sea — The Little Mermaidlittlemer

5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight — The Lion King

5. Colors of the Wind — Pocahontas

4. Theme from Shaft — Shaftshaft-soundtrack

4. Babs: Her performances are always movie magic: People, The Way We Were, Love Theme from A Star Is Born (Evergreen)

4. My Heart Will Go On — Titanictitanicc

3. Flashdance…What a Feeling — Flashdanceflashdance2

3. Fame — Fame

3. I’ve Had the Time of My Life — Dirty DancingDirty-dancing-coverx-large

2. Take My Breath Away — Top Gun (Admit it, this one’s on your sex playlist)Top Gun Take my breath

2. White Christmas — Holiday Innholidayinn

2. Lose Yourself — 8 Mileeminem_lead_narrowweb__300x376,2

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. Moon River — Breakfast at Tiffany’smoonriver22222

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?

  1. Stephanie
    Posted March 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks LL!

  2. Lisa
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Awesome Steph!! Great choices

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