Music is made to stick with you even after hours of a set movie, sometimes we find ourselves in positions whereby the cinematography aspect keeps you in awe. Some movies speak and show a whole detailing with music.
Great movies and great music go together, a memorable song speaks of the emotion in a film, Portraying its full maximum entertainment.
- Inside Llewyn Davis
Oscar Isaac is having a monster year. Not only is he the first Latino to shoulder a central role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he also secured his very first Emmy nomination. Of course, expertly straddling the line of mega franchise and emotional drama only scratches the threshold of what the actor can do. Have you heard him sing? A collaboration backed by T Bone Burnett and Marcus Mumford, the soundtrack is actually performed by the film’s cast, with Isaac singing more than half of the track list. The result is a melancholic listening session that will get you all in your feelings, in a good way.
- Lady Bird
Situated at the elusive intersection of painful, hilarious, and heartwarming, the story of Greta Gerwig’s Sacramento high schooler with East Coast college dreams is peak relatable cinema. Adding to its texture, her soundtrack full of angsty rock and pop wonders is written right into the narrative. Which is why Gerwig wrote personal letters to the artists featured in her film, fangirling over them while also asking for their permission to use their songs. Lucky for us, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews, and Justin Timberlake all said yes.
- Sang-chi The Legend Of 10 Rings
Marvel’s first Asian superhero movie, a triumph of martial arts and MCU diversity, gets high marks for its performances, special effects, and Kung Fu mastery, but mind if we just draw your attention to the film’s soundtrack for a hot sec? Featuring instant hits by DJ Snake, Rick Ross, Swae Lee, and Saweetie, the track list also celebrates the sounds of several award-winning and emerging Asian and Asian-American artists the globe over. NIKI, Rich Brian, JJ Lin, Warren Hue, and Audrey Nuna are just a few you’ll soon have on repeat.
- The Harder They Fall
Music in film usually goes one of two ways: It can either pull from existing catalogs, or it can emerge fresh from the studio. With the musical heavyweights backing this Netflix Original, no doubt The Harder They Fall took the latter route. Directed by British singer-songwriter Jeymes Samuel (also the brother of Seal) and executive produced by Jay-Z, the film has soul, hip-hop, and R&B in its DNA. Plus, the whole saga plays out like a visual album, with each track from Lauryn Hill, Koffee, Seal, and others perfectly timed to the action.
- The Wizard Of Oz
Judy Garland sang “Over the Rainbow” so beautifully that it became her signature song. “Over the Rainbow” was composed by Harold Arlen, and Yip Harburg wrote the lyrics. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song during the 12th Academy Award ceremony. The song has since been covered by such artists as Olivia Newton-John and Eva Cassidy.
- A Star Is Born
Shallow” is a romantic duet that’s considered a folk pop and country power ballad. Lady Gaga wrote “Shallow” with Anthony Rossomando, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and numerous other accolades, including four Grammy award nominations.
- Beauty And The Beast
Beauty and the Beast
The soundtrack to Disney’s 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast is undeniably gorgeous, and many people don’t realize that there is a tragic story behind the deep, heartfelt tunes. Lyricist Howard Ashman, who also served as an executive producer on Beauty and the Beast, was dying of AIDS as he wrote the lyrics to the song in the film.
He ultimately died at age 40 before the movie was released. Alan Menken composed the title song “Beauty and the Beast”, and Howard Ashman wrote the lyrics. It won the Oscar at the 64th Academy Awards. Menken acknowledged Ashman when accepting the award. “Beauty and the Beast” was performed by Celine Dion, and Peabo Bryson. It was also performed in the film by Angela Lansbury as her character Mrs. Potts.
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