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Re: Filmspotters Top Scores and Soundtracks
« Reply #490 on: June 02, 2010, 09:55:32 AM »
Hey guys, check out my list of my favorite soundtracks from 2000-2009.  I would love to know what you guys think.

http://mycouchjournal.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/45/

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Re: Filmspotters Top Scores and Soundtracks
« Reply #491 on: June 02, 2010, 10:11:02 AM »
Hey guys, check out my list of my favorite soundtracks from 2000-2009.  I would love to know what you guys think.

http://mycouchjournal.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/45/

My memories of #2 to #10 aren't too good. I can't disagree with your top pick though. :)

Memoirs of a Geisha I haven't seen and jumps out at me as one I would probably love. I'm going to add it to the list of movies I need to watch.

These would be my top 5 scores from this the decade:

1. Spirited Away
2. The Fog of War
3. Winged Migration
4. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
5. Hero

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Re: Filmspotters Top Scores and Soundtracks
« Reply #492 on: June 03, 2010, 12:55:01 AM »
Hey guys, check out my list of my favorite soundtracks from 2000-2009.  I would love to know what you guys think.

http://mycouchjournal.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/45/

My memories of #2 to #10 aren't too good. I can't disagree with your top pick though. :)

Memoirs of a Geisha I haven't seen and jumps out at me as one I would probably love. I'm going to add it to the list of movies I need to watch.

These would be my top 5 scores from this the decade:

1. Spirited Away
2. The Fog of War
3. Winged Migration
4. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
5. Hero


I would probably eliminate Pirates of the Caribbean.  Its been a while since I made that list.  Would probably replace it with batman begins.  But you really don't like the score for benjamin button??  Its pretty good.  I like your top 5, so I think we have similar taste.  YOu should give it another try. 

Spirited Away is amazing!!! that first chored, its just.. it transports you instantly.  I love hero and crouching tiger.  Both excellent scores.  You should give The Last Samurai and Kung Fu Panda a try (that is if you already haven't).  I haven't heard 2 or 3, but definite will give it a try.  You should here Memoirs of a Geisha, it's right up your alley.

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Re: Filmspotters Top Scores and Soundtracks
« Reply #493 on: January 12, 2014, 07:12:36 AM »
Only three years old this thread.

In honour of T-Bone Burnett's appearance on Huey Morgan yesterday and today's 6 music show talking to the Coens about their musical influences.

Top 5 Soundtracks

1. Saturday Night Fever

1.   "Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees)
2.   "How Deep Is Your Love" (Bee Gees)
3.   "Night Fever" (Bee Gees)
4.   "More Than a Woman" (Bee Gees)
5.   "If I Can't Have You" (Yvonne Elliman)
6.   "A Fifth of Beethoven" (Walter Murphy)
7.   "More Than a Woman" (Tavares)
8.   "Manhattan Skyline" (David Shire)
9.   "Calypso Breakdown" (Ralph MacDonald)
10.   "Night on Disco Mountain" (David Shire)
11.   "Open Sesame" (Kool & the Gang)
12.   "Jive Talkin'" (Bee Gees)
13.   "You Should Be Dancing" (Bee Gees)
14.   "Boogie Shoes" (KC and the Sunshine Band)
15.   "Salsation" (David Shire)
16.   "K-Jee" (MFSB)   Charlie Hearndon & Harvey Fuqua
17.   "Disco Inferno" (The Trammps)

2. O Brother Where Art Thou?

1.   "Po' Lazarus"     traditional   James Carter and the Prisoners   4:31
2.   "Big Rock Candy Mountain"     Harry McClintock   Harry McClintock   2:16
3.   "You Are My Sunshine"     Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell   Norman Blake   4:26
4.   "Down to the River to Pray"     traditional   Alison Krauss   2:55
5.   "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (radio station version)   Dick Burnett   Soggy Bottom Boys & Dan Tyminski   3:10
6.   "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues"     Skip James   Chris Thomas King   2:42
7.   "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (instrumental)   Burnett   Norman Blake   4:28
8.   "Keep On the Sunny Side"     Ada Blenkhorn, J. Howard Entwisle   The Whites   3:33
9.   "I'll Fly Away"     Albert E. Brumley   Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch   3:57
10.   "Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby"     traditional   Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch   1:57
11.   "In the Highways"     Maybelle Carter   Leah, Sarah, and Hannah Peasall   1:35
12.   "I Am Weary, Let Me Rest"     Pete Roberts (Pete Kuykendall)   The Cox Family   3:13
13.   "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (instrumental)   Burnett   John Hartford   2:34
14.   "O Death"     traditional   Ralph Stanley   3:19
15.   "In the Jailhouse Now"     Blind Blake, Jimmie Rodgers   Soggy Bottom Boys & Tim Blake Nelson   3:34
16.   "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (with band)   Burnett   Soggy Bottom Boys & Dan Tyminski   4:16
17.   "Indian War Whoop" (instrumental)   Hoyt Ming   John Hartford   1:30
18.   "Lonesome Valley"     traditional   The Fairfield Four   4:07
19.   "Angel Band"     traditional   The Stanley Brothers   2:15

