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King of the Soundtracks

I’d never given it a great deal of thought before, but the other day I got to ruminating. What movie has the greatest soundtrack of them all? Or maybe we should ask, which movie soundtrack is the greatest? There are plenty of instances where great songs came from really awful movies. (I’m sure there are a few cases of a movie being good but having a lousy soundtrack, too, but none come to mind just now.) But when it works the way it’s supposed to, the two complement each other. The movie is enhanced by the music, and the songs are enhanced by the films. Then there are other, more subtle factors. How well the songs mesh with the tone of the film. How the songs are utilized in the film, where they are placed. How perfectly the songs capture the spirit of the particular scene they are playing under. There are some truly outstanding soundtracks out there. Two that rise to the top of the heap in my estimation are AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, with all those songs featuring the word “moon” in their title, and the soundtrack for HIGHLANDER provided by Queen. Still, I think the greatest of them all is THE LOST BOYS. Best soundtrack of any movie, ever. Can you imagine the movie without “Cry Little Sister,” “Say Hello to the Night”, “I Still Believe”, or “Beauty Has Her Way”? Me neither.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.

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