There is no doubt that music is essential in movies. In a similar vein to other elements like cinematography, music can actually make you feel something beyond a specific location in the narrative. The soundtrack can lift you up from an emotional perspective. When movies make you cry, it’s very likely that the music is being played. And when you want to stand up and cheer on your favorite character defeating evil, we can bet there’s music in the background.
It’s been like that ever since the movie came out. Even silent films had some kind of musical companion in the experiment. Tens of years of cinema scores have taken us to this very moment in which we can recognize, remember and even relive movie moments by listening to the movie’s soundtrack.
What are the most iconic pieces of the movie? The ones that instantly bring you back to excitement, fear, and joy. We are sure you will like our selection.
15 Indiana Jones movies
John Williams is the most common name on this list. It’s very simple. He is the voice of cinema in every possible genre, and his collaborations with Steven Spielberg capture the true essence of musical themes in film scores. For the Indiana Jones franchise, create the sound of adventure and dangerous rides in cars or horses and ramps. The above piece of Raiders of the Lost Ark Score, and she has a version of “Raiders March” that we like the most. Yes, there is a difference between this and those made up for the sequel.
14 Star Wars franchise
Now we’re heading into space. It is impossible to listen to this score and not remember the battle that took place a very long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. John Williams is also behind the most iconic and iconic movie score of all time. differences in star Wars The main theme has emerged over the years as the franchise continues to grow. We prefer to stick to the main theme from the first movie, Episode IV – A New Hope. The fuss just looks different.
Also known as “Gonna Fly Now”, it is a theme for rocky The franchise is the only selection from the list that actually includes vocals and has lyrics. Once you hear the trumpets in the first seconds of the song, there’s no chance you won’t see Rocky as he climbs the stone steps to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Perhaps this also motivates you to start your day with a full workout, in which case you’ll probably also include on your playlist “Eye of the Tiger,” a song also composed for the franchise.
12 Back to the future
Alan Silvestri He created the voice of DeLorean time traveling into the past and getting a teenager into trouble. This is also the sound of adventure, just with a bit more stamina and speed. We like to think of Back to the future The theme goes beyond the movie itself and can represent the sound of 80s blockbuster cinema as well.
11 Jurassic Park
John Williams once again makes us imagine real dinosaurs. its score for Jurassic Park Very diverse and effective for a movie. It transitions from gentle orchestral pieces to more dramatic and tense themes that emerge when the characters are in trouble. person who might He hears The most famous of them is “Theme From Jurassic Park”, but the most popular one does not have its own name. You can find it at the 4:30 mark of the video above, and when you listen to it, you agree with us. This is what adventure in a dinosaur park looks like, but only when you’re at the entrance and none of the big guys have escaped from their complexes.
10 The Godfather
We’ll take a risk and say it Godfather The most recognizable piece of music is not its main theme. You probably know him by his more common name, The Godfather Waltz. The piece that you hear and immediately takes you into the world of Corleone is the Love Theme from The Godfather. Is there a chance after listening to the first five notes, you don’t remember Marlon Brando caressing his face?
Yes, we have to say it’s not an original from the movie. It is actually a copy of another piece written by the same Nino Rota for the comic in 1958 Fortunella. Fortunately, the speed is different, and the theme corresponds better with The Godfather.
There are several versions of John Carpenter’s score for his own 1978 film Halloween. Some of them include a not very good rhythm electronic drum. Regardless, this is the sound of a killer approaching your home any night of the year. There is a sense of impending doom in the main theme of Halloween Making sure you’ll never run from the wrath of Michael Myers.
8 Superman (1978)
Best superhero theme of all time. when listening to Superman authored topic John Williams, you will probably look up at the sky and stare for a few minutes to imagine what it would feel like to fly. When it comes to iconic soundtracks, this is one of Williams’ much-underrated scores. This is what pure hope and optimism looks like.
7 The Exorcist
This is controversial, and we’re sure we’ll never really know what really happened. The Exorcist It may be the most important horror movie in history, and as effective as its horror soundtrack may be, there is no original score for the movie. Bernard Herrmann turned the party down, and Lalo Schifrin actually composed and recorded the music (an excellent score, by the way), but Friedkin has been pretty vocal about hating it.
So what did he do? He found unused music in the studio’s library and decided to include it in the film. “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield is the name of the tune that will instantly make you remember the moments before an innocent girl was possessed by Satan himself.
Williams appears again on this list. In one of his most important gigs, the composer gives voice to that fear humans experienced when entering the waters on the shore. The voice is that of an unknown menace who is gripped by a hunger to know which unlucky victim to eat first. Jaws It is without a doubt the most important horror soundtrack ever composed.
5 mental patient
Bernard Herrmann’s work mental patient is essential for the film industry. For a Hitchcock film, it gave voice to a twisted mind who was capable of the unspeakable and, more importantly, what Hollywood had never seen before. Aside from putting you in a very tense state of mind, myself The introductory piece will make you remember the shocking murder of a woman who paid for her sins in the most gruesome way possible.
This may compete against the main title of Jaws Its the hottest horror soundtrack race, but we prefer to let you decide who wins.
4 Mission: Impossible
There are many to choose from, but each one of them arrives at the same idea: a theme Mission: Impossible It is the most outstanding result in history. In TV or movie, there is nothing that reminds us of where it came from. It was composed and scored by Lalo Schifrin in 1967 for the TV series, and has since been adapted several times. Danny Elfman’s version of the theme is one of our favorites because it’s so exciting to listen to, so loud like no other, and it automatically makes you think of becoming a spy and trying to be Ethan Hunt.
John Williams score for any. t. extra terrestrial It can hardly be described as something other than magic. It is the sound of adventure, wonder, tragedy and farewell. There’s no way that after listening to this, you’re not imagining Elliot’s bike flying across the moon. Once again, another 80’s-like piece of music.
2 Harry Potter franchise
Williams created a theme as a prequel to the first big screen adaptation of Harry Potter books. The first piece Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone The soundtrack is what magic and awe sounds like, especially when experienced by an 11-year-old boy who didn’t know he was going to become a wizard. Pasting the intro with the song The Wonderful World of Harry is a great introduction to a world we will never forget.
1 The good, the bad and the ugly
Music by Ennio Morricone for Sergio Leone’s western epic The good, the bad and the ugly, is exactly what the Western genre sounds like to modern audiences. Electric guitar, blaring horns, vocals, and gritty mixing are what made this sound. It was definitely ahead of its time in 1966. When you listen to this, you can find yourself in the middle of a duel between two enemies who will draw their guns when you least expect it.