The Best Movie Soundtracks Ever Made

Hustle & Flow

A number of amazing tracks were written by hip-hop and rap legends for use in the film Hustle & Flow. Many were recorded by the original artists, but a number of them including “Whoop That Trick” were performed for the movie and the soundtrack album by Terrence Howard, who starred in the film as gangster-turned-rapper Djay.

The album’s most popular song “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp” was written by the Three 6 Mafia and won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Titanic

There are millions of people living in North America who can’t hear the word “Titanic” without thinking of Celine Dion’s emotional song “My Heart Will Go On.”

The movie’s soundtrack, featuring a score by James Horner and a number of soul-stirring pieces of music, sold over 30 million copies. Not only was the public desperate to get their hands on “My Heart Will Go On”, people were also moved by Horner’s dramatic music. Like Morricone, Horner used leitmotifs to link music with different emotional states to create a profoundly moving score.

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The Harder They Come

The soundtrack of the 1972 movie The Harder They Come has been credited with bringing reggae to a wider global audience. The movie tells the story of a young man who dreams of stardom but is forced to live with the realities of his limited opportunities.

The song that young Ivan Martin records in the movie is called “The Harder They Come”, and it was recorded for the movie and soundtrack by the film’s star Jimmy Cliff.

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