“I wish my life had background music like in the movies, so I could understand what the hell is going on”.
Music is by far the greatest tool known to man. It is the single most amazing tool to manipulate the most mysterious of human characteristic- Emotions. Where words cease to penetrate human reasoning, it is there when music makes sense the most. Ask any film maker, and he will swear by this.
A good film maker knows that a movie with good sound tracks is well, not a movie. It’s just a video. Add a good song that sets up the emotion, and the video magically transforms into a movie. Take an example of a video. A young man gets up early morning, quickly drinks up a glass of raw eggs, and then sets out on a jog. Seems quite ordinary right? Add the song ‘Eye of the Tiger’, and suddenly, the video turns into the most legendary scene from the movie ‘Rocky’. See? That’s what music does. It sets up the emotion, the tempo, the everything of the scene. And we are putting up a list of the greatest movie song tracks that gave us all goosebumps. Take a feel trip with us-
Misirlou (Pulp Fiction)
Many may remember this famous song as a remix by the Black Eyed Peas as the song ‘Pump it’. But trust us. The original is way way better. There is no other song that could be used for what seems like a romantic conversation, but actually is a robbery job. Yep. That amazing.
The Ecstasy of Gold (The good, the bad and the ugly)
Before Hans Zimmer, the genius in the music score business was none other than Ennio Morricone. This song was written for the greatest Mexican Stand off scene in cinematic history. And without a doubt, this song was the reason behind its greatness.
Always look on the bright side of life (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
Monty Python member Eric Idle wrote this as a comedic song in jest. What he didn’t realize is that it would go on to become one of the greatest sing-along songs ever at events such as football matches and heck, even funerals. A gem of a line from the song- “Life’s a piece of shit, when you look at it”. Lovely, ain’t it?
Stayin’ Alive (Saturday night Fever)
No offence to the Bee Gees, but the only reason that they are so well recognised even now is because of this song. There is no way you won’t end up breaking out in an impromptu jig while listening to it. The jazziest movie song ever.
Take my Breath Away (Top Gun)
If the extremely suave looking Tom Cruise as an Air Combat pilot didn’t take away the ladies’ breaths away, it may very well have the amazing songs from this movie. ‘Dangerzone’ by Kenny Loggins was another big hit from the movie, but Berlin’s song was the one that really stood out.
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Eye of the Tiger (Rocky)
We know that this song has been on everybody’s gym song-list at one point or another in their lives. Survivor became an instant hit with this song. And the song went on to become the greatest sports song for years and years to come. Yo Adrian!