3. Grease

1.   "Grease"     Frankie Valli
2.   "Summer Nights" John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
3.   "Hopelessly Devoted to You" Olivia Newton-John
4.   "You're the One That I Want" John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
5.   "Sandy"     John Travolta   
6.   "Beauty School Dropout" Frankie Avalon
7.   "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee"   Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Dinah Manoff and Jamie Donnelly
8.   "Greased Lightnin'"     John Travolta
9.   "It's Raining on Prom Night"     Cindy Bullens
10.   "Alone at the Drive-in Movie" (instrumental)
11.   "Blue Moon"     Sha-Na-Na   
12.   "Rock 'n' Roll Is Here to Stay" Sha-Na-Na
13.   "Those Magic Changes"     Sha-Na-Na   
14.   "Hound Dog"     Sha-Na-Na
15.   "Born to Hand Jive"     Sha-Na-Na
16.   "Tears on My Pillow"     Sha-Na-Na   
17.   "Mooning"     Louis St. Louis and Cindy Bullens
18.   "Freddy, My Love"     Cindy Bullens
19.   "Rock 'n' Roll Party Queen"     Louis St. Louis
20.   "There Are Worse Things I Could Do"     Stockard Channing
21.   "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" (reprise)   Olivia Newton-John
22.   "We Go Together"     John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
23.   "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" (instrumental)   
24.   "Grease" (reprise)   Frankie Valli

4. Bird

1. Lester Leaps In
2. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
3. Laura
4. All Of Me
5. This Time The Dream's On Me
6. Ko Ko
7. Cool Blues
8. April In Paris
9. Now's The Time
10. Ornithology
11. Parker's Mood

5. Pulp Fiction

1. Misirlou - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
2. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
3. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
4. Bustin' Surfboards - The Tornados
5. Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson
6. Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
7. Bullwinkle Part II - The Centurians
8. You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
9. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon - Urge Overkill
10. If Love Is A Red Dress (Hang Me In Rags) - Maria McKee
11. Comanche - The Revels
12. Flowers On The Wall - The Statler Brothers
13. Surf Rider - The Lively Ones
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Re: Filmspotters Top Scores and Soundtracks
« Reply #494 on: January 12, 2014, 01:33:07 PM »
I listened to Saturday Night Fever coming home from the airport today. It's been a long time since I've heard those songs, but it's amazing how the words and harmonies come flooding back. I have to run again, but want to comment on a few of them later.

I know Grease like the back of my hand so am very happy to see it made your list. :)
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Re: Filmspotters Top Scores and Soundtracks
« Reply #495 on: January 13, 2014, 10:17:23 AM »


Okay, I need to jot down some of my thoughts on this soundtrack, so the songs will stop rattling around in my head.

I should fess up and say that the only parts of this movie I've seen are the opening credits and Travolta dancing on the lit up checkerboard, so unfortunately I don't have the movie playing as I listen to the songs. I'm not sure that matters too much, since the music is so evocative of a time and place.

As I drove down the road and recalled words from long ago and was able to sing along with one of the Bee Gees' harmonies, it dawned on me just how iconic and enduring this stuff is. I can't believe I forgot all about A Fifth of Beethoven! I was laughing out loud thinking how that got played to death on the radio back in the day. I also desperately wished I could have been in the recording of that song playing this:



vibraslap!

It made me so happy every time it was struck.

I don't know if I should be mad at More Than A Woman (Is there something deficient/incomplete about being a woman?), but I just can't be. Putting aside the clunky word choice, this is an awesome song! I forgive it for it's put down because of words like this, "we can take forever just a minute at a time."

My favorite song is How Deep Is Your Love. The Bee Gees really knock it out of the park with this one, with all there oohs and ahhs, in all their glory. They hold nothing back:

I believe in you
You know the door to my very soul
You're the light in my deepest darkest hour
You're my saviour when I fall




Alright, putting SNF to bed, cause it's time to pull myself out of the 70's.  :)

 Lots more to discover on your list verbALs.
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Re: Filmspotters Top Scores and Soundtracks
« Reply #496 on: January 13, 2014, 10:50:23 AM »
It's the Yvonne Elliman for me. Saturday Night Fever plays a little like Mean Streets. Given what it's known for, disco always had a gay vibe to it, certainly the New York side, and given Travolta's preening, it's tough little movie. So for this unbearable painful woman's song to appear in the middle of all this testosterone, and leave it all standing. One of the great vocals.

Not a great film.

Grease is similar. It has its show tunes front loaded but SNF takes a tour through disco standards like Disco Inferno, and I really like Open Sesame. Grease gives you a sample of rock n roll standards, like a history lesson.
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Re: Filmspotters Top Scores and Soundtracks
« Reply #497 on: January 13, 2014, 12:02:34 PM »
So well put! Exactly like history lessons.

I loved Elliman's song. Now that I understand it more, it takes on a whole other level of meaning. They're not just words to a ballad, but are the impossibility of her situation. Thanks for telling me.
